Deb Sarah vs. The Mac…

I usually write these blogs a week ahead of time, just to be safe. You see (cue knife-shrieking music as we enter into the “nightmare” portion of this post), my computer terrifies me. And like dogs and bees, my computer can smell fear. Most of the time my Mac is content to simply demonstrate its dominance by correcting my spelling with a superior sigh, or showing me a better word…

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Bestselling author Beth Harbison talks about old loves and new lipstick

  If you can’t find Beth Harbison by her computer, penning another bestseller, you’ll probably be able to locate her at the Sephora makeup counter. Beth knows her makeup — and she also knows how to write compulsively readable novels. Her book Shoe Addicts Anonymous hit the New York Times bestseller list, and won praise from readers and critics alike. To learn more about Beth and her latest book, Hope In…

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Deb Sarah talks about the joys of writing… at Chuck E. Cheese

My workspace? Sometimes it’s my minivan, when I’m parked outside school and I’ve got 15 minutes before the doors open and my kids come racing out, backpacks flying and sneakers pounding against the pavement. Sometimes it’s in my bed, late at night, with my husband and black lab, Bella, snoring in harmony next to me. And sometimes I knock out a page or two at Chuck E. Cheese while kids…

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Bestselling author Lisa Tucker reveals the story behind her book

Lisa Tucker burst onto the publishing scene with a gorgeous debut, The Song Reader, and now her books are sold in twelve countries. Her fifth novel, The Promised World, published by Atria Books on Sept. 1, is also winning rave reviews. Booklist calls it “A masterfully told story that delves deep into the human psyche and examines the frailty of the human mind after a tragedy and the powerful, lifelong impact…

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Deb Sarah chats about Labor Day

When I hear the words “Labor Day,” my first instinct is to scream “epidural!”  Oh, sorry – you meant the other kind of Labor Day?  I love Labor Day (the one unrelated to childbirth, I mean). This week, my two older boys head back to school, which means no more screams of “He bit me!” and no more burping contests at the lunch table (note to self: Maybe I should…

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The 2010 Debs’ First Guest – Carolina De Robertis

The 2010 Debs are proud to welcome Carolina De Robertis as our very first guest. Carolina’s debut novel, The Invisible Mountain, published on Aug. 25 by Knopf, has won the kind of praise every author dreams about. The novel is “extraordinary,” (Publishers Weekly), “incantatory” (Elle magazine) and “exceptional” (Booklist). Please check out Carolina’s website to learn more about her and the story behind her book. Q: Tell us a bit…

Saturday, September 5, 2009

So nice to meet you!

Hi, I’m Deb Sarah. I have to confess, I feel a bit naked and exposed standing up here on stage in front of you for the first time, knowing you’re looking me up and down and checking me out. Oh my God… you’re staring at my thighs, aren’t you? Quick, a distraction! Let me tell you about myself: I’m a former newspaper reporter and current mother of three young boys…

Tuesday, September 1, 2009