The Smell of Summer by Deb Tish

For me, nothing evokes magical childhood summers like the smell of an old house, especially that of a smoker. My sister and I spent summers at our grandparents’ place. Each year, she and I would board a propeller plane without parents and fly an hour to Hamilton, Ontario, where our grandfather waited in the tiny airport, smoking homemade unfiltered cigarettes and beaming. These summers were delicious with danger. Every day began at the…

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News Flash! June 17, 2007

Still PARTYing! A Q&A with Deb Anna ran in Sirensmag.com’s “Quote This!” section, Eonline wrote about PARTY GIRL in their Cool Stuff section, and Mediabistro gave her Book Soup book party a thumb’s up; Debutantes Love Librarians!  So Deb Jennifer is going to the 2007 ALA Conference in Washington DC!  On Monday June 25th, she’ll be signing books and meeting folks at the Harper Perennial booth from 10am-11am and then…

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Let It Run All Over Me by Deb Kristy

Raised on the beach as I was meant that learning to swim was a priority. I barely remember learning, I just remember always knowing how to do it, as natural as breathing. The saltwater of the Gulf of Mexico buoyed me, and I felt safe there, at ease, at home. But just after my eleventh birthday, the freighter Summit Venture rammed the Sunshine Skyway bridge’s southbound span, collapsing the center…

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Escape by Deb Jennifer

Last week, I got a Houdini action figure for my birthday.  He came complete with handcuffs, leg irons, rope, a straightjacket, and a chair to which to bind him.  I’ve been having entirely too much fun tying him up in various poses on my desk.  Escapology fascinates me to no end – in fact, a character in the book I’m working on now is a young aspiring magician and escape…

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News Flash! June 10, 2007

Contests! Don’t forget about our Postcard Contest! It ends June 30 so be sure to get yourself in the running – it’s easy peasy lemon squeezy to qualify, and the prize is pretty cool (a postcard from each of us plus a goody gift? It’s a no brainer!) PARTY on! Deb Anna’s PARTY GIRL made The Chicago Tribune‘s “Hot Reads for Summer” list, a piece on her is in the…

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