Ugh. Cancer. By Deb Lisa Daily

Ugh. Cancer. That’s what I thought the first time I heard about Gail Konop Baker’s debut memoir, CANCER IS A BITCH (Or, I’d rather be having a midlife crisis.) I have a number of friends who are breast cancer survivors. Several of my great aunts, women I loved and admired were afflicted with various forms of cancer. I do the walk every October, donate whenever someone asks me to, offer…

Wednesday, October 1, 2008
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Last but Definitely not Least by Deb Jenny

With the rest of us having gone through the range of emotions and experiences that launching a debut novel entails, it almost feels as if Gail is the baby in the family, since her memoir, Cancer is a Bitch is the last to come out. But of course last is certainly not least, and Gail’s memoir is sure to be a runaway bestseller, not only because the subject is something…

Tuesday, September 30, 2008
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Launching and Leaving Simultaneously by Deb Gail

So this is it. My last deb post and my first book launch both in the same week. I have to be honest, I’m a little nervous about both leaving this grog and finally stepping out in the world. It has taken me so long to reach this point in my career that I never thought it would arrive and yet now that it has it all seems to have…

Monday, September 29, 2008
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News Flash, September 21

Film rights to Deb Eve’s memoir, FIRST COMES LOVE, THEN COMES MALARIA are now being represented by The Endeavor Talent Agency in Beverly Hills. On Monday, loyal Deb reader Larramie will celebrate the release of Gail Konop Baker‘s Cancer is a Bitch, or I’d Rather Be Having a Midlife Crisis over at her blog, Seize a Daisy. Cruise over and say hello! Deb Gail is thrilled with this review on…

Sunday, September 21, 2008
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News Flash, September 7

Debutantes past and present got a lovely mention in the Library Journal, with particular attention paid to Deb Tiffany’s The Little Giant of Aberdeen County as potentially “one of the big buzz books of the fall.” The Little Giant of Aberdeen County just received a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly, which said, “Baker’s bangup debut mixes the exuberant eccentricities of John Irving’s Garp, Anne Tyler’s relationship savvy and the plangent…

Sunday, September 7, 2008
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News Flash, August 31st

We have said it in many ways an with many words over the past few days, but the 2008 Debutantes (Gail Konop Baker, Jenny Gardiner, Lisa Daily, Danielle Younge-Ullman, Jess Riley and Eileen Cook!) would like to thank you, our readers and community here, for a wonderful year. We have experienced untold support and generosity from so many of you and had a wonderful time sharing our debut year(s) with…

Sunday, August 31, 2008
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Glancing Backward — and Forward! by Guest Author, Kate Veitch

It is with great pleasure that I introduce the 2008 Debutante season’s final guest author, Kate Veitch. Kate and I met recently at Books Inc in San Francisco where I read from Falling Under, she read from Without A Backward Glance, we held a Q&A and then hung out afterward with some friends and fellow debs. I loved Without A Backward Glance–it is deep and powerful with vivid, complex characters…

Saturday, August 30, 2008
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Good-bye Yellow Brick Road by Deb Jess

When I read Danielle’s post yesterday, I just shook my head. How on earth was I going to follow that? And this was only a fitting reaction, because I had the same one after reading her FIRST post last fall. Lately I’ve been describing Driving Sideways as a twisted update on The Wizard of Oz, so forgive me if the next few paragraphs are all “Dorothy saying good-bye to the…

Friday, August 29, 2008
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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
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