Deb Joanne’s Launch Week Continues with Deb Erika’s Question!

Let me just say, not only did I adore Deb Joanne’s debut, SMALL MEDIUM AT LARGE, but it was a shared joy in our house. From the moment my two young daughters saw the cover and I explained it was the story of a young girl who could talk to ghosts, they were hooked! Each time I read a chapter, they wanted to know what happened next—almost as much as…

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

SMALL MEDIUM AT LARGE Launch Week – Deb Joanne’s big, teary, thank you post.

It’s here. It’s really here. SMALL MEDIUM AT LARGE releases tomorrow*.  I’m such a bundle of emotions about this, but I wanted to take this opportunity to talk about a couple of things that surprised me about this long journey. But before I start, let’s discuss something really important: a giveaway. Everyone who comments on this post and the rest of the Debs’ posts this week (so through Friday) will…

Monday, July 2, 2012

Deb Joanne Runs to the Sea

This week’s theme is Getting Away. Wow, how timely. My book releases in Canada tomorrow and next Tuesday in the U.S., so you can bet I really want to get away. This past year has been full of getting ready for this and I’m sure feeling that. I need a holiday. And for me (and thankfully my husband) the best holiday is one spent at sea. That’s right: I’m a…

Monday, June 25, 2012

Deb Joanne Learns The Art of Deadpanning from the Master

“Is that dress new? Or was it repossessed?” It’s Fathers week at the Ball and as I sit here, thinking about what to say, I’m kind of at a loss. Not because there’s nothing to say, but because some people are more difficult to write about. Writing a post about my mom was pretty easy. If you’ve spent any time here, you know what my mom is like: gregarious, funny,…

Monday, June 18, 2012

Deb Joanne Takes You Down the Nostalgia Highway

This week’s theme is “If you liked my book, you might like…” which is kind of tricky, since my book isn’t out yet (although it will be, in just a few weeks. Wheee!!!). So I figured I’d take this theme and turn it around, to be, “If you liked these books, you might like SMALL MEDIUM AT LARGE.” Now, as you may know, SMALL MEDIUM AT LARGE was originally written…

Monday, June 11, 2012

Deb Joanne Says It’s What’s Inside That Counts

So it’s Deb’s choice this week, which means I can write about whatever I want! WHEE! SO MUCH FREEDOM! Uh, just one problem with that. I have writing and soon-to-launch-my-first-book induced mush-brain. As in, no matter how long I sit, staring at a blank page, I can’t come up with an idea for a post. So, instead of wasting a whole day, I went to Twitter to ask people what…

Monday, June 4, 2012

Deb Joanne Talks about the Writer’s Marriage

I’m talking marriages today. Not literal ones, but the kind of marriage a writer has with her agent. “Don’t be silly,” you might be thinking. “It’s a business relationship where the agent works for the writer; nothing like a marriage!” And you’d be right in some ways, (I’ve never shared a bed with an agent, nor taken him/her home for Rosh Hashannah dinner) but in others, well, just bear with…

Monday, May 28, 2012

Deb Joanne is Cleaning out the Clutter

This week’s theme is spring cleaning. Well, it’s definitely spring, but I’m not doing much cleaning. Cleaning is about the last thing I ever want to do. The only time I really go at it with any sort of gusto is when I’m stuck in my writing and need some sort of mindless physical task to distract me (or when Mom’s coming over, but that’s more like a crazed necessity). …

Monday, May 21, 2012

For Deb Joanne, It’s Not (just) About The Kugel

This week’s theme is Mothers, and as I’m writing this, I should be cleaning my house and prepping food for my annual Mother’s Day BBQ—also known in these parts as The May Festival of Moms and Meat. Unless this is your first Monday here at The Debutante Ball since last summer, you’ve met my mom, Marcia, down in the comments. She’s here pretty much every week, cheering me on. And…

Monday, May 14, 2012

Deb Joanne Fights Off Gorillas and other Temptations

I have very few vices. I quit smoking just over 12 years ago, and I rarely drink, so I’m pretty squeaky clean. Well, mostly. We already discussed comfort foods, and there are the times when the Gorilla Cheese truck gets so close that I am unable to resist a delicious grilled cheese sandwich. Oh and there’s Tally Ho—the roast beef on a bun place in my hometown that calls to…

Monday, April 30, 2012