Deb Elise’s Actual Writer’s Block

This is my Writer’s Block. I received it as a gift, when I was just starting out in TV.  I was a Writers’ Assistant on Saved by the Bell: The New Class, which meant my job was to sit in the room with all the Writers, type up their thoughts and ideas, input their changes into the scripts as they gang-rewrote them, then make sure everything was formatted properly so…

Monday, February 28, 2011

News Flash: February 27, 2011

Congrats to Karen K who won Sofie Kelly’s Curiosity Thrilled the Cat! Didn’t win? Buy a copy HERE. From the 2011 Debs… Becky Papp, a terrific Mom blogger, has a podcast of her interview with Deb Kim last month. She did a terrific job with questions and follow up, also has a preverbal daughter on the autism spectrum. On Friday, Deb Tawna celebrated one year since her agent called…

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Contest! The Debutante Ball Welcomes (Back) Sarah Pekkanen!

The Debutante Ball is so excited to have Sarah Pekkanen back for a waltz around the dance floor!  Sarah is a 2010 Debutante and is thrilled to be back! Her debut novel, The Opposite of Me, has been published in eight countries and is in a sixth printing. Sarah lives in Maryland with her husband and three young sons. More on Sarah’s brand new book – Skipping a Beat – and…

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Deb Tawna has her basic needs met online

We’re supposed to be sharing our favorite websites this week, but friends suggested this isn’t the appropriate time for me to be honest. It’s a family-friendly blog, after all. In all seriousness (or not) I have several go-to websites for the basic necessities in life: When I want to laugh: Damn You Auto Correct is the site I visit when I want gut-twisting, tear-producing laughter in 30 seconds or less….

Friday, February 25, 2011

5 Web Sites Deb Sarah Is (Shamelessly) Addicted To

And now’s the time we really get to know each other! I’m going to air my dirty laundry and tell you the sites I visit regularly, in addition to this lovely site, of course. Promise to still like me? OK, I’m kidding–my list isn’t that deplorable. In no particular order, and barring Twitter (follow me, please?), the zillions of book blogs I read (can’t even begin to pick a fave—so…

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Sites to Behold from Deb Kim

I’ve found the writing community to be incredibly generous and helpful to each other. From the first Yahoo group I joined in 2005, to this blog, support is everywhere. I have a page I send to people who say, “I have this book idea,” or “How do I get published?” It has books, websites and blogs.  Feel free to add your own suggestions in the comments. I’d be remiss not to mention my favorite…

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Debs Online!

So, I know, you love spending the days here with us at the Debutante Ball, but did you know we all have other sites as well? Deb Elise’s site features pictures of her with multiple Muppets (say that five times fast), information on Elixir, the novel she co-wrote with Hilary Duff, and Populazzi, her solo debut (which I recently had the pleasure of reading and may I just say, WOW),…

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Deb Elise Visits an Ancient Site

There are a ridiculous number of sites I love and visit regularly, but there’s one I find myself going back to all the time. Encyclopedia Mythica Here’s the description from the home page: Please enter the award-winning internet encyclopedia of mythology, folklore, and religion. Here you will find everything from A-gskw to Zveda Vechanyaya, with plenty in between. The mythology section is divided to six geographical regions: Africa, Americas, Asia,…

Monday, February 21, 2011

News Flash: February 20, 2011

Congrats to Madeline Mora-Summonte who won Deborah Harkness’s A Discovery of Witches!From the 2011 Debs… Check out today’s New York Times, where you can see Deb Eleanor’s The Weird Sisters on the Best Sellers list for hardcover fiction! Deb Elise received an incredibly wonderful blurb from amazing author Matthew Quick (also a past Deb Ball guest, and husband to 2010 Deb Alicia Bessette).  He says, “Hilarious, psychologically chewy, downright Machiavellian,…

Sunday, February 20, 2011

The Debutante Ball Welcomes Sofie Kelly (+ a chance to win her book!)

The Debutante Ball is delighted to welcome Sophie Kelly to take a twirl with us today. We’re especially tickled to snag her this week, as she just learned her cozy mystery, Curiosity Thrilled the Cat, hit the New York Times bestseller list. Congratulations, Sofie! And stay tuned, dear readers . . . she’s giving away a copy to one lucky commenter!) Sofie Kelly is the pseudonym of young adult writer…

Saturday, February 19, 2011