It Ain’t Over ‘Til the Jellyfish Stings by Deb Eve

What? My LAST post as a Debutante? It can’t possibly be. My book is not a bestseller yet, hasn’t been optioned for a movie, I’m not nearly where I should be on my next effort, I haven’t even figured out if I’m a writer (as in, this is my career) or just a person who wrote a book (as in, go out and get a job now, dear)! No! There’s…

Friday, August 28, 2009

Step in to Rev. Eve’s Confessional, by Deb Eve

Hmmm … my bad habits? I’ve got plenty of them. C’mon, who doesn’t. Procrastinating is definitely high on my list. As in, I procrastinated on this week’s blog post and now that I’m on vacation with no internet connection, it’s rather difficult to come up with something pithy and/or deep to write seeing as how I’m on the spot, the kids are hungry, I’ve borrowed my daughter’s computer and pilfered…

Friday, August 21, 2009

What were we talking about? By Deb Eve

Well, I almost made it through the entire Debutante Ball year without the embarrassment of having absolutely NOTHING to say about the topic at hand. Almost that is. Until today. Because I’ve got very few thoughts on what books I’d want to have with me if I were stuck on a deserted island. I don’t usually re-read books – no matter how much I love them. It probably has something…

Friday, August 14, 2009

Yes, I SHOULD be on Oprah, by Deb Eve

Yes, yes, yes …. I SHOULD be on Oprah. I know that because EVERYONE tells me that. And I know that because FIRST COMES LOVE, THEN COMES MALARIA is true and riveting, uplifting, motivating and ever-so-slightly spiritual – all things Americans need right now. Plus, it takes place in Africa, touches on themes of racism, sexual abuse and overcoming hardships – all things that Oprah loves. Yes, of course! My…

Friday, August 7, 2009

Once An Outie, Now An Innie, By Deb Eve

I am about as Extroverted as one can get. Or at least I used to be. Most people fall somewhere in between, having more extroverted or introverted tendencies, but having some of both. But not Eve! Nope, whenever tested, I’m always a total extrovert. Or at least I should say, I was a total extrovert. Then a funny thing happened on the way to my first book tour. At just…

Friday, July 31, 2009

The Monkey Gunking Up The Whole Works, by Deb Eve

I’m not really sure what myths I believed about publishing before I published my book. No doubt, I thought pretty much what I have always thought about most of the hard things I’ve ever had to tackle in life. If you do your absolute best, put your heart and soul into it, persevere, think positively and be nice – then things will probably turn out pretty well. I still believe…

Friday, July 24, 2009

Some other folks I’d like to thank for my independence by Deb Eve

I recently visited the Pentagon. Now, I will give you all just a moment to revel in the irony of this pacifist, hippie-chick roaming the halls of the Pentagon. Okay … are you back now? Don’t get me wrong – if pushed to the wall, even I would concede that we don’t (yet) live in a Utopian world and as much as I wish we could all be like Costa…

Friday, July 10, 2009

Dear Young Eve by Deb Old Eve

Dear Eve at 12, Your family is not as odd as you think they are (well, some of them are. But that’s not your problem). You’re doing fine. Your teeth will straighten out, you really do have good hair and your handwriting will improve (although in twenty years no one will write anything by hand anymore and it won’t matter). Try not to worry. Trust me. Dear Eve at 16,…

Friday, July 3, 2009

Some Sit Down Comedy by Deb Eve

Did I ever tell you guys I used to do stand up comedy? This was a couple of years ago and I was actually aiming to brush up on my Spanish. But when I looked through the continuing education catalog from our community college there were no Spanish classes that fit my schedule. But, it turns out that STand up comedy comes right after SPanish in the course catalog ……

Friday, June 26, 2009