Deb Eleanor Thinks People Are Awesome

People are awesome. Every single day, people are creating amazing things, and they’re sharing them with us. Someone made Garfield Minus Garfield, “a site dedicated to removing Garfield from the Garfield comic strips in order to reveal the existential angst of a certain young Mr. Jon Arbuckle.” The folks at Catalog Living looked at the often bizarre photographs in their Restoration Hardware catalogs and build a whole site dedicated to…

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Deb Elise’s Creative Challenge

Okay, I have an idea. I don’t know about everyone else out there, but I’m guessing a lot of you are like me, in that my main creative outlet is writing.  It’s great and I love it, but it’s not like I sing, or play an instrument, or knit, or scrapbook, or sculpt, or paint… I write. The above are crafts I did not make. But the more I thought…

Monday, November 29, 2010

News Flash: November 28, 2010

From the 2011 Debs… Deb Sarah is excited to announce that her novel, The Violets of March, will now debut in May! The publish date was moved up from August to May after a strong showing at a recent publisher’s sales conference. Sarah is so excited to have three months shaved off the long wait to publication! Contest winner! Congrats to Violet who won our contest featuring Melissa Senate! Violet,…

Sunday, November 28, 2010

The Debutante Ball welcomes Bob Mayer (+book giveaway!)

We are delighted to welcome Bob Mayer to take a twirl at The Debutante Ball. Actually, we felt a little weird asking him to twirl, and we refrained from asking him to don the tiara and gloves. He is a former Green Beret, after all. New York Times bestselling author Bob Mayer has over 40 books published. He has been published in many genres, including thriller, science fiction, suspense, romance…

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Deb Tawna is grateful for Black Friday lunatics

Yesterday was Thanksgiving, a day of peace, joy, and gratitude. Today is Black Friday, a day on which it is socially acceptable to punch a stranger in the throat to save two bucks on a Snuggie™. I’m always fascinated by the irony of it. One day you’re sharing hugs and pumpkin pie, the next you’re elbowing strangers in the teeth to get the last Mangroomer™. Several years ago I watched…

Friday, November 26, 2010

Deb Sarah Is Thankful For …

Happy Thanksgiving, readers! As you’re sitting down to a Turkey dinner with your friends and family, maybe you’re thinking about this past year, and what you’re grateful for. I am too. And what a year it’s been! A book! A pregnancy! (Both will make their arrivals in 2011.) Continued work for the magazines I love. New friendships. Healthy kids who were moderately well behaved (I’ll give ’em a B+ this…

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Deb Kim is Grateful

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.  Things for which I am grateful: For friends. Family. Food on the table without worry. Heat from the furnace without sacrifice.  My husband’s job. Good schools for my children. Our health.  This song was the highlight of my wedding for me. My book opens with my marrying Mark. And I’m grateful for the gift of humor to help salve our wounds and to see the joy and the…

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Deb Eleanor is Grateful

We have a saying around this house when we’re complaining about something inconsequential – “That’s a first-world problem.”  There are people in this world who have a heck of a lot more to worry about – like access to clean water, twenty-plus years of civil war, the real threat of being sold into sexual slavery, bullying and abuse and simple survival. That doesn’t mean that there’s nothing in my life…

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Deb Elise: A Case Study In Near-Disaster

Even as I write this, I’m sitting with my grandmother and sister, watching the Eagles defeat (so far, keep your fingers crossed) the Giants, at the tail end of a weekend filled with fun, food, and family.  Work is great — Elixir was a bestseller, and Hilary and I are working on the sequel; Populazzi ARCs have arrived at Harcourt; I’m working on some really fun TV and DVD projects…

Monday, November 22, 2010

News Flash: November 21, 2010

CONTEST WINNER! Congrats to Deb Sherlock who won Erin Blakemore’s The Heroine’s Bookshelf! From the 2011 Debs… Deb Kim is grinning from ear to ear having seen her book in a few stores now. It’s like seeing your baby on TV or something. I’m also grateful not to have embarrassed myself too badly at appearances and in interviews so far. NO rotten tomato stains on any of my clothes! Check…

Sunday, November 21, 2010