So Long, And Thanks for All the Fish.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

I didn’t put my name in the title, but I’m sure you have no doubt who’s writing here. The year has come full circle, and although I could fill volumes with my thoughts about the process … what I’ve learned, the friends I’ve made, and how much I’ve loved this year at the debutante ball, I think it far more fitting to end my posts the way they started. Besides,…


Class of 2013’s Farewell Newsflash: August 25, 2013

Sunday, August 25, 2013

From the 2013 Debs… Deb Kerry can’t wait to reveal the amazing cover art for WAKEWORLD, the sequel to BETWEEN. She’ll be celebrating at her blog, Swimming North, with the art and a fun giveaway – stay tuned for all the details! Deb Susan is hard at work on the third Shinobi Mystery – look for Book 2, BLADE OF THE SAMURAI, in summer 2014!   Deb News Congratulations to Deb…


Deb Susan’s Fish … are Friends

Thursday, August 22, 2013

“Best Friends” don’t only exist in a human context. Sometimes, friendship crosses species borders, and does so in surprising ways. Despite the mistaken impressions FINDING NEMO created in popular culture, clownfish aren’t the friendliest creatures on the reef. Clowns are feisty, territorial fish that brook no interference with their hosts and demand that other fish stay well away. Among the various species of clowns, the Maroon Clownfish is the undisputed…


Deb Linda’s QUICK FIX

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Please welcome returning Deb LINDA GRIMES, who’s joining us today to take the Deb Interview and tell us a little about her novel, QUICK FIX, which releases this coming week! QUICK FIX is the sequel to Deb Linda’s wonderful debut novel, IN A FIX, which released last summer. **Deb Linda will be giving away a copy of QUICK FIX to one lucky commenter, so leave a comment on this post…


Deb Susan’s Journey is Full of Stars

Thursday, August 15, 2013

So far this week, my Debutante Sisters have talked about how the writing journey is solitary, constantly changing, complicated, and a thing to be savored. Now for something completely different. In many ways, the debut author’s journey has much in common with Arthur C. Clarke’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. The hapless author gets into her craft (in our case, a manuscript rather than a rocket), gets launched on her way,…


Deb Susan Doesn’t Know Who She Loves

Thursday, August 8, 2013

… but she’d like to. About a week before my book release, I received an amazing email. A reader  who received an ARC through Goodreads went to the trouble of locating my website and emailing me to tell me how much she enjoyed the book. Not just that … she thanked me for writing it. Talk about blown away. It meant the world to me that someone actually took the…


Deb Susan Reconsiders the Ending

Thursday, August 1, 2013

As I mentioned in a comment on Deb Kerry’s fantastic Monday post, I have trouble with endings, written or otherwise. When I come to the end of a novel, or anything else, I have trouble explaining things in simple ways. It’s a lifelong problem, and one I never considered all that much until this topic came around. I’d previously dismissed my trouble with endings as “overattachment” or “trouble tying up…


Newsflash: July 28, 2013

Sunday, July 28, 2013

From the 2013 Debs… Deb Kerry turned in line edits for WAKEWORLD and got a peek at the new cover!!!! Which is awesome. 🙂 Deb Susan had a fantastic signing at Barnes & Noble in Santa Monica and is looking forward to this Tuesday’s signing at Towne Center Books in Pleasanton, CA!   NEW Deb News!  You have TWO MORE DAYS to submit applications to become part of the Debutante Ball’s…


Newsflash: July 21, 2013

Sunday, July 21, 2013

From the 2013 Debs… Deb Kerry just got a peek at the cover for WAKEWORLD. It is awesome. There is happy dancing. Deb Susan had a wonderful release week and a blast at the Northern California launch of CLAWS OF THE CAT – and she’s looking forward to next week’s Southern California Launch (Thursday, July 25 at 7pm at the Barnes & Noble on Santa Monica’s 3rd Street Promenade)! Deb Amy has…


Deb Susan Takes the Deb Interview (at) Last!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Like Kelly said last week, I cannot believe it’s finally my turn to take this interview. In some ways, it’s a bittersweet moment because I’ve known since becoming a deb that my release was the last one—and that when my book released, we would have only one short month to go before saying goodbye. The moment IS bittersweet, however, because saying goodbye means not only five successful launches for the…