The Debutante Ball Welcomes (Back) Deb Eleanor!

Eleanor Brown is the author of the New York Times and national bestseller The Weird Sisters, and was a member of the Debutante Ball class of 2011. She reads, writes, and tends to one very spoiled cat in Denver, Colorado. About The Weird Sisters: The Andreas family is one of readers. Their father, a renowned Shakespeare professor who speaks almost entirely in verse, has named his three daughters after famous…

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Deb Eleanor’s Debut Year in Numbers

In homage to the lovely Deb Sarah Pekkanen’s goodbye post, an homage in itself to the fabulous Bridget Jones , I give you my debut year in numbers. Debutante Ball posts written: 49 Debutante Ball guests wrangled: 56 Debutante Ball comments left: 757 Messages on the 2011 Deb mailing list: 976 Miles traveled to promote the book: Oh, thousands. Frequent flyer program elite status: 2 Times I woke up in…

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Characters We Love and Loathe, by Deb Eleanor

One of the highest compliments I get talking to readers of The Weird Sisters is when they say something like, “The characters were so real!” or “Character X is just like me!” (though usually they use the name of the character and don’t call them Character X). I love that, and I love “the shock of recognition” when I see a character that’s so very real, or so like me…

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Be a Homebody With Deb Eleanor

So our theme this week is travel. Yeah. I just spent nearly five months traveling to promote The Weird Sisters, and while every event was a blessing, the parts in between – the constant flying (not a fan), the endless hotel rooms, trying to find a vegetable so I wasn’t eating fried food all the time – was not so fun. If it hadn’t been for all the wonderful readers,…

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Love, Lust, and Deb Tawna’s MAKING WAVES! (Giveaway!)

I was raised by romance novels. Not literally. I mean I do have actual parents. But I grew up reading them. I started out with the Sweet Dreams series, which had covers like this one (and according to the Wikipedia article, models included Diane Lane and Courteney Cox – don’t you love Wikipedia?), and gave me a very skewed view of teen romance. Or maybe I was just choosing my…

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The Fabulousness That Is Deb Elise’s POPULAZZI! (Giveaway!)

Guess what? It’s time to celebrate Deb Elise Allen’s Populazzi! I met Deb Elise when I was in LA, but we only got to talk for about three minutes, and we were so excited we forgot to take a picture, but I loved her immediately, and reading this book only cemented that. Let me catch you up with a back-of-the-book summary first: Cara has never been one of those girls:…

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Deb Eleanor’s Dreams That Didn’t Come True

I’ve mentioned a few times here that one of my childhood dreams was to marry George Michael. I’ve also mentioned that it’s probably for the best that never worked out since he’s (a) gay and (b) clearly very troubled. There’s a Garth Brooks song called “Unanswered Prayers” that totally makes me cry every time I hear it, about a man running into his high school girlfriend, and how he had…

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Unique Voices With Deb Eleanor

If you’ve ever had the misfortune of meeting me in person, you know that I am LOUD and I talk quickly. I grew up singing and acting, and I do mean Russian and Minnesotan accents. Maybe because I was so involved in theater, or because I grew up in a musical family, or because my parents (who are both awesome readers) read aloud to me so much when I was…

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Deb Eleanor’s Freedom List

We wrote about lists last week, and I happen to have a very lengthy to-do list staring me down right now. Mine is two columns, going on two pages, and it doesn’t even include the laundry staring angrily at me from the hamper (yes, I have angry laundry) or the dozens of things I promise I will get to one day (like sorting through the receipts for five months of…

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Carrots or Sticks With Deb Eleanor

I’m a big fan of lists of all kinds. When I am writing, I keep a list of ideas and scenes or even phrases or sentences I want to use at the bottom of the Word document I am writing in, and when I’m stuck, I drop down to the bottom and root around until I find something good. For daily life and errands, I’m all about the to-do list….

Tuesday, June 28, 2011