Deb Tawna joins the buzz for Deb Eleanor’s book

Special News Flash: Congrats to Amy C. and Melissa M. who won copies of Deb Eleanor’s The Weird Sisters yesterday!  Now, on to Deb Tawna’s regularly scheduled post! When you get picked to do a group blog like this with four other authors, there’s a factor no one likes to talk about. You basically agree in advance to gush with praise over books you’ve never read from authors you’ve never…

Friday, January 21, 2011
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Deb Tawna thinks finding an agent is like the happily-ever-after in romance novels

I write romance, so it’s no coincidence I often see life through a filter of heaving bosoms and greased abs. It’s not just the love scenes (OK, it’s mostly the love scenes). Aside from that though, there’s a parallel between finding a great agent and achieving the elusive happily-ever-after. The thing you think you want isn’t always what you need. That’s a common romance novel theme, whether it’s a guy…

Friday, January 14, 2011
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News Flash: January 9, 2011

From the 2011 Debs… Deb Tawna has never claimed to be good at math. For several weeks, she’s been telling people Making Waves will hit shelves in eight months. On Monday, her agent (who is clearly the brains in this partnership) patiently pointed out that the August 2 release date is actually less than seven months away. We’re less than two weeks away from the release of The Weird Sisters,…

Sunday, January 9, 2011
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Deb Tawna confuses beginnings and ends

Wait, we’re talking about beginnings this week? Crap. I had a whole post planned out for ends. Well, rear ends. Male ones. The top 12 most spectacular rear ends on the planet (complete with photos). In lieu of posting a dozen butt pictures, I decided to google this week’s blog phrase, “new beginnings.” It’s a surprisingly popular term that’s been claimed by a home for teen moms, a chiropractic clinic,…

Friday, January 7, 2011
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News Flash: January 2, 2011

From the 2011 Debs… Deb Kim just found out her kids are OFF tomorrow – they start back on 1/4. Now what is up with THAT? I was hoping to become a productive human being on Monday and not just a meal preparing, decoration moving zombie. Alas, looks like I’ll be 24 hours off! On a brighter note, my publicist booked me on on San Diego Living (morning TV) on…

Sunday, January 2, 2011
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Deb Tawna finds philosophy in her pants

I wasn’t feeling very inspired by this week’s topic of “favorite quotes,” so I took off my pants. What? That’s not what you do for inspiration? I got some new jeans, and quite by accident, discovered something printed on the waistband: As a romance author, I feel obligated to point out that in order to see this meaningful message about following your heart, you have to remove your clothing. I’ll…

Friday, December 31, 2010
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Deb Tawna’s family traditions aren’t so traditional

Being a Fenske is a bit like being a member of a bizarre gang. We don’t wear matching bandannas or commit felonies, but we do have a complex set of rituals that make no sense to outsiders and must be strictly followed under the threat of death. Take phone calls, for instance. If I’m speaking with my parents or brother and the conversation starts to wrap up, here’s what you’ll…

Friday, December 24, 2010
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Deb Tawna finds rejection laughable…er, mostly

There are ways to find humor in anything life hands you. Even rejection. That’s what we’re talking about this week at The Debutante Ball, and it’s a subject near and dear to my heart. If you’re not regular reader of my blog, Don’t Pet Me, I’m Writing, you might not know the story. For the sake of keeping it brief, here’s the short version: I took my first stab at…

Friday, December 17, 2010
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Deb Tawna’s idea of a balanced meal is not the same as her husband’s

My parents did an excellent job teaching me the importance of balanced nutrition. As an adult, I’ve added my own neurotic twist. All food groups must be represented in a meal. I start to twitch if there’s not a fruit or veggie on my plate, and I would cheerfully suck milk straight from the cow if it were the only way I could get my three servings of dairy. My…

Friday, December 10, 2010
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News Flash: November 14, 2010

From the 2011 Debs… Can’t wait until January 20th to read Deb Eleanor’s The Weird Sisters?  Enter to win an ARC giveaway at Putnam or Goodreads or Reading Group Guides.  Or, show some love by pre-ordering – links are at Eleanor’s website! Deb Sarah’s book, The Violets of March, is now listed on Amazon.com for pre-order! Sarah is probably a little too excited about this, she realizes, but that still…

Sunday, November 14, 2010
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