An Introduction in Books

What better way to get to know a person than through the books that shaped their imaginations, right? When I say I grew up with my nose in a book, I really mean it. I took home stacks of books from the library every week and invariably read my way through the whole pile before our next visit. Couple that with the fact that I lived in a small town…

Friday, September 8, 2017
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News Flash, January 18

The Little Giant of Aberdeen County has been chosen as the inaugural book pick for the Twitter Mom’s Book Club! If you’re a mom and you Twitter, join in the reading fun! Deb Tiffany will be appearing at A Great, Good Place for Books in Oakland, CA on 22 January at 7:00 PM. If any of you are in the East Bay, come stop by and say hi! Ex Deb…

Sunday, January 18, 2009
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The Book that Changed My Life by Guest Author Allison Winn Scotch

We are very pleased to have Allison Winn Scotch, a friend of the Debs, as our guest author today. Her second book Time of My Life hit the New York Times bestseller list. Hi Debs! Thank you for having me here! I’m psyched to chime in today! Okay, so, we’re discussing the book that changed me life, and, well, I have a weird one. I have read lots and lots…

Saturday, December 6, 2008
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News Flash, November 16

Deb Kristina would like you to check out her newly redesigned website at http://www.kristinariggle.net and pay special attention to the “Contact & Media” page where you can sign up for a monthly e-mail newsletter. Some of you already have done so, and thank you! Deb Kristina is also very excited to see her ARCs (advanced reader copies) of REAL LIFE & LIARS have arrived. It’s exciting to have tangible evidence…

Sunday, November 16, 2008
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News Flash, October 19

We experienced some technical difficulties Thursday and Friday, but we’re back online! So be sure to check out Deb Tiffany’s post: “The Hard and the Sweet” and Deb Eve’s post: “Sweet and Soggy Days”. Deb Tiffany was recently interviewed by Publishers Weekly for a Q and A feature. Look for it in an upcoming issue. Also, she is happy to report that The Little Giant of Aberdeen County will be…

Sunday, October 19, 2008
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News Flash, October 5

We at the Ball were thrilled with the response to Joanne Rendell‘s guest post last week which quoted a frustrated Nathaniel Hawthorne, thus: “America is now given over to a damned mob of scribbling women.” We set up a CafePress store featuring T-shirts and other items that declare our pride in being Damned Scribbling Women (or, for the guys, Equal Opportunity Readers). Thanks Joanne for the inspiration, and the store…

Sunday, October 5, 2008
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News Flash, September 28

Posed for Murder is now available for pre-order at Barnes and Noble, Deb Meredith is very pleased to report. Last weekend, Meredith met lots of booksellers at the New England Independent Booksellers Association conference. She had a great time, and her feet are just starting to recover! Deb Kristina just heard the release date for Real Life and Liars will be June 16, 2009, which is almost exactly nine months…

Sunday, September 28, 2008
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Fight the Power, Damned Scribbling Women! by Guest Author Joanne Rendell

Joanne Rendell has been a friend of the Debs for a long time–and several of the 2008 Debs got to spend time with her in San Francisco at a conference last summer. Her much-anticipated debut novel, “The Professors’ Wives’ Club,” recently launched to wonderful reviews. We’re delighted to have her as a guest this week, and happy to have her write on our theme this week–banned books. Banned books never…

Saturday, September 27, 2008
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News Flash, September 14

Deb Kristina reports that her title has changed back to an earlier version, Real Life and Liars, which comes from a line of dialogue during a critical scene in the novel. She is keeping her epigraph quoting Tolstoy however, because whatever the title, it suits the book so very well. (“All happy families are alike, every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” Leo Tolstoy in Anna Karenina.) Deb…

Sunday, September 14, 2008
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News Flash, Sunday August 10 2008

Deb News: Deb Jess is so happy to share a review of Driving Sideways from Book Room Reviews: “I flat out loved this book! Driving Sideways is full of adventure, humor, hope and most of all love. It will make you want to grab your best friend and go for an adventure and experience this wonderful life that we have.” Also, there’s still time to enter to win a signed…

Sunday, August 10, 2008
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