News Flash: August 14, 2011

Congrats to Amanda Foor who won Allison Winn Scotch’s “All I Want.” From the 2011 Debs… Deb Eleanor is happy that the UK is embracing The Weird Sisters – just look at this gorgeous review in Heat magazine! Deb Kim is hoping a new post is about to appear on TodayMoms the MSNBC blog, I’ll link it up if it does! Deb Tawna kicked off the week with her very…

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Wanderlust is Deb Tawna’s second favorite form of lust

The thing I enjoy most of all in the world is travel. OK, that’s a lie. Travel is a close second to something else I love more, but this is a family-friendly blog and nookie doesn’t happen to be this week’s Debutante Ball topic. I’ve been profoundly lucky to travel the world over the past decade of hoarding frequent flyer miles, having jobs with generous time off, and not having…

Friday, August 12, 2011

Special Guest Star: Allison Winn Scotch! (Giveaway!)

Allison Winn Scotch has been a Friend of the Debs since the very beginning, so we’re thrilled to welcome her back for a visit today! Allison  is the New York Times bestselling author of three novels, including The One That I Want and Time of My Life. Her next book, The Song Remains the Same, will be released in April 2012. She lives in New York with her family and…

Thursday, August 11, 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

Be a Homebody With Deb Eleanor

So our theme this week is travel. Yeah. I just spent nearly five months traveling to promote The Weird Sisters, and while every event was a blessing, the parts in between – the constant flying (not a fan), the endless hotel rooms, trying to find a vegetable so I wasn’t eating fried food all the time – was not so fun. If it hadn’t been for all the wonderful readers,…

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Deb Elise Loves It, But Doesn’t Do It Enough

What?  I’m talking about Traveling! In 2006, I worked with Fodor’s on a travel guide for marathoners, The Traveling Marathoner.  It didn’t step on my status as a 2011 Deb, because 75% of it was already written — reviews of sites, restaurants, and hotels already in the Fodor’s database.  My job was to visit each marathon city (the book featured 12 of them — one great U.S. marathon per month),…

Monday, August 8, 2011

News Flash: August 7, 2011

Congrats to Julie M who won Elizabeth Stuckey-French’s The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady. From the 2011 Debs… Deb Eleanor is so excited that The Weird Sisters is now available in the UK, and check out this lovely compliment from the Daily Mail! Happy reading to my friends across the pond! Deb Sarah’s The Violets of March debuted in Germany! And she was featured in a German magazine! She feels…

Sunday, August 7, 2011

The Debutante Ball Welcomes Ellen Sussman!

We’re so happy that Ellen Sussman is joining us today to talk about her new novel, French Lessons! Ellen Sussman is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel, French Lessons, published by Ballantine in 2011. Her first novel, On a Night Like This, was a San Francisco Chronicle Best-Seller. It has been translated into six languages. She is also the editor of two anthologies, Dirty Words: A Literary…

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Deb Tawna has release week brain freeze

For nearly twelve months, I’ve come here every Friday with a pretty good idea what I wanted to write. Sometimes it didn’t even involve dirty jokes. Today – at the end of a week devoted entirely to discussing the release of my debut novel, Making Waves – I have to confess that I’m totally, utterly, completely stumped. Part of it is the way I’ve always approached social media. I’ve never…

Friday, August 5, 2011

Deb Sarah Congratulates Deb Tawna, and Has a Confession…

Happy book birthday to Deb Tawna’s Making Waves! I’m giggly and all kinds of shades of chartreuse because, um, I’m a total romance novel virgin! Yes, I did peek at the pages of friend’s romance novels in high school, but can you believe that in my 33 years I’ve never been properly introduced to the genre? So, Deb Tawna, you are my first! Like Deb Elise, I have had the…

Thursday, August 4, 2011