Goodbye, from Deb Kerry and Random Penuin

Monday, August 26, 2013

The End. Goodbye. It’s been fun, moving on, we’ll see you around. Let’s do lunch sometime, shall we? This break up was inevitable, though – we always knew we only had a year. And what an eventful year it has been. The highlights? I was diagnosed with breast cancer, underwent a double mastectomy with reconstruction, and am now walking around with synthetic boobs. This would have been enough excitement for…

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Deb Kerry’s best friend is a Viking

Monday, August 19, 2013

My best friend is a Viking. No, not that kind of a Viking. He really isn’t much into sports. And he doesn’t look like Thor or wear a horned helmet or go on raiding missions in his warship. I call him my Viking because he’s definitely of Norse descent and his temperament is somewhat blustery and gruff, on the outside anyway. On the inside? This is a man who has…

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Deb Kerry’s Writing Journey is the Ultimate Road Trip

Monday, August 12, 2013

Road trip. Can you feel the lure? Just whisper those two words to me and I’m tempted to walk away from all of my responsibilities, pack a bag, buy some snacks, and cue up the music. My heart sings to me of  freedom, adventure, and the discovery of new and interesting places. On the contrary, heading for a specific destination on a timeline is misery. Within a couple of hours…

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Deb Kerry and The Flying Pigs

Monday, August 5, 2013

Here’s a question guaranteed to blow your mind apart: “What don’t I know?” I’m sure you see the problem with the question. In case you don’t, I’ll play Captain Obvious and point it out. If you knew what you don’t know, then you’d be well on the way to knowing it, and then you would know. So this question becomes like one of those particles that changes when you look…

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Deb Kerry is Riding Off Into the Sunset. Take Two. Or Three.

Monday, July 29, 2013

I’ve heard a lot of authors say that writing endings is easy. When people say this, I have trouble liking them, even though some of them are my friends. For me, endings are hard. All endings – in writing and real life. Yes, I know there are new beginnings every time something ends. When summer ends you get the gorgeous colors of fall. And when all the leaves fall off…

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Deb Kerry is Up a Tree with Katniss Everdeen

Monday, July 22, 2013

There’s a famous piece of writerly advice floating around the internet, which says, more or less: “Get your characters up a tree and throw rocks at them.” I can’t remember where it originated, although I think it might have been Stephen King. Wherever it came from, this bit of advice is all well and good for characters in a book, but what about those times when you start to feel…

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Random Penguin Goes Ninja for Claws of the Cat

Monday, July 15, 2013

Back in January, Random Penguin paid a visit to Susan Spann’s house in California. He hung out with the fish in her aquarium and met her cat, Oobie. More importantly, he heard about her mystery novel, Claws of the Cat, and developed a serious case of hero worship for the main character, Hiro Hattori. “Perhaps I, too, could become a Ninja,” thought Random Penguin. “Though I could never be as smart or…

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Happy Birthday Week to The Good Luck Girls of Shipwreck Lane

Monday, July 8, 2013

I am honored to kick off launch week for Deb Kelly Harms and her delightful debut The Good Luck Girls of Shipwreck Lane, releasing tomorrow, July 9. This is not a fantasy novel, and yet Kelly Harms has created magic. Not the magic of faery or wizards or the conjuring of spells, but the sort of magic we’re all familiar with. Have you ever made a wish on a falling…

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For Deb Kerry, There Is No Home Improvement Needed

Monday, July 1, 2013

I’m supposed to write a post about home improvement. But you know what? It’s hot and sticky and I don’t own an air conditioner. What would improve my home at the moment would be a pool. Or maybe just a pitcher of margaritas. We don’t live fancy here. Deb Kelly’s soon-to-be-released (and totally fun and awesome) novel, The Good Luck Girls of Shipwreck Lane, features a gorgeous house with this…

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Deb Kerry Prefers Books to Movies – Most of the Time

Monday, June 24, 2013

In general, I’m more into books than movies. Not that I have anything against movies, you understand. I love my Star Wars films as much as the next gal (as long as we’re talking the original three). A good romantic comedy every now and then is good for my soul, and sometimes there is nothing like watching a good knock-down dra- out shoot ’em up-and-beat ’em senseless story on the…

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