Spermicide and other beauty secrets. By Deb Lisa Daily

I was wracking my brain for some clever beauty secret to share with all of you, and I could not stop flashing back to an early episode of the Oprah show I watched in my teens: A very attractive woman in her forties claimed the secret to keeping her model-perfect skin so smooth, youthful and beautiful was to slather it with a big ‘ol glob of spermicide. Yes. Every night…

Wednesday, June 25, 2008
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How to Kill Your Writing Career. And, Stuff in My Purse. By Deb Lisa Daily

How to Kill Your Writing Career. We’ve all heard stories on how lackluster book sales can slowly leech the life out of your publishing career. But why wait for the returns? This guy is an innovator in killing one’s publishing career in one spectacularly insane gesture: From Publishers Weekly: “A few weeks ago John Mitzel, proprietor of Calamus Books in Boston, was surprised to open his mail and discover he’d…

Wednesday, June 18, 2008
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The 20 Hottest Authors Alive by Deb Lisa Daily

I’m not sure who came up with this idea, but I think it’s pure genius. If it was me, I was probably drooling over a photo of John Grisham at the time, whom I have had a crush on since college. In no particular order, my picks for 20 Hottest Authors are: Kristen Harmel (Hell-o, the woman is so hot even Patrick Dempsey noticed.) Adena Halpern Hank Philippi Ryan Maggie…

Wednesday, June 11, 2008
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Beat Me, Whip Me, Send Me on Book Tour by Deb Lisa Daily

The business of publishing can really knock the wind out of you. There are dozens of people involved in turning a big stack of paper into a book — the writer, agents, editors, publicists, marketing people, print managers, sales people and tons of support staff. But sometimes it feels like the loneliest gig in the world. If it’s your first book, you probably won’t go on tour. You probably won’t…

Wednesday, June 4, 2008
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Bring on Deepak and Delia by Deb Lisa Daily

I am sitting in a hotel room in San Francisco, getting ready to leave for Book Expo in Los Angeles tomorrow. Book Expo is one of my favorite things to do each May, and I go every year whether I have a book coming out or not. I’m so excited I can hardly sleep. I realize that this makes me a geek. A book geek. But Book Expo is nirvana…

Wednesday, May 28, 2008
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Driving Sideways by Jess Riley is a fabulous read, by Deb Lisa Daily

We donated my brother to science. Actually, we donated parts of him to science and the other parts to people who, well, needed his parts. I have wondered many times in the last few years whatever became of my brother’s kidneys, his eyes, his heart. I’ve also wondered whether or not the idea of cellular memory is really true. My brother was rambunctious, wickedly funny, a tender soul, a daredevil….

Wednesday, May 21, 2008
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Where is Your Mother? By Deb Lisa Daily

I’ve written several posts about my amazing, wonderful mother, which you can read here, here and here. So, for a change, I’m going to write about someone else’s mother. Sadly, I think she may be trapped in a well. Marche Taylor is the high school senior who was kicked out of her prom because school officials deemed her dress was too risqué and insisted she leave. She refused. She asked…

Wednesday, May 14, 2008
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Book Tour 9-1-1 by Deb Lisa Daily

Last night I had an idea for a new cable television show. It would be sort of like SuperNanny, except instead of convincing delinquent, tamper-prone four-year-olds not to flush Sparkles, the family hamster, down the toilet; quick-thinking publicists would jet off across the country to help authors faced with dire publishing emergencies. Or maybe they’d travel in a nitro-powered bookmobile. The show would be called BOOK TOUR 9-1-1. Armed with…

Wednesday, April 30, 2008
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News Flash! April 20, 2008

Deb News Deb Lisa’s Tattered Cover Book Store appearance was featured in an Authors on Tour podcast — Listen here! Deb Lisa continues her whirlwind tour for Fifteen Minutes of Shame. Be sure to tune in — Lisa will be appearing on GOOD DAY ATLANTA (Monday 4/21), STYLE (Knoxville – NBC, 4/24) and DAYTIME (4/25) This week, Lisa will be signing copies of FIFTEEN MINUTES OF SHAME at: Sunday, April…

Sunday, April 20, 2008
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Secrets of The Hollywood Girls Club with Guest Author Maggie Marr

I met Maggie Marr last year when her fun and fabulous first novel, Hollywood Girls Club debuted. Now Maggie’s back with a fantastic sequel, Secrets of The Hollywood Girls Club. For those of you who don’t know Maggie’s back story, she does hapen to know all of the Hollywood Girls Club secrets — she’s a former Hollywood agent. Welcome Maggie, we’re thrilled to have you! For more on Maggie’s marvelous…

Wednesday, April 16, 2008
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