How Deb Kim Huffed and Po’d Her Way to an Agent

I love my agent story. I write about it in my BOOK  and I’m happy to share how I tackled the dreaded querying process.  I gave it an end run by meeting agents in person. It’s not as hard as you think! And it does NOT involve stalking.  I began writing as cheap and non-alcoholic form of therapy when my husband lost his job in 2003. This story just worked its way into…

Wednesday, January 12, 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

News Flash: January 2, 2011

From the 2011 Debs… Deb Kim just found out her kids are OFF tomorrow – they start back on 1/4. Now what is up with THAT? I was hoping to become a productive human being on Monday and not just a meal preparing, decoration moving zombie. Alas, looks like I’ll be 24 hours off! On a brighter note, my publicist booked me on on San Diego Living (morning TV) on…

Sunday, January 2, 2011

When The Day is Done: By Deb Kim

I have many quotes I adore. Some poignant, others not so – like Lewis Carroll’s gibberish poem Jabberwocky – “Twas brillig and the slithy toves did gyre and gimble in the wabe..”   But one stanza of a certain poem sticks with me. My Dad is 88 years old. He was born in “nineteen hundred and twenty two,” as he says, in his Boston accent. His memory is still keen. And although…

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Deb Kim on Holiday Tradition: Old, New and Retro Too

If you’ve seen my website Kim Stagliano, you know I love all things retro. I was born two decades too late at least. One day, I hope to have a fully modernized retro kitchen loaded with appliances from (Elmira Stoveworks). My friend and former Deb Jenny Gardiner wrote “Sleeping with Ward Cleaver,” and the title was meant to be snarky. (Have you read that book? It’s great!) My first thought…

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Balance: Deb Kim Found Hers on Sesame Street

Balance and I parted ways many years ago. I don’t miss the illusory term, as if I can neatly compartmentalize my life into properly weighted boxes that hold my emotions, family responsibilities, work role, mythical “me time” and of course charity work.  (Kidding on that part.) Our household is incapabable of balance because autism times three has made it that way. Now, does that mean we’re topsy turvy upside down…

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Deb Kim is Grateful

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.  Things for which I am grateful: For friends. Family. Food on the table without worry. Heat from the furnace without sacrifice.  My husband’s job. Good schools for my children. Our health.  This song was the highlight of my wedding for me. My book opens with my marrying Mark. And I’m grateful for the gift of humor to help salve our wounds and to see the joy and the…

Wednesday, November 24, 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 Kim on Life… later.

Ah procrastination, sweet, sweet companion procrastination. I am a deadline girl. Tell me something needs to be done by “XYZ” and I’ll get it done. Give me a loosey goosey, “Would you could you if you don’t mind,”  assignment and watch it age like a piece of cheese in the sun.  It stinks. I tend to multi-task far too much. That puts my brain into overload mode and then I…

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

News Flash: November 7, 2010

From the 2011 Debs… Part 2 of Deb Eleanor’s big news is here…The Weird Sisters has been chosen for Barnes & Noble’s Discover Great New Writers program!  Read all about it on her blog! Deb Elise took an old-school 80’s-style aerobics class yesterday, taught by the one and only… RICHARD SIMMONS! Oh, come on… that is SO news! Especially since he kicked her butt! Friends of the Debs… Deb guest…

Sunday, November 7, 2010