Got Pearls? by Deb Jenny

Okay, so I screwed up. I thought I was supposed to write my Mother’s Day post last week. But actually I was supposed to write my inside-the-Debs post last week. Which left me with nothing to write this week because everyone else already spilled all of the gory details. But…the timing actually worked out wonderfully. Because even though I’m not going to disclose any more down and dirty details about…

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Welcome Guest Author Dallas Hudgens

I first encountered Dallas Hudgens when I moderated a panel about con-men in fiction on which he appeared for the Virginia Festival of the Book. I’m not usually inclined toward the genre, so was most pleasantly surprised to find I could not put down Dallas’ novel, SEASON OF GENE. It’s the story of a sad-sack group of scammers and wise-guys whose losing weekend baseball team is drawn into the ultimate…

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Mothering the Mothers by Deb Jenny

The idea of Mother’s Day is great in theory, though I’ve discovered in reality it’s not one that is so readily implemented. it seems that the boundaries of a give-mom-a-day-of-rest holiday for mothers aren’t exactly highly regarded in the fast-paced play-all-day-and-all-night world of kids athletics. Most Mother’s Days for me have meant traveling to yet another city for yet another soccer game—not exactly the type of R&R day I’d schedule…

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Welcome Californicating Sex & the City Guest Author Evan Handler

It’s fun to discover new authors you heretofore knew nothing about. Evan Handler is one such author. In fact I didn’t even know he was an author. I hardly knew of him as an actor, in fact. As one who rarely gets to Manhattan, I never had the good fortune to catch him in the dozens of well-reviewed Broadway shows in which he appeared. As one who lives in the…

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Welcoming Guest Author Sara Rosett

Please welcome our guest author, Sara Rosett, whose novel GETTING AWAY IS DEADLY, her third book in the mom zone mystery series about a military spouse who runs a professional organizing business, comes out this week. Sara might be slightly in touch with her protagonist’s heart, being a military wife herself, though the comparisons stop when murder comes into play. DB: Tell me a little about your book. SR: Ellie…

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

News Flash! April 27, 2008

Deb News Deb Lisa is still on tour. This week you can see her: Miami, FL Tuesday, April 29 – 6 pm Signing & Launch Party Books & Books 265 Aragon Avenue Coral Gables, Fl 33134 305-442-4408 Fort Myers, FL Thursday, May 1 – 7 pm Barnes & Noble Book Signing 13751 S Tamiami Trl, Fort Myers, FL 33912 (239) 437-0654 Sarasota, FL. Saturday, May 3 – 7 pm Launch…

Sunday, April 27, 2008

It’s Not Easy Being Green by Deb Jenny

I so very much want to be as ecologically-minded as Al Gore (well, that is when he’s not consuming vast amounts of jet fuel bopping all over the world, or hauled about in lux limos, as he spreads the word about saving the planet). Really, I do. For years, I have held my breath as spring approaches when I venture into the entrails of those enormous warehouse super saver stores…

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Out of Africa by Deb Jenny

I dreamt of Africa. Since I was a small child, I yearned to make it to the “dark continent” to see for myself the magic and mystery of such far reaches of the globe. How lucky I was that my brother-in-law got a job many years ago in Zaire, now the Democratic Republic of the Congo (a rather cruelly ironic name, considering how very un-democratic the country is). My husband…

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

News Flash! April 13, 2008

Deb News Deb Jenny will be signing copies of Sleeping with Ward Cleaver from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, April 13 at the Charlottesville, VA, Barnes & Noble. She’s appearing at a signing from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15 at the Altoona, PA, Barnes & Noble. And she’ll be returning to her hometown for the wild and wooly Romantic Times convention in Pittsburgh from Tuesday, April 15-Sunday, April 20 (where…

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Welcome Guest Author Linda Francis Lee (who knows something about ex-debutantes, evidently)

Today we’re happy to have Linda Francis Lee visit. Linda’s got the inside skinny on Debs Gone Wrong, with her latest novel, The Ex-Debutante. Now strangely, her protagonist is dismayed to have to return to Texas and take over the Debutante Ball. Ummmm…What exactly is wrong with that?! We here at the Ball find no fault in that situation… Linda has kindly offered not only a signed copy of her…

Friday, April 11, 2008