Deb Kerry and the Green Association Game

Sometimes, in the middle of a conversation, people look at me and ask, “How on earth did you get to that topic?” And I’m equally surprised by their inability to follow my logic. It’s taken me awhile to understand that not everybody’s brain flips into the Word Association Game at the drop of an interesting word or turn of phrase. Throw a word out there and my brain chases it…

Monday, March 11, 2013

The Deb Ball Welcomes Samantha Wilde!

Samantha Wilde is the author of I’ll Take What She Has and This Little Mommy Stayed Home. The at-home mother of three small children, she moonlights as a minister and a yoga teacher. She is the graduate of Smith College and Yale Divinity School and the daughter of novelist Nancy Thayer. In I’ll Take What She Has, Nora and Annie have been best friends since kindergarten. Nora, a shy English…

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Deb Amy Doodles, Squints, And Finally Revises Her Work

(Originally published on Writer Unboxed) What Color Is Your Revision Balloon?  I wrote, rewrote, proofread and edited my story. Three times. I typed ‘The End’ and then with a writerly sigh and a wink, emailed my fifteen-hundred-word short story to my best reader-friend. “It’s really good, Ame” she said over the phone. “But I want, well, I really want more.” Who did she think she was? Oliver Twist? I replied as eloquently as…

Friday, February 22, 2013

Deb Kelly’s No Good Very Bad Day Cookie Dough Bars

It was the day before Valentine’s and all through the house Not a creature was stirring, except for the kid who was supposed to be sleeping but instead was chanting “mama truck mama truck” in his crib. Mama would prefer to be snug in her bed But her car won’t start and there’s an ache in her head Then all of a sudden there came such a clatter Because into…

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Deb Susan Loves the Cupcakes – and the Memories

I’m a huge fan of cover art. I can’t even count how many books I’ve bought for the covers alone. I’m also a fan of cupcakes – which I often refer to as “happiness on a plate.” Imagine my joy when Deb Dana sent the rest of us an early peek at her cover art – and this arrived in my inbox! Cupcake!!! And cover art pretty enough to eat!…

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Drink the Book with Deb Kelly: GIRL’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND SUPPER CLUBS, available now!

Last week to celebrate the launch of Deb Kerry’s debut, BETWEEN, I posted a recipe inspired by the book. But with Deb Dana’s Delicious Debut, there’s just no way to compete with the tempting food stylings of her main character, Hannah Sugarman, would-be chef and culinary law-breaker. I mean, this woman, real or not, can cook. And then, to top it off, Deb Dana has littered the back of the…

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Deb Kerry and The Little Man From Dream

I’m a fan of things that we in this house refer to as “woo woo,” just as long as they don’t get too close and personal. It’s all well and good to watch Ghost Hunters or Ghost Whisperer or whatever on TV – but I don’t want to wake up in the morning and accidentally step in a puddle of ectoplasmic goo on my way to the coffee pot. Not…

Monday, January 21, 2013

The Debutante Ball Welcomes Ellen Marie Wiseman!

*** Scroll down to win a FREE BOOK! *** Ellen Marie Wiseman was born and raised in Three Mile Bay, a tiny hamlet in Northern New York, A first generation American, Ellen has traveled frequently to visit her family in Germany, where she fell in love with the country’s history and culture. She lives peacefully on the shores of Lake Ontario with her husband and three dogs. Told from one…

Saturday, January 12, 2013

In Deb Kerry’s World, Sometimes You Get Lucky

Queries. Ah, I have such fond memories of the query process. Formulating a hook. Trying to cram all of the important story elements into a paragraph so perfectly written that any agent could see this was the best and most wonderful book ever, an absolute must read. Such wonderful productive hours reading websites and databases to research agents, their wants, their likes and dislikes, what genres interested them, how they wanted their…

Monday, January 7, 2013

Newsflash: January 6, 2013

From the 2013 Debs… Deb Kerry got her first official review (in addition to the awesome and lovely unofficial ones) from RT Magazine. They gave Between four stars and said nice things about it. Deb Kerry is also excited about the Goodreads giveaway – twenty-five chances to win! You can enter here. Deb Susan received her copyedited proof pages for CLAWS OF THE CAT, and she’s busy proofreading this weekend. She’s also looking…

Sunday, January 6, 2013