Deb Tawna can’t get enough of the great outdoors

We’ve been talking about the great outdoors all week, and after following the other Debs’ posts on the subject, I can say I’m probably the outdoor junkie of the bunch. I’m obsessed with being outside. I love hiking, biking, kayaking, camping, snowshoeing, and about a dozen other pursuits I adore primarily because I get to be outdoors when I do them. In the warmer months, I eat outside every chance…

Friday, April 8, 2011

Deb Tawna’s in the bath with a glass of wine and Giancarlo

I’ll admit it – I was skeptical when eReaders first hit the market. There’s something about the holding a real book in your hands, savoring the heft of the cover in your palms, pausing to lick your finger and turn a page. Did I really want to give that up? Then I got a Kindle for my birthday. At last, I understood. I don’t think of my eReader as a…

Friday, April 1, 2011

The Debutante Ball welcomes Kristan Higgins (+ win a copy of her new release!)

The Debutante Ball is squealing with delight over having renowned romantic comedy author Kristan Higgins here to take a stylish twirl around the dance floor. Kristan Higgins is a USA Today bestselling author and two-time winner of the RITA Award from Romance Writers of America. Her romantic comedies have been published in many languages and on four continents, which is quite thrilling to the author, who lives in her small…

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Title Deb Tawna’s book and win an advance copy!

We’ve been talking about social media all week at the Debutante Ball, and I’m thrilled to tell you that we’re going to put it to good use right here, right now. Excited? Don’t pee. It’s no secret in publishing that book titles can change for a variety of strategic reasons. Sourcebooks, Inc. is publishing my debut romantic comedy in August, and in an effort to make sure we have the…

Friday, March 25, 2011

Deb Tawna loves getting lucky

We’re talking about luck this week, and as the romance author of the group, I may have a different notion of “getting lucky” than my fellow Debs. My brain contains an endless list of euphemisms for carnal relations, but “getting lucky” always struck me as an odd one. I picture a guy wearing boxer briefs stuffed with four-leaf clovers, and then I get all ooged out about hygiene and it…

Friday, March 18, 2011

Deb Tawna lusts for previously-loved books

I’m currently on the Hawaiian island of Kauai enjoying a little sun, sand, and gawking at shirtless men relaxation. I even get to pretend it’s an important business trip, assuming “business” means reading Deb Elise’s fabulous book Populazzi on the beach and visiting a bookstore to research this week’s Debutante Ball blog topic. The latter wasn’t just any bookstore. Talk Story on the Hawaiian island of Kauai is actually the…

Friday, March 11, 2011

Deb Tawna’s favorite writing oops

Typos make me giggle. OK, I don’t giggle as much when they’re on the front page of a glossy newsletter that just completed 150,000 copy print run, but I still try to find the humor when I can. One of my favorite typos of all times happened years ago when I was working as a newspaper reporter in Montana. I was proofreading an article about a guest speaker coming to…

Friday, March 4, 2011

Deb Tawna has her basic needs met online

We’re supposed to be sharing our favorite websites this week, but friends suggested this isn’t the appropriate time for me to be honest. It’s a family-friendly blog, after all. In all seriousness (or not) I have several go-to websites for the basic necessities in life: When I want to laugh: Damn You Auto Correct is the site I visit when I want gut-twisting, tear-producing laughter in 30 seconds or less….

Friday, February 25, 2011

Deb Tawna’s true love tastes delicious

We’re blogging about love this week, so naturally, I need to talk about the McDonald’s Egg McMuffin. My feelings for the Egg McMuffin border more on lust than love, but since I’m a romance author, I’m licensed to combine the two. I’m a chronically healthy eater 99.9% of the time. I stock up on whole grains and devour healthy portions of fruits and vegetables. I don’t eat much candy or…

Friday, February 18, 2011

Deb Tawna is easily amused

We’re blogging about the muse this week, and I have to confess, I feel a little left out. Other writers talk about the muse and I picture some stiletto-heeled vixen hovering in their subconscious with a grammar guide and a whip she uses to gesture at the computer screen. “You really must move that sentence over there, dahling.” I don’t have a muse like that (though I do have plenty…

Friday, February 11, 2011