Deb Joanne’s Launch Week Continues with Deb Erika’s Question!

Let me just say, not only did I adore Deb Joanne’s debut, SMALL MEDIUM AT LARGE, but it was a shared joy in our house. From the moment my two young daughters saw the cover and I explained it was the story of a young girl who could talk to ghosts, they were hooked! Each time I read a chapter, they wanted to know what happened next—almost as much as…

Tuesday, July 3, 2012
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News Flash: July 1, 2012

From the 2012 Debs… Deb Joanne is gearing up for her official launch and will be doing her very first reading/signing/sweating/handwringing event at the Yorkdale Indigo in Toronto on July 7 at noon. If you’re in the area, feel free to drop by, otherwise, meditative vibes and ‘please don’t pee yourself’ well wishes are appreciated. Also, the following week is the official launch party for SMALL MEDIUM AT LARGE where…

Sunday, July 1, 2012
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Deb Erika Finds the Shortest Trips Can Take the Longest

This week’s theme could not come at a better time, as it finds me having gotten away with my family to my home state of Maine! My debut novel LITTLE GALE GUMBO is set on a fictitious island off the coast of this beautiful state and now I’m nearing publication of my second novel, THE MERMAID COLLECTOR, which is also set in Maine—this time, in a coastal town called Cradle…

Tuesday, June 26, 2012
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News Flash: June 24, 2012

IT’S NEARING TIME TO PASS THE TIARAS! We are now accepting applications for the Deb Ball class of 2013! Click here for details on how you can throw your crown into the ring to be part of a wonderful ensemble of debuting authors!  Congrats to Robin D, winner of a copy of Lies Beneath! From the 2012 Debs… Deb Joanne just finished Deb Linda’s IN A FIX and can’t wait…

Sunday, June 24, 2012
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Deb Erika’s Fathers Don’t Always Know Best

We’re talking about Fathers this week at the Ball, so since I took advantage of Mothers week to talk about the mothers in my novel, I thought it only fair that I take this opportunity to address the fathers. For those of you who have read LITTLE GALE GUMBO, you know that the story deals in extremes when it comes to fathers. On the one side of the coin, there…

Tuesday, June 19, 2012
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News Flash: June 17, 2012

IT’S NEARING TIME TO PASS THE TIARAS! We are now accepting applications for the Deb Ball class of 2013! Click here for details on how you can throw your crown into the ring to be part of a wonderful ensemble of debuting authors!  Congrats to Evie, winner of a copy of Slouching Toward Adulthood! From the 2012 Debs… Deb Joanne was featured over at Katherine Longshore’s blog for her Friday…

Sunday, June 17, 2012
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Deb Erika Knows a Thing or Two About Sister Stories

This week we’re talking about books you might also enjoy in the same vein as our debuts! I like to think LITTLE GALE GUMBO has something for everyone. A dash of magic, a splash of food, a sprinkle of mystery and a hearty serving of romance. But one of its most prevalent themes is sisters, as the story centers around the lives of sisters Dahlia and Josie and how their…

Tuesday, June 12, 2012
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News Flash: June 10, 2012

IT’S NEARING TIME TO PASS THE TIARAS! We are now accepting applications for the Deb Ball class of 2013! Click here for details on how you can throw your crown into the ring to be part of a wonderful ensemble of debuting authors!  Congrats to Theresa Brundage, winner of a copy of The Taken! From the 2012 Debs… Deb Joanne is wishing Deb Erika a VERY happy birthday. That kugel…

Sunday, June 10, 2012
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The Debutante Ball Welcomes Sally Koslow!

We’re thrilled to welcome Sally Koslow to the Ball today! Many of you are already familiar with Sally’s novels, but today, in anticipation of the release of her first non-fiction book, Slouching Toward Adulthood: Observations from the Not-So-Empty Nest, she is visiting us to talk about some of the differences between writing fiction and non-fiction. But first, a bit about her upcoming release: Why are so many carefully nurtured wunderkinds…

Saturday, June 9, 2012
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Deb Erika Watches Plot Devices Go the Way of the Dodo and Wants to Cry

Recently I was chatting with a group of fellow writers about how many of our favorite plot devices in movies could no longer be used in modern cinema because the technology has changed, and while I’m not sure you could make the same argument for novels, I thought it would be fun to make a list of those plot devices that could never fly today. The Plot Device: The guy…

Tuesday, June 5, 2012
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