News Flash: April 3, 2011

Congrats to Joan O’Toole who won Kristan Higgins’ book My One and Only. From the 2011 Debs… Deb Eleanor will be at the Arkansas Literary Festival with Kyran Pittman next Saturday, and then in St. Louis and Orlando. Check out the Events page and come visit!  You can also now buy The Weird Sisters at Target! Deb Sarah is freaking out. This is the month that The Violets of March debuts!…

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Deb Tawna’s in the bath with a glass of wine and Giancarlo

I’ll admit it – I was skeptical when eReaders first hit the market. There’s something about the holding a real book in your hands, savoring the heft of the cover in your palms, pausing to lick your finger and turn a page. Did I really want to give that up? Then I got a Kindle for my birthday. At last, I understood. I don’t think of my eReader as a…

Friday, April 1, 2011

Everything Deb Elise Wanted to Know About Social Media, She Learned From Deb Tawna

Less than a year ago, I was at a Billy Joel concert with my friend Julie, SCOFFING — not just laughing, actively scoffing — at her because she was Tweeting. “Who are you sending that to?” I asked. “Anyone following me,” she replied. “Who’s following you?” I asked. “Oh, I don’t know.  Just a few random people.  Some friends.  You know.” I didn’t know.  I thought it sounded absurd.  Why…

Monday, March 21, 2011

Deb Tawna loves getting lucky

We’re talking about luck this week, and as the romance author of the group, I may have a different notion of “getting lucky” than my fellow Debs. My brain contains an endless list of euphemisms for carnal relations, but “getting lucky” always struck me as an odd one. I picture a guy wearing boxer briefs stuffed with four-leaf clovers, and then I get all ooged out about hygiene and it…

Friday, March 18, 2011

Deb Tawna’s favorite writing oops

Typos make me giggle. OK, I don’t giggle as much when they’re on the front page of a glossy newsletter that just completed 150,000 copy print run, but I still try to find the humor when I can. One of my favorite typos of all times happened years ago when I was working as a newspaper reporter in Montana. I was proofreading an article about a guest speaker coming to…

Friday, March 4, 2011

Deb Tawna has her basic needs met online

We’re supposed to be sharing our favorite websites this week, but friends suggested this isn’t the appropriate time for me to be honest. It’s a family-friendly blog, after all. In all seriousness (or not) I have several go-to websites for the basic necessities in life: When I want to laugh: Damn You Auto Correct is the site I visit when I want gut-twisting, tear-producing laughter in 30 seconds or less….

Friday, February 25, 2011

Deb Tawna’s true love tastes delicious

We’re blogging about love this week, so naturally, I need to talk about the McDonald’s Egg McMuffin. My feelings for the Egg McMuffin border more on lust than love, but since I’m a romance author, I’m licensed to combine the two. I’m a chronically healthy eater 99.9% of the time. I stock up on whole grains and devour healthy portions of fruits and vegetables. I don’t eat much candy or…

Friday, February 18, 2011

Deb Tawna is easily amused

We’re blogging about the muse this week, and I have to confess, I feel a little left out. Other writers talk about the muse and I picture some stiletto-heeled vixen hovering in their subconscious with a grammar guide and a whip she uses to gesture at the computer screen. “You really must move that sentence over there, dahling.” I don’t have a muse like that (though I do have plenty…

Friday, February 11, 2011

News Flash: February 6, 2011

Congrats to Dawn N. who won Caroline Leavitt’s Pictures of You! From the 2011 Debs… It was a huge week for the 2011 Debs! Deb Sarah had a baby!  Colby William arrived on Monday, January 31 – she’s got some precious pictures on her site! Deb Eleanor‘s The Weird Sisters came in at #18 on the New York Times Best Sellers List, #15 on the Publishers Weekly Best Sellers List,…

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Deb Tawna swaps kitchen coaching with her critique partner

Like most writers, I have critique partners. One is Cynthia Reese, a multi-published romance author in rural South Georgia. Since I’m in Oregon, we’re separated not only by a bunch of miles, but by vast differences in culture and lifestyle. It’s what I value most in the critiquing process, and it’s also produced some comedic moments in the culinary realm. We both love cooking, so it seemed natural to swap…

Friday, January 28, 2011