Mythbusters, the Recycling Edition, according to Deb Joanne

When I saw this week’s theme, it felt very familiar and then I realized, I’ve written this blog post before, just under a different name.  In fact, this was my Deb Ball debut as a yet unpublished author back in June of 2008.  So, because I’m lazy I think this might be fun, I’m going to kind of re-hash it with updates (in red). Some of you may know my…

Monday, October 17, 2011

Deb Joanne talks about getting THE CALL

As many of you know, I’ve been at this writing thing for some time, so I’ve gotten a few exciting calls (and some weird ones that I’m not going to talk about, to protect the innocent), but by far, the most exciting one was the one I got from my agent when she had an offer to buy SMALL MEDIUM AT LARGE. Of course, it has become one of those…

Monday, October 10, 2011

LITTLE GALE GUMBO launch week – Deb Joanne’s Q&A with Erika

It’s LAUNCH WEEK for Deb Erika’s LITTLE GALE GUMBO! We thought for our launch weeks, we would mix things up a little and do a interrogation Q&A with the author.  Each day, a Deb will ask the launching author s a question about her process/craft/whatever as it pertains to her book. Here’s my question to Erika: “One of the things that amazed the writer in me about this book is…

Monday, October 3, 2011

Deb Joanne discusses Banned Books Week

It’s banned books week.  Most of you know what that means (if you don’t, check out the link) and I can’t really add to what other smart writers, librarians, and book lovers have already said about the crappiness that is censorship (and I certainly can’t say it any better than Judy Blume), so I’m going to talk about one of the most banned and challenged books out there, written by…

Monday, September 26, 2011

Deb Joanne Sees You Shiver with Antici…

…pation. Sometimes, anticipation is the best part about something.  I love the weeks leading up to a holiday—the planning, packing, getting excited—isn’t that half the fun?  Don’t get me wrong, sitting on a beach away from an office is plenty good on its own, but you get what I’m talking about, right? Publishing is like that, too.  Because there are so many things to anticipate in the publishing process.  The…

Monday, September 19, 2011

Deb Joanne (with an ‘e’) talks about her favourite character*.

In case you missed my first post here, where I introduced myself, let me reiterate: I am Canadian. What that means, is that at one point or another, myself and every female I know has read Anne of Green Gables (and some of the males have, too– I had an interesting conversation with my office’s Shred-It guy last week about how he read it in high school).  And since the…

Monday, September 12, 2011

A peek into Deb Joanne’s Office, where sharp eyes will be rewarded.

Let’s get this out in the open first thing: I’m a bit of a slob.  (I’m sorry, Mom, but it’s true.  I’ve always been a slob, as you’ll remember from my teen days when you would walk by my bedroom, sigh and close the door.  Not much has changed, but you’ll be pleased to know that I did tidy up my desk a bit before I took the picture above. …

Monday, September 5, 2011

Deb Joanne Says Hello!

So this is my first post, and the first post of the 2012 Debs, as we receive the baton passed from the awesome, shiny, talented and just absolutely lovely class of 2011 Debs.  Wow, these are some big shoes to fill and I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that I’m nervous about trying to live up to the legacy that Kim, Sarah, Eleanor, Elise and Tawna and all the…

Monday, August 29, 2011

Deb Tawna goes out kicking and screaming

For our final posts here at The Debutante Ball, we’re supposed to talk about what’s next and say goodbye. But really, what are they going to do if I fail to do either of those things? Drag me out by the hair? What I’d rather do is tell you what I love best about the incoming Debutante Ball class, and why they rock so hard they make me seasick. Here’s…

Friday, August 26, 2011

News Flash: July 31, 2011 – Meet the 2012 Debutantes!

Congrats to Debra, Gayle and Jen who won Kate Ledger’s Remedies. News Deb Sarah is so excited to share that her second novel is coming out three months early! The pub date for The Bungalow has been moved up to December 27 (from March 27), which officially means that Sarah has had two books come out, and given birth to one baby, in one year. This makes her feel like…

Sunday, July 31, 2011