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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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