Dirt on the Debs by Deb Danielle Younge-Ullman

Okay, I don’t actually have dirt, but I like alliteration, needed a title and figured it might catch your attention. And I do have some behind the scenes tidbits to share that are interesting, if not particularly dirty. We started as strangers back in July and had to divvy up jobs, learn how to use the site, post our blogs etc. About 200 emails later, with a huge amount of…

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Polluted in Toronto by Deb Danielle Younge-Ullman

The Oppressor and I have a love-hate relationship with living in the city. We hate the expense, the smog and the stress of rushing around all the time. We often rhapsodize about the acres we could live on in the country for the same $ we paid to live on our postage stamp piece of property in Toronto. The air would be cleaner and we would all run free and…

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Best Vacations by Guest Author, Susan Breen

Susan Breen’s debut novel, The Fiction Class, was published by Plume, an imprint of Penguin, on Feb. 26, 2008 (which she considers to be her new birthday). She teaches fiction classes at Gotham Writers’ Workshop in Manhattan and she writes a blog too, which you can find at www.susanjbreen.com. Susan lives in Westchester, New York, with her husband, children, two dogs and a cat. This is going to get me…

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Drinking with Don Quixote by Deb Danielle Younge-Ullman

Have mercy on me, dear readers. Because I cannot do justice to the topic this week. I have a wonderful trip to tell you about but there was so much in it that cannot be captured and it all comes out of me in a bit of a tumble. Nevertheless… A few years ago I received a phenomenal gift: a trip to Spain. A decadent, beautiful, month long trip with…

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Spring Gets In My Eyes by Deb Danielle Younge-Ullman

I love spring as much as anyone. Okay, maybe not quite as much as anyone. Which isn’t to say I don’t love it or that I’m not happy to have winter over with. I do and I am. I’m taking long walks with my dog and smiling more and even rhapsodizing about flowers now and then. But you know from my title where this is going, don’t you? I have…

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Spring Fever – has made a fool of me. By Guest Author Molly O’Keefe

Molly O’Keefe grew up in a small town outside of Chicago. She met and married her college sweetheart and moved to Toronto to embrace her inner Maple Leafs fan. Molly sold her first Harlequin Duets at age 25 and hasn’t looked back! She has since sold 15 books to Harlequin Duets, Flipside and Superromance. Her last Flipside, Dishing It Out, and her December 2007 Superromance Baby Makes Three, both won…

Monday, April 7, 2008

Love in the Time of the Perfect 10 by Deb Danielle Younge-Ullman

I was obsessed with love from an early age. I had my first little boyfriend when I was four and once I started school I fell prey to a series of crushes resulting in endless foolish behavior. These poor grade-school boys only wanted to be left alone to play kick-ball and were alternately confused and terrified by my invitations to “dinner-and-a-movie,” the perfumed love notes delivered on foot to their…

Thursday, April 3, 2008

News Flash! March 30, 2008

Deb News: Deb Jess is thrilled about the recent review Booklist gave Driving Sideways: “Leigh Fielding was diagnosed with kidney disease and recently received a transplant. Since then, she’s been trying all kinds of new things and comes to believe that she’s channeling the donor, Larry. She decides to leave her central Wisconsin home for a road trip to meet Larry’s family and see if he’s anything like the new…

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Fifteen Minutes of Shame, Five Minutes of Sonnets by Deb Danielle Younge-Ullman

Fifteen Minutes of Shame is a fabulous, funny, smart, tightly written book with a huge heart. It will grab you from the first page and drag you, will you, nil you, to the finish. I loved it, read it in a single sitting, and found myself thinking about it for days afterward because in addition to a compelling plot and charming heroine, this book delves into the meaning of family…

Thursday, March 27, 2008

News Flash! March 23, 2008

Deb News: Deb Jenny will discuss SLEEPING WITH WARD CLEAVER on a panel about marriage in fiction at the Virginia Festival of the Book at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, at New Dominion Bookshop in Charlottesville, VA. Deb Friend Andrea Frazer posted a fabulous and very thoughtful review on her Baby Center blog and gave Sleeping with Ward Cleaver a wonderful mention on her always fun and interesting Good Housekeeping…

Sunday, March 23, 2008