In which Deb Kristina gets her laughs any way she can

Once upon a time, I thought I was above a certain level of humor. Then my husband (then boyfriend) insisted I watch “Airplane!” I rolled my eyes at the dumb puns, wacky antics and over-the-top physical comedy. A giggle would try to sneak out sometimes, but I’d swallow it down. It was just so…dumb. Then there was this one scene. A character is describing the deathbed speech of a guy…

Monday, June 22, 2009

News Flash, June 21

Contest winner! Congratulations Joelle! You’ve won a signed copy of Real Life & Liars and a love note from the rest of the Debs. Thanks for the support! Deb Meredith is pleased to announce that her second book in the Lydia McKenzie series (tentatively called DEAD IN THE WATER) will be published next year by St. Martin’s Minotaur. Also, she had a terrific review in the San Jose Mercury-News which…

Sunday, June 21, 2009

In Which Deb Kristina Puts the FUN Back in Dysfunction by Deb Eve

Ya gotta love Mira Zielinski – the headstrong and (I thought) hilarious protagonist in REAL LIFE & LIARS. Unless, of course, you’re one of her children. Then maybe you hate her – but you still love her. Y’know how family is. Equal parts love and disdain. Full of love and full of angst. Faith that everything will work out fine and full of dread at all that could go wrong….

Friday, June 19, 2009

The Exciting Debut of Real Life and Liars by Deb Meredith

At long last, our fifth and final debut of the year–Kristina Riggle’s book Real Life and Liars. The title reminds me of that old joke about the liar who says he lies about everything. But if he lies about everything, isn’t that statement also a lie? Families often lie to one another, if only to protect each other, and the family Kristina creates her book is no exception. Real Life…

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Blast off! (and other metaphors for family), by Deb Katie

A huge and hearty congratulations to my sister Debutante Kristina Riggle on the debut of her novel, Real Life & Liars. Our fifth debut! Who would have thought the day would come so quickly? What struck me, reading Kristina’s book, is how the family members are both connected and disconnected. They know each other well enough to make predictions based on past behavior, but they’re disconnected enough from one another…

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

In which Deb Kristina is last, but not least

So, my book debuts tomorrow. In a way, I never thought this day would come, similar to how I felt when I was eight days overdue to deliver my second baby. They tell you the baby can’t graduate from college in there, but delusional with hormones, stress and discomfort, it’s hard to believe you’ll get to the other side. But, just like I finally managed to get that baby out…

Monday, June 15, 2009

News Flash, June 14

We’re looking for the new class of Debs! First-time authors whose books are debuting in 2010, we want you! Whether you’re looking to expand your current web presence or just to create a strong presence before your launch, being a Deb is a wonderful way to build on your marketing campaign. Click here to apply. Want to hear Deb Kristina on the (Internet) radio and talk to her live? She’ll…

Sunday, June 14, 2009

News Flash, June 7

Deb Kristina has a new web presence at HarperCollins, with lots of fun trivia and writing tips. Check it out here. Deb Kristina is also honored and delighted that Real Life & Liars is a Great Lakes, Great Reads pick for the summer by the Great Lakes Booksellers Association. Want to hear Deb Kristina on the (Internet) radio and talk to her live? She’ll be interviewed at 2 p.m. June…

Sunday, June 7, 2009

In which Deb Kristina’s muse is unreliable

I like to imagine my muse with a cigar clamped in his teeth, wearing a fedora with a press card in the brim, and two fingers of whiskey at his side, the ice not having had a chance to melt in the glass as he takes another slug. He types furiously, of course, on a manual typerwriter which creates a serious din that means WORK is being produced. (Sometimes, the…

Monday, June 1, 2009

News Flash, May 31

THE LITTLE GIANT OF ABERDEEN COUNTY went international this week, launching in the UK. Little Giant was chosen by Waterstone’s Books to be part of its Book Circle promotion, and just received a four star review in OK Magazine! In addition to the UK, the book will also be released in Israel, the Netherlands, Germany, and the Czech Republic. Deb Kristina will make her first official tour appearance for REAL…

Sunday, May 31, 2009