News Flash, January 18

The Little Giant of Aberdeen County has been chosen as the inaugural book pick for the Twitter Mom’s Book Club! If you’re a mom and you Twitter, join in the reading fun! Deb Tiffany will be appearing at A Great, Good Place for Books in Oakland, CA on 22 January at 7:00 PM. If any of you are in the East Bay, come stop by and say hi! Ex Deb…

Sunday, January 18, 2009

News Flash, November 23

Deb Meredith received her first review from Kirkus, which called Posed for Murder “well-plotted”. Deb Gail was a guest blogger at The Good Girls Kill for Money Club and Murderati this week talking about CANCER IS A BITCH. Deb Gail also blogged about “10 Tips for Beauty from the Inside Out” this week. She’s also doing readings and signing books this weekend at the Madison Women’s Expo in Madison, Wisc….

Sunday, November 23, 2008

News Flash, November 2

Deb Gail is profiled on Literary Mama this month. She is a keynote speaker at the Breast Cancer Recovery Conference on Saturday November 8th in Madison, Wisconsin and will also be conducting a workshop on hope and healing through creative writing. On Wednesday November 5th she will be on NPR “In the Morning with Bonnie Grice.” Deb Eve is reading graduate Deb Jenny’s SLEEPING WITH WARD CLEAVER. It’s delightful! Deb…

Sunday, November 2, 2008

News Flash, October 19

We experienced some technical difficulties Thursday and Friday, but we’re back online! So be sure to check out Deb Tiffany’s post: “The Hard and the Sweet” and Deb Eve’s post: “Sweet and Soggy Days”. Deb Tiffany was recently interviewed by Publishers Weekly for a Q and A feature. Look for it in an upcoming issue. Also, she is happy to report that The Little Giant of Aberdeen County will be…

Sunday, October 19, 2008

News Flash, October 12

Deb Eve’s First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria has been chosen as a 2009 Reading Group Choices selection. Deb Gail has lots of news this week! Monday October 13th Gail will be on Chicago’s WGN-TV Noon News. On Tuesday she will doing a live chat on at 7pm CST. On Wednesday she will be speaking at an author event called “Body, Mind and Spirit Connection” (sponsored by Harry Schwartz…

Sunday, October 12, 2008

News Flash, October 5

We at the Ball were thrilled with the response to Joanne Rendell‘s guest post last week which quoted a frustrated Nathaniel Hawthorne, thus: “America is now given over to a damned mob of scribbling women.” We set up a CafePress store featuring T-shirts and other items that declare our pride in being Damned Scribbling Women (or, for the guys, Equal Opportunity Readers). Thanks Joanne for the inspiration, and the store…

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Cancer is a Bitch- but Gail isn’t by Deb Eileen

Writing is a funny thing. It isn’t like other jobs where you share a cubicle wall with someone. You don’t have a lunch room or an official holiday party where you can drink to much and end up photocopying your bum. As a writer- if you “borrow” office supplies you’re really just taking them from yourself, which sort of reduces the thrill. Writing involves a lot of people- but in…

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Thank You, Gail … by Deb Jess Riley

Gutsy. Brave. Honest. Funny. (“Fuck you, Joan Didion.” “Eat a lot of red dye.”) True. Damn good writing…magnificently written. All of these were thoughts–some redundant, none adequately capturing quite what I feel–that I scribbled while reading Gail Konop-Baker’s amazing debut memoir, Cancer is a Bitch. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Gail, and she’s just as honest, funny, and true as her writing. She’s also incredibly kind, gentle, and generous….

Friday, October 3, 2008

Ugh. Cancer. By Deb Lisa Daily

Ugh. Cancer. That’s what I thought the first time I heard about Gail Konop Baker’s debut memoir, CANCER IS A BITCH (Or, I’d rather be having a midlife crisis.) I have a number of friends who are breast cancer survivors. Several of my great aunts, women I loved and admired were afflicted with various forms of cancer. I do the walk every October, donate whenever someone asks me to, offer…

Wednesday, October 1, 2008