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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Congrats to Linda, who won a copy of WAKEWORLD by guest author Kerry Schafer! From the 2014 Debs… Susan Gloss is pleased to announce that her publisher is giving away 20 copies of VINTAGE on Goodreads! Enter here. Lori Rader-Day started receiving copy edits from her publisher this week, and made plans for her visit to the Public Library Association’s March conference in Indianapolis, where she will be signing ARCs…

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Deb Elise Sings Pomp and Circumstance

Is it just that I’m the YA author here, or does everyone else also think each Group Goodbye is high school graduation all over again? Group Goodbye.  You know what I mean, not like saying goodbye to far-flung relatives after a vacation.  Those people stay tethered to you, and you know you’ll all get together in the same way sometime in the future. I’m talking about saying goodbye to a…

Monday, August 22, 2011
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Deb Elise Worships J.K. Rowling’s Characters

I was about to write a whole piece on how I create characters… until I realized I just did that post a few weeks ago. My mind is clearly not working well. Instead, I will briefly wax rhapsodic about some of my favorite all-time characters… the whole cast of Harry Potter.  The books, not the movies.  I’m not against the movies, but I just saw Order of the Phoenix right…

Monday, August 15, 2011
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Deb Elise Loves It, But Doesn’t Do It Enough

What?  I’m talking about Traveling! In 2006, I worked with Fodor’s on a travel guide for marathoners, The Traveling Marathoner.  It didn’t step on my status as a 2011 Deb, because 75% of it was already written — reviews of sites, restaurants, and hotels already in the Fodor’s database.  My job was to visit each marathon city (the book featured 12 of them — one great U.S. marathon per month),…

Monday, August 8, 2011
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Deb Tawna wants to have a slumber party with Deb Elise’s narrator

I’ve gotta be honest – I’m not usually a big fan of the Young Adult genre. Maybe I’m too far removed from being a teenager, or maybe I’m not removed enough. Whatever the case, it’s seldom my first choice in genres to read for pleasure. Deb Elise’s Populazzi made me rethink that It’s not hard to figure out why. Deb Elise did a phenomenal job creating a narrator who is…

Friday, July 29, 2011
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Stop! You Must Hop On…. Populazzi by Elise Allen!

Sorry, we’re a Dr. Seuss family and well, it just worked. Would you could you on a blog? Would you could you in the fog? If that’s someone  asking you to learn about, buy and DEVOUR Populazzi then the answer is YES! Congrats to Deb Elise on the launch of her YA/MAA (Hey, I loved the book and I’m a middle aged adult, so I think the genre is perfectly legit)…

Wednesday, July 27, 2011
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The Fabulousness That Is Deb Elise’s POPULAZZI! (Giveaway!)

Guess what? It’s time to celebrate Deb Elise Allen’s Populazzi! I met Deb Elise when I was in LA, but we only got to talk for about three minutes, and we were so excited we forgot to take a picture, but I loved her immediately, and reading this book only cemented that. Let me catch you up with a back-of-the-book summary first: Cara has never been one of those girls:…

Tuesday, July 26, 2011
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Deb Elise on Populazzi, and her Least Favorite Aerosmith Song

True story.  I came back from an overnight at my daughter’s summer camp, sat down at the computer, wondered, “Hmmm… better write Monday’s Deb Ball post.  Wonder what the topic is?”  Then I clicked on the page and realized… I’m the topic!!! Originally, when we realized Tawna and I debuted on the same day, I volunteered to have Populazzi take the week before launch.  Launch week is a big deal,…

Monday, July 25, 2011
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Deb Elise Dreams Big… and Devastating

I read an interview once that I can’t find online, so I can’t quote it directly, and will probably mangle it beyond recognition, BUT it was with Tina Fey.  The interviewer asked if she ever dreamed she’d have this kind of success, and she said something to the effect of yes, of course she did, but she’s a creative person and has wild dreams that include every possible outcome, including…

Monday, July 18, 2011
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Deb Elise Hears Voices

Since this week is all about “Voice,” I thought I’d talk about my favorite voices… the ones I hear in my head. Don’t freak out; I’m sane… reasonably.  The voices I hear are my characters, and I know I’m not alone.  It’s practically a cliche for a writer to say he or she hears their characters speak to them, whispering their stories like ghosts to a medium. What’s interesting to…

Monday, July 11, 2011
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