News Flash! November 11, 2007

Deb News: Deb Danielle has received a fantastic blurb from someone you may have heard of…”If there’s one book you read this year, make it Falling Under. Brimming with raw emotion and intensity and peppered with damaged souls you want so much to root for, it’s the kind of novel that makes a writer wish she’d written it.” Jenny Gardiner, author of Sleeping With Ward Cleaver Deb Jenny got her…

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Mighty Neighborly of You by Deb Jenny

We lived in the Washington, DC, area for many years. And while there was plenty to love about the region, one thing that was sorely lacking in the anonymity of suburbia was a sense of community. We yearned for real neighbors. Not that we didn’t have them. With the density of building that goes on in the sprawling metro area, we had plenty of people in very close proximity to…

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Cross My Heart and Hope to D’oh! by Deb Jenny

I luuuuuvvvvvvv a good secret. I’m addicted to the intrigue of secrets, mostly. Secrets are so fun to be in on, yet so hard to, uh, keep secret. Not that I spread things; no way. If someone tells me something in confidence, I absolutely maintain that confidence. But then there are other times where I’ve been told something, not quite realized the gravity of the information, and then sort of…

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

News Flash! September 23, 2007

Deb News: Deb Jenny got two wonderful quotes from fellow Debs for Sleeping with Ward Cleaver. From Founder Kristy: Jenny Gardiner’s debut novel offers a boisterous and engaging glimpse of the realities of marriage. As brash and funny as it is moving and insightful, SLEEPING WITH WARD CLEAVER will leave readers wanting more from this delightful new author. And from Deb Eileen (who admitted to snorting water out her nose…

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Lessons from the Publishing Underbelly by Deb Jenny

If you would like a glimpse into what publishing teaches many writers, click here. I probably don’t need to write anything more, because that about sums it up. But just for fun, here goes… Publishing has taught me: – to be determined – to be goal-oriented – to be determined – that while I’d be a lousy at selling cogs or widgets because I don’t have any connection with them,…

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

News Flash! September 9, 2007

DEB NEWS: Well, this isn’t enormous or anything, but it *is* a first. Deb Jenny’s novel, SLEEPING WITH WARD CLEAVER, is now listed for pre-order on Amazon! DEB NEWS: A great first endorsement for Deb Jess’s RIDING WITH LARRY RESNICK: “Jessica Riley’s Riding With Larry Resnick is a brilliant and hilarious debut. With the knowing humor of Emily Giffin and the poignant vulnerability of Lolly Winston, Riley proves herself a…

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Relax Your What? by Deb Jenny

Sometimes I’m startled that I am as old as I am. Because despite the maturity that comes with age, I can’t help but occasionally revert back to juvenile middle-school behavior that I’d thought I’d outgrown. In my attempt to be mature and worldly, I enrolled several years ago in my first yoga class. I needed to learn how to chill out a little bit, and figured being in touch with…

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

The Joys of Storytime by Deb Jenny

When I was growing up there weren’t quite the infinite number of books available to the reading public that there are now. Granted there were the usual standbys, all the classics, of course. I devoured the Nancy Drew mysteries, the Little House on the Prairie series, the Little Women books, Anne of Green Gables, and such. Even during school there were those books that stuck with me: I adored the…

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Paris, je t’aime by Deb Jenny

And I do love Paris. Well, at least I think I do. I’ve only been there once, briefly. So I’m not sure if I’m in love with Paris, or in love with the idea of Paris. The Paris from books and films. The Paris I know intimately through others’ far more romantic experiences in that magical City of Lights. This summer, the movie that has claimed my imagination is Paris,…

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Jenny Gardiner Grogs! Intro by Deb Kristy

Please welcome the lovely and talented Jenny Gardiner to our soiree. Jenny’s debut novel, Sleeping With Ward Cleaver, recently won the American Title III contest (and deservedly so) and will be published in February 2008 by Dorchester. Jenny writes, with sharp-edged humor and intelligence, about women on the brink. She’s married (20 years!) with three kids, and is an animal lover to boot, with two dogs and a bird that, despite its…

Saturday, June 23, 2007