Launching and Leaving Simultaneously by Deb Gail

So this is it. My last deb post and my first book launch both in the same week. I have to be honest, I’m a little nervous about both leaving this grog and finally stepping out in the world. It has taken me so long to reach this point in my career that I never thought it would arrive and yet now that it has it all seems to have…

Monday, September 29, 2008

More Cancer Is a Bitch… Chapter 2 by Deb Gail

I’m hoping I roped you in enough with Chapter One of CANCER IS A BITCH (Or, I’d Rather Be Having a Midlife Crisis) that you can’t wait to read Chapter Two. Below… Chapter 2 Does Biopsy Mean No Puppy? Chest down on a padded table, head cocked sideways, right breast hanging through a peekaboo hole, one arm hooked around my matted hair, other arm twisted pinky side out along my…

Monday, September 22, 2008

excerpt from Cancer Is a Bitch (Or, I’d Rather Be having a Midlife Crisis) by Deb Gail

My tenure as a deb is running out… I’m the last one out of gate and have the great privilege of sharing a few weeks with the new class. And what a class it is!! Welcome ladies… So while you get to know them, I’m planning to tease you with some excerpts (in their original form before final editing!) from my memoir… CANCER IS A BITCH (Or, I’d Rather Be…

Monday, September 8, 2008

My Maudlin Post to The Debs by Deb Gail

When Kristy Kiernan called me last June to invite me to join The Debutante Ball, I told her while I was flattered that she’d thought of me, I didn’t think I could be a deb. Not because I didn’t think The Debutante Ball was a brilliant concept created by a writer I loved and trusted but because I didn’t think I was deb material. In fact I knew I wasn’t….

Monday, August 25, 2008

Writing Ritual in the Writing Hut by Deb Gail

Deb Gail I have shared my writing ritual on the deb site before but I thought I’d share it again, with a few updates, because many of my writer friends have asked me to send it to them and told me that they now use their own version of it to get focused and also because my husband just took several pictures of it this past week. So now there…

Monday, August 11, 2008

Danielle Younge-Ullman’s FALLING UNDER debut by Deb Gail

It is with enormous pleasure and great honor that I kick off Danielle Younge-Ullman’s FALLING UNDER debut week at The Debutante Ball. I loved FALLING UNDER from the very first page when the book pulled me in and under and never let me go until the end. Danielle writes with the kind of surefootedness that made this reader unable to put the book down… I kid you not. She chooses…

Monday, August 4, 2008

News Flash for Sunday August 3, 2008

Deb News: After The Debs (minus Gail) finish storming San Francisco they’re off to storm NYC (at least three of them, Deb Jenny, Deb Danielle and Deb Gail) for the Backspace Conference August 7th. Deb Eileen is beyond THRILLED to have her first blurb for her upcoming YA What Would Emma Do? from one of her favorite authors. “Not since Judy Blume’s Margaret introduced herself to God has there been…

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Caroline Grant and Elrena Evans Guest Blog

I first “met” Caroline Grant when I was columnist at Literary Mama and clicked with her immediately. She was smart and funny and deep and a terrific writer. When I went out to San Francisco for Tillie Olsen’s memorial the year before last, I met her in person. We had brunch at this amazing breakfast place in East Berkeley. During that brunch she talked about the Mama PhD book and…

Monday, July 28, 2008

Best Beach Reads by Deb Gail

I haven’t been to the beach yet this summer but I am going to Madeline Island next week (yay!) and the book I’m bringing is Barry Eisler’s Requiem for an Assassin which I bought after our hottest authors week and I figured if I was going to drool over his picture on his website I had to do the honorable thing and buy his book. Much to my surprise, I’m…

Monday, July 21, 2008

Opening Scene From My Unsold First Novel by Deb Gail

I tried to tell Mother with my eyes that I knew Susie Morey was lying when she swore to Vicky, who told Jennifer, who told me that the only reason she chose to have her birthday party at The Big Boy was because of the strawberry dessert pies. And that I knew that Susie knew I had to attend and accept the cracked vinyl chair she offered me, wearing my…

Monday, July 14, 2008