Deb Erika Knows that You Gotta Have Friends

This week on the Ball we’re talking Friends. Yesterday Deb Joanne rounded up some of her favorite imaginary friends so today I thought I’d share my thoughts on writing friends in our novels. (Hint: It’s not as easy as it seems.) But it should be! I mean, we all know how to be a friend, right? We all know why we have the friends we do and what we love…

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Newsflash: July 29, 2012 – Meet the 2013 Debutantes!

From the 2012 Debs… Deb Joanne had a great time this week chatting with the Teen Book Club at the Guelph Chapters (see picture) and wants to thank Danielle for inviting me. Also, in very exciting news, !SMALL MEDIUM AT LARGE has gone back to print! I know some people were having trouble finding it on store shelves, but I got word that it’s in many Barnes & Noble locations…

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Deb Erika Knows No Shame (and neither should you!)

Recently, I was at a book signing and when it came time for the Q & A, a member of the audience asked me and the other two authors in attendance what we thought was the best way to promote a book. We three looked at one another and paused, considering our answers. Why did we hesitate? Because the fact is, there is no one right answer when it comes…

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Newsflash: July 22, 2012

From the 2012 Debs… Deb Joanne has no news other than she’s planning to sleep a lot in the coming days to make up for not sleeping in the weeks leading up to her launch. Except for the eighteen seconds it is going to take to enter Linda’s In a Fix Goodreads giveaway (see below). Deb Erika had a wonderful time in the NC mountains last weekend at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe…

Sunday, July 22, 2012

The Debutante Ball Welcomes Ann Hite!

It is with great pleasure that we welcome the talented and most lovely Ann Hite to the Deb Ball today! For those of you who have had the chance to read Ann’s powerful debut GHOST ON BLACK MOUNTAIN, you already know what a gifted writer she is and what an incredible tale she has woven in the layers of her story. For those of you who haven’t yet, let us…

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Deb Erika Blames It All On This Guy

This week’s theme here at the Ball is guilty pleasures (Not to be confused with last week’s theme of heat, which did happen to involve some guilty pleasures from Deb Linda—can you imagine the eye candy she’ll spring for THIS week??) We all have guilty pleasures. Some of us love reality TV and won’t admit it. Some of us blast Motley Crue when it comes on the radio. Some of…

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Newsflash: July 15, 2012

Congrats to Mary Rowe, winner of a copy of The Guest Book! From the 2012 Debs… Deb Joanne would like to thank everyone who came out to her big Launch Party Extravaganza yesterday. It was an amazing day, which I will remember forever and I’m overwhelmed with gratitude and warm-fuzzies. Pictures to come! Deb Erika will be at Blue Ridge Books in Waynesville, NC, today at 3pm, helping to celebrate…

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Deb Erika Wonders Who Can Take the Heat?

In our house, “heat” can refer to many subjects. First, there’s the weather. (We live in North Carolina. Yep. Enough said.) Then there’s the food. (My husband is, as I’ve said many times before on this blog, a native New Orleanian who refuses to dilute his spices for anyone—so over the years I have felt the burn of a yummy hot dish like this:) or this: Then, of course, there’s…

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Newsflash: July 8, 2012

Congrats to Bermudaonion, winner of a copy of Keepsake! From the 2012 Debs… Deb Joanne has had just about the best week ever and wants to thank the Debs and Deb friends for all their support and congratulations on the release of SMALL MEDIUM AT LARGE. Hugs and kugel all around! Deb Linda ran across a review of In a Fix in Publisher’s Weekly, and couldn’t be more tickled to…

Sunday, July 8, 2012

The Debutante Ball Welcomes Marybeth Whalen!

We are so excited to welcome author Marybeth Whalen to the Deb Ball today! Many of you may already be familiar with Marybeth’s wonderful novels (she has authored several) but she’s visiting here today in the midst of her new release, THE GUEST BOOK, which just launched into the world a few days ago! Just read this summary and tell us you aren’t as anxious as we are to get…

Saturday, July 7, 2012