The Debs Wrap Up 2011 with a Q & A with Deb Kim Stagliano!

As 2011 draws to a close, we’re thrilled to welcome back Deb Kim Stagliano to the Ball to talk about her new romantic suspense titled House of Cards available for all Amazon downloads! * * * * Move over Morelli and Ranger, here comes Mass State Trooper Strohmeyer! Bounty Hunter Stephanie Plum would think her life is easy compared to Kat Cavicchio’s. When a car crash with a New England…

Saturday, December 31, 2011

News Flash: September 11, 2011

Congratulations to Shakespeare, winner of a signed copy of Kendare Blake’s Anna Dressed in Blood! Winners of Deb Joanne’s bookshelf sharp-eyes challenge: Tania and because I can hand-deliver her copy of FADE, I picked a second winner – Zoe who will receive her choice of my duplicate books – PLEASE IGNORE VERA DIETZ by A.S. King Thank you all for playing along. I hope you had fun! See below for…

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Deb Kim Says “So Long, Farewell!”

Thank you to everyone for letting me taste my first champagne here at The Deb Ball!  Good luck to the 2012 Debs. Stay in touch! I know I will. Twitter Kim Stagliano Facebook All I Can Handle So Long, Farewell The Sound of Music —

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Deb Kim’s Pictorial Book Tour

I’ve done more traveling since November 1st when my book debuted than I had in a dog’s age. Maybe even a tortoise’s age. Join me on a pictorial review of some of the highlights.  Thank you to every Mom who cajoled her husband/partner into watching the kids so she could come to my events or paid an outrageous fee to a sitter. Thanks to the fab folks at the TV stations…

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Dream, Baby, Dream

I dream, therefore I am. To dream is human. Dreams keep us alive, give us hope, move us forward, connect us to the past. I’ve asked other autism Moms if they have ever dreamed of their child without autism. I haven’t. I wonder why? Perhaps because my heart would break and I would not wake up.  Have you ever had a dream so real you did not want to wake…

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Voice… Choice? By Deb Kim.

I’ve been blogging for quite a few years now. I run a busy site called Age of Autism, and we moderate comments – like most blogs. There are a lot of reasons to comment mod. It keeps trolls at bay. Helps the flow of the site. Builds the theme and tone of the site. And you can use comment moderation to make sure the site is a safe haven for a…

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Deb Kim on Book Clubs

In the Fall of 1999 I joined my first and only book club in a Stepford’y neighborhood in suburban Akron/Cleveland. It was a terrific way to meet new friends, and as an avid reader, I thought it would be literarily (I made that word up, I’m a writer, I can do that) enriching.   I attended the monthly meetings and dutifully read the books, some I loved, others not so much. My…

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Breaks as Guardian Angels From Deb Kim

Congratulations to Rhonda, who won Darien Gee’s FRIENDSHIP BREADBreaks. They can be large, small and in between. They can be good (find a penny pick it up!) or bad (my mother in law broke her ankle six weeks ago and is still in the hospital with complications.) We all love to catch the good kind of break. But sometimes, we get to be the guardian angel who “throws” a break…

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Deb Kim Finding The Great Outdoors (In a Book)

Do I love to travel? Of course, who doesn’t? The great outdoors calls to me daily.  I’m a regular “Jackie London.” Well, that’s the call of the wild, but sometimes the great outdoors can be wild.  Prepare to be consumed with envy at this list of places I’ve traveled in the last few weeks: Pecan Springs, TX  Near and Far Sawrey, England  Barnwell, OH  Bainbridge Island Popularville, USA  The Caribbean  The…

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Welcome NYT Best Selling Author John Elder Robison

Deb Kim here. I have the distinct pleasure of welcoming John Elder Robison to The Debutante Ball. I met John a few years ago, after he sold Look Me In The Eye to Crown, a division of Random House. John is tall, dark and Aspergian. He has Asperger’s syndrome, which falls on the autism spectrum. You probably know his brother, another famous writer named Augusten Burroughs.   John’s new book, Be Different was…

Saturday, April 2, 2011