On Strike For Christmas with Guest Sheila Roberts

Joining us today is Sheila Roberts, whose novel ON STRIKE FOR CHRISTMAS is the story of the women of Holly who brace themselves each year for stress, overwork, and very little understanding or appreciation from the men in their lives. (Hell-o, those little cranberries don’t just string themselves…) But then inspiration hits and the ladies decide to “go on strike” and give the men an opportunity to see firsthand what…

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Get off the *^$#@! grass! By Deb Lisa Daily

I live in a gated community, a place where the homeowners association frets over whether our mailboxes are as nice as the mailboxes in the community on the other side of the preserve. A place where we have standards about how long one’s Halloween decorations may be left out in public (one week) and how tall one’s grass is officially sanctioned to grow. (1 1/2 inches). I am a woman…

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

It’s not your hair, buddy. By Deb Lisa Daily

Happy Halloween! I grew up in Denver, Colorado where it never failed to snow on Halloween night. Which means, most of my Halloween memories involve my brother and me, wet and miserable, tromping along in three inches of sidewalk slush, moping because we had to wear our coats over (or worse, under) our costumes. Again. I still love Halloween. I just like it better in Florida. And now, a word…

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Please Bump Me by Deb Lisa

I’ve decided to have an affair with my husband. Sure, we’re married, but I think that will make it a bit more interesting. This past weekend, my husband and I went to Annapolis, MD for homecoming weekend and a class reunion at the Naval Academy, his alma mater. We left the kids at home with my mom: perhaps, the most genius idea ever borne. Now don’t get me wrong. We…

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Being bad. So bad. By Deb Lisa

I have been bad for weeks. Not convenience store hot dog robbery bad. Not sneaking off to the Motel 6 with the lawn guy bad. But I have been bad. At least, bad for me. My first book, Stop Getting Dumped! was “crashed”, which means the publisher had it in book stores as fast as they could print it. So fast, in fact, that the book was on shelves a…

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

The Sweetest Gig by Deb Lisa

This week’s theme is candy, but since I spent last week’s post waxing rhapsodic about twinkies and chocolate and cheetos, I thought I might branch out a bit. Last night, I was stuffing invitations for our school gala, sitting around the dining room table at a neighbor’s home with half a dozen women, the usual corps of volunteers. A few were friends, a few others I met there. My job…

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Deb Lisa’s Secret Life

I have a secret life. I feed my kids organic milk, whole wheat linguini, and sloppy joes made from soy. But I have a secret stash of Twinkies. I come by it naturally. When I was growing up, my mother force-fed my brother and me carab chip cookies (sort of like chocolate, but more like cardboard), granola, and ground turkey burgers (which do not, despite my mother’s protests, taste exactly…

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

I want to learn words without Hs, by Deb Lisa

I want to learn words without the letter H. “Why?” you might ask. “Well,” I’d tell you, “my H key is stuck on my keyboard, and I have to mash it to get the H to work.” Or, I could just type with an Irish accent: I ‘ave a ‘eadache. I never realized just how much I needed the H until I tried to write a column and a blog…

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Publishing, Schmublishing by Deb Lisa

Here’s what I thought: I thought that on the magical day of my book launch, Oprah would call, and I’d be instantly catapulted to fame, riches and the top of the New York Times best seller list. B-List parties. John Grisham on speed dial. Apparently, I wasn’t the only one. Ask almost any author about their first publishing experience and they’ll laugh and snort and tell you that getting published…

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Things I Learned the Hard Way About Putting All My Eggs in One Basket by Guest Blogger Caridad Pineiro

The Debs are pleased to present the lovely and talented Caridad Pineiro, who is on tour for her smart, spicy new novel SOUTH BEACH CHICAS CATCH THEIR MAN, out this month. We’re delighted to have her as our guest. –Deb Lisa First of all, thanks to all the wonderful Debs for letting me visit with them and you. I truly appreciate being able to share some insights with you and…

Wednesday, September 12, 2007