Deb Kim Says “So Long, Farewell!”

Thank you to everyone for letting me taste my first champagne here at The Deb Ball!  Good luck to the 2012 Debs. Stay in touch! I know I will. Twitter Kim Stagliano Facebook All I Can Handle So Long, Farewell The Sound of Music —

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Deb Kim and Character Flaws

In the “real world,” character flaws are a no no. That’s why they’re called flaws, correct? But on paper, characters who are not flawed will bore you to tears faster than you can say, “Pollyanna.”  Yesterday, Deb Eleanor asked a terrific question, who are your favorite characters from books. I immediately commented with, “Professor Snape, Hannibal Lecter and Madame DeFarge.”  Then I looked at my list – quite a group…

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Deb Kim’s Pictorial Book Tour

I’ve done more traveling since November 1st when my book debuted than I had in a dog’s age. Maybe even a tortoise’s age. Join me on a pictorial review of some of the highlights.  Thank you to every Mom who cajoled her husband/partner into watching the kids so she could come to my events or paid an outrageous fee to a sitter. Thanks to the fab folks at the TV stations…

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Bon Voyeurage! Set Sail with Tawna Fenske’s Making Waves!

See that horrible romance sex pun in the headline? That is why Kim is NOT the romance Debutante for 2011.  Or ever!  After all, the romance genre has to be all about swollen members (I did read that term once while a kid perusing my aunt’s books in her guest room in Miami circa 1974 or so. It scarred me for life.)   And heaving bosoms. And throbby things. Romance is…

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Stop! You Must Hop On…. Populazzi by Elise Allen!

Sorry, we’re a Dr. Seuss family and well, it just worked. Would you could you on a blog? Would you could you in the fog? If that’s someone  asking you to learn about, buy and DEVOUR Populazzi then the answer is YES! Congrats to Deb Elise on the launch of her YA/MAA (Hey, I loved the book and I’m a middle aged adult, so I think the genre is perfectly legit)…

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Dream, Baby, Dream

I dream, therefore I am. To dream is human. Dreams keep us alive, give us hope, move us forward, connect us to the past. I’ve asked other autism Moms if they have ever dreamed of their child without autism. I haven’t. I wonder why? Perhaps because my heart would break and I would not wake up.  Have you ever had a dream so real you did not want to wake…

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Voice… Choice? By Deb Kim.

I’ve been blogging for quite a few years now. I run a busy site called Age of Autism, and we moderate comments – like most blogs. There are a lot of reasons to comment mod. It keeps trolls at bay. Helps the flow of the site. Builds the theme and tone of the site. And you can use comment moderation to make sure the site is a safe haven for a…

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Deb Kim and Freedom

I probably have a different take on freedom than my fellow Debs. The Debs who have children pretty much know that when their children turn 21’ish, they will leave the nest, find jobs, perhaps get married and start their own families. The Debs who do not have kids have their own type of freedom right now. That’s not to say folks without children don’t have serious responsibilities.  For my husband…

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Deb Kim Is UnListed

My husband would like to write this post for me. It would look something like this. “If Kim tattooed a list onto her hand, she’d forget to look at it.” I’m not a complete catastrophe of organization, but I’m close.  I always have several balls in the air – don’t we all? I am a happy Deb, I run Age of Autism, I have a very lonely wife-blog that may…

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Cool Fuel from Deb Kim

Fu·el/ˈfyo͞oəl/ Verb: Supply or power (an industrial plant, vehicle, or machine) with fuel: “a big novel that is fueled by anger and revenge”. Noun: Material such as coal, gas, or oil that is burned to produce heat or power.  What fuels you? What fuels me? Interesting question. My best writing stems from a place of great emotional attachment. The emotion can be anger, indigination (righteous  baby) joy, amusement or even…

Wednesday, June 22, 2011