Beauty Products I Can’t Live Without by Deb Gail

Lots of water Lots of fresh fruit and vegetables Salmon and avocado Dark chocolate Limited caffeine, alcohol, salt, white sugar and well, most anything white Limited sun exposure Working up a full body sweat every day (either running or yoga or often both) Standing on my head every day Sex At least 7 hours of sleep All organic lotions and cleansers made by Eminence (I used to not worry about…

Monday, June 23, 2008

Get that Post up STAT! by Deb Jess

Okay, here’s what’s going on: the city in which I live has received EIGHT inches of rain since last weekend (3 inches alone in the last few hours), and 30 city streets and major county and Interstate highways are now closed. There are COUCHES and CARS floating in flooded roads, four tornadoes have touched down in neighboring counties in the last few hours, and while my Internet connection is still…

Friday, June 13, 2008

My Hot 20 by Deb Danielle Younge-Ullman

For me, talent is one of the biggest factors in making someone ‘hot’ and so is generosity. These are the two factors I used for this list, with slightly more weight given for talent–ie everyone on the list is talented and some are also people I know to be very generous. (Please note that many of these authors are also physically hot and a few of them also create work…

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Dirt on the Debs by Deb Danielle Younge-Ullman

Okay, I don’t actually have dirt, but I like alliteration, needed a title and figured it might catch your attention. And I do have some behind the scenes tidbits to share that are interesting, if not particularly dirty. We started as strangers back in July and had to divvy up jobs, learn how to use the site, post our blogs etc. About 200 emails later, with a huge amount of…

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Confessions of a Reluctant Debutante by Deb Gail

I have to be perfectly honest, I was a Reluctant Debutante. Not that I didn’t see the beauty and the brilliance of The Debutante Ball site that Kristy Kiernan master-minded, not that I didn’t read it that first year regularly and love the variety of voices and topics. It was that I was POSITIVE I was not debutante material. I had never even been to a prom (having gone to…

Monday, May 5, 2008

Yoga Bootcamp Part 2 or Why DID I Go? by Deb Gail

If I haven’t already told all of you, Yoga Bootcamp was f-ing HARD!!! I still can’t believe I didn’t escape after the first day (more about that later). But the question a lot of people keep asking me is, Why did you go? Now, that’s a perfectly logical question and I should have a perfectly logical answer to it. But I don’t. Deciding to go to Yoga Bootcamp was one…

Monday, March 10, 2008

Buy Jenny Gardiner’s SLEEPING WITH WARD CLEAVER, by Deb Gail

I am thrilled and honored to launch the first day of the first Deb’s launch, Jenny Gardiner’s SLEEPING WITH WARD CLEAVER. Jenny had a very unconventional road to publication that speaks to her talent and tenacity. She sent me SLEEPING WITH WARD CLEAVER after I’d had one those marital days that made me wonder how I’d ended with the person I’d chosen to spend my life with… I read it…

Monday, February 4, 2008

The Year of the Sale Part Two (okay, it’s actually going to be three parts) by Deb Gail

(Also read: Part One) In the car on the way home from Chicago, I scribbled down notes for the Overview. Of course I had NO idea that the Overview was a key piece of the non-fiction proposal document consisting of up to thirteen parts: subject hook, book hook, special features, foreword by a well-known authority, answers to technical or legal questions, back matter, markets, subsidiary-rights possibilities, spin-offs, mission statement, platform,…

Monday, January 14, 2008

The Year of the Sale (In Two Parts) by Deb Gail

Two years ago, my first novel WAITRESS OF THE MONTH hadn’t sold, and even though, on my most lucid days, I knew my then-agent was running out of prospects and we were reaching the end, I didn’t want to admit that the story I’d started writing in my head in college and hauled from Massachusetts to Ohio to New York City to New Hampshire to New York State to Vermont…

Monday, January 7, 2008

I Resolve NOT To Worry… by Deb Gail

about the state of my house, the piles of unsorted papers and journals on my husband’s perch in the front hall, the jumble of shoes and boots blocking the doors, the drawer full of mittens (I spent hours finding and matching a few weeks ago) that has been rooted through so many times I can’t look at it without cringing, about the stuff I’m always moving to the basement and…

Monday, December 31, 2007