Not Sure I Could Handle The All I Can Handle Movie

This week we’re talking about our books becoming movies. As the non-fic author at Deb Ball, I have a slightly different take on the possibility. On one hand, sure, I’d love for my agent to sell the movie rights. On the other hand, NO! Do I really want to see my own life on the small screen? (My rights would likely sell to TV, not Hollywood.)  Part of me says, “Yes,…

Wednesday, June 8, 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

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

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

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

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

My Godless Droid By Deb Kim

This week is all about oopsies and writer’s block. I’ve had my share of large, small and one now ten year old human female oopsies. (Shout out to my beautiful daughter Bella, who thank God lives up to her name. Wouldn’t it have been a tragic twist of fate if the child were  butt-ugly?) The one oops moment that will never leave my mind happened when I was a 23 year…

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Sites to Behold from Deb Kim

I’ve found the writing community to be incredibly generous and helpful to each other. From the first Yahoo group I joined in 2005, to this blog, support is everywhere. I have a page I send to people who say, “I have this book idea,” or “How do I get published?” It has books, websites and blogs.  Feel free to add your own suggestions in the comments. I’d be remiss not to mention my favorite…

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

News Flash: February 6, 2011

Congrats to Dawn N. who won Caroline Leavitt’s Pictures of You! From the 2011 Debs… It was a huge week for the 2011 Debs! Deb Sarah had a baby!  Colby William arrived on Monday, January 31 – she’s got some precious pictures on her site! Deb Eleanor‘s The Weird Sisters came in at #18 on the New York Times Best Sellers List, #15 on the Publishers Weekly Best Sellers List,…

Sunday, February 6, 2011