Deb Sarah on Daydreaming About Walking the Red Carpet

OK, I confess: I’ve daydreamed about walking the red carpet for a movie premier of a film based on a novel of mine. And yes, I’d wear something fabulous and sparkly and get a babysitter for the kids! Will it happen? Probably not. But it’s still fun to think about. In the movie version of The Violets of March (remember, we’re daydreaming here), my vote for Emily? Rachel McAdams. For…

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Deb Sarah on the Ideas that Haunt Her

I share this dreamy picture of Paris with you because a BIG idea came to me recently for a new novel … set in Paris. I know, you’re saying “but wait, don’t you have book #2 coming out this spring, and book #3 is in progress and in need of finishing?” Yes, I know, I can hardly keep my own novels straight these days. But, while I may be sleep-deprived,…

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Deb Sarah on Writing Goals

Love all the talk about goals this week. It’s a hot topic for me right now as I’m moving past the halfway mark of book #3 (it does have a title (a really good one!), but I can’t share it just yet—but oh my goodness, I can tell you that I love these new characters and this story is absolutely making me cry as I write it—it’s an emotional story…

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Deb Sarah Writes at Night (and Has No Life–She’s OK With That)

My favorite time to write is around 8:00 p.m., after the kids are in bed. The house is quiet. Peaceful. Finally. I creep downstairs, pour myself a big glass of water or mug of tea, or, OK, sometimes wine, and I turn off the overhead light in my office, leaving just the soft light of the lamp on. I crack open the window so I can feel a little fresh…

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Deb Sarah on the Writing Advice She Always Falls Back On

Have I shared my little affliction? I come up with far too many novel ideas. Really, I think of them all the time. The lovely author Carol Cassella calls it a disease, actually. (And she’d know—she’s also a doctor!) Just tonight, in fact, I was out at a restaurant with my family, and—bam—I had a whole cast of characters imagined, a plot (flimsy, but interesting) and a title sketched out…

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Deb Sarah Is Excited to Chat With Book Clubs!

I’ve only been a published author for a week, so what do I know? But I will say this: One of the great joys of writing a book is being able to share it with others. And, yesterday, I got my very first invitation to speak at a local book club. I felt very honored, and a little nervous. It’s easy to feel a little jittery about the prospect of…

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Deb Tawna thanks Deb Sarah for taking her on vacation

When our new class of Debs started getting to know each other last summer, one of the first things I learned about Sarah Jio is that she’s from the Pacific Northwest. I’m a third generation Oregonian, so I was delighted to have someone else who knows the secret Pacific Northwest handshake (though Sarah seemed taken aback by the butt-pat. Do they not do that part in Seattle?) I wondered at…

Friday, April 29, 2011

Deb Sarah Jio’s Violets Of March Debut Celebration!

It’s here! It’s here! Not many of us can have TWO babies in just four months – but our Deb Sarah had a beautiful boy named Colby this winter and now please join us as we welcome her debut novel The Violets of March. Congratulations, Sarah. And while Sarah’s baby keeps HER up at night, her book will keep YOU up, as you will not want to put it down, I promise…

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

What You’ll Love About The Violets of March

What you’ll love about Deb Sarah’s The Violets of March! The Setting – Bainbridge Island, Washington. Even if you’ve never been to Bainbridge Island (confession – neither have I!) you’ll feel like you have after reading this book.  The ferries, the chilly coastline, the seafood restaurants, the houses…they all feel beautifully real in Sarah’s book! The Mystery – who are Esther and Elliott? When Emily finds the diary in her…

Tuesday, April 26, 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