Oh, Canada by Deb Joelle

While you were all rushing around trying to meet that April 15th tax deadline, I was basking in the glory that I live in Canada now. Deadlines schmeadlines. This is how I spent my week. Eating cake. Sleeping. Walking in the Enchanted Forest. Talking on the phone to my mum. Listening to the Cubs on the radio. Knitting. Sleeping some more. Reading with the cat. Chopping firewood. Twittering. Hanging out…

Friday, April 16, 2010

Info Dump by Deb Joelle

The thing I’ve found about back story is everyone has their own and theirs is always worse than yours. About ten or fifteen years ago, I was taking the recycling out of the car when the hydraulic hinge gave way and the hatch fell on me, hitting me across the soft part under my shoulder blade. I think it was the most painful thing that ever happened to me. However,…

Friday, April 9, 2010

Welcome to author Susan Juby!

Welcome to YA and Adult author, Susan Juby. Susan Juby was born in a small, BC town. She now lives in a medium sized town on Vancouver Island with her husband, her dog. Her horse lives nearby. You can sometimes see her walking around. “I’m married and my husband James and I live in Nanaimo, on Vancouver Island with our dog, Frank, and an assortment of guppies. Please note that…

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Have you ever wanted to %@$^ an editor? Here’s how by Deb Joelle

Yes, it’s true, I have annoyed an editor (probably more than one, but this is one incident I know about for sure). I don’t suggest you try it. Here’s the deal. I’m not that into April Fool’s jokes because I don’t like to be mean-spirited and playing them, even harmless ones, makes me feel bad. However, give a girl a website… Yes, I admit, I posted a joke post on…

Friday, April 2, 2010

Please don’t throw produce, but…by Deb Joelle

Please don’t throw any rotten tomatoes at me, but, and I know it’s sacrilege for a writer to admit this, but I generally don’t enjoy bookstores. I know, I know…now bookstores across the country are putting a big black mark next to my name, but WAIT, let me explain. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE bookstores for other people, but after a few minutes in a bookstore, I begin to sort of…

Friday, March 26, 2010

Luck + some more luck by Deb Joelle

I think this video says it all (if you let it load for a minute before watching it, it works better. Sorry about that!). Sarah also stars in my book trailer and she and Victor recorded several songs and tunes from Restoring Harmony (she sings too!). The tunes and trailer will be available on my website in April. Sarah has been invited to compete at the Canadian Grand Masters in…

Friday, March 19, 2010

Let’s Play a Game, Shall We? by Deb Joelle

Okay, everyone, in recognition of the release of Deb Sarah’s book, The Opposite of Me, we’re going to play a little game. You’ll need a piece of paper and a pen (or the ability to live with yourself if you would rather cheat). Now, what I want you to do, is read each word (or group of words) below, and write down the opposite. For example: Sample word: Hate Opposite:…

Friday, March 12, 2010

Rhymes with…by Deb Joelle

When I set out on this exciting writing endeavour I sought fame and glory to last me forever. Back in the dark ages, long before thoughts of the web I had nothing published and no dreams of ever being a Deb I plodded on, in my solitary pursuit With not a soul to talk to, I might as well have been mute. Times weren’t like now, where by just hitting…

Friday, March 5, 2010

Bad Habits? Who me? By Deb Joelle

I don’t really have any bad habits so I thought I’d tell you my husband’s ten worst habits. I’m sure he won’t mind. He’s really, really crabby if you wake him up. Especially in the morning, but he’s basically IMPOSSIBLE to live with after one of his marathon naps. Give him a wide berth, ‘cause he’s pretty much grumpy for the rest of the day. He’s always cutting or nicking…

Friday, February 26, 2010

What was the topic again? by Deb Joelle

Last week, I sat down to do my Deb post on deadlines. Then I double checked the topic and saw we’d already done deadlines and the actual topic was love. This week, I sat down to write my Deb post on deadlines. And then I got a sense of déjà vu and sure enough, we’ve already done deadlines. Anyone care to guess what March 1st, is for me? Yep. The…

Friday, February 19, 2010