The Best Beach Reads by Lisa Daily

I live eight minutes from the beach, and it is my favorite place in the whole world. I keep a sun hat, beach chair, towel and a small umbrella in the back of my car at all times, just in case I have a spare hour (or half hour) for a little midday getaway. On Tuesdays and Thursdays I take my laptop down and work with my toes in the…

Wednesday, July 23, 2008
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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
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Save Holt! Deleted scenes from Fifteen Minutes of Shame by Deb Lisa Daily

As many of you know, Fifteen Minutes of Shame was published in the strangest of ways and I miraculously (insanely? stupidly?) sold it with no novel-writing experience whatsoever. So, check and deadline looming, I sat down and attempted to actually produce a novel. Something I wasn’t exactly sure how to do. Here’s the gist of the story: America’s favorite TV dating expert Darby Vaughn finds out her husband Will is…

Wednesday, July 16, 2008
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Newsflash, July 13 2008

Announcing the Debutante Ball Class of 2009 We are most excited to announce the 2009 Debs, who will take over the Debutante Ball on September 1, 2008. We had so many extremely talented authors from which to choose, all with exciting books debuting next year, and narrowing it down to five was no easy task. Without further ado, our 2009 Debutantes are: Eve Brown-Waite, author of the memoir First Comes…

Sunday, July 13, 2008
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Let’s Do The Time Warp Again… By Deb Lisa Daily

The year is 1986. Every weekend my friends and I tell our parents we’re going to the midnight showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. This buys us a pass for a few curfew bonus hours, until at least 2:30 in the morning. Sometimes we actually go. Our little group of prepsters and jocks don our garters, party hats and freakwear, sneaking rice and water guns into the theater downtown….

Wednesday, July 9, 2008
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A tale of sand and idiots by Deb Lisa Daily

When I grew up, we went water skiing every Fourth of July with the Curtis family, and then we’d lie exhausted on the beach, eating cold fried chicken and my mother’s fabulous top secret potato salad. (It’s the ingredients that are top secret, not the salad itself) — this paper plate will self destruct in five seconds… When we got home, we’d get cleaned up, eat some more and then,…

Wednesday, July 2, 2008
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Spermicide and other beauty secrets. By Deb Lisa Daily

I was wracking my brain for some clever beauty secret to share with all of you, and I could not stop flashing back to an early episode of the Oprah show I watched in my teens: A very attractive woman in her forties claimed the secret to keeping her model-perfect skin so smooth, youthful and beautiful was to slather it with a big ‘ol glob of spermicide. Yes. Every night…

Wednesday, June 25, 2008
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Newsflash, Sunday June 22 2008

Deb News: This week, Deb Jess was interviewed by the PKD Foundation as well as her alma mater, UW-Oshkosh. Driving Sideways made its debut as a Target Break-Out book this week as well. Also, Deb Jess will be doing her first book signing next Saturday, June 28 at Creekside Books in Cedarburg, Wisconsin from 12-2 pm. Stop by and say hi! Cedarburg is celebrating Strawberry Festival that day, so Jess…

Sunday, June 22, 2008
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How to Kill Your Writing Career. And, Stuff in My Purse. By Deb Lisa Daily

How to Kill Your Writing Career. We’ve all heard stories on how lackluster book sales can slowly leech the life out of your publishing career. But why wait for the returns? This guy is an innovator in killing one’s publishing career in one spectacularly insane gesture: From Publishers Weekly:“A few weeks ago John Mitzel, proprietor of Calamus Books in Boston, was surprised to open his mail and discover he’d been…

Wednesday, June 18, 2008
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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
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