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

Big Changes by Deb Meredith

As a child, summer meant months of unstructured time. School ended, and the days took on a different rhythm. I spent hours reading, writing, drawing, and swimming. I would make elaborate plans to sew things or build things, and then actually have the time to complete my projects. We sometimes took a trip somewhere new, and usually made a return trip to the ocean. But this summer, as soon as…

Wednesday, June 10, 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

Finding… and Losing Your Muse by Deb Meredith

I once spent a whole afternoon shopping for the perfect pair of shoes to wear to a fancy dress party. Exhausted, I got on the metro to ride home. I was sitting in a daze and was surprised when my stop came. I jumped up, got off the train and left my shoes behind. Sadly, I had to wear a pair of shoes I already owned to the ball that…

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Traveling the World… On the Cheap by Deb Meredith

If there’s one thing my family taught me, it’s how to travel on a budget. We camped on our vacations or stayed with relatives (avoiding hotels). We also cooked on our own food on the road. The goal was to see as much as possible with a limited budget. We did okay because we did end up traveling a lot. We took a cross country road trip when I was…

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

And So We Begin… Again by Deb Meredith

This week is not only graduation week, but it is also the week of my birthday. And so I reflect on another year gone by… This year has been incredibly eventful for me and for all the debs. We have all had to rise to the challenge of debuting our first book (just Kristina left to go—and I can’t wait to see her incredible success!). And at the end of…

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Best Mother (for Me) by Deb Meredith

Mothers always get a bad rap in the movies. They come off as crazy or haranguing, and either they don’t love their kids enough or they smother them. It’s just not fair. Sure, I know lots of women who’ve had awful relationships with their mothers, but most of us moms are just regular people. We make mistakes and lose our temper, but we say we’re sorry. We’re proud of our…

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Wild, wild life by Deb Meredith

Unlike Lydia McKenzie in Posed for Murder, I was raised in the country. Wildlife in general doesn’t scare me. At least I’m not usually freaked out by the kind of wildlife that lives in Virginia. But that doesn’t mean I haven’t had my share of frightening animal encounters. I really hate snakes, and have no desire to pet one or–God forbid–keep one as a pet. Once I picked up what…

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

News Flash, May 3

Deb Meredith is at the Malice Domestic Conference this weekend and on the panel “Get a Clue” on Sunday. On Monday, she will be at the Festival of Mystery in Pittsburgh, PA (the Greek Orthodox Church in Oakmont, at 12 Washington Avenue) starting at 4 PM. Deb Eve will be at the CARE Conference and Celebration in Washington, DC, May 5 & 6. She will be speaking on a panel…

Sunday, May 3, 2009

A Few of My Favorite Foods by Deb Meredith

My parents always had a strawberry patch in their garden. For several weeks a year, we had more strawberries then we knew what to do with. I would go out in my nightgown before breakfast to fill up my cereal bowl with fresh fruit. Red and flavorful, they taste nothing like the ones you get in the store in January. They’re incredibly juicy and stain your hands pink. My birthday…

Wednesday, April 29, 2009