Goodbye, from Deb Kerry and Random Penuin

Monday, August 26, 2013

The End. Goodbye. It’s been fun, moving on, we’ll see you around. Let’s do lunch sometime, shall we? This break up was inevitable, though – we always knew we only had a year. And what an eventful year it has been. The highlights? I was diagnosed with breast cancer, underwent a double mastectomy with reconstruction, and am now walking around with synthetic boobs. This would have been enough excitement for…


Class of 2013’s Farewell Newsflash: August 25, 2013

Sunday, August 25, 2013

From the 2013 Debs… Deb Kerry can’t wait to reveal the amazing cover art for WAKEWORLD, the sequel to BETWEEN. She’ll be celebrating at her blog, Swimming North, with the art and a fun giveaway – stay tuned for all the details! Deb Susan is hard at work on the third Shinobi Mystery – look for Book 2, BLADE OF THE SAMURAI, in summer 2014!   Deb News Congratulations to Deb…


Deb Susan’s Fish … are Friends

Thursday, August 22, 2013

“Best Friends” don’t only exist in a human context. Sometimes, friendship crosses species borders, and does so in surprising ways. Despite the mistaken impressions FINDING NEMO created in popular culture, clownfish aren’t the friendliest creatures on the reef. Clowns are feisty, territorial fish that brook no interference with their hosts and demand that other fish stay well away. Among the various species of clowns, the Maroon Clownfish is the undisputed…


Deb Dana Has Many Best Friends

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

I went to elementary school in the era of the friendship bracelet and best friend heart necklace. You know the one I’m talking about: the heart-shaped charm imprinted with the words “Best Friend,” split down the middle so that one friend would get one half and one friend would get the other. Example: That was the necklace you’d give to your #1 Best Friend. Because there were #2 Best Friends…


Deb Kerry’s best friend is a Viking

Monday, August 19, 2013

My best friend is a Viking. No, not that kind of a Viking. He really isn’t much into sports. And he doesn’t look like Thor or wear a horned helmet or go on raiding missions in his warship. I call him my Viking because he’s definitely of Norse descent and his temperament is somewhat blustery and gruff, on the outside anyway. On the inside? This is a man who has…


Deb Amy Likes The Rest Stops Along The Way

Friday, August 16, 2013

I’ve taken some long road trips in my life, the longest of which was a drive from a home in Cleveland to a new home in Tucson. What makes a long journey tolerable? It’s not always the thought of the destination, but the little stops along the way that allow us to rest, rejuvenate, and redirect for a while. That drive to Arizona was not unlike the publishing journey. I…


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…


Deb Dana Likes a Change in Scenery

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

I spent last week at the beach with my family, in a rental home in Avalon, New Jersey. Whenever I stay in a stranger’s beach house, I wonder about the owners: where they live, how often they use the house themselves, why they would choose white carpet in a beach house… Of course then my mind wanders to the (entirely theoretical) question of whether I’d want a beach house of…


Deb Kerry’s Writing Journey is the Ultimate Road Trip

Monday, August 12, 2013

Road trip. Can you feel the lure? Just whisper those two words to me and I’m tempted to walk away from all of my responsibilities, pack a bag, buy some snacks, and cue up the music. My heart sings to me of  freedom, adventure, and the discovery of new and interesting places. On the contrary, heading for a specific destination on a timeline is misery. Within a couple of hours…