Deb Kelly’s Favorite Lists of Favorite Books

Friday, June 14, 2013

I never, ever, not since the day I was born, have hurt for new books to read. I have them in every room of the house, upstairs and down, and sometimes when I am too lazy to get up I just pick up my nook and find another bazillion titles waiting for me. When I was a newborn my mom read the complete works (there are a lot of them)…

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The Deb Ball Welcomes Liane Moriarty

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Liane Moriarty is the author of the wildly popular What Alice Forgot and THE HYPNOTIST’S LOVE STORY out in paperback this month from Berkley. It’s a captivating page-turner about how complicated love can be—especially when your new boyfriend is being stalked by a former love. With her trademark wit and penetrating insight into the human heart, Moriarty explores the crazy things we all do when navigating through treacherous relationship waters….

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Deb Kelly Trusts Readers Will Keep On Making New Readers…

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

If there is one thing you can count on with the book business, it is that it is always one last dying gasp away from The End. Or so I’ve been told, by reliable sources, since I was 14 years old. I’m not 14 anymore (snarf), but the book business still hasn’t managed to die. It’s not from lack of trying. Some days I think publishers and bookstores (never writers,…

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Deb Kelly Digresses…

One thing I think a lot of people get mixed up when talking about writing is the difference–there is one, and it’s big–between Motivation and Permission. I was one of those people when I first graduated from college. Whenever I would read a successful book that I didn’t love as much as the general reading public, I was outraged. “Who,” I would wonder, “gave this yahoo permission to write a…

Wednesday, May 29, 2013
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Deb Kelly on Arts OR Crafts

Lately I’ve been in deep think about the term “Women’s Fiction.”  This is a description that I have used comfortably for years, without giving it much thought. It blankets thousands and thousands of books for which there is, to my knowledge, no other accepted genre terminology, and does exactly what a descriptive term is supposed to do, which is to say, leaves plenty of room to grow and stretch and…

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
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Deb Kelly Picks THE GLASS WIVES…

… for my imaginary book club! I’m not in any real book clubs because I’m terrible at it. I only read the books I pick myself, and even when someone else’s pick sound terrific, I tend to buy the book and forget about it until the night before, at which point I read the book club questions in the back in a frenzy planning to fake it. Then at the…

Wednesday, May 15, 2013
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Covers Deb Kelly Would Die For

For some reason I find it impossible to avoid hyperbole in my post titles. And everything else, for that matter. Universe: please do not kill me over this cover. Anyhoo… if we’re just meeting for the first time, I wrote this book, see, and it has THE WORLD’S MOST GORGEOUS COVER. Here it is. If you don’t like it, you are cray. That is to say so crazy you cannot…

Wednesday, May 8, 2013
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The Debutante Ball Welcomes Marci Nault!

We are excited to be sharing the blog with Marci Nault today. Marci is the author of THE LAKE HOUSE, available next week everywhere books are sold. She’s also the creator of 101dreamscometrue.com, an inspiring site that will have you dreaming of life lists and wondering what you might be capable of reaching for–not someday but today. Today, Marci shares a very inspiring reflection on her debut process and the…

Saturday, May 4, 2013
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Secrets and Lies

I have secrets.  Deep dark… nah–just kidding. I can’t keep my own secrets–only other people’s. By now you have probably figured that out. But here’s something you may not know that I can spill today: My book has a huge secret in it. It may seem like it’s about winning a dream home and the stuff inside it, or falling in love with Maine and the world outside, and it…

Wednesday, May 1, 2013
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