Award Winner



Featured in the: Daily News Tweed Bulletin ~ Gold Coast Bulletin Tweed Weekly ~ ABC Radio 92.5 Gold FM ~ Today Tonite 

 Writing Awards: Poetry ~ Magazines ~ Short Stories ~ Innovation Award  Amazon Bestseller

 Awarded: Bravery Award Nomination ~ Innovation Award Citizen of the Year Award  

 Invited to: Canberra Parliament House ~ Big Brother Show for advice  

Praised by lumiaries: Hazel Hawke ~ Maggie Tabberer Paul Mecurio Paulo Coelho ~ Jules Watson ~ 



Latest Books

Deborah K Bates - Accredited Professional 


  • B.A. (Majoring in Religious and Philosophical studies)
  • Diploma Professional Counselling MAIPC MAIC
  • Diploma of Editing and Proof-reading
  • Diploma of Creative Writing
  • Diploma of Welfare Studies
  • Registered Kinesiologist, Touch for Health Practitioner (AKA)
  • Certificate IV Business (Human Resources) Distinction
  • Certificates in Relationships in Jeopardy, Sexuality & Ageing, Metaphysics, Reiki,
  • Genetics & Blueprint
  • J. P. (Qualified) MQJA

Published Works


  • Your Personal Tuning Fork – The Endocrine System 
  • Dream Builders (9 easy steps to achieving the life you want to live)
  • Alter Your Course – Transform Your Life
  • Write to Heal


  • Article Back-Packers Travel Magazine, GCWA Writers Magazine
  • Articles for Australian Natural Health Magazine
  • Articles and Book Reviews Insight Magazine


  • Facilitator of community projects creating numerous education booklets
  • Booklets and workbooks for workshops, seminars and courses
  • Stories for National Radio Program
  • Community Booklets

Writing Awards

  • National – Innovation Award Nomination for – Non-Fiction Workbook ‘Write to Heal’
  • Numerous writing awards for poetry, short stories and community booklets
  • National Mentoring and Leadership Awards
  • Nomination for Bravery Award
  • Citizen of the Year Award

Teaching and Workshop Experience

  • Kingscliff and Burleigh Libraries – Poetry, Creative Writing, Genre, Voice and Publishing
  • One day events with Kings Christian College on creative writing and poetry
  • Educator & Author of National Award nominated workshop – ‘Write to Heal’
  • Mentoring of Youth programs to assist with the Street Press Publication
  • Workshops for Gold Coast Writers Assoc. - Aspects of getting Publishing
  • Tutor, Mentor & Assessor for Life Coaching Correspondence Course
  • Courses – TAFE Gold Coast - The Writers Creative Journey
  • ACE Northern Rivers - The Writers Creative Journey
  • Creative Writing Tours in France

Speaking Engagements

  • Gold Coast and Tweed Shire Libraries
  • Kings Christian College Gold Coast
  • Gold Coast Writers association
  • Tweed Shire Cultural Groups
  • Rotary Club & Quota
  • A Current Affair
  • Prime News
  • ABC Radio