News Flash! May 13, 2007

Deb in the City! Debutante Jennifer McMahon is coming to Manhattan! On Monday, May 21 at 6 pm, she’ll be at Mo Pitkins Bar & House of Satisfaction in the East Village for a reception and reading, along with fellow Harper debut authors Amy Bryant (POLLY) and Heather McElhatton (PRETTY LITTLE MISTAKES). If you’re in the city, or anywhere on the eastern seaboard, or have some frequent flyer miles saved…

Sunday, May 13, 2007

First book, first kid by Deb Jennifer

Although it’s not the most original analogy in the world, I’ve been thinking about how publishing a book is like having a kid.  All the anxiety beforehand, all the planning and preparation and daydreaming and wondering what it will really be like.   You stock up on diapers and cute little outfits, read all the books about feeding and sleeping.  You make lists of all the things to do to get…

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

News Flash! May 6, 2007

Debs Talking to Debs! Deb Mia is yakking it up with Deb Tish the day before THE day. Join in the conversation at Mia Musings this Monday. As for recipes, we have Jack’s substitute salad dressing from the scene where he tries to convince his son’s girlfriend that he’s a normal father. Do you really want to miss that? Friends of the Debs! The Debs are thrilled to announce that…

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Working Title by Deb Jennifer

I thought I’d go off topic today, because what I’ve been obsessing about lately isn’t astrology, but titles.  But perhaps my trouble with titles has something to do with me being a Gemini – with being moody and indecisive sometimes to the point of paralysis.  See, I’ve got a list of possible new titles for my young adult book taped up on the wall above my desk.  It’s been there for…

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Fluffy Avonside by any other name by Deb Jennifer

With all due respect to Anna (aka Benjamin), the porn name formula by which I have always sworn is name of first pet + name of the street you grew up on.  My name, by the way, would be Mumpsy Avonside.  Sexy, huh?  Okay, second pet: Fluffy.  This works much better.  Phew!   There’s also a romance novelist name formula I’ve heard of – your middle name + your mother’s maiden…

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Shivering Pomeranians, Pen Names and Ari Gold

As I write this, my basement is filling up with water. Some sort of tempest swirled up from the bowels of the stratosphere and has, apparently tipped Toronto on its side so driving rain can attack the city from the left. It’s always best to attack from the left. Remember that. I should get off the computer. That’s the thunderstorm rule. Maybe so I don’t get hit by e-shrapnel if…

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Black Balloons by Deb Jennifer

In a little over a year, I’ll be 40.  Yep, FORTY.  Back when I was a kid, a teenager, even in my twenties, this was completely impossible to imagine.  40 is where you have a party with black balloons.  Friends give you cards with pictures of tombstones and jokes about being “over the hill.” Some people avoid this by staying “39” as long as possible.  Me, I’m going to embrace 40. …

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

News Flash! April 15, 2007

Ale! Deb Anna sold the Italian rights to her book, Party Girl, which means that Italians will be able to read all about the misadventures of a ragazza facile (that’s ‘party girl’ to you and me). Debs on the Road! Deb Kristy will be in Tennessee and Kentucky this coming week. Come see her if you’re near-by! Details here… Debs on the Web!  Promise Not to Tell has the honor of being…

Sunday, April 15, 2007

The big day by Deb Jennifer

Today my little book goes into the world.  It’s funny, I thought I’d be a nervous wreck today (as I was in the weeks leading up to this moment) but really, the prevailing feeling is one of calm.  Peace even.  And extreme gratitude.  A few days back, with the help of some very wise words from Deb Anna, I had a moment of insight.   I realized that all this pre-pub…

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

News Flash! April 8, 2007

Debs Go Back For More! GOOD THINGS is in its THIRD print run and has hit the Barnes & Noble General Trade Fiction Bestseller list, TWICE! Who says you can’t ever have too much of a good thing? Another Deb Debuts!  Debutante Jennifer McMahon’s Promise Not to Tell hits the stores this Tuesday, April 10!  Yay!  Be sure to pick up a copy of the book that garnered an A-…

Sunday, April 8, 2007