Bad Girls, Good Girls, and even Moms love this book, by Deb Eve

Aside from when I was an adolescent, I’ve never been a big reader of young adult literature. Oh and another thing, I’ve never been a fan of thrillers of any sort, ghost stories in particular. Yeah, me and Deb Katie’s book were in trouble from the get-go. And yet, BAD GIRLS DON’T DIE grabbed me from the beginning and wouldn’t let me go. There is something so appealing about Alexis…

Friday, April 24, 2009

Applauding Bad Girls Don’t Die by Deb Meredith

I have a confession to make. I’m a wuss about ghost stories. Pretty funny for a mystery writer, huh? But I don’t really like when things go bump in the night. I had too many experiences getting scared around the campfire, I guess. But even though Bad Girls Don’t Die is a ghost story, it’s a book I couldn’t put down. It’s a story about a teenager struggling with parents…

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

BAD GIRLS DON’T DIE… but they can whine! by Deb Katie

As I write this post, it’s Monday evening. I’m at the office, because my husband’s working late. The big excitement today was that the “honor system” candy dish came in $8.25 under, provoking a very entertaining and scathing email. I’m mad at myself because I ate too much over the weekend and haven’t worked out since Saturday. My left eye itches, because I have terrible hay fever. My dog has…

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Deb Kristina celebrates BAD GIRLS DON’T DIE

Alexis, the heroine of Bad Girls Don’t Die, is my kind of girl. Not because I had pink hair and spouted controversial, passionate opinions in high school – if only I’d had that kind of guts! – but because Alexis can spot a phony a mile away. She also makes no exception for phonies among the “rebels” who have their own code of conduct every bit as rigid as that…

Monday, April 20, 2009

News Flash, April 19

While we’re still breathless from Deb Eve’s launch, here comes Deb Katie launching Bad Girls Don’t Die this week! And this means, a new contest! Everyone who comments this week will automatically be entered to win (one entry per person, but comment as often as you like.) At the end of the week one commenter will be chosen at random to win a signed copy of Katie’s book — for…

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Lessons gleaned from early failures, by Deb Katie

Whenever anyone asks me how I got my start writing, it comes out that I went to an arts high school. It wasn’t strictly a performing arts school, although all the rich old ladies who donated money seemed to want it to be. No, in addition to music, theatre, and dance, we had the counterculture Visual Arts department and the somewhat less glamorous Communication Arts. I loved my time in…

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

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

The most important creative lesson I’ve learned so far, by Deb Katie

When I give publishing advice, I often include at least one bulletpoint that emphasizes the importance of collaboration. This is due to a job I had about seven years ago that taught me more about collaboration than anything before or since. I was an assistant at a production company that developed programming for children. I was hired to assist the general manager of the office, but in a six-person company,…

Tuesday, March 10, 2009