Fall is a four letter word

Ok, I’m gonna say it.  Many of you may not like it, some of you may even try to have me committed, but here it goes.  SEASONS   ARE   SEVERELY   OVERRATED. Yeah, yeah, hiss and groan all you want (you can even throw virtual tomatoes if it makes you feel better) but I’m pretty light on my feet, and you’ll probably miss ( na-nee-na-nee-boo-boo!)  Even though I was actually born in…

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Yes its my CAVE. You got a problem with that???

My aunt Nancy is one of my favorite people in the world.  We just “get” each other.  She knows I like my eggs deep fried, over well (with just a hint of cilantro) and I know she needs a shot of Whiskey when her ex-husband drops by for a visit.  Nancy is the youngest of my mother’s nine siblings, and has always been considered the black sheep –a title she…

Thursday, October 8, 2009

The ABC’s of Agents and Rejection….

Two things happen when I hear the word “agent.”  I either picture an old-school real estate hack sportin’ a tweed jacket wanting to show you some “listings” or I conjure up images of some smarmy guy covered in gold chains looking to rob you blind and laugh all the way to the bank.  Yes, my agent philosophy isn’t exactly a positive one, but my brain is a strange place.  I…

Thursday, October 1, 2009

News Flash, September 27th

Deb Sarah is thrilled to announce The Opposite of Me will be excerpted in Bethesda Magazine’s March/April issue! Graduate Deb Kristina is looking forward to signing copies of Real Life & Liars for Midwest booksellers at the Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association trade show in Cleveland on Oct. 3.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Does my gerbil dream??? By Deb Maria

Ok, fine, you caught me. I don’t really have a gerbil, but my son would looooove to have one,  —and name him  “Papi.”  Don’t ask me why, but my child (who is 6) digs gerbils, and I think I traumatized him the other day by telling him I once had a pet gerbil who met an awful demise when my sister didn’t notice our furry friend nuzzled deep inside her…

Thursday, September 24, 2009

News Flash, September 20th

Italian translation rights for Deb Sarah’s The Opposite of Me sold to Piemme in a pre-empt! Deb Joëlle was a runner-up over on the Guest Blog contest on agent Rachelle Gardner’s blog. Hopefully, next year sometime she’ll get to do a post about her passion – The Need To Read. Stay tuned! Graduate Deb Kristina‘s REAL LIFE & LIARS just went into second printing! Deb Sneak Peak!   Here’s What the…

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Snow Globes, Snickers, and Starbucks…by Deb Maria

                       I think the staff at my local Starbucks is trying to poison me. Maybe it’s because I always give them complicated orders (like a venti double-caff fat-free Pumpkin Latte, extra hot with extra syrup, extra cinnamon, and a recycled heat protector lest I burn my sensitive fingers) or maybe they hate me because I’ve practically moved into their store hogging the oh-so-welcoming “zen corner” on a daily basis. I…

Thursday, September 17, 2009

News Flash, September 13th

Deb Maria is inviting everyone to check out the “promo video” for her upcoming book “101 Ways to Torture Your Husband!” Click the link below to view…and make sure your computer volume is up!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_qQRG6ER_A Deb Sarah is thrilled to announce the first quote for The Opposite of Me from #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner: “Fresh and funny and satisfying. A terrific book about sisters that actually made…

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Love the smell of Elmer’s Glue in the morning…. By Deb Maria

Alright. I admit it. Glue sticks make me giddy –especially this year. Why? Here’s the long and the short of it (although  I never particularly understood that saying.. is it long or is it short??) either way I will explain. Experienced moms will laugh, new moms take notes.  I mean it.  My husband and I agreed long ago to only have one child. We decided it would be a boy,…

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Hello folks! Is this thing on????

Check, check… one, two. Hi, I’m Deb Maria. Um…can I get an engineer in here? My mic’s not working. Damn these temperamental machines. (short pause) Oh…what’s that? I’m not on the air? I’m supposed to be writing a blog? Wow, this is quite embarrassing. My apologies. (Muttering to myself.) I wish SOMEONE would tell me these things. Hmm…maybe I need an assistant…but they’d probably think I’m really annoying, and it…

Thursday, September 3, 2009