Sounds like a great book by Deb Joelle

As you might remember, when “mothers” were the topic, my mum stepped in and did my blog post for me. This week, I interviewed my dad for The Deb Ball. He’s got a great book idea that I think everyone would like to read. All you agents out there reading this can contact me if you want to sign him. Of course, I’m afraid it might be fiction when he…

Friday, June 25, 2010

Books in 2041 by Deb Joelle

I don’t really have much opinion on e-readers. I could see me having one if I had to travel, but otherwise, it’s not even on my wish list. However, in 2041, the year Restoring Harmony is set, things are different. Here’s an excerpt: Two hours later there were still fourteen people in line ahead of me. I’d had a lot of time to work it out, and on average, each…

Friday, June 18, 2010

God is in the Details by Deb Joelle

According to Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, “God is in the details.” So is description. As writers, we try to paint pictures with our words. But if you’re having a challenging writing day (or doing your Deb post at the eleventh hour), you could do what I did and marry a photographer and let him do the work for you! Here are my details – the ones that describe how…

Friday, June 11, 2010

My name is Deb Joelle and I’m a workaholic…

I might as well just admit it right here at the beginning. In regards to writing, the only discipline involved is me trying to make myself stop writing That’s right. Stop. Close up shop at the end of the day. Take a day off. Take a weekend off. Believe it or not, this has taken an immense amount of willpower along with a husband willing to kidnap my laptop. It’s…

Friday, June 4, 2010

Everything English by Deb Joelle

I fancy myself a bit of an anglophile. Now that I live in Canada, I can use the British spellings without everyone calling me pretentious or a wannabe-Brit. We even use the British pronunciations for words like process (proh-sess), scone (scawn), and basil (I have no idea how to write this phonetically). I love Brit-coms like Keeping Up Appearances and As Time Goes By and it’s not unusual for me…

Friday, May 28, 2010

And Now a Word From Deb Joelle’s Mother

Yes…that’s right. My mum is here to blog for me! Thanks, Mum. I knew I could count on you to help me out during my crazy week! I love you. Me and my mum, Linda Anthony! Joelle has asked me to write her blog this week. She always has liked to do things just a little bit differently from everyone else. (One spring, more than a few years ago, Joëlle’s…

Friday, May 21, 2010

Joelle’s Book by Deb Joelle

I figure by now you’re all probably kind of tired of hearing about my book so I was going to try to think of some clever topic twist here, but then I thought, “No. The topic this week is Joelle’s Book and I am a rule follower, so I must talk about Joelle’s book.” So here you go. Please join me in welcoming debut author, Joelle Charbonneau to The Debutante…

Friday, May 14, 2010

A Questionable Beginning by Deb Joelle

When last year’s Debs ushered us in at the beginning of our reign, one thing we were told stuck in my mind. Or it’s possible, I just made this up entirely, but go with me here. I believe we were told that if sometime along the way our brains totally turned to mush because of being debut authors we found ourselves desperately in need of a post, it would be…

Friday, May 7, 2010

Hippie Shopping by Deb Joelle

We have a wonderful place on the island called GIRO. It’s also known as “the recycle centre” or “the depot.” Basically, anything you ever want, from the most common household object to the obscurest piece of bike gear will eventually show up at GIRO. Islanders pride themselves on both dumping stuff off there, and finding steal deals. There is a saying amongst islanders that whatever you need will show up…

Friday, April 30, 2010

Reviews are Always Subjective by Deb Joelle

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley – 3.80 Someday this Pain Will be Useful to You by Peter Cameron 3.75 Front and Center by Catherine Gilbert Murdock 3.97 The Secret Year by Jennifer R. Hubbard 3.81 Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert 3.57 Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta 3.83 Dirty Little Secrets by C.J. Omololu 3.86 The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister…

Friday, April 23, 2010