How Deb Kim Huffed and Po’d Her Way to an Agent

I love my agent story. I write about it in my BOOK  and I’m happy to share how I tackled the dreaded querying process.  I gave it an end run by meeting agents in person. It’s not as hard as you think! And it does NOT involve stalking.  I began writing as cheap and non-alcoholic form of therapy when my husband lost his job in 2003. This story just worked its way into…

Wednesday, January 12, 2011
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Deb Kim on Holiday Tradition: Old, New and Retro Too

If you’ve seen my website Kim Stagliano, you know I love all things retro. I was born two decades too late at least. One day, I hope to have a fully modernized retro kitchen loaded with appliances from (Elmira Stoveworks). My friend and former Deb Jenny Gardiner wrote “Sleeping with Ward Cleaver,” and the title was meant to be snarky. (Have you read that book? It’s great!) My first thought…

Wednesday, December 22, 2010
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News Flash, April 12

We’ll be having a contest this week in celebration of the launch of Deb Eve’s FIRST COMES LOVE, THEN COMES MALARIA! Everyone who comments this week will automatically be entered to win (one entry per person, but you can comment as often as you like. Eve loves to read email. And we’re lonely.) At the end of the week one commenter will be chosen at random to win a signed…

Sunday, April 12, 2009
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News Flash, January 25

Deb Kristina was pleased to see this nice mention of Real Life & Liars on a website and blog devoted to Michigan authors: www.Mittenlit.com. “Mittenlit” is a great word! (Michigan’s lower peninsula looks like a mitten on the map, in case that fact doesn’t leap to mind for those readers outside the Great Lakes…) Deb Meredith is excited about her launch party for Posed for Murder on February 17, 2009…

Sunday, January 25, 2009
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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
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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
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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 such…

Tuesday, August 26, 2008
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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
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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
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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
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