Things That Make You Go Hmmm … or Mmmm …. by Deb Mia

I love writing posts, but there are times when a picture says a thousand words … Really, the hair gods spared no one … and yes, I did notice that my seventh grade hair barely fits into the frame of the picture … thank you for noticing! Of course I have conveniently excluded about, oh 26 years of bad haircuts as well, but there’s a limit to the amount of…

Thursday, February 15, 2007
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Today’s the Day – GOOD THINGS in Bloom by Deb Mia

I’d like to start today, February 6, 2007, with this quote: “Everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.” Robert Louis Stevenson The journey that resulted in today’s official publication of GOOD THINGS: A NOVEL, started over 30 years ago. That journey has been marked by fits and starts, surges and lulls. Finite moments of exhilaration, but more commonly, disappointing moments of self-sabotage, occasional jealousy, and…

Tuesday, February 6, 2007
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News Flash!

A full dance card this week for The Debutante Ball! DEBUT! Honored guests, the time has finally arrived. Debutante Mia King’s Good Things officially debuts on Tuesday! Visit her beautiful new website and her Debutante Ball Page to read all about it, enter her fabulous contests, and hear what the reviewers are saying! Romance Reviews Today just weighed in with: For a debut novel well worth your time, give GOOD…

Sunday, February 4, 2007
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That’s Ms. Femme Fatale to You by Deb Mia

Let me start by saying that I don’t think the label of “Femme Fatale” is appropriate for a high school student. Come on: they’re not allowed to drink, they’ve just started driving, they can’t vote, they can’t play the lottery. And, as the mother of a young daughter, I really don’t think they should be dating. The moral compass in this country is heading south, and I really don’t think…

Thursday, February 1, 2007
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Good in Bed by Deb Mia

I do my best work in bed. Really. This isn’t to say that I can’t write in other places, like my desk, for instance. Or the library. Or on the backs of crumbled pieces of random paper while waiting in line at the grocery store. I’ve scribbled dialogue on airplane barf bags, come up with new scenes in the middle of a restaurant (where I had to excuse myself to…

Thursday, January 18, 2007
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News Flash!

We have two very exciting things to tell you about today! Debut Page! First, we are pleased to offer The Debutante Ball readers a brand spanking new page. Mia King’s Good Things is our first debut, and we’ve honored it with its very own page. You can get there from here, or from the new category on the sidebar at right. We hope you’ll drop by and join us in…

Sunday, January 14, 2007
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January 7 News Flash!

Oh, Canada! Deb Tish Cohen just sold Canadian rights to WILL THE REAL ZOE LAMA PLEASE STAND UP?, the sequel to The Invisible Rules of The Zoe Lama to HarperCollins Canada. Today Canada, Tomorrow the World! Grog Friends Giving It Up For The Debs! Seize a Daisy’s Larramie  will be featuring Mia King and her debut Good Things on her fabulous blog tomorrow! Do drop by. Good Things is the…

Sunday, January 7, 2007
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Happy Year of The Debs! And a News Flash…

Debs in Print! The February edition of Writer’s Digest (Janet Evanovich on cover) features Mia King and Good Things in the First Impressions column under “More Notable Debuts,” page 29. Go grab a copy at your nearest bookstore. Congratulations, Mia! The Debutante Ball in the New York Times! Well, okay, it’s not our debutante ball, but fun to read anyway. Thanks to sharp-eyed Larramie for finding it! New Contest! Remember,…

Monday, January 1, 2007
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The Roommate That Launched 100,000 Words by Deb Mia

Deidre McIntosh, the 40-something cooking-and-lifestyle maven of my debut novel, GOOD THINGS, is my second protagonist. Third, if you want to nit pick, since my first unpublished novel, TERRACOTTA WOMEN, flipped between the POV of two sisters, Anna and Amelia Chi (Deb Anna, how’s that for a small world?!). We won’t get into the whoosie-whatsit of that book, but suffice it to say that I exorcised a few demons with…

Thursday, December 21, 2006
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