Deb Susan Reconsiders the Ending

Thursday, August 1, 2013

As I mentioned in a comment on Deb Kerry’s fantastic Monday post, I have trouble with endings, written or otherwise. When I come to the end of a novel, or anything else, I have trouble explaining things in simple ways. It’s a lifelong problem, and one I never considered all that much until this topic came around. I’d previously dismissed my trouble with endings as “overattachment” or “trouble tying up…


When reading is murder–getting through hard times at the keyboard

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

I hope you all read Deb Dana’s post (scroll down one). Among other things I was nodding my head about (crazy pre-baby expectations anyone?) I totally agree with her about the navel-gazing, stare out the window, think about nothing time being some of the most important writing time I used to have–and don’t really have anymore. There’s one thing I do in my job as a writer she didn’t mention…


Deb Susan Takes the Deb Interview (at) Last!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Like Kelly said last week, I cannot believe it’s finally my turn to take this interview. In some ways, it’s a bittersweet moment because I’ve known since becoming a deb that my release was the last one—and that when my book released, we would have only one short month to go before saying goodbye. The moment IS bittersweet, however, because saying goodbye means not only five successful launches for the…


Newsflash: July 14, 2013

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Don’t forget! Applications are now open for the Debutante Ball’s Class of 2014. Do you want to wear the tiara? Details here! From the 2013 Debs… Deb Kerry is in the middle of changing day jobs. This doesn’t mean there is no writing happening though – she’s completed the rough drafts of three novellas and has moved into revisions. Deb Susan is SO excited about this week’s launch of CLAWS OF THE…


The Deb Ball Welcomes Meg Waite Clayton!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

We are honored to have New York Times bestselling author Meg Waite Clayton visiting us today, sharing with us a tasty morsel from her new release, The Wednesday Daughters, a long awaited sequel to the book club favorite The Wednesday Sisters, available July 16th. A finalist for Barbara Kingsolver’s Bellwether Prize (now the PEN/Bellwether), her books have been translated into languages from German to Lithuanian to Chinese. She’s written for…


Deb Kelly’s Book Delivers on its Lovely Cover Promise

Thursday, July 11, 2013

My first introduction to Deb Kelly came through the Debutante Ball, and my first introduction to Kelly’s book came from its lovely cover. Let’s take a moment and savor that image, shall we?   Kelly’s cover–and her book–highlight one of my favorite aspects of reading fiction: the beauty of art and words that work together to tell a story. Not all books deliver on the promises their covers make. Many…


Happy Birthday Week to The Good Luck Girls of Shipwreck Lane

Monday, July 8, 2013

I am honored to kick off launch week for Deb Kelly Harms and her delightful debut The Good Luck Girls of Shipwreck Lane, releasing tomorrow, July 9. This is not a fantasy novel, and yet Kelly Harms has created magic. Not the magic of faery or wizards or the conjuring of spells, but the sort of magic we’re all familiar with. Have you ever made a wish on a falling…


We Interrupt This Newsflash, Because We’re Looking For New Debs!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Are you interested in being one of the Class of 2014 Debs at The Debutante Ball? We want to hear from you! It’s that time! The 2013 Debutante Ball class is looking for female writers who have not yet had a book published, but will have one released between September 2013 and August 2014 by a traditional commercial publisher. You need a firm release date to be considered (well, as…


For Deb Kerry, There Is No Home Improvement Needed

Monday, July 1, 2013

I’m supposed to write a post about home improvement. But you know what? It’s hot and sticky and I don’t own an air conditioner. What would improve my home at the moment would be a pool. Or maybe just a pitcher of margaritas. We don’t live fancy here. Deb Kelly’s soon-to-be-released (and totally fun and awesome) novel, The Good Luck Girls of Shipwreck Lane, features a gorgeous house with this…


Newsflash: June 30, 2013

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Congratulations to Alicia, winner of last week’s contest! From the 2013 Debs… Deb Kerry really wants to know Deb Dana’s secret book news and is excited about Deb Susan and Deb Kelly’s books launching soon! Deb Dana got more exciting news about her future books but still can’t share any of it publicly yet…which she finds very annoying! Deb Susan learned that her agent, Sandra Bond, received a copy of THE REAL BOOK…