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
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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
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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
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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
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He Drinks by Deb Jennifer

The first apartment I lived in on my own was a tiny place in Berea, Kentucky.   I was maybe 20, in college, doing an off-campus semester.  I ended up in Berea in an ill-advised attempt to be closer to a girl, who, it turned out, didn’t really want to be closer to me.  But Berea was charming, full of folk artists making traditional Appalachian crafts – dulcimers, rocking chairs, woven…

Wednesday, April 4, 2007
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News Flash! April 1, 2007

Deb Jennifer Interviewed on Mia’s Blog! Deb Mia is interviewing Deb Jennifer on her blog on Tuesday, April 3, one week before the official release of PROMISE NOT TO TELL. Swing by and hear all about the book and Deb Jennifer’s inspiration for her soon-to-be bestselling novel. Plus, there’s a recipe … towards the end of the book, the character Raven, one of the few remaining members of the commune,…

Sunday, April 1, 2007
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Women of Mystery by Deb Jennifer

This week, I’m going off topic to write about a milestone in my writing life… Last Wednesday, I took part in my first author event!  And weeks before my book even comes out! I was invited to be a part of Vermont Women of Mystery, a shindig to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Sisters in Crime (a great organization dedicated to combating discrimination against women in the mystery field), at…

Wednesday, March 21, 2007
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Ghostly Voices by Deb Jennifer

My secret indulgence?  Late night AM talk radio.  The indulgence of insomniacs.  I love scanning the dial to pick up obscure little stations from far away.  Listening to the weather in Pittsburgh.  Traffic reports from New York City.  French speaking stations from across the border in Quebec.  But mostly, what I love are the call in shows.   The talk radio psychologists offering advice to the broken hearted and confused.  The…

Wednesday, March 14, 2007
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If I had a nickel for every rejection letter… by Deb Jennifer

For me, it began in the third grade.  I wrote my first story, called The Haunted Meatball.  My teacher, Mrs. Brennan, told me it was wonderful. So wonderful, in fact, that she was going to send it off to have it published in a children’s magazine.  So off went my first story, into the world.  And we waited.  We waited for weeks.  Then months.  Then one day, she took me…

Wednesday, March 7, 2007
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Making crime pay by Deb Jennifer

I have way too much of a guilty conscience to ever be a successful criminal. The only thing I ever shoplifted was a pack of Fruit Stripe gum when I was seven. My mom said she wouldn’t buy it for me, so into my pocket it went. But the thing is, when I got it home, I felt so terrible, so guilt ridden, I couldn’t bring myself to chew it….

Wednesday, February 28, 2007
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