Johnson, E., Ballin, D. (Nov 2016)
The People’s Echo 12-page newspaper published to accompany the exhibition 'A share of a pensioner’s Christmas ‘Bonus’' at the National Coal Mining Museum for England
Johnson, E., Ballin, D. (Spring 2017)
Echoes of protest: untold stories of the 1984 -1985 UK Miner's Strike in Oral History Journal, Volume 45, No 1, Spring 2017, pg 100 -111
Johnson, E., Ballin, D. (July 2017)
‘Voices from the Strike’, in Allsop, D., Stephenson, C., and Wray, D. (eds.) Justice Denied, Friends, Foes & The Miners' Strike. London: Merlin Press, pp.64 -79, ISBN 978-0-85036-730-D
Ballin, D. (2015)
'Ogmore 74' in Slingsby, Adam., Rogers, Kathy. (eds.) 'Matter 14' Mews Press, pg 105 ISBN 978-1-84387-388-4
WORK IN PROGRESS
The Fence (working title) is Debbie Ballin's first novel and is a work in progress. It was developed on the MA Writing at Sheffield Hallam University. It is due to be completed in January 2018
Anna, a forty-something, overstretched, working mum, arrives at her mother’s house to drop off her two children, only to find that she is missing. On the kitchen table is a pile of letters, photographs and journals sent to her mother after the death of an old friend. Through them she discovers a hidden secret about Laurie’s past. Using the correspondence as a map, Anna sets out to find her mother. On the journey, memories long buried start to surface and the past begins to unravel. The novel is set in Sheffield in the present day, late 50s Cornwall and Greenham Common in 1981
Free Range - A Collective Family Memoir is a work in progress.
Free Range is an interactive memoir exploring the experience of growing up in South Wales as one of eleven children in the 1970's.
It was developed on the Lifewriting module of the MA Writing at Sheffield Hallam University
Ogmore '74 one of the stories featured in Free Range was published in MATTER 14 in October 2015.