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

The Best Gift Deb Rachel’s Ever Received

Where I write is different for every project and every mood. I’m writing this post in the cafe/bakery down the block from my house, a place I’ve adopted as an office since leaving my 9-to-5 job in June. But coming here means changing out of pajamas, which sometimes seems an insurmountable task. So on those days I work from home, lately from our kitchen/dining room (they are one) table. I…

Thursday, September 8, 2011

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

Deb Erika on writing where you eat

I have never been a big fan of desks. Even as a first-grader when I made the transition from shared table to independent desk, I don’t recall an overwhelming sense of excitement. (I was more excited for the milestone of getting to use the cafeteria and getting no-bake cookies once a week. Go figure.) The truth is I’m terrible with drawers and nooks. I stuff them with anything within a…

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

A peek into Deb Joanne’s Office, where sharp eyes will be rewarded.

Let’s get this out in the open first thing: I’m a bit of a slob.  (I’m sorry, Mom, but it’s true.  I’ve always been a slob, as you’ll remember from my teen days when you would walk by my bedroom, sigh and close the door.  Not much has changed, but you’ll be pleased to know that I did tidy up my desk a bit before I took the picture above. …

Monday, September 5, 2011

News Flash: September 4, 2011

Congratulations to donnas, who won Amanda Kyle Williams’ The Stranger You Seek! From the 2012 Debs… Deb Erika is thrilled to announce that her novel, LITTLE GALE GUMBO, is a Goodreads giveaway for the next two weeks! Go on over and throw your hat in the ring for one of 25 copies! Deb Linda is happy to have survived her initiation into Deb-hood without her head falling off. Much. Deb…

Sunday, September 4, 2011

The Debutante Ball Welcomes Kendare Blake! (Giveaway!)

We’re thrilled to have Kendare Blake join us at the Ball today as the first guest of the 2012 Debs! Kendare Blake lives and writes in Lynnwood, Washington, with a studious husband and two very critical cats. Her brain absorbs very little math, but lots and lots of movie trivia. Anna Dressed in Blood, a young adult horror novel, came out on August 30th from Tor Teen. It centers on…

Saturday, September 3, 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 Rachel Takes the EW Pop-Culture Personality Test

Happy Thursday, team. I’ll be ushering in the latter half of the week for the next year and I must say, I’m pretty excited. First, a quick intro to the reason I’m here: MWF Seeking BFF. My memoir, which will be out in January, follows my yearlong search for a new best friend after moving to Chicago for love. It looks at how difficult–and hilariously awkward!–it is to make new friends…

Thursday, September 1, 2011

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