Deb Sarah gives Giselle a run for her money (ha!)

My photo shoot? Sigh. I’ve been trying to forget about it. I wrote about it for my newsletter subscribers a few months ago (what? you’re not a newsletter subscriber? sign up quick – I give away books and Godivas every month!) Here is the tale of that memorable day: The photographer came over one afternoon during a narrow sliver of time when I’d organized a baby-sitter for my baby and…

Tuesday, November 10, 2009
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Smile for the Camera, by Deb Emily

Jonathan Player took this photo, in our (very orange) living room. I totally lucked out that he caught a moment with such strong sunlight and with my head positioned just so. I don’t usually spend my days looking serene and luminous. I’m *thrilled* to have it, but I fear that if I ever tried to use this pic on the flap of my book as impromptu identification, no one will…

Monday, November 9, 2009
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News Flash, November 8

Deb Joëlle is excited to announce that she was one of the debut authors chosen to be interviewed for the Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market 2011. She will be part of a series included in the guide under the heading First Books and will be interviewed by editor, Alice Pope. New York Times bestselling author Allison Winn Scotch endorses Deb Sarah’s The Opposite of Me, saying it “hits the delicious…

Sunday, November 8, 2009
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Author Wendy Watson is giving away a book!

Wendy Lyn Watson teaches constitutional law to college students by day and writes deliciously funny cozy mysteries, with a dollop of romance, by night.  I Scream, You Scream: A Mystery a la Mode–the first of a series about the owner of an ice cream parlor in a small Texas town who solves murders in between scooping sundaes–was an October, 2009 release; the second book in the series, Scoop to Kill,…

Saturday, November 7, 2009
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Show, Don’t Tell by Deb Joelle

I’m kind of a Google Queen, but I’m guessing you all know about Google already, so I wont’ bother posting about it here. One of my favourite online resources is one you may not know about. It’s called City Daily Photo. All around the world, photographers, both professional and amateur are taking a photo of their hometown every single day. They all have blogs where they post these daily photos,…

Friday, November 6, 2009
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Swine Flu, Team Torture and other favorites…

Wow….my favorite online resources?   Let’s start with www.hotwheels.com That’s the website I visit most frequently these days in my eternal search for some valuable  personal time friggin peace and quiet.  It keeps my son busy and that’s all that matters.  As I review my lengthy list of online “favorites,” I also stumble upon www.xanax.com. I am reminded of some unpleasant visits to a few licensed professionals shrinks…but things start to get foggy,…

Thursday, November 5, 2009
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Facebook versus The Pen

About ten years ago, I predicted I’d never walk into a diner and see patrons pulled up to the counter, reading the daily news on their laptops, as morning cups of coffee steamed at their elbows. “People like their newspapers too much, and always will,” I said. Well, just the other week I was sipping coffee at a diner, and guess what? I counted four laptops and zero newspapers. I…

Wednesday, November 4, 2009
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An author’s best friends…by Deb Sarah

I spend a lot – my husband would jump in and yell, “Too much!” – time on my computer, visiting dozens of sites for writing advice, industry gossip, and tales of what I can expect as my book winds its way through the publishing process. But my favorite on-line resources? For me, it’s an easy question: book bloggers. A while back, I detailed why I’m so grateful to book bloggers…

Tuesday, November 3, 2009
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Essential links galore, by Deb Emily

Every day I read: Agent Blogs: These blogs are great for insight into how publishing works. They’re updated every day. If you keep up, you’ll absorb industry knowledge and “how to write a query” by osmosis. Nathan Bransford Kristin Nelson Bookends Rachelle Gardner (Rachelle is in the specifically Christian fiction branch of agenting, but her insights and experience are applicable to writers of all genres.) Editor Blogs: After I got…

Monday, November 2, 2009
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News Flash, November 1

Graduate Deb Kristina will be signing Real Life & Liars at Literary Life Bookstore & More, 758 Wealthy St. SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan, on Thursday, Nov. 5 starting at 7 p.m. She’ll also have postcards available for a sneek peek at the new book coming out in August, The Life You’ve Imagined. Founding Deb Anna David has a new book deal! As announced recently in Publishers Marketplace: “Author of Party…

Sunday, November 1, 2009
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