Deb Elise’s Grandmother Gets Naughty With Populazzi

I’ve written about my grandmothers on this blog before.  I have two alive and well (knock wood), but I’m particularly close with my 91-year-old Mom-Mom Eva, who lives just five minutes away.  Mom-Mom Eva is proud of me when I break wind.  The fact that I wrote a book?  A book that’s going to be published??? The woman carries an ARC of Populazzi in her walker at all times, and…

Sunday, April 17, 2011
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News Flash: April 17, 2011

From the 2011 Debs… Deb Sarah’s book, The Violets of March, was featured as May book pick by Redbook magazine! They call it “engrossing”–wohoo! Deb Kim read Deb Elise’s ARC of Populazzi on the flight from NY to LA. No fooling, no faking, no Deb to Deb pinky swear tell everyone you loved my book…. I LOVED THIS BOOK. It’s “yA, but baby oh baby it sure isn’t the YA…

Sunday, April 17, 2011
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Deb Elise’s Dramatic Breaks (including the one on her flight)

HUGE THANKS to Deb Eleanor for switching days this week!  I had an unexpected “big break” when one of the engines blew on the plane I was supposed to take from Maui to L.A.  Happily, the engine broke before we took off, so it wasn’t dramatic, just inconvenient.  Two hours sitting in the plane on the tarmac, followed by frantic calls to re-book the flight (which made my husband and…

Tuesday, April 12, 2011
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News Flash: April 3, 2011

Congrats to Joan O’Toole who won Kristan Higgins’ book My One and Only. From the 2011 Debs… Deb Eleanor will be at the Arkansas Literary Festival with Kyran Pittman next Saturday, and then in St. Louis and Orlando. Check out the Events page and come visit!  You can also now buy The Weird Sisters at Target! Deb Sarah is freaking out. This is the month that The Violets of March debuts!…

Sunday, April 3, 2011
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Deb Elise’s Loo-ve of Reading

Oh, come on… I can’t be the only one. It’s not so much that the loo is my favorite place to read, but it’s certainly the most reliably uninterrupted.  At least, now it is.  For the first four years of my daughter’s life, she was always in there with me, which didn’t stop me from reading, but definitely lowered my concentration level.  She still wants to come in, but I’ve…

Monday, March 28, 2011
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Everything Deb Elise Wanted to Know About Social Media, She Learned From Deb Tawna

Less than a year ago, I was at a Billy Joel concert with my friend Julie, SCOFFING — not just laughing, actively scoffing — at her because she was Tweeting. “Who are you sending that to?” I asked. “Anyone following me,” she replied. “Who’s following you?” I asked. “Oh, I don’t know.  Just a few random people.  Some friends.  You know.” I didn’t know.  I thought it sounded absurd.  Why…

Monday, March 21, 2011
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Deb Elise Feels Very Lucky

People say there’s no such thing as luck, or that you make your own luck. In some ways, I believe that.  Usually, however, those ways have nothing to do with work.  At the shoot for the POPULAZZI trailer yesterday, my friend told me about his friend, who was one of three people — three out of over thirty-thousand — to enter Pepsi’s Super Bowl challenge, and actually have his commercial…

Monday, March 14, 2011
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Deb Elise Is Into Chains

I love independent bookstores.  I do.  I support them, I stand behind them, I’m all for them. However, with the downfall of Borders, and many people predicting a similar future for Barnes and Noble (unless their Nook can save them), I want to take a moment to sing the praises of these giant chain stores.  Maybe it’s because I grew up in the heart of suburbia, where going to the…

Monday, March 7, 2011
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Deb Elise’s Actual Writer’s Block

This is my Writer’s Block. I received it as a gift, when I was just starting out in TV.  I was a Writers’ Assistant on Saved by the Bell: The New Class, which meant my job was to sit in the room with all the Writers, type up their thoughts and ideas, input their changes into the scripts as they gang-rewrote them, then make sure everything was formatted properly so…

Monday, February 28, 2011
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Deb Elise Visits an Ancient Site

There are a ridiculous number of sites I love and visit regularly, but there’s one I find myself going back to all the time. Encyclopedia Mythica Here’s the description from the home page: Please enter the award-winning internet encyclopedia of mythology, folklore, and religion. Here you will find everything from A-gskw to Zveda Vechanyaya, with plenty in between. The mythology section is divided to six geographical regions: Africa, Americas, Asia,…

Monday, February 21, 2011
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