The book that shaped Deb Tawna’s life…uh, this probably explains a lot

When I was two, my parents decided to give me a sibling. I was intrigued by the idea and relentless with my questions. How would they get the baby? Where would it come from? How long would the whole thing take? My parents dodged my questions at first. Then one day I was standing in line at a crowded Dairy Queen with my very pregnant mother. “I know where the…

Friday, November 12, 2010

A scary story left Deb Tawna scarred for life

My family camped a lot when I was a kid. Everyone knows it’s not really camping unless someone tells scary stories around the campfire, and storytelling duties always fell to my dad. His version of scary stories always came with a humorous twist. A terrifying tale about a zombielike voice snarling, “I need eyes” turned out to be a camper with a burnt hand demanding “ice.” When we camped near…

Friday, October 29, 2010

Pucker up with Deb Tawna

At the Debutante Ball this week, we’ve been blogging about favorite places. Since I have a filthy mind am a distinguished romance author, I don’t hear the phrase “my favorite place” and think of sandy beaches or comfy couches. I think of body parts. You will be shocked to learn this, but I occasionally write about kissing. Everyone who’s ever been kissed has a favorite place to be kissed. In…

Friday, October 22, 2010

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

Deb Tawna the adult and Deb Tawna the teen chat about ELIXIR

I don’t read many young adult novels, so I wasn’t sure what to expect when I picked up ELIXIR, the book co-written by Hilary Duff and our own Deb Elise. I was delighted to discover how much I really enjoyed it, even though I’m about 5 years 10 years OK fine, 20 years past young adulthood. The adult version of me liked ELIXR so much, I felt sad the teenage…

Friday, October 15, 2010

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

Deb Tawna has a thing for pennies

I hate change. I don’t mean that in an “I want things to stay the same forever” kind of way. I mean I hate change. Quarters, nickels, dimes – they annoy the crap out of me, and I’m convinced cashiers dole them out knowing I’ll toss the whole handful in the tip jar so I don’t have to lug them around. The one exception is pennies. It’s not that I…

Friday, October 8, 2010

Deb Tawna lends her romance author skills to offer love advice

As the lone romance author on the Debutante Ball dance card, I figure that qualifies me to dispense advice about love and romance. I didn’t say it was good advice. Still, I’d like you to think of me as a love doctor. OK, maybe not a doctor…maybe more like a janitor. Look, I’ll even give myself a nifty logo. There. Now I’m ready to take questions and provide advice for…

Friday, October 1, 2010

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