The Debutante Ball Welcomes Kathleen Grissom! (Giveaway!)

Kathleen Grissom was born and raised in Saskatchewan, Canada, and is now happily living in southern Virginia. THE KITCHEN HOUSE is her first novel. She is presently at work on her second novel that is set in 1810-1830 and takes place in Philadelphia and on a plantation in North Carolina.   THE KITCHEN HOUSE is the story of a little Irish girl who, in 1790, is brought to a plantation…

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Deb Erika favors flaws. Big ones.

Literature is filled with characters who are so dynamic, so fascinating, that they only need a single name. Scarlett. Holden. Huck. Then there are the characters at the other end of the spectrum, whose understated demeanor might cause them to slip through the binding, if not for the depth of their humanity. For me, I have always been fond of characters who are flawed. Not just quirky or odd, but…

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

News Flash: September 11, 2011

Congratulations to Shakespeare, winner of a signed copy of Kendare Blake’s Anna Dressed in Blood! Winners of Deb Joanne’s bookshelf sharp-eyes challenge: Tania and because I can hand-deliver her copy of FADE, I picked a second winner – Zoe who will receive her choice of my duplicate books – PLEASE IGNORE VERA DIETZ by A.S. King Thank you all for playing along. I hope you had fun! See below for…

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Deb Erika on writing where you eat

I have never been a big fan of desks. Even as a first-grader when I made the transition from shared table to independent desk, I don’t recall an overwhelming sense of excitement. (I was more excited for the milestone of getting to use the cafeteria and getting no-bake cookies once a week. Go figure.) The truth is I’m terrible with drawers and nooks. I stuff them with anything within a…

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Welcome to Tuesdays with Deb Erika!

According to the nursery rhyme “Tuesday’s child is full of grace”…Well, I should warn you all I am not particularly graceful. I have my moments, but for the most part, if there’s a curb that requires a step down, I won’t see it, or a pole that necessitates walking around, ditto. What I am, however, is enormously excited and honored to be part of this wonderful group of writers and…

Tuesday, August 30, 2011