The Debs Take Utopia by Deb Danielle Younge-Ullman

One of my biggest dreams came true this year with the publication of Falling Under. Of course, it didn’t all happen the way I imagined it, which means it was both more and less than I expected. I didn’t realize it would be so stressful. I didn’t realize how little control I would have over the process. But I also never dreamed of the friendship and generosity that could be…

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow by Deb Jenny

“Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, That I shall say good night till it be morrow.” –William Shakespeare It’s true, parting is such sweet sorrow. To have been a part of this magical group has been a high point of an exciting year in which I realized what seemed at times to be an unattainable dream: to have my novel published. That in and of itself was…

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Newsflash, Sunday August 17 2008

Deb News: The Debs were quoted in this week’s San Francisco Chronicle. You can read all about it here. Deb Jess is beyond excited to announce that Driving Sideways has just gone into a FOURTH printing! Thanks so much to everyone who picked up a copy to help her reach that milestone! And thanks to the lovely women across the pond at Trashionista for the wonderful review of Driving Sideways…

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Two for the Price of One! Welcome Guest Jackie Kessler (and Deb Jen’s post)

Deb Jen has been on the road—first in San Francisco for the RWA National Conference and then to Manhattan for the Backspace Writer’s Conference. With all the traveling, she ended up double-scheduling today, so first you get a visit from guest author Jackie Kessler, and then Deb Jenny’s posting for today. So first off, please welcome the lovely Jackie Kessler, author of the Hell trilogy: Hell’s Belles, The Road to…

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Toronto, San Francisco, Toronto, New York, Toronto…whew! by Deb Danielle Younge-Ullman

Hello lovely friends, readers and fellow debs, I am in New York, having just turned around from my trip to San Francisco. I’m tired already but having a blast! And I hugely appreciate all the wonderful words from you all about Falling Under. I’m short on time and writing genius, so I hope you’ll forgive me for posting some pictures! (Figured out how to work the alternate uploader doo-hicky–with much…

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Our Own Little Thespian by Deb Jenny

I had the wonderful good fortune of having attended Danielle’s first signing this past week at a lovely little book store in San Francisco. We were by then a few days into the fabulous RWA National conference, and I was feeling pretty exhausted by that evening. As we settled into our chairs I worried for a minute that I wouldn’t be able to keep my eyes open, I was that…

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Mangia by Deb Jenny

There cannot be a more perfect summer food than an heirloom tomato. I anticipate the arrival of real tomatoes from late October until mid- to late- July, when I finally am able to stockpile the real deal and am left to contemplate ever more uses of the tomato while supplies last. And when they’re gone, I crave them like a junky, and resist the urge to purchase those falsely perfect…

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Books to Eat Your Sandywiches by, by Deb Jenny

I am a beach baby by birth, but a beach-going wannabe by default. We don’t tend to get to the beach much. I can’t complain, though, because usually it’s because we choose to take other vacations with our kids. So while I grew up happily anticipating our annual two weeks at the Jersey shore where we would eat sandywiches (that would be PB&J sandwiches dropped in the sand and then…

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Best Beach Reads by Deb Gail

I haven’t been to the beach yet this summer but I am going to Madeline Island next week (yay!) and the book I’m bringing is Barry Eisler’s Requiem for an Assassin which I bought after our hottest authors week and I figured if I was going to drool over his picture on his website I had to do the honorable thing and buy his book. Much to my surprise, I’m…

Monday, July 21, 2008

In The Trenches (Preferably sans Charles Manson) by Deb Jenny

Pity the man who looks like Charles Manson. Because no matter if he’s a perfectly sane accountant from Dubuque with 2.5 children, a wife and a home in the suburbs, most everyone will snap to judgment that he’s an crazed maniac with murder on his mind. Perhaps the thing about Manson that set him apart was that maniacal glint in his eye, the glint that translated into the suggestion of…

Tuesday, July 15, 2008