The Post Deb E Feels She Should Write in Verse

Yes, yes, I know “Deb E” could be Deb Eleanor as well as Deb Elise, but I wanted the title of the post to be in iambic pentameter, and that’s how I made it scan. Believe me, I totally want to geek out and write this whole post in iambic pentameter, and it’s only in the interest of time that I won’t. Deb Eleanor’s The Weird Sisters comes out this…

Monday, January 17, 2011

Deb Eleanor’s Agent Can Totally Beat Up Your Agent

If you’re interested in the business of publishing and getting an agent, I’ve got a post over on my personal blog about how I got an agent. But here I’d like to talk a little more broadly about what an agent does for a writer, and what that means for us in all of our careers and lives.  Uncle Wiki tells me this is what literary agents do: A literary…

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

News Flash: January 9, 2011

From the 2011 Debs… Deb Tawna has never claimed to be good at math. For several weeks, she’s been telling people Making Waves will hit shelves in eight months. On Monday, her agent (who is clearly the brains in this partnership) patiently pointed out that the August 2 release date is actually less than seven months away. We’re less than two weeks away from the release of The Weird Sisters,…

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Deb Eleanor Wants for Nothing

When you hit a certain age and a certain income level, gift-giving becomes hard.  There is probably someone in your life like this – they want for nothing, or the thing they want most cannot be bought. So I offer you this list of gifts for the person who wants for nothing. 1.  For the animal lover – a donation to Best Friends Animal Society.  Best Friends is an amazing…

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Deb Eleanor Is a Little Off-Kilter

Yeah, I literally am. I went to college in Minnesota.  You may have heard it gets a little chilly up there from time to time.  And one day I’m walking across campus after a recent snowfall.  They’ve cleared the sidewalks, but I do see one patch of ice in front of me.  And I think to myself, “Self, you should probably avoid stepping on that piece of ice.” Um, yeah….

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Deb Eleanor Thinks People Are Awesome

People are awesome. Every single day, people are creating amazing things, and they’re sharing them with us. Someone made Garfield Minus Garfield, “a site dedicated to removing Garfield from the Garfield comic strips in order to reveal the existential angst of a certain young Mr. Jon Arbuckle.” The folks at Catalog Living looked at the often bizarre photographs in their Restoration Hardware catalogs and build a whole site dedicated to…

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Deb Eleanor is Grateful

We have a saying around this house when we’re complaining about something inconsequential – “That’s a first-world problem.”  There are people in this world who have a heck of a lot more to worry about – like access to clean water, twenty-plus years of civil war, the real threat of being sold into sexual slavery, bullying and abuse and simple survival. That doesn’t mean that there’s nothing in my life…

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

News Flash: November 21, 2010

CONTEST WINNER! Congrats to Deb Sherlock who won Erin Blakemore’s The Heroine’s Bookshelf! From the 2011 Debs… Deb Kim is grinning from ear to ear having seen her book in a few stores now. It’s like seeing your baby on TV or something. I’m also grateful not to have embarrassed myself too badly at appearances and in interviews so far. NO rotten tomato stains on any of my clothes! Check…

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Deb Eleanor Really Meant to…

There was a fascinating book review recently in The New Yorker about The Thief of Time, a book of essays on procrastination.  I read the article, but have put off buying the book.  Surprise.  The article points out some ways in which procrastination can benefit us,  which made me feel a little better about my habits of putting off ’til tomorrow what I could easily do today, but mostly it…

Tuesday, November 16, 2010