Deb Susan Reads the Book First

Thursday, June 27, 2013

When it comes to movies based on books, people tend to fall into one of two camps: “read the book afters” or “read the book firsts.” I’m one who reads the book first. It excites me to learn that one of my favorite books is made into a movie. I tend not to argue with directorial straying, and I rarely object when the film cannot capture the story in its…

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Newsflash: June 23, 2013

Sunday, June 23, 2013

From the 2013 Debs… Deb Kerry has no new publishing news to report, but she is busily writing and has completed the rough draft of the second in a novella trilogy tentatively titled “The Dream Merchant.” Deb Dana got word that the paperback of THE GIRLS’ GUIDE TO LOVE AND SUPPER CLUBS is on sale for only $6 on Amazon! Get it while it’s hot! Deb Susan is speaking at…

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The Debutante Ball Welcomes Delilah S. Dawson

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Delilah S. Dawson is a native of Roswell, GA and the author of the steampunk paranormal romance Blud books for Pocket, including WICKED AS THEY COME, WICKED AS SHE WANTS, and the upcoming WICKED AFTER MIDNIGHT, as well as three e-novellas. Her short story THE THREE LIVES OF LYDIA is in the CARNIEPUNK anthology out this summer with Gallery Books, and her first YA is out next year with Simon…

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On Fathers, Fictional and Otherwise

Monday, June 17, 2013

We’re talking about fathers and father figures this week, in honor of Father’s Day. I’m one of the people for whom this is an awkward topic. My Dad died a little over twenty years ago, and although I’m not actively sad anymore, he’s not here to send gifts and cards to. Or to call or visit, or any of those things. When I say I’m not sad, don’t get me…

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Deb Kelly Trusts Readers Will Keep On Making New Readers…

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

If there is one thing you can count on with the book business, it is that it is always one last dying gasp away from The End. Or so I’ve been told, by reliable sources, since I was 14 years old. I’m not 14 anymore (snarf), but the book business still hasn’t managed to die. It’s not from lack of trying. Some days I think publishers and bookstores (never writers,…

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Newsflash: May 19, 2013

From the 2013 Debs… Deb Kerry had a lot of fun today signing books at the Spokane Valley Barnes & Noble, but mostly she’s just excited about a new writing project. And Deb Amy’s launch, because nothing is cooler than a book birthday. Deb Susan received a great review from Publisher’s Weekly, who said “Spann matches period detail with a well-developed whodunit plot in her promising debut.” Hooray! Deb Amy is officially…

Sunday, May 19, 2013
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Deb Kelly Picks THE GLASS WIVES…

… for my imaginary book club! I’m not in any real book clubs because I’m terrible at it. I only read the books I pick myself, and even when someone else’s pick sound terrific, I tend to buy the book and forget about it until the night before, at which point I read the book club questions in the back in a frenzy planning to fake it. Then at the…

Wednesday, May 15, 2013
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I’m a Reject, You’re a Reject, and Why This is Okay

Rejection sucks. Big time. I’m pretty sure we can all agree on that. But the truth is, nobody gets through this life without experiencing it somewhere along the way, no matter how rich or beautiful or talented you might happen to be. Everybody’s been there. Some other kid gets the part you wanted in the school play. Another candidate is selected for the job. The person you are sure is…

Monday, April 8, 2013
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Deb Kelly Knows How to Wait. She Just Prefers Not To.

I’m not an especially religious person (unless you count science as a religion) but with this week’s topic being about waiting right in the midst of Passover, the week of Palm Sunday and Good Friday, my mind does turn to spiritual matters. I’m a wildly impatient person and the thought of having to sit around waiting for the 10th plague to pass or waiting for history’s first frenemy to betray…

Wednesday, March 27, 2013
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