News Flash!

A full dance card this week for The Debutante Ball! DEBUT! Honored guests, the time has finally arrived. Debutante Mia King’s Good Things officially debuts on Tuesday! Visit her beautiful new website and her Debutante Ball Page to read all about it, enter her fabulous contests, and hear what the reviewers are saying! Romance Reviews Today just weighed in with: For a debut novel well worth your time, give GOOD…

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The Why of Rebellion by Deb Kristy

So I was tapping out this whole little thing on rebellion on Friday (what? Me procrastinate?), and what I realized was that I didn’t have that much to say on the subject. I never rebelled. No, really. In order to rebel, you must have something to rebel against. There must be an opposing force, and I faced very little parental, institutional, or societal opposition. I mostly did what I wanted…

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You never hear James Dean snort by Deb Eileen

I remember my teen years as one where I was quite the rebel. I dressed as if I was channeling Molly Ringwald, listened to The Smiths and tried to take up smoking clove cigarettes. (Note to impressionable young readers: don’t bother with the clove cigarettes they taste like a burnt spice cabinet and no one looks cool hacking up mucus chunks) I’ve come to the realization that it is quite…

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That’s Ms. Femme Fatale to You by Deb Mia

Let me start by saying that I don’t think the label of “Femme Fatale” is appropriate for a high school student. Come on: they’re not allowed to drink, they’ve just started driving, they can’t vote, they can’t play the lottery. And, as the mother of a young daughter, I really don’t think they should be dating. The moral compass in this country is heading south, and I really don’t think…

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Rebel with a coffee mug by Deb Jennifer

Okay, the truth is, I am a pretty dull person.  I don’t get into barroom brawls, have a secret heroin addiction, cross-dress, carry a concealed weapon, or plan to overthrow the government in my spare time. Still, I haven’t lived my life in a cookie-cutter kind of way, and have always hovered proudly outside the boundaries of authority and tradition.  I suppose being a lesbian puts me there automatically, but…

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Stalking the Brat by Deb Tish

I’m not a rebel–that’s too glamorous a title for me. I’m more of a common brat. The moment I hear I’m supposed to do something is the moment I’ll refuse. From wearing skirts as a kid, to trying out for cheerleading, to buying a minivan for carpooling–I wanted nothing to do with it. When other kids were attending Friday night football games in high school, my friend and I were swiping…

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News Flash!

Deb News! Debutante Jennifer McMahon’s novel, Promise Not To Tell, has been chosen by Borders for placement on the 3 For 2 table! This is a real, and well-deserved, vote of confidence in Jennifer’s debut. Congratulations! Deb Friends! Gail Konop-Baker, author of the acclaimed Bare-breasted Mama column on Literary Mama, has had a stellar week. Not only has she signed with a brilliant agent, but she was given the “All…

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Bookends by Deb Kristy

I hate the phone. It runs in my family. I am genetically predisposed to distrust all forms of instant communication. And yet for a writer on submission, the phone takes on a level of importance only slightly above oxygen. Every time I was at my lowest point on my road to publication, by some bizarre cosmic coincidence, that phone rang. Posting each instance of this would take an entire page,…

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A Watched Phone Never Rings, by Debutante Eileen

Every writer I know imagines “The Call.”  I had plenty of time to imagine the call; I anticipated that I would be doing any of the following when it happened: Working: my cell would ring, it would be my agent! I would give a squeal that would alert my co-workers that something had happened. They would rush to my office where I would share the news. Celebration and jubilation would…

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