Love, Lust, and Deb Tawna’s MAKING WAVES! (Giveaway!)

I was raised by romance novels. Not literally. I mean I do have actual parents. But I grew up reading them. I started out with the Sweet Dreams series, which had covers like this one (and according to the Wikipedia article, models included Diane Lane and Courteney Cox – don’t you love Wikipedia?), and gave me a very skewed view of teen romance. Or maybe I was just choosing my…

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Deb Elise on Populazzi, and her Least Favorite Aerosmith Song

True story.  I came back from an overnight at my daughter’s summer camp, sat down at the computer, wondered, “Hmmm… better write Monday’s Deb Ball post.  Wonder what the topic is?”  Then I clicked on the page and realized… I’m the topic!!! Originally, when we realized Tawna and I debuted on the same day, I volunteered to have Populazzi take the week before launch.  Launch week is a big deal,…

Monday, July 25, 2011

Deb Tawna is a sucker for a sexy voice

If you told me to name my top three turn-ons, I wouldn’t need to pause for breath before answering. Great hands. Nice smell. Sexy voice. The latter is a big one for me, and I’m staggered to learn some women are capable of hearing Jason Mraz sing “After an Afternoon” without spontaneously dropping their panties. Years ago, I worked for the marketing department of a large corporation. My job required…

Friday, July 15, 2011

Deb Tawna is making the best of her new freedom

Earlier this year, I got a wallop of freedom I wasn’t looking for when my husband of 13 years decided he wanted to split up. I haven’t blogged much about it, mostly because I write romantic comedy and…uh, well, divorce isn’t very romantic or funny. But I’ve been muscling through like always, and am actually doing great now. One advantage of my new freedom is that I’ve acquired a surprising…

Friday, July 8, 2011

Deb Tawna sometimes runs on heavy fuel

From the moment I glanced at this week’s topic, “fuel for writers,” on Monday morning, I’ve had Dire Straits’ 1991 tune “Heavy Fuel” stuck in my head. In it, the band extols the virtues of cigarettes, hamburgers, scotch, lust, money, and violence as a means of fueling yourself. Though I’m pretty sure the song is meant to be ironic, I’ll admit I gain a good bit of writerly inspiration from…

Friday, June 24, 2011

Deb Tawna wants to be a beach read

I always wanted to be a beach read. Well, not me personally. My book. When I first began writing Making Waves, it was in the back of my head like a chant: Beach read! Beach read! Such a fun beach read! I’ve never been one of those writers who wanted to craft profoundly moving prose with a deep moral message. I wanted to make people laugh. I wanted to titillate….

Friday, June 17, 2011

Deb Tawna’s pets have big ideas

I’m certain my pets are full of big ideas. It’s obvious in the way my dog will perk up her ears and trot suddenly out of the room like she just remembered she has an important meeting to attend. Or maybe she was struck by a brilliant thought about the best method for removing fuzz from her tennis ball. Alas, I’ll never know. I can’t read animal minds, which is…

Friday, June 3, 2011

Deb Tawna would like to apologize to Dr. Seuss

I like to do it best at night With good wine and some candlelight. I’ll sneak a quickie during lunch. Or right at dawn with Cap’n Crunch. I often to do it in my bed When naughty thoughts are in my head. I sometimes do it in my car Three times I did it in a bar. I usually do it at my desk Not fully dressed, I must confess….

Friday, May 20, 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

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