In which Deb Kristina’s supply of charm is at last depleted

Hello, my name is Kristina, and I’m an extrovert. I love parties, even if there are lots of people I don’t know. I even enjoy small talk. I sometimes go into what my husband calls “reporter mode” when I meet a new person, trying to draw out their life story, one anecdote at a time. I’m not intimidated by crowds, or public speaking. In fact, when it goes well, I…

Monday, July 27, 2009
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News Flash, July 26

Deb Meredith will be at the Hanover Book Festival Saturday August 1 in Mechanicsville, VA signing POSED FOR MURDER. And at 2:15, she’ll be teaching a screenwriting workshop. Deb Kristina was so pleased to see this lovely review from Joelle Anthony, in which she says “it’s often hilarious and laugh out loud.” Also, Kristina’s fellow Literary Mama editor Caroline Grant called REAL LIFE & LIARS “sharply funny” on her blog….

Sunday, July 26, 2009
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In which Deb Kristina is not complaining (not much, anyway)

Here’s my revelation about being published: you don’t walk around in a cloud of stardust every minute. Eventually, it gets routine, even dull. Being a published author starts to feel ordinary, because, well, it is ordinary when you’re in it. Mind you, I’m a positive, upbeat person, so much so that I strongly suspect certain people have wanted to punch me in the nose. However. Even I, the original Pollyanna,…

Monday, July 20, 2009
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News Flash, July 19

New Englanders and those enjoying a New England vacation can catch Deb Eve at various lovely locations this week! She’ll be at Boswell’s Books (just off the Bridge of Flowers) in Shelburne Falls, MA on Monday, July 20 at 7 PM; at Other Tiger Bookstore in Westerly, RI on Friday, July 24 from 4-6 PM; and The Book and Tackle Shop (next to the famous carousel!) in Watch Hill, RI…

Sunday, July 19, 2009
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In which Deb Kristina’s life story is told on her walls

Excerpt from REAL LIFE & LIARS: For a time, Van had a poster of his hero taped on his apartment wall. Bob Dylan stared down at him every night and every morning, heavy-lidded, cigarette drooping. Then Van got drunk and whiskey and self-pity one night and ripped it down, and in the blazing light of morning, through his hangover fog, he’d noticed that the paint had faded all around where…

Monday, July 13, 2009
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News Flash, July 12

Deb Kristina will appear at the Barnes & Noble in Saginaw, Michigan from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, July 18 to sign books. Come down and say hello! The second half of Deb Kristina’s interview with Therese Walsh has appeared on Writer Unboxed, with lots of background information about the writing of LIARS. REAL LIFE & LIARS has made a local bestseller list! The Traverse City Record-Eagle last week listed LIARS…

Sunday, July 12, 2009
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In which Deb Kristina has too much stuff

As Independence Day has just passed, I’ve been thinking about independence from stuff. Three years ago, we moved into this house in a rush. We’d been renting the back half of a lady’s house and with our then three-year-old, it seemed frightfully small. So we rushed out of that apartment as quickly as possible and threw our possessions into the house in every nook and cranny. Also, we had saved…

Monday, July 6, 2009
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News Flash, July 5

Deb Meredith will be going to Chicago next weekend! Come see her in Madison, Wisconsin July 9 at Booked for Murder at 6 PM, or on July 10 at the Niles Library in Niles, IL on a mystery panel at 7:00 PM. And for all you librarians out there, she’ll be signing POSED FOR MURDER at the MacMillan Booth at ALA on Saturday July 11 at 10:45 AM. A lovely…

Sunday, July 5, 2009
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In which Deb Kristina tells her college self to lighten up already

Dear Kris, Stop taking yourself so seriously. No really. Stop it. Look, I know you feel like everything you do now will reverberate down through the decades and color your entire life, but guess what? You’re going to have babies and do other cool things that have nothing to do with the fact you slept through introductory geology on Friday morning. Believe me. I oughta know. See, that fiasco the…

Monday, June 29, 2009
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News Flash, June 28

Here are some interviews with Deb Kristina about REAL LIFE & LIARS that have appeared in the last week: Lansing City Pulse, Traverse Magazine online edition, and a review in her hometown paper, The Grand Rapids Press, saying the book is “bursting at the seams with believable people.” You can also catch an archived radio interview performed by old college newspaper pals, here. Kristina also this week had a guest…

Sunday, June 28, 2009
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