Hair-raising Adventures in Blackberry Picking

If I hadn’t picked 12 containers of blackberries, I might not have ended up with the Dorothy Hamill-had-she-cut-her-locks-with-gardening-sheers haircut at the age of 13 (aka, the worst age to be when you suddenly find yourself possessing a disastrous haircut). It seemed like a good enough idea at the time. I was staying with my friend Ramsay at her dad’s Napa vineyard for a week and after a few days of…

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News Flash!

Debs in Review Heaven!  Debutante Jennifer McMahon’s Promise Not To Tell got a fabulous review in Publisher’s Weekly, the go-to industry resource. Check it out! Congratulations, Jennifer! Double Debs! A second Deb has made it into Writer’s Digest! Debutante Tish Cohen, author of Town House, is featured in the First Impression column in their April edition, due on newsstands any day, and she happens to be sharing space there with friend…

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Slip Sliding Away by Deb Kristy

So, I’ve got this best friend, right? Her name is Janna, and she’s dating this rather geeky but nice enough guy, Sam. Now, Sam has this fabulous eggplant Karman Ghia and lots of geeky friends. So Janna, in the grand tradition of best-friends-with boyfriends-who-have-cars-and-friends everywhere, decides that we must double-date. I, being new to town, and fourteen, have never dated. I had that smooch-fest with Mark in the eighth grade…

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The Ick by Deb Eileen

We’ll be taking a break from our scheduled post on my pre-teen date angst to discuss “the ick.” I have the ick. It seems to be going around. If you wonder if you have it- you can take this short test. Sitting next to you there is: a spread of over the counter medications that is larger than most pharmacies a sculpture created entirely from used crusty tissues your first…

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Just the Three of Us by Deb Tish

My first date took place in a closet. Not a big closet either. A tiny airless space crammed with winter coats and wilted cowboy boots. It was eighth grade and somebody was having a party in their parents’ panelled basement. Fifteen or twenty teenagers with perms and the kind of coloring you only see en masse in Canada: blue eyes, pasty January pallor, and hair the color of a rat’s tail. Few of us…

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Wherefore art thou Pookie Bear? by Deb Jennifer

My first real date with a boy was complicated – as all such dates are bound to be when you are a fourteen-year-old lesbian.  The first date itself wasn’t even that memorable (although my mother certainly made a big deal of it), but it set off a sequence of events that was extremely memorable.  I was a freshman.  My friend “Suzy” had a boyfriend, a senior, whose real name I…

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Today’s the Day – GOOD THINGS in Bloom by Deb Mia

I’d like to start today, February 6, 2007, with this quote: “Everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.” Robert Louis Stevenson The journey that resulted in today’s official publication of GOOD THINGS: A NOVEL, started over 30 years ago. That journey has been marked by fits and starts, surges and lulls. Finite moments of exhilaration, but more commonly, disappointing moments of self-sabotage, occasional jealousy, and…

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News Flash!

A full dance card this week for The Debutante Ball! DEBUT! Honored guests, the time has finally arrived. Debutante Mia King’s Good Things officially debuts on Tuesday! Visit her beautiful new website and her Debutante Ball Page to read all about it, enter her fabulous contests, and hear what the reviewers are saying! Romance Reviews Today just weighed in with: For a debut novel well worth your time, give GOOD…

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The Why of Rebellion by Deb Kristy

So I was tapping out this whole little thing on rebellion on Friday (what? Me procrastinate?), and what I realized was that I didn’t have that much to say on the subject. I never rebelled. No, really. In order to rebel, you must have something to rebel against. There must be an opposing force, and I faced very little parental, institutional, or societal opposition. I mostly did what I wanted…

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