Memory Lane By Deb Anna

I have an excellent memory for entirely useless things. I remember telling a family friend that my favorite TV show was Underdog when I was about four. I recall being absolutely enamored of a bruise my friend had on her leg in kindergarten. I remember wearing the same dress as my friend the first day of first grade, but I was wearing it backwards (my mom was back at work,…

Monday, July 23, 2007

The End of An Era By Deb Anna

I used to be thoroughly mystified by people who had trouble with things ending. Whether it was the end of a play date, summer, movie, camp or school year, I always felt as if whatever it was had more than run its course. I loved my grammar school but didn’t understand the wracking sobs of my friends as they hugged me and didn’t let go. On the last day of…

Monday, July 16, 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

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

Big Apple Bite By Deb Anna

Yikes, here I go writing off topic again. I’m winding up a week in New York that I spent publicizing my book. I was tempted to write that I’m winding up my New York book tour, but the fact is, I got myself here (using mileage, but still), paid for my hotel room and booked most of my own media appearances. Just a few tiny words can change the meaning,…

Sunday, July 1, 2007

News Flash! July 1, 2007

PARTY This Summer! The Hartford Courant included Deb Anna’s PARTY GIRL in their piece, “Good Bets for a Storied Summer” while USA Today featured the book in a “Summer Sizzlers” article, calling the protagonist “quick-witted” and excerpting a section. PARTY in New York! While in Manhattan, Deb Anna did an interview with Galleycat and The Live Desk on Fox News. More GOOD THINGS! The Chico Enterprise-Record called GOOD THINGS a…

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Life Changes by Deb Anna

Well, I haven’t gone off topic for a while and given that I’m leaving for New York in just a few hours and my usual pre-flight did-I-pack-right-will-my-cats-go-on-hunger-strikes-with-me-gone-and-what-if-I-get-strip-searched-at-the-airport level of anxiety making me draw a complete blank on the topic of wind, I figured I’d write a bit about the way my life has changed since my book came out. In short, it hasn’t. I don’t mean this to sound remotely…

Monday, June 25, 2007

News Flash! June 24, 2007

Hip Hip Hurra! GOOD THINGS just sold foreign rights to Germany! Guest Blogger! Debut author Amanda Ashby (YOU HAD ME AT HALO – NAL August 2007) will be guest blogging this Thursday. Stop by and say “kia ora” (hi in Maori) – Amanda hails from New Zealand, Deb Mia’s favorite islands next to her own! More PARTY People! called Deb Anna’s protagonist in PARTY GIRL “quite possibly the most…

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Message in the Sky by Deb Anna

The other day, I was walking home from a friend’s house on a beautiful day. The cliche about L.A. is true — nobody walks, even when it’s just a few blocks, even though we’re all obsessed with exercise. Point is, this was an unusual thing to be doing. While I was walking, I looked up in the sky and saw that a plane was writing a message. I became immediately…

Monday, June 18, 2007

News Flash! June 17, 2007

Still PARTYing! A Q&A with Deb Anna ran in’s “Quote This!” section, Eonline wrote about PARTY GIRL in their Cool Stuff section, and Mediabistro gave her Book Soup book party a thumb’s up; Debutantes Love Librarians!  So Deb Jennifer is going to the 2007 ALA Conference in Washington DC!  On Monday June 25th, she’ll be signing books and meeting folks at the Harper Perennial booth from 10am-11am and then…

Sunday, June 17, 2007