An Open Letter to Book Banners, From Deb Molly

Dear Book Banners, First of all, let me thank you for all the hard work you do. Without you, we wouldn’t be celebrating Banned Books Week in the first place! Just plain “Books Week” is much less exciting. By trying to get books banned from schools and libraries, you confer a degree of sexiness and danger on us that we might not otherwise have. Wait, do I sound sarcastic? I’m…

Wednesday, September 28, 2011
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Deb Molly Ponders the Limitless Potential of a New Sweater

School shopping was kind of a big deal in my family. A few weeks before school started, my mother would take us shopping for new clothes — new jeans, new shoes, new sweaters that we wouldn’t be able to wear until the weather actually turned cold in another month or two. And we didn’t just go to the boring old mall in Madison; no, we’d go to a fancy mall…

Wednesday, September 21, 2011
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Deb Molly Loves Good Ol’ (Fictional) Mom & Dad

Literature – particularly children’s and young adult literature – is hard on parents. If you’re a parent in a YA book, you’re about a million more times likely to be killed in a mysterious and/or tragic accident than your real-world counterparts, and if you’re not killed right off the bat, you’re very likely to be neglectful, abusive, alcoholic, or actually evil. At best, you’re well-meaning but too oblivious to notice…

Wednesday, September 14, 2011
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You Won’t Believe Where Deb Molly Has Done It

I’ve done it outside. I’ve done it inside. I mostly do it at night, but I’ve done it first thing in the morning and in the lazy afternoons. I’ve done it at a highway rest stop in Michigan under a flickering street light and in a tent on a mountain while a thunderstorm raged overhead. I’ve done it in cars, on trains, and too many airplanes to count. I’ve done…

Wednesday, September 7, 2011
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Deb Molly Celebrates Hump Day

Happy Hump Day, Everyone! I’m pretty sure if I were a romance writer, I wouldn’t be allowed to talk about Hump Day in a public forum, but luckily I write for young adults, where we just giggle and roll our eyes a lot. I didn’t embrace the greatness of Hump Day until I went to college in Iowa.  (And yes, I’m going to keep saying Hump Day until you giggle….

Wednesday, August 31, 2011
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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
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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
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