But is it a Gelatin Capsule?

I first discovered the concept of the ‘time capsule’ in grade school, when I stayed home from school one day with a pretend-stomachache so I could sleep in, watch cartoons, and read books on my parents’ shelves, including an entire encyclopedia set of gardening books and a Time Life book on the 1930s. (The fact that I just typed that causes me to reflect in amazement that I wasn’t beat…

Friday, July 11, 2008

Newsflash, Sunday June 29

Deb News: Deb Jess is thrilled to announce that Driving Sideways is going back to press for a second printing! Also, Jess would like to thank Julie Peterson at Booking Mama for a terrific review and interview this week. Deb Danielle received three stars for her upcoming August debut of FALLING UNDER from Romantic Times. Deb Jenny would like to thank Kim Alexander for the fun interview on Fiction Nation…

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Step into the Beauty Confessional Booth by Deb Jess

When you think of the things women (and many men) do to maintain beauty, it’s fairly easy to get grossed out. Slathering mud on our faces, smearing Vaseline on our teeth, painful strategic hair removal, bleaching mustaches, waxing brows, picking, taping, dying, scribbling on our lips, brows, and eyelids with food grade crayons…I heard last weekend that people have been using Preparation H to diminish dark circles and bags beneath…

Friday, June 27, 2008

Newsflash, Sunday June 22 2008

Deb News: This week, Deb Jess was interviewed by the PKD Foundation as well as her alma mater, UW-Oshkosh. Driving Sideways made its debut as a Target Break-Out book this week as well. Also, Deb Jess will be doing her first book signing next Saturday, June 28 at Creekside Books in Cedarburg, Wisconsin from 12-2 pm. Stop by and say hi! Cedarburg is celebrating Strawberry Festival that day, so Jess…

Sunday, June 22, 2008

News Flash, June 15 (Happy Father’s Day!)

Deb News: Deb Jess is pleased to announce that despite the tornadoes, hail, torrential rains, and flash flooding, the Driving Sideways launch party was a fabulous success! Thanks to everyone who braved the weather to attend, and special thanks to the creative staff at Encore Event Planning. To see photos, visit Jess’s blog here. This week, Jess will be featured in an interview with the PKD Foundation on their website…

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Get that Post up STAT! by Deb Jess

Okay, here’s what’s going on: the city in which I live has received EIGHT inches of rain since last weekend (3 inches alone in the last few hours), and 30 city streets and major county and Interstate highways are now closed. There are COUCHES and CARS floating in flooded roads, four tornadoes have touched down in neighboring counties in the last few hours, and while my Internet connection is still…

Friday, June 13, 2008

News Flash! June 1, 2008

Deb News: In the Oshkosh, Wisconsin area on Saturday, June 7? Deb Jess would love to see you at the official Driving Sideways launch party at Encore Event Planners, 146 Algoma Blvd, from 6-9 pm. Driving Sideways and Jess were featured on Robin Bielman’s site this week–thanks Robin! And there’s still time to enter to win a signed copy at Manic Mom’s site as well as Kristabella. Deb Danielle has…

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Welcome Guest Christina Meldrum, author of MADAPPLE

We are thrilled to welcome guest Deb Christina Meldrum, author of the crossover novel Madapple (Alfred A. Knopf), a literary mystery released in May 2008 intended for older teens and adults. Madapple has received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Booklist and Kirkus Reviews and was spotlighted by Kirkus in its special edition: “Fresh Fiction: 35 Promising Debuts.” Vanity Fair also featured Madapple in its June 2008 issue as one of…

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Yes, I Guess I Do Love the 70s by Deb Jess

Over Memorial Day weekend VH1 aired a marathon of I Love the (Insert Decade Du Jour). My husband and I happened to catch I Love the 70’s Volume II, and it was just what I needed to catch my breath after a whirlwind launch week. So yes! We journeyed down memory lane with Trapper John M.D., Mr. Whipple, Frank Zappa, Kristy McNichol, and Billy Joel, to name just a few…

Friday, May 30, 2008

News Flash! May 25, 2008

Deb Jess would like to thank everyone for making the launch of Driving Sideways a memorable one! To celebrate, Jess guest-blogged with Caryn as well as the crew at Drunk Writer Talk; she was also interviewed by Shelly, Tia, Pam at Pam Writes Romance, Joanne Rendell, and Rhianna. Thanks to everyone who featured Driving Sideways on their blogs this week! Stay tuned for more stops on the Driving Sideways blog…

Sunday, May 25, 2008