WARNING: Use caution when approaching Deb Linda. Cover your ears and hide your eyes as necessary, and for God’s sake, if you give her a martini…watch out!
Around my house, we call the second martini a “mar-titty,” because, like breasts, one is not enough and three are too many. I like ‘em straight up and dirty. (The martinis, that is, not the… never mind.)
Um, yeah. If Debs were named like Spice Girls, I’d probably be Naughty Deb. Or maybe Bawdy Deb.
Don’t worry. I don’t really smoke cigars. I just like holding them, and waving them around a little. It helps keep the mosquitos away. (That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it.)
It’s not that I can’t be suave and sophisticated. I can channel my inner Grace Kelly when the occasion warrants – I’m an ex-actress, after all – but it’s more fun to let loose and laugh a little. Okay, a lot.
On the humor scale, I’d say I’m a (narrow) notch above “pull my finger” and *cough* somewhat farther below “how droll.”
It’s true that I’m easily amused by signage:
Look, I can’t help it if I grew up speaking double entendre as a second language. I repressed it for years when my children were small and impressionable. But they’re grown now (and brilliant, if I do say so myself), so all bets are off.
(Why, yes, I did marry and give birth quite young. If I recall correctly, I was ten*.)
Anyway, I figure it’s my turn to embarrass them. Though my daughter claims being married to a Navy pilot makes her un-embarrassable. Bwah-ha-hah! We’ll see about that.
When I was having a panic attack about what in the heck to write for my first official Deb post, I asked some of my friends on Twitter to “twinterview” me. @scwine wanted to know about my book and my writing process.
Well, @scwine, In a Fix is light urban fantasy. Not sure what that is? Think of what you’d get if urban fantasy had a fling with romantic comedy – a funny-looking LUF child! (Sorry. Punning is one of my many weaknesses.) My MC, Ciel Halligan, is an aura adaptor – basically, she can project the appearance of anyone, once she obtains a little of their energy. Being an altruistic soul, she wants to use her ability to help people. And make money. (What? There’s no law that says you can’t make money while you’re helping people, is there?) Of course, that rarely works out the way she plans. Good thing, too. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have a plot.
You can find out more about In A Fix by clicking on my tiny head at the top of the page, last one on the right.
As for my writing process…well, I like to think of it as interactive reading. I pretend I’m reading a book that has me excited to turn the page, and then just fill in what I’d love to see happen next. The best part is, I’m the boss! (I suspect most authors have a bit of control freak in them. )
@JentheAmazing asked “If your house were on fire, which bottle of wine would you save?”
Excellent question, Ms. Amazing. Here’s your answer:
Because you can’t be a good writer if you’re not well read, and Well Red wine is close enough for me. A glass of this and a good book, and I’m set.
If I can be serious for just a moment…I feel honored to be taking a spin around the dance floor with such an amazing group of fellow writers this year. Joanne, Erika, Molly, and Rachel – I can’t wait to kick up my heels with you guys!
I had a blast hanging out around here in the comments section for the 2011 Debs – they’re the best! – and I’m looking forward to getting to know the Deb readers this year.
*Okay, that’s a lie — I wasn’t ten. I’m obviously the oldest Deb in the bunch this year. Guess that makes me Den-Mother Deb. But don’t worry – I have a juvenile enough sense of humor to make up for it.