Afterparty

Posting today is extra special for me as I’ve just returned from one of the greatest launch parties I’ve ever attended–for Debutante Danielle Younge Ullman’s FALLING UNDER. Not only do I love this book, I had the honor of blurbing it. As a former Deb and Founder, I felt a bit misty watching Danielle read last night. If any of you get the chance to hear Danielle read, take it….

Tuesday, August 19, 2008
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I Could Have Danced All Night by Founder Tish

I’ve never been one for drawn-out goodbyes, especially when I have children and dogs running into the room full of delicious ideas, like blueberry pancakes and long walks in the snow. I just want to say to my fellow founders, I’ve loved getting to know you all. It was heaven having others to share in the publication process. I wish you the very best and hope we’ll stay in touch….

Saturday, December 8, 2007
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My Travels with Macon by Founder Tish

I was recently asked which literary character I’d most like to travel with. A simple question for some. My problem is, while I’d love to spend time with any number of my favorite literary characters, I’m not a fan of travelling. I’m a poor excuse for a Canadian. While the rest of the country is strapping on sandals so they can trek around foreign lands and live like the locals,…

Saturday, November 3, 2007
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News Flash! October 7, 2007

Deb News: The Debutante Ball was mentioned this week in John Kremer’s Book Marketing Update — you can read all about it here. Deb Lisa’s book Fifteen Minutes of Shame received a fabulous review in Publisher’s Weekly, “she delivers some surprising depth and a heroine with heart to root for.” You can read the whole review here. Deb Jess’s Riding with Larry Resnick has a new title, effective immediately: Driving…

Sunday, October 7, 2007
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Blue Jeans, Baby by Founder Tish

A good friend told me today that she’s never met anyone quite so obsessed with jeans as me. My answer was that if anyone else had had the wild and wooly denim ride I’ve had over the past two years, they’d be every bit as manic. It began with what was supposed to be a one-time denim splurge–a pair of gorgeous, faded black, boot-leg Sevens that cost more than all…

Saturday, September 29, 2007
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Where’s the Living Room? by Founder Tish

We’ve never had a living room before. Well, technically, the room came with the house, but other than lining one wall with our dream floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, we’ve always pretty much ignored the room, only stopping by to search for a book, or store a hockey bag, or display the piano I swore I’d learn how to play but eventually wound up selling. The room was a glorified garage. One evening,…

Friday, August 24, 2007
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Closing Time by Deb Tish

When my youngest son, Lucas, was a baby, his bedtime routine was fairly simple — he had a bath in a baby wash chosen for the way it enhanced that “baby smell,” I wrapped him in clean cotton pajamas and, with his hair still damp, bundled him onto my lap for his bottle and story. Then, after we turned out the lights (and I finished swooning from smelling his baby…

Tuesday, July 31, 2007
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Huge in Japan by Deb Tish

My earliest memory is sitting on my grandmother’s lap with a coloring book and coloring right to the edge of the page. The page looked fantastic. My grandmother took one look and showed me I’d colored too far. That I was only meant to color to where the line drawings ended. Grandma had the very best of intentions, she did, after all, give me chocolate Smarties afterward, but this was…

Tuesday, July 24, 2007
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Invisible Rules Rule by Deb Tish

It’s finally here. Launch week for my children’s novel, The Invisible Rules of the Zoe Lama, which comes out on Thursday. Two days before Harry Potter. No pressure there. Today I’ll go off-topic (but you’re used to that by now) and post an excerpt from the book, which is the first in a series of middle grade novels. If you happen to know any 8-12-year-old girls who would get a…

Tuesday, July 17, 2007
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La Meme Chose by Deb Tish

I’ve been tagged with a meme by the inimitable Ellen Meister. There are, apparently, stern meme rules, at least one of which I plan to break: 1. We have to post these rules before we give you the facts. (Done) 2. Players start with eight random facts/habits about themselves. (Done) 3. People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules. (Done. You’re impressed…

Tuesday, July 10, 2007
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