News Flash, March 22

Deb Katie Alender is excited to present the book trailer for BAD GIRLS DON’T DIE. Click here to watch it at YouTube! She is also excited to finally have her hands on a “real” copy of BGDD, and to report that the book cover is even more gorgeous than she ever imagined. Deb Meredith is off to Boston on Tuesday for an event with Kate’s Mystery Books at Redbones BBQ…

Sunday, March 22, 2009

I must have sat on a leprechaun or something, by Deb Katie

So, married folks, you know how when some major household malfunction happens and you think, “Geez, some people are married to plumbers who can just FIX this and do it FREE and get it right the first time!” When I sold my book, I became aware of these things called “book trailers” that were available on YouTube. They were little videos designed to get you all hepped up on whatever…

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

News Flash, March 15

Deb Meredith will be at Maracuja in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (279 Grand Street, between Roebling and Havemayer) doing a reading/fundraiser for Friends of the Williamsburgh Library tonight at 5 PM. Meredith is excited about her review in Mystery Scene magazine which called Posed for Murder a “solid debut” with “a fascinating premise”. And she also liked her review at which says I “could become a force to be reckoned with…

Sunday, March 15, 2009

News Flash, March 8

Deb Meredith has three events in Brooklyn this week–a joint reading with Brian Wiprud at Word Bookstore in Greenpoint on March 10 at 7:30 PM, a “Night of Murder, Mayhem… And Art” at The Front Room Gallery (147 Roebling Street) in Williamsburg on Friday, March 13 at 7 PM, and an event put on by the Friends of the Williamsburgh Library on Sunday, March 15 at 5 PM. And on…

Sunday, March 8, 2009

The magic of someone else’s eyes, by Deb Katie

DISCLAIMER: the two images below labeled as “my bad design” are just that — my own bad design. Not in any way, shape, or form did these horrific little tableaux come from the good folks at Hyperion. When I first began to think of “Bad Girls Don’t Die” as an actual, possible “book”, naturally I began daydreaming about covers. Many moons ago, the book was called “The Girl Least Likely,”…

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

News Flash, December 7

Deb Katie Alender is proud to share her new blurb for Bad Girls Don’t Die, courtesy of Founding Deb Eileen Cook: “An intriguing mix of compelling and creepy, Alender’s Bad Girls Don’t Die is not to be missed. Ghosts, friendship, romance, and family all weave together in a puzzle that will keep you reading until the very end.” (Check out Deb Eileen’s YA novel, What Would Emma Do?, releasing December…

Sunday, December 7, 2008

News Flash, November 30

Deb Katie Alender is pleased to announce that Bad Girls Don’t Die is now available for pre-order at Barnes &! The query letter* for Deb Kristina’s novel, Real Life & Liars, is featured in a new book out this week called The Writers Digest Guide to Query Letters, by Wendy Burt-Thomas. See how it all began and maybe pick up some query letter tips. * For non-writers among the…

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Putting the “work” in “work of art”, by Deb Katie

In tenth grade, thanks in part, somehow, but I’m not exactly sure how, to Sassy Magazine, I decided to read Willa Cather’s My Ántonia. I read the book without particularly falling in love with it. Today, I honestly couldn’t even give you a rough idea of the storyline. It’s not one of my favorite books, and it’s not a book I plan to re-read. But that book contained a line…

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

How to scare an author, by Deb Katie

This week, we’re blogging about “scary moments.” I’m going to do “scary moments, publishing style.” One day, a few months after the sale of my book, I was talking to my agent. As we prepared to hang up, he sighed and glumly said, “Now I have to call one of my authors and tell him his editor is leaving the publishing house.” “Yikes!” I said. “Geez. Don’t ever call me…

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Zombies and Madonna and media literacy, oh my! by Deb Katie

This week at the Debutante Ball, our theme is Banned Books Week, which takes place between September 27 and October 4. Most of what I read as a child was pretty tame—just about every book was something that my parents could have picked up, started reading, and not had a problem with (which is good, because that tended to happen in my house—for instance, the week we all randomly picked…

Tuesday, September 23, 2008