Wild Kingdom in Miniature by Deb Jess

I grew up two dunes from the beach in Kohler Andrae State Park, along the western shore of Lake Michigan. My mom and I lived with my grandparents until I was five, and lucky for me, my Grandfather was the Superintendent of that state park. He and my Grandma had a house tucked right into the woods just beyond the dunes, and I couldn’t imagine a more idyllic place to…

Friday, July 25, 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

Step into the Beauty Confessional Booth by Deb Jess

When you think of the things women (and many men) do to maintain beauty, it’s fairly easy to get grossed out. Slathering mud on our faces, smearing Vaseline on our teeth, painful strategic hair removal, bleaching mustaches, waxing brows, picking, taping, dying, scribbling on our lips, brows, and eyelids with food grade crayons…I heard last weekend that people have been using Preparation H to diminish dark circles and bags beneath…

Friday, June 27, 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

Yes, I Guess I Do Love the 70s by Deb Jess

Over Memorial Day weekend VH1 aired a marathon of I Love the (Insert Decade Du Jour). My husband and I happened to catch I Love the 70’s Volume II, and it was just what I needed to catch my breath after a whirlwind launch week. So yes! We journeyed down memory lane with Trapper John M.D., Mr. Whipple, Frank Zappa, Kristy McNichol, and Billy Joel, to name just a few…

Friday, May 30, 2008

News Flash! May 25, 2008

Deb Jess would like to thank everyone for making the launch of Driving Sideways a memorable one! To celebrate, Jess guest-blogged with Caryn as well as the crew at Drunk Writer Talk; she was also interviewed by Shelly, Tia, Pam at Pam Writes Romance, Joanne Rendell, and Rhianna. Thanks to everyone who featured Driving Sideways on their blogs this week! Stay tuned for more stops on the Driving Sideways blog…

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Driving Sideways Blazes a Trail by Deb Danielle Younge-Ullman

So yesterday, Jess was telling us how virtuous she was being, avoiding checking her Amazon ranking for Driving Sideways. This is an bad obsession for authors, but we all do it, even me, which is quite pathetic since my book won’t be out for a over two months. I stare at the number (currently in the millions, I think, #1 being the best) like it’s some kind of crystal ball….

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Driving Sideways by Jess Riley is a fabulous read, by Deb Lisa Daily

We donated my brother to science. Actually, we donated parts of him to science and the other parts to people who, well, needed his parts. I have wondered many times in the last few years whatever became of my brother’s kidneys, his eyes, his heart. I’ve also wondered whether or not the idea of cellular memory is really true. My brother was rambunctious, wickedly funny, a tender soul, a daredevil….

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Go Jess Go! By Deb Jenny

When my husband was in high school he got to drive one of two cars. The first was a beat-up old orange Opel, the back of the car filled at all times with newspapers to be hauled to recycling (very advanced for the 70’s, mind you), and a humiliating-to-a-teenager bumper sticker that boasted: I MAY BE SLOW BUT I GO GO GO! His other car was the family station wagon,…

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

It’s Driving Sideways Week at The Debs! by Deb Gail

I don’t want to say too much about Jess Riley’s Driving Sideways because I’d rather you go directly to Amazon or your closest bookstore and order it immediately! Seriously, it’s THAT good. Driving Sideways is the story of Leigh, a recent kidney transplant recipient who decides to take a road trip to find her donor’s (Larry Resnick’s) family to discover whether she is channeling Larry Resnick and also make some…

Monday, May 19, 2008