Time to Move Deb Linda’s Bloomin’ Arse Out

Sharing videos appears to be a favorite method of saying our goodbyes this week. I could think of no better clip to express my feelings about my tenure here at the Ball than this one from My Fair Lady*:     What makes it perfect for me is that this is a rare clip of the number “I Could Have Danced All Night” in Audrey Hepburn’s own voice. As you…

Friday, August 31, 2012

Deb Linda Says Hooray for Lunch Week! (Wait…there’s food, right?)

WOW. This has been quite a week for me here at the Ball. First of all, I want to thank all my perfectly lovely–and way too kind–Deb sisters. They asked the best questions! And I had great time answering them. As most of you know by now, this isn’t really my book’s official launch week. IN A FIX (if you want to know more about it, click here) won’t actually…

Friday, August 24, 2012

IN A FIX Week Continues With A License Plate, A Voice, and A Story!

Happy IN A FIX week! Awww, the final Deb Debut of the year… it’s beginning to feel like the end of camp around here. Sniff, sniff… Luckily for us, we’re going out with a bang (and since we’re talking about Linda here, you can read that however you want) with the fun, feisty Ciel Halligan, whose voice is so strong I just had to ask about it! You once said…

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

IN A FIX Launch Week – Deb Joanne’s all about the Dudes

Being the Monday Deb means I am the very lucky person who gets to kick off our Launch Week parties and although it’s bittersweet that here I am, kicking off our last one of our year, I’m still so very excited to be the one to introduce you all to Deb Linda’s IN A FIX (and the first one to host our daily giveaways–see below). I loved this book. And…

Monday, August 20, 2012

Deb Linda says, “What, me worry?”

As usual, when stumped for a good take on the Deb topic of the week, I consulted my sweetie, TG. “Sweetie,” said I, “what are some of my bad habits? I need to blog about them.” TG, being a supremely smart individual (and knowing which way the bedsheets are folded, if you get my drift) answered without missing a beat. “All your bad habits are good.” I knew immediately which…

Friday, August 17, 2012

When Deb Linda Lost her Voice (No, that’s not a metaphor.)

My fellow Debs have all written wonderful posts about voice this week. “Voice” in the authorial sense—that certain something that permeates a writer’s literary works. The cachet attached to the words. The white on the snow, the melody in the birdsong, the stink on the skunk … okay, you get the drift. Everyone seems to agree that it’s difficult to define “voice,” but that it’s easy to recognize it. So…

Friday, August 10, 2012

Some of Deb Linda’s Best Friends Have Been Furry

And I’m not just talking talking about my husband, either. Though, having exactly the right amount of chest hair, he is just furry enough to suit me. But, no, I’m referring to the animal companions I’ve had in my life. They were there for me, a stalwart presence for me through thick and thin (yes, I am talking about the size(s) of my jeans), nonjudgmental and always happy to spend…

Friday, August 3, 2012

Deb Linda Sells Herself!

No, not that way. Get your mind out of the gutter. I mean, honestly, who needs a middle-aged hooker? Especially one who won’t wear spike heels. Trust me, you’d have a lot more fun with my book. But you know what? Authors do have to sell themselves. From the time you decide you want to be published (and, really, what’s the point of writing a book if you don’t want…

Friday, July 27, 2012

Deb Linda TRIES to Feel Guilty

I admit it. This is a hard post for me to write. Oh, not because I’m averse to naughty — even titillating — behavior (seriously, you can’t have been paying attention this year if you think that’s a possibility), but rather because I don’t feel guilty about it. To feel guilty about something, you have to, on some level, think of it as wrong. I just don’t happen to think…

Friday, July 20, 2012