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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My Favorite Writing Myths by Deb Meredith

The interesting thing about being a writer is how many opinions people have about writing as a career. Maybe it’s because most people have had to write something in their life—an essay in school, a letter to get a job, an email to complain about service at a hotel—and they think they know something about the “writing life.” Here are some of my favorite writing myths: Writing is easy. This…

Wednesday, July 22, 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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My blank walls, by Deb Meredith

When my husband and I first lived together, he hung his own art up on our walls. But everytime he sold something or had a show, our walls would suddenly be blank. It was depressing to see all those bare nails. I finally put my foot down, and that’s when we started collecting our own art. We don’t collect expensive art or art by world famous artists (at least not…

Wednesday, July 15, 2009
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Learning to Lean by Deb Meredith

I’ve always been very independent. I need some time alone everyday to decompress (and write). I like to do things myself, and hate being told what to do. And then I married someone as independent as I am. He is equally as bossy and opinionated. He needs time alone in his studio everyday. But we’ve managed to muddle along. We know to give each other space, and we like to…

Wednesday, July 8, 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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If I Knew Now What I’ll Know Then by Deb Meredith

There are those few moments in life so huge that by passing through them, you become someone different. You become a new version of you. And no matter what you told yourself before the event, it wouldn’t matter. You’d probably still charge ahead and do it. Graduation. Marriage. Childbirth. Book deal. Buying a house. Moving. So one day you’re a college student, a single person, a struggling writer, a renter—and…

Saturday, July 4, 2009
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I Love to Laugh, by Deb Meredith

I love funny books. Not ones that are archly funny, always examining whether or not they’re funny all the time, but ones that seem to effortlessly reveal a hilarious new angle on life. I enjoy David Sedaris (his description of taking French in Paris is the best) and Bill Bryson’s take on American culture. They often are laughing at themselves as much as the people around them. And I always…

Wednesday, June 24, 2009
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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
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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
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