Deb Linda Likes Her Heat to be Packing!

Whew. Is it hot here at the Ball this week, or is it just me? *fans self* It has definitely been a long, hot week. Originally, I was going to write a post about how to keep your cool when conditions are sweat-tacular, but then I decided what the hell. I think I’ll amp things up a bit instead. Because I’m, yannoh, evil that way. And when better to be…

Friday, July 13, 2012

Deb Joanne’s Launch Week Concludes with Just the Kind of Question You Might Expect from Deb Linda

My very first thought when I heard about Joanne’s book was, best title ever! TG (my darling husband, for those of you who don’t know me very well), said exactly the same thing when he saw me reading it. No doubt about it–Small Medium at Large is the perfect title for this book. I mean, come on. A middle grade book about a girl who gets hit by lightning and,…

Friday, July 6, 2012

Deb Linda Loves Getting Away (With It)

If there’s anything in life more fun for me than getting away, it’s getting away with it. Seriously, is there anything more delicious than knowing you’ve done something you probably shouldn’t have, and not getting in trouble for it? Come on. Admit it–it’s pure bliss. The dash of naughty that makes it (whatever your favorite “it” happens to be) oh-so-nice. (Unless, of course,  a sprinkle of guilt is not your…

Friday, June 29, 2012

A Soft Spot for Deb Linda’s Dad

If you’ll pardon me, I’m going to plagiarize myself again. When I think about my Dad, there’s one memory that never fails to make me smile, and since I already wrote about it a few years ago on my own blog, I have no choice (you hear me? no choice!) but to rerun it here. It was a post from last year’s Deb Tawna Fenske on her blog that inspired…

Friday, June 22, 2012

Deb Linda’s “Ha! You wish!” List

Argh. This week’s topic is hard for me. I’m a teensy-weensy bit uncomfortable comparing my book to those by other authors, especially successful ones. I mean, who am I to try to stack myself up against writers who’ve already proven their talent over and over again? Seems to me I could be setting myself up for a great big “Ha! You wish!” But you know what? I do wish. So…

Friday, June 15, 2012

On Passion and Potato Chips, aka Deb Linda Ponders her Firsts

I’ve had a lot of publishing-related “firsts” in the past few years–first agent, first book sold, first editor, first time holding my physical book in my hands (an advance reader copy), first review on Goodreads, first publicist, first pre-release interview request, and first email from a stranger who’s actually read my book and loved it (whoo! that was a rush), to name a few. Okay, to name several. So, when…

Friday, June 8, 2012

Agents? Deb Linda Likes Hers Secret and Special!

I have a wonderful agent. You may have met her, actually. If not, click here to read the Deb Ball guest post from Michelle Wolfson. Go ahead. Read it. I’ll wait.   *fixes cup of tea, twiddles thumbs, waits for readers to come back*   There. You see? She’s hard-working, smart,  and funny — an all around entertaining person. She gets the job done. Which are very good qualities in…

Friday, June 1, 2012

Spring Cleaning? Deb Linda Imagines the Possibilities!

When it comes time for spring cleaning every year, TG and I just blithely wave our hands and wait for our maid, Fifi, to do it. And wait … and wait … and wait … Because she never shows up. You see, Fifi is imaginary. (Admit it. You think I’m making this up. Sadly, I’m really not. Fifi has been a part of our lives since we were first married….

Friday, May 25, 2012

Deb Linda Reminds You That Flipping MOM Will Get You a WOW

WOW. Yesterday I passed a milestone. Which, while jarring in its own way, is likely way less painful than passing a kidney stone. Fortunately, I’m not in a position to verify that from personal experience. You see, yesterday was my daughter’s birthday, and as of this year I have officially been a mother for more of my life than I was not a mother. This is a cool thing. I…

Friday, May 18, 2012

THE PRINCESSES OF IOWA Launch Week: Deb Linda’s Q & A with Molly!

This has been an exciting week here at the Ball—our own Deb Molly’s debut novel, THE PRINCESSES OF IOWA, was officially released on Tuesday. Congratulations, Molly!!!! But, of course, one day of celebration isn’t enough for such a momentous event. We think a book launch deserves at least a whole week of hooplah! I’ve been telling all my non-pixelated (you know the kind–those strangely “solid” people who are a part…

Friday, May 11, 2012