The Debutante Ball Welcomes Barbara Claypole White

Barbara writes love stories about damaged people. She grew up in rural England, studied history at York University, and worked in the London fashion industry before falling in love with an American professor she met at JFK Airport. Today, they live in the North Carolina forest with a ridiculously large garden and their award-winning poet son. A little about THE UNFINISHED GARDEN:  Set in the forests of North Carolina and…

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Deb Amy Says Her Inspiration Is All In The Family

The inspiration for my forthcoming novel, The Glass Wives, can be summed up with a short question: What makes a family?  Is it this? Or this? Or this? To write The Glass Wives I didn’t have an “ah ha” moment. No epiphany. No strike of lightening. So, what happened? I lived amidst a litany of life changes. I got divorced after being with my ex for twenty years. And about…

Friday, September 21, 2012

Deb Amy’s Bold, Beautiful, Dramatic Hobby

If someone asks about my hobbies (which seems to have just happened right here), I’m not sure what to say. A hobby, by my own definition, is something that I spend a lot of time doing that I really like.  Oh, like, writing perhaps?  But that doesn’t count when it’s your job or when I was an aspiring author whose ambition was to no longer be aspiring. That time I…

Friday, September 14, 2012

Where Deb Amy Writes. Be Afraid. Be Very, Very, Afraid.

It’s a big deal to be a Deb, and here I am, confessing right out of the gate. Well, that’s the point, right? To share the scoop, offer insights, challenge some conventional notions perhaps, and all the while, keep dancing.  What does that mean to me? It means I tell you where most of my early writing REALLY gets done. I have desks, sofas, chairs, beds, a patio, and a…

Friday, September 7, 2012