And For the Last Time: by Deb Kristy

So this is it. The Last Dance. Okay, technically, it’s not really the LAST dance, just the last one as an actual Debutante. I and my fellow 2007 Debs are turning, like Jess Riley’s little caterpillars turned into monarch butterflies, into Founders. If you regular readers (god bless ya!) are having anxiety attacks at the mere thought of being without your favorite Deb, have no fear, we’ll each be here…

Saturday, August 4, 2007

News Flash! July 29, 2007

Debs as Mentors…sort of! Deb Kristy’s words of wisdom are featured in The New Writer’s Handbook 2007, the inaugural edition of a new annual collection of articles to refresh and upgrade any writer’s skills, with advice on craft and career development. It offers an eclectic mix of expert how-tos, short pieces on creativity, marketing, and professional issues, and other insights on being a successful writer today. Of course Deb Kristy’s bit,…

Sunday, July 29, 2007

I’m Gonna Live Forever by Deb Kristy

Our topic this week was “Memories.” All I can think of when I hear that word is the movie Fame and the audition of pathetic little Doris Fenseker, in which she earnestly eeks out…”The Way We Were.” Such is the nature of memory. It plays tricks on us. It makes us believe we lived through something one way, when, in fact, it was another way. It gets you lost in the town you grew up…

Saturday, July 28, 2007

News Flash! July 22, 2007

Are you hungry yet? Deb Mia and a GOOD THINGS recipe is featured in The Write Ingredients: Recipes From Your Favorite Authors. Compiled by New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster, the book features over 90 of your favorite authors to create a book of tasty treats. Pick up your copy today and bon appétit! Friends in the News! Pat Wood, author of Lottery has been a busy media mogul. Check out…

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Angsting on Ending by Guest Renee Rosen

We have a divine guest blogger today. Debut author Renee Rosen is joining us to talk about endings and getting through them with your sanity intact. Renee’s novel, Every Crooked Pot is the semi-autobiographical, coming of age tale of a girl on the outside looking in.  Chosen a Hot Summer Read by the Chicago Tribune, Renee’s novel has garnered praise from NYT Bestselling authors like Sara Gruen and is currently on the…

Saturday, July 21, 2007

News Flash! July 15, 2007

PARTY On In the current issue, Tampa Bay Illustrated calls Deb Anna’s PARTY GIRL a novel with “lots of buzz,” praising it for its “candid, fresh style.” And Romantic Times gave the book four stars, calling it “funny, real and poignant,” while Booklist declared that “fans of Candace Bushnell and Jane Green will lap up…this summer’s beach read.” Deb Friend’s Blogging! Workin’ the dream author Scott Johnson has entered the…

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Here I Am, Stuck In The Middle by Deb Kristy

Ahhh, the middle, the ever-expanding, what-the-hell-is-happening-here middle. I am not talking about my waistline. That’s a whole other post. (How does ten pounds attach itself to you that quickly, anyway?) Rather, I am, right now, smack in the middle of writing my new book. And while the middle is growing, the plot is not. I am, in other words, writing a whole load of (do NOT fill in the blank…

Saturday, July 14, 2007

News Flash! July 8, 2007

PARTY On You can see and hear some of the press Deb Anna’s been doing to promote PARTY GIRL — check her out on Hannity & Colmes here and listen to her interview with KMOX here (scroll to the middle of the page). Also check out the New York Post‘s review of PARTY GIRL, which praises Deb Anna for managing to “eloquently and humorously unveil what could be a new…

Sunday, July 8, 2007

How’d THAT Happen?! by Deb Kristy

Apparently it is Saturday. Yes, I know that doesn’t come as a shock to most of you, but for me, well, let’s just say panic set in at about 9:42 a.m. for me once I realized it. I have done the unthinkable…I’ve forgotten to post. I have my excuses, as do we all, and most of them are valid, but my biggie, my bird in the hand really, is that…

Saturday, July 7, 2007

The Winds of Change, A Very Serious Essay by Deb Kristy

So, this week’s topic was wind. The smart ass in me (oh, and that’s about 97%) was dying to write something pithy about breaking wind, but then I decided that my definition of “pithy” was more “eight-year-old boy potty humor” than sophisticatedly amusing and I scrapped it. So, what’s a Southerner left to blog about with a topic like that? Oh, yes, five bucks to you all. It is SO Gone…

Saturday, June 30, 2007