Backstory…. by Deb Sarah

In The Opposite of Me, my main character, Lindsey Rose, is struggling to maintain her own identity – not an easy thing to do, when you have a twin sister like Lindsey’s. Their backstory – the years they spent growing up together, when Lindsey’s twin Alex constantly attracted attention for her looks – informs not only Lindsey’s actions as an adult, but also contributes heavily to her sense of self….

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Deb Sarah is sad to say…

Hi Everyone, This is a really difficult post to write. I’ve so enjoyed being a part of The Debutante Ball these past months. Getting to know my fellow Debs and the readers of this blog has been thrilling, which is why I hate to have to bow out now, instead of in August, as I’d originally planned. But the fact is, promoting The Opposite of Me is gobbling up every…

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Deb Sarah’s dream bookstore..

Here’s a guest blog I wrote a while back for the fabulous blog Sheistoofondofbooks. Dawn (the “she” in that title) is the very first blogger I ever met, and she was generous enough to invite me to guest-blog on her site and then re-print my essay here. If you haven’t checked out Dawn’s blog, I urge you to do so – it’s addictive! Bookstores are maybe my favorite places on Earth….

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Luck? Deb Sarah believes it lives and breathes

I’ve broken mirrors, walked under ladders, cuddled black cats and fruitlessly searched for four-leaf clovers. Despite all these signs to the contrary, I believe I’m extremely lucky. Why? Because there isn’t much I’d change about my life. That’s not to say I don’t struggle, but I do believe the lows make you appreciate the highs that come your way. Here’s a quote I like about luck: Luck is the by-product…

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Deb Sarah’s Debut Day!

Manicure, CHECK (thanks for that tip, everyone – my nails are growing!) New outfit that isn’t stained by baby spit up, apple juice that sloshed over the top of the cup, or Starbucks coffee that I spit all over my shirt because I was so desperately in need of caffeine that I sipped it before letting it cool – CHECK! High heeled, open toed shoes – CHECK! (Also pedicure in…

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Deb Sarah loves lip-smacking words

Before I get to this week’s regularly scheduled blog, I’ve got some incredible news: #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner is offering a free, autographed copy of one of her books to anyone who pre-orders The Opposite of Me tomorrow – Wednesday, March 3! Please check Jen’s website for details. And I’m putting together a raffle with cool prizes like a camcorder and MAC cosmetics for the same…

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Deb Sarah needs help!

I have a really bad habit. Actually, I have more than one, but this bad habit is going to be on display, over and over again, as I begin book signings this month. I’m a nail-biter. Always have been, ever since I was little. That’s why I need your help. I don’t want people looking down at my poor mangled fingers when I sign their book. Yuck! So how can…

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The next book…by Deb Sarah

My next book is finished! At least, the first draft is done. I can’t believe I just typed those sentences. You see, I wrote The Opposite of Me while my two oldest boys were in school. I had lovely long stretches of time in which to drop off the kids, walk the dog, brew a pot of tea, fire up my computer, and sink into my manuscript. From typing the…

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Date night by Deb Sarah

6 p.m.: Date night officially starts in 45 minutes. Plop Trader Joe’s pizza in front of kids, plop kids in front of television, and sprint to shower. Husband is already in shower. Yell, “Are you almost done?” He yells back, “Just got in.” 6:08 p.m.: Husband still hogging shower. Turn on sink water to brush teeth, causing him to squeal as shower water turns scalding hot. Say innocently, “Oops.” “You…

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Deb Sarah’s book coverS!

The Opposite of Me almost looked very different. My novel is about twin sisters who couldn’t be more different – or so they think. My publisher, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, originally picked a cover that featured the two sisters standing next to each other, with their hair woven together into a single braid. It was an arresting picture – which might be why another publisher chose nearly the…

Tuesday, February 2, 2010