Hitting the Road with Deb Eileen

I trust by this point in the week I shouldn’t have to tell you to get into your cars and make a road trip to your local bookstore to pick up a copy of Driving Sideways. My longest road trip was a cross country odyssey- Boston to Vancouver. Devoted husband and I had been married only a few months when he took a new job in Vancouver. Being that we…

Friday, May 23, 2008

News Flash May 11th

Deb NewsDeb Lisa had a fabulous turnout at her signing and book party last Saturday at Sarasota News and Books. Check out the pictures here! Lisa will be back on tour for Fifteen Minutes of Shame this week with stops in Raleigh, Jacksonville, Charlotte and Charleston. May 13 – 7:00pm Signing & Talk Borders 8801 Southside Boulevard Jacksonville, FL 32256 (904)519.6500 This week, Lisa was featured on DAYTIME (TV, syndicated)…

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Oprah? Why Haven’t You Called? by Deb Eileen

Last weekend I spoke at a writing conference. The last event was a panel with all of the speakers and attendees could ask questions. Some asked me: “As a new writer (the other two authors on the panel were swanky NY Times Bestseller types) what about the publishing experience is different from what you expected?” I answered: “I thought it would be a bigger deal.” Everyone laughed. I wasn’t trying…

Friday, May 9, 2008

Auction This! Guest Author Brenda Novak

Please help us welcome Brenda Novak to The Ball. In addition to a very successful career as a novelist, Brenda has made a name for herself by planning and organizing an on-line auction to benefit diabetes research. This is her fourth year and she’s shooting to raise over $150,000! Brenda’s auction brings in a range of amazing items and goes for a great cause. Be sure to check out her…

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

News Flash! May 4 2008

Deb News: Deb Eileen would like to thank everyone who came out to see her speak at the Write On Vancouver Conference this weekend. It was great to see you at the book signing. Deb Jess appeared in her first print and online feature article today, in The Oshkosh Northwestern! Thanks to Sarah Owen for the great write-up. Jess will also be appearing in the May 15 issue of MKE…

Sunday, May 4, 2008

A Year Of May (Day) by Guest Deb Trish Ryan

I’ve seen nothing but wonderful things about Trish Ryan and her book He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not. Please join me in welcoming Trish to the Ball! A Year of May Ah, publishing emergencies! A subject near and dear to my heart. Maybe I’m the only author neurotic enough to feel this way, but for me, any email from my agent/editor/publicist that doesn’t being with the words great, fabulous,…

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Guest Deb – Catherine Delors!

Please help me welcome Catherine Delors to the Ball. Catherine’s first novel, Mistress of the Revolution is a scrumptious historical set in the French Revolution, the cover alone made me swoon Welcome Catherine! An environmental nightmare: Paris in the 18th Century When Deb Eileen told me that the theme for my post here would be Earth Week, and that I should, if at all possible, make it relate to my…

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Word Compost by Deb Eileen

Do you recyle? Not bottles or cans, not cardboard or newspapers, magazines or glass. I’m talking about what writer’s throw away in volume- words. Yes, your rough drafts, the ugly drafts, the “who knows what I was going for there” draft. The stories that never got off the ground, the character details that were cut, or those those brilliant scenes that were sacraficed for pacing. What do you do with…

Friday, April 25, 2008

Welcome Guest Deb Kelly McMasters

Please help us welcome Kelly McMasters, author of Welcome to Shirley. I volunteered to read this book not because I am deeply fascinated by memoirs of Long Island living, but because I’ve been on tour for Fifteen Minutes of Shame, and felt both guilty and grateful that the other Debs have graciously stepped in to take up the slack while I’m tromping through every B&N in the country. So I…

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Secrets about Deb Lisa by Deb Eileen

We’ve been spreading the word about Lisa’s FANTASTIC release, Fifteen Minutes of Shame, all week so I figure it’s time to dish some secrets on the author. Deb Lisa is a sadist. I loved Lisa’s book. After finishing the book I went right back to the beginning to figure out what the heck she did that made it work so well. Any book that is this much fun, this much…

Friday, March 28, 2008