News Flash – 31 January 2010

The Book Pixie has spoiled Deb Joelle with a whole lot of great coverage this week. First she gave RH a fantastic review, then she chose passages she thought you might like to hear from the book, and after that, she let Joelle blather on about her favourite utility. And to top it off, she’s even giving away her ARC of Restoring Harmony!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Author Misa Ramirez talks about her Lola Cruz mystery series!

The Debs are thrilled to welcome Misa Ramirez, the author of the Lola Cruz mystery series: Living the Vida Lola (January ’09) and Hasta la Vista, Lola! (2010) from St. Martin’s Press Minotaur. A former middle and high school teacher, and current CEO and CFO for La Familia Ramirez, this blonde-haired, green-eyed, proud to be Latina-by-Marriage girl loves following Lola on her many adventures. Whether it’s contemplating belly button piercings or…

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Snow by Deb Joelle

When I lived in England after college, I worked at Outward Bound in the Lake District. The closest town was called Penrith, and I would go there on my days off to eat at tea shops and browse the local bookstore. It is a lovely shop, still there nearly twenty years later, called The Bluebell Bookshop (the link is not for the store, just their address as they don’t seem…

Friday, January 29, 2010

Betrayed by a blizzard

Ok, so here’s one of my favorite snow jokes.  Q-   How do you tell a snowman from a snow woman?  A-        Snowballs!  My apologies for the juvenile one-liner.. for some reason it’s the first thing that comes to mind when I think about snow.   Now just in case you don’t know,  I just moved back to Manhattan after escaping from the frozen tundra about 4 years ago.  We went back to…

Thursday, January 28, 2010


As I child, I loved snow. I think that’s because I grew up in New England, where the general attitude is, Okay, cool. We can deal with this for a few months. Got a sled? Then my enthusiasm for snow waned, possibly because I’ve lived most of my adult years in and around Philadelphia, where the general attitude is, Warmth will return. Until it does, stay inside. (My college roommate…

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Let it….

When I was young, I loved sledding – and I loved coming in from the snow just as much, sighing in exhaustion and peeling off my wet mittens and socks, then curling up in a blanket by the fire and sipping cocoa (my Mom made the kind from a packet with mini-marshmallows, but she always used milk instead of tap water. It made all the difference. And if I sighed…

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Snow, by Deb Emily

A little less than one year ago, England was snowed on. It was just a few inches but it was the most that had been seen here in 18 years. Because it’s so rare, they have no plows. The transportation systems freaked out. We were on our way home from Paris (where the morning snow had given our boys their first shared snowball fight). The Eurostar handled the weather fine….

Monday, January 25, 2010

News Flash, January 24

Here’s the latest from Founder Deb Mia! Her second novel, SWEET LIFE, topped the list on CNN’s winter staycation reading list and sold rights to Norway. She also has a new public page on Facebook, Friendship Bread Kitchen (, and is currently hosting a giveaway for a Emile Henry ceramic loaf pan from Williams-Sonoma. She’ll be sharing details soon about book four but if you or someone you know has…

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Need a laugh? Check out humor writer Wendi Aarons!

The Debs are thrilled to welcome Wendi Aarons, an award-winning humor writer whose popular blog (which can be found here) is more addictive than potato chips. Wendi graduated with a degree in film from the University of Oregon and previously worked in the movie business in Los Angeles, and also as an advertising copywriter. She lives in Austin with her husband and two sons. She is currently working on her…

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Lost by Deb Joelle

So…it’s Thursday night and I still haven’t blogged about Deb Maria’s new book. Usually, I’m pretty organized, but the thing is, every time I go to read it, it’s missing. It keeps disappearing from my desk. The other day, I searched high and low for it and guess where I found it? In the recycling bin. Now I know I didn’t put it there…so what happened? The next time I…

Friday, January 22, 2010