Deb Kim’s Favorite Summer Reads

I’m going to share my favorite summer reads with you in pictorial format. My girls have autism and pictures are a great way to show them a schedule of what we are doing for an “at a glance” understanding. Works for me too! Summertime reads can vary – I don’t have a particular genre I prefer come summer. To be honest, going to the beach with the girls is sheer…

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Not Sure I Could Handle The All I Can Handle Movie

This week we’re talking about our books becoming movies. As the non-fic author at Deb Ball, I have a slightly different take on the possibility. On one hand, sure, I’d love for my agent to sell the movie rights. On the other hand, NO! Do I really want to see my own life on the small screen? (My rights would likely sell to TV, not Hollywood.)  Part of me says, “Yes,…

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Deb Kim Says I Like Them Big… And Stupid. OK, Not Really.

We’re talking about big ideas. So I seized the opportunity to pull the video on an old and very funny song. I do like big men. Stupid not so much! But we’re talking about ideas here – publishing ideas. I tend to agree that the a big idea is the key to a successful or at least a sellable book. If you’re going the traditional route, you first have to sign…

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Deb Kim on Goals

This week we’re supposed to inspire readers with our unique take on goals.  Oh boy. I feel like I might make people perspire as their blood pressure goes up, but inspire? That’s not easy. When I began writing, my goal was to have my novel published. One novel. One story. One main character. One goal. Hardcover, on a shelf at Barnes and Noble. When I got married, my goal was…

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Get Clocky! Time To Write with Deb Kim.

When do I find time to write? Never. When do I make time to write? When motivated by gallons of coffee, a deadline or a fit of writerly inspiration that simply can not wait. Overall, I prefer to write in the morning while the kids are in school. Every so often I’ll take my laptop to bed, but I really dislike not having the mouse at my right hand –…

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Deb Kim on Writing Advice

There’s a saying in the autism community, “When you’ve met a child with autism, you’ve met A child with autism.”  Think snowflakes – no two are alike. Same with autism, as teachers, therapists, doctors and even parents (like yours truly) learn early on in the “game.” My three girls have the same diagnosis, yet they are each very different in terms of strengths, deficits and abilities. The rules, teaching methods,…

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Deb Kim on Book Clubs

In the Fall of 1999 I joined my first and only book club in a Stepford’y neighborhood in suburban Akron/Cleveland. It was a terrific way to meet new friends, and as an avid reader, I thought it would be literarily (I made that word up, I’m a writer, I can do that) enriching.   I attended the monthly meetings and dutifully read the books, some I loved, others not so much. My…

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Deb Sarah Jio’s Violets Of March Debut Celebration!

It’s here! It’s here! Not many of us can have TWO babies in just four months – but our Deb Sarah had a beautiful boy named Colby this winter and now please join us as we welcome her debut novel The Violets of March. Congratulations, Sarah. And while Sarah’s baby keeps HER up at night, her book will keep YOU up, as you will not want to put it down, I promise…

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Breaks as Guardian Angels From Deb Kim

Congratulations to Rhonda, who won Darien Gee’s FRIENDSHIP BREADBreaks. They can be large, small and in between. They can be good (find a penny pick it up!) or bad (my mother in law broke her ankle six weeks ago and is still in the hospital with complications.) We all love to catch the good kind of break. But sometimes, we get to be the guardian angel who “throws” a break…

Wednesday, April 13, 2011