Goodbye, Hello!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

All I know about real debutantes I learned from reading Susan McBride’s yummy YA series The Debs, and from one episode of the O.C. where a hapless and suddenly destitute Mischa Barton dons a white dress and a fight breaks out over her father’s embezzling. It’s a pretty good episode, actually. (You’ve got to skip to the end for the white dresses and drama. But then you may miss out…


The Journey So Far…

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Now that we’ve chosen our lovely new class of debs and are getting close to handing them the reins/reigns, I have a terrible case of senioritis. We’ve all debuted, the cotillion was glorious, my pristine white frock fit fine, my tiara was nice and shiny and I didn’t tumble over forward during my big curtsy. So. Who exactly is going to keep me from jumping into the lake in my…


What Deb Kelly Doesn’t Know Could Fill a Book

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

This week’s topic is all about what you (and I) don’t know. And no wonder it’s a topic of conversation for writers. If it weren’t for what I don’t know, writing and reading wouldn’t hold nearly the charm they do for me. I find not knowing something–how a sweepstakes works, how to make a forced out in baseball, how to shuck an oyster–the most inspiring part of writing. Of course…


Deb Kelly Loves The End

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

So, Deb Kerry talked about not enjoying the process of writing endings in this week’s post, and Dana’s mentioned that too now. Well, guess what–I love it. My first drafts tend to be super-short, so writing endings feels a little like rolling down a hill. With a huge boulder right on my tail, Indiana Jones style. I’m writing like mad away from all the plot threads I know I’ll have…


Newsflash: July 28, 2013

Sunday, July 28, 2013

From the 2013 Debs… Deb Kerry turned in line edits for WAKEWORLD and got a peek at the new cover!!!! Which is awesome. 🙂 Deb Susan had a fantastic signing at Barnes & Noble in Santa Monica and is looking forward to this Tuesday’s signing at Towne Center Books in Pleasanton, CA!   NEW Deb News!  You have TWO MORE DAYS to submit applications to become part of the Debutante Ball’s…


Deb Kelly gets out her cocktail shaker to celebrate CLAWS!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Have you heard the news? It’s Deb Susan’s launch week! Claws of the Cat hit the stands yesterday, and Shinobi Mania starts today. What the bleep is a shinobi, you ask? Yeah, been there. Until I read CLAWS OF THE CAT. Now I know that Ninja, that word with the awesomest of connotations, is actually a Chinese-influenced translation of Japanese characters. (Susan, did I get that right? Boy am I…


Launching A Book And A Friendship With Deb Kelly Harms

Friday, July 12, 2013

As Deb Kelly launches THE GOOD LUCK GIRLS OF SHIPWRECK LANE and as the 2013 Debs search for the 2014 Class for The Debutante Ball, I’m reminded of why we’re here. Books and friendship. When I first met Deb Kelly — the agent and editor turned author with a toddler — I wondered what we could have in common besides our impending book launches. Turns out, lots of things! First…


Deb Kelly Takes the Deb Interview

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

I have been waiting all year for my turn to take the Deb Interview! It’s finally here. The book is finally out, and I am, like magic, a real author. An author who gives interviews. Including this one, which I’ve asked of so many wonderful authors over the last year. And now it’s my turn. It’s just… it’s all so amazing. This week has been better than I could have…


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…


Deb Kelly dreamed of home… and wrote this book as a result.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

I’ve often joked that the worst part of being a writer is letting people read your work. For a long time I didn’t let anyone have it, and then when it became apparent that the only way to get paid for your writing was to let other people actually gaze upon it, and worse, that those gazers would, possibly, tell you what they actually thought of it, I gave my…