News Flash: October 17th, 2010

And The Winner Is… Congrats to Janette who has won a copy of Molly Harper’s And One Last Thing in our Deb Ball contest. More contests to come! Janette, I sent you an email asking for your mailing address. Thanks. Deb Kim News From the 2011 Debs… Booksellers are raving about Deb Eleanor’s The Weird Sisters.  I’m so honored that they’re enjoying it!  Can’t wait to pre-order?  Check out the…

Sunday, October 17, 2010
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News Flash: October 10, 2010

From the 2011 Debs… Deb Eleanor’s The Weird Sisters has its first review!  Library Journal calls it “lovely”, with “creative and original” narration.  Woohoo! Deb Kim is into countdown mode for her book launch on November 1st. Excited and a bit nervous. OK, a lot nervous! Deb Sarah’s latest Real Simple article, The Winter Washing Guide (how and when to wash all your favorite winter weather staples), is out this…

Sunday, October 10, 2010
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Deb Sarah on Change, and (**Cheesiness Alert**) Channeling Anne of Green Gables

The Debs and I mentioned our movie preferences in a recent newsflash post, where I confessed to my cheeseball taste in film (bring on the flicks of the 1940s!). I failed to tell you about a time in my life when I think I wanted to be Anne of Green Gables (you know, the cheeky red-headed heroine in L.M. Montgomery’s beloved series). I read the books and watched the movies…

Thursday, October 7, 2010
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The Wacky Career Advice Deb Sarah Almost Believed

It’s funny how things work. Just as my writing career took off in a major way (as in, assignments were coming in almost daily, and I was taking on some exciting stuff with a book on the back burner), I got pregnant with my first child. I remember wondering how I’d juggle new motherhood with writing–especially since I wanted to be a hands-on mom and not send the kiddo to…

Thursday, September 30, 2010
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The Writing Advice Deb Sarah Got Saved Her From Careers She Would Have Hated

Can you imagine me as a biologist? Nope, didn’t think so. Neither can I. But somehow in the beginning of my sophomore year of college, I got distracted and lost, and even though my lifelong dream had been to pursue writing, I had concocted some strange plan to go into medicine. I’d hightailed it from the journalism building to the biology labs one quarter, and after one particularly grueling lab,…

Thursday, September 23, 2010
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Deb Sarah on Friendship, Writer Style

When I first started freelancing, I was giddy. I loved the idea of working from home, working for myself, and having my career go anywhere I decided to take it. Then the reality set in: The life of a freelance writer is sort of an isolating one. Over the years, I’ve depended on writer pals for encouragement, support, humor, advice, you name it. And at the top of all the…

Thursday, September 16, 2010
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Deb Sarah’s Hobbies (and Others She Wishes She Had)

Before I get to the topic at hand, I want to share two bits of news from my world–both super fun. First: The ultrasound results are in, and we’re having … another boy! This makes three boys for us. Deb Sarah Pekkanen tells me that life with three males (four, if you count the hubs) is perfectly wonderful. And because Sarah seems to be a.) honest, b.) super fun, and…

Thursday, September 9, 2010
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A Warm Hello From Deb Sarah

Hello darling readers! How exciting to be writing my first post for The Ball! I’ll admit, as I type, I am not wearing a party dress and pearls. Some debutante, right? Leggings and a T-shirt is about as fancy as I get these days–very unglamorous, given that I work for Glamour magazine. But, thank goodness that my job doesn’t require high fashion. I’m a writer. And a mom. I work…

Thursday, September 2, 2010
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Party with Alicia … and the new Debs!

If you’re looking to party in Philly, join me tonight, Wednesday, August 11, at 6 p.m. I’ll be signing books and serving cupcakes at the Barnes & Noble at 18th & Walnut (Rittenhouse). I’d love to see you there! It will be a great party. Speaking of parties, fans of the Debutante Ball are in for a phenomenal treat this upcoming year. Here’s a sneak peek at the awesome books…

Wednesday, August 11, 2010
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