Deb Linda and the Angst of the Unoppressed Reader

Like a lot of you, I was fortunate enough to be raised in a household that didn’t censor my reading. Book banning was an alien concept to me. While I admit this was mostly a good thing (being the only girl on the block with easy access to Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex But Were Afraid to Ask did make my house a popular hangout for my…

Friday, September 30, 2011

Deb Linda Says Enough Foreplay — Cut to the Chase Already!

Here’s a snippet of a conversation I had with TG (hubs) in the car prior to writing this post. Me: I have to blog about anticipation at The Debutante Ball this week. TG: *snickers* Me: *ignores snickering* So, how would you say I handle anticipation? TG: You’re kidding, right? Ha-ha-ha-ha! Me: *sighs* Um, yeah. Anticipation is a double-edged sword. And both edges slice right through me. Okay, okay…maybe that’s a…

Friday, September 23, 2011

Deb Linda’s Not-So-Secret Passion for Sidekicks

That’s right. The second string. Supporting characters. The un-stars. The ones who are there to make the heroes look good. The Ethels, the Tontos, the Hadjis and Sams of the world — I love ’em. Even wrote post about it on my blog last year. (Click here for proof. See? I’ll never lie to you. Exaggerate, maybe. Embellish, decorate, or garnish the truth…possibly. Okay, likely. But only to entertain. Cut…

Friday, September 16, 2011

Where the Magic Happens with Deb Linda

I do have a desk. My very own writing desk, with a desktop computer, a lovely lamp, and all sorts of dictionaries and thesauri arranged between bookends. But I never use it for writing. I know! Guess I’m just contrary that way. I used to use it for writing all the time. Then the theater god got me a laptop, so I could sit beside him on the sofa, futzing…

Friday, September 9, 2011

Don’t Say Deb Linda Didn’t Warn You

  WARNING: Use caution when approaching Deb Linda. Cover your ears and hide your eyes as necessary, and for God’s sake, if you give her a martini…watch out! Around my house, we call the second martini a “mar-titty,” because, like breasts, one is not enough and three are too many. I like ’em straight up and dirty. (The martinis, that is, not the… never mind.) Um, yeah. If Debs were…

Friday, September 2, 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