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

Saving my hair adventures for the page by Deb Meredith

My hair is straight, and I have never been very adventurous in my hair styles. It’s either a bob, shoulder length or longer, and, except for henna, I’ve never colored it. I go to my hair dresser 4-5 times a year, and she always makes sure she gives me a cut that will last well. Basically, I save all my hair adventures for Lydia McKenzie in my book Posed for…

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Rejection… hurts by Deb Meredith

Who doesn’t hate rejection? It sucks. It hurts. It’s absolutely no fun. I remember my first serious rejection was during the college application process. I applied to a certain Ivy League school early decision. I had great grades and activities, and my test scores weren’t awful. I thought I had a chance. I remember being so shocked and upset that they didn’t want me. I guess I hadn’t experienced much…

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Cooking… When I have to by Deb Meredith

This deb married a man who could cook for a reason. Cooking is a chore I’d like to avoid most of the time. Unless, of course, I have a deadline. Then I become quite excited by the idea of making six different kinds of Christmas cookies. I think of all kinds of complicated recipes I could make, and spend lots of time reading recipes on-line. But cooking can sometimes be…

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

News Flash, March 22

Deb Katie Alender is excited to present the book trailer for BAD GIRLS DON’T DIE. Click here to watch it at YouTube! She is also excited to finally have her hands on a “real” copy of BGDD, and to report that the book cover is even more gorgeous than she ever imagined. Deb Meredith is off to Boston on Tuesday for an event with Kate’s Mystery Books at Redbones BBQ…

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Feeling Lucky by Deb Meredith

In the musical Guys and Dolls, there’s a song called “Luck be a lady tonight.” Gamblers are great believers in luck, and enhancing their luck with lucky shirts, coins and rabbit’s feet. But I’m not entirely sure that I believe there is such a thing as luck. I was listening to some Madoff investors on the radio the other day, bemoaning their bad luck. They blamed the IRS, the SEC,…

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

News Flash, March 15

Deb Meredith will be at Maracuja in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (279 Grand Street, between Roebling and Havemayer) doing a reading/fundraiser for Friends of the Williamsburgh Library tonight at 5 PM. Meredith is excited about her review in Mystery Scene magazine which called Posed for Murder a “solid debut” with “a fascinating premise”. And she also liked her review at which says I “could become a force to be reckoned with…

Sunday, March 15, 2009