Open Windows by Deb Tish

I have a theory. There are air conditioning people and there are open window people. I’m into open windows. To me, there’s nothing more irritating than waiting for the warmth of summer, only to return to shivery temperatures in overly air conditioned stores, banks, movie theaters. Thankfully, my husband is an open window guy. We open up the house as soon as it’s warm enough in May and keep it open…

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

The Smell of Summer by Deb Tish

For me, nothing evokes magical childhood summers like the smell of an old house, especially that of a smoker. My sister and I spent summers at our grandparents’ place. Each year, she and I would board a propeller plane without parents and fly an hour to Hamilton, Ontario, where our grandfather waited in the tiny airport, smoking homemade unfiltered cigarettes and beaming. These summers were delicious with danger. Every day began at the…

Tuesday, June 19, 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

Laura Lippman’s Latest by Deb Jennifer

The topic this week is What am I reading and why should you care? — at least I think it is.  Let me start by saying that I just finished Deb Tish’s TOWN HOUSE — but since it goes without saying that it’s an amazing book and you should run right out and buy a copy, I thought I’d write about another recent read: WHAT THE DEAD KNOW by Laura Lippman.  From…

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

My Mystery Seatmate by Deb Tish

By the time you’re reading this post, I’m probably headed to New York where I’ll meet Patry Francis, author of The Liar’s Diary for an almost-week of book-related antics. Tuesday night, 7 pm, May 29th, Patry and I have an event at Borders at Park Ave. and 57th that will be attended by at least one person–my therapist. She’s already informed me she’ll be late–a good therapist always manages a patient’s expectations….

Monday, May 28, 2007

News Flash! May 27, 2007

DEB DEBUT! It’s Party time! Please join us in congratulating Debutante Anna David, whose novel Party Girl now has its very own debut page on The Ball. Stop over, learn more about Anna and the book, and snap one up for yourself. Congratulations, Anna! Viral Video Alert! Be sure to check out the viral video for Deb Anna’s PARTY GIRL. You are then both strongly encouraged to feel the nearly…

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Chasing the Finish Line by Deb Tish

I think this week’s topic is The Writer’s Life. Which I’m wrestling with. This writer needs to reorganize her writers life now that her book has launched. Why? Because this writer is something of an obsessive type. I like to throw myself into a writing-related task with every speck of energy I have, agonize over it, complete it, then look around for the next task. In other words, I’m all…

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

News Flash! May 20, 2007

Deb Postcard Contest! With only two more Debs to go, the Deb Postcard Contest is on once again! Check out our Contest page to enter! Debs on Film! New Line Cinema has hired a screenwriter to adapt Eileen Cook’s Unpredictable. This takes us one step closer to having to figure out what to wear to the Oscars. No reason we can’t start obsessing already. Have Faith in your Debs! Deb…

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Fly Girl by Deb Tish

Ever since 9/11, I’ve been especially uninterested in flying. It gave me great peace of mind to know I had no plans to go anywhere beyond a day’s drive or train ride. So when my LA publicist suggested launching Town House from out West, my knees went weak. I would have to board a plane. To ease back into flying, my husband and I made a quick trip to New York…

Tuesday, May 15, 2007