Senior Year Sick Notes

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

As part of our week on “character spin-offs,” I’m sharing an epistolary piece on parenting a high school senior. (Been there, done that. Two times.) Enjoy!   9/9 Dear Ms. Tissler, I hope you had a terrific summer! Just wanted to let you know that Nick is missing school for the next 3 days. We’re heading to the west coast for college visits! Too far away, but I’ll let him look….

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Happy Valentine’s Day! Jim + Mallory = ?

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do Dear Mallory, It’s over. Please return my grey cashmere sweater at your earliest convenience. It was a gift from my mother. Jim   Dear Jim, We were dating? That’s so sweet. I didn’t realize. I think you’re a great guy, but since we only just met, it hadn’t occurred to me that we were in a relationship. Why, may I ask, are you breaking up…

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The Voices in Deb Joanne’s Head Are Funny Ones

We’re talking about voice this week here at the Ball. This topic is a tough one because voice defies definition, at least, in my mind, it does, perhaps one of my esteemed Deb sisters will have a good definition for it in subsequent days. But for me, it kind of eludes description. So I sat here at my desk for a long time, trying to come up with something to…

Monday, August 6, 2012
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Save Holt! Deleted scenes from Fifteen Minutes of Shame by Deb Lisa Daily

As many of you know, Fifteen Minutes of Shame was published in the strangest of ways and I miraculously (insanely? stupidly?) sold it with no novel-writing experience whatsoever. So, check and deadline looming, I sat down and attempted to actually produce a novel. Something I wasn’t exactly sure how to do. Here’s the gist of the story: America’s favorite TV dating expert Darby Vaughn finds out her husband Will is…

Wednesday, July 16, 2008
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