Deb Elise’s Dramatic Breaks (including the one on her flight)

HUGE THANKS to Deb Eleanor for switching days this week!  I had an unexpected “big break” when one of the engines blew on the plane I was supposed to take from Maui to L.A.  Happily, the engine broke before we took off, so it wasn’t dramatic, just inconvenient.  Two hours sitting in the plane on the tarmac, followed by frantic calls to re-book the flight (which made my husband and…

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Deb Elise Is In The Great Outdoors RIGHT NOW!

I’m writing this Saturday night, which is way ahead of time for me, since I usually write my posts Sunday night.  Late Sunday night.  Like, two hours before they go live. I’m just that ahead of the game. But in less than 12 hours, I’ll be on a plane to Hawaii, en route to a vacation getaway my husband, daughter, and I have been putting off for two years, because…

Monday, April 4, 2011

News Flash: April 3, 2011

Congrats to Joan O’Toole who won Kristan Higgins’ book My One and Only. From the 2011 Debs… Deb Eleanor will be at the Arkansas Literary Festival with Kyran Pittman next Saturday, and then in St. Louis and Orlando. Check out the Events page and come visit!  You can also now buy The Weird Sisters at Target! Deb Sarah is freaking out. This is the month that The Violets of March debuts!…

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Deb Elise’s Loo-ve of Reading

Oh, come on… I can’t be the only one. It’s not so much that the loo is my favorite place to read, but it’s certainly the most reliably uninterrupted.  At least, now it is.  For the first four years of my daughter’s life, she was always in there with me, which didn’t stop me from reading, but definitely lowered my concentration level.  She still wants to come in, but I’ve…

Monday, March 28, 2011

News Flash: March 27th, 2011

Congrats to Missy who won Science of Single by Rachel Machachek. From the 2011 Debs… Deb Sarah recently sent her agent the first 100 pages of her third novel. Fingers crossed! Deb Eleanor had an amazing west coast tour and got to meet Deb Sarah AND Deb Elise. I am so lucky! Next up – Little Rock, AR, Columbia and St. Louis, MO, and Orlando, FL! Deb Kim will be…

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Everything Deb Elise Wanted to Know About Social Media, She Learned From Deb Tawna

Less than a year ago, I was at a Billy Joel concert with my friend Julie, SCOFFING — not just laughing, actively scoffing — at her because she was Tweeting. “Who are you sending that to?” I asked. “Anyone following me,” she replied. “Who’s following you?” I asked. “Oh, I don’t know.  Just a few random people.  Some friends.  You know.” I didn’t know.  I thought it sounded absurd.  Why…

Monday, March 21, 2011

Deb Elise Feels Very Lucky

People say there’s no such thing as luck, or that you make your own luck. In some ways, I believe that.  Usually, however, those ways have nothing to do with work.  At the shoot for the POPULAZZI trailer yesterday, my friend told me about his friend, who was one of three people — three out of over thirty-thousand — to enter Pepsi’s Super Bowl challenge, and actually have his commercial…

Monday, March 14, 2011

News Flash: March 13, 2011

Congrats to the winners of Lori Foster’s books, Too Much Temptation and Never Too Much: Sue Peterson and Lisa Hutson. Visit Lori’s site Lori Foster. From the 2011 Debs… Deb Sarah has some belated news (since she’s been busy with her new baby and all!): She’s excited to share that last month, the book club rights sold for The Violets of March, and it was also picked by Target for their “Emerging…

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Deb Elise Is Into Chains

I love independent bookstores.  I do.  I support them, I stand behind them, I’m all for them. However, with the downfall of Borders, and many people predicting a similar future for Barnes and Noble (unless their Nook can save them), I want to take a moment to sing the praises of these giant chain stores.  Maybe it’s because I grew up in the heart of suburbia, where going to the…

Monday, March 7, 2011

Deb Elise’s Actual Writer’s Block

This is my Writer’s Block. I received it as a gift, when I was just starting out in TV.  I was a Writers’ Assistant on Saved by the Bell: The New Class, which meant my job was to sit in the room with all the Writers, type up their thoughts and ideas, input their changes into the scripts as they gang-rewrote them, then make sure everything was formatted properly so…

Monday, February 28, 2011