The more things change, the more they stay the same… by Founder Jennifer

Lately, I’ve been into lists.  There’s something very solid and matter-of-fact about a list.  When I make a list, I feel much less wishy-washy, more like a person who takes charge and gets stuff done. Especially if I get all fancy and have bullets.  So here then, is my list of writing-related things that have happened since my days as a Deb: My second novel, ISLAND OF LOST GIRLS, came…

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Confessions of an ex-debutante by Founder Jennifer

This is my last regularly-scheduled Saturday founder post, and I thought I’d use it to take a look at my life after being a Debutante. I have two more books coming out in spring of 2008: MY TIKI GIRL, for young adults, and ISLAND OF LOST GIRLS, my next novel for adults. My wonder-agent is working on another sale. I’m working on two new books. So Debutante-hood is definitely behind…

Saturday, December 15, 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

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

News Flash! June 3, 2007

BEA or Bust! Deb Mia won’t be flying to BookExpo American from Hawaii, but if you’re there, be sure to pick up a copy of May/June issue of The Bloomsbury Review, where GOOD THINGS is featured in the full two-page roundup of New and Notable Asian Pacific American titles in celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! Today’s the Day for Debs! PROMISE NOT TO TELL was mentioned on NBC’s Today Show Saturday…

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Polly & Pretty Little Mistakes by Deb Jennifer

Since I am pop-culturally-illiterate, it’s a good thing I have something off-topic I want to post about.  Then again, music, the 80s, and Showtime are all mentioned, so maybe it does qualify?  Anyway…. On May 21 at 6 pm, I’m going to be at Mo Pitkin’s in NYC for a reading and reception with two other Harper debut authors, Amy Bryant and Heather McElhatton (rhymes with tackle-latin, if you were…

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

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