Names Changed to Protect the Translucent by Deb Tish

Our last house showed terribly at first glance. It had sixty-year-old foil wallpaper, smoked mirror dining room walls and the basement that time forgot. But what it did have was seriously good bones; gorgeous worn floorboards, high ceilings, curved crown moldings and arched doorways. In other words, if you squinted just right, it was stunning. The couple who owned it, we’ll call them the Zuckermans, had lived there for 50 years—happy…

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Bestselling – Best Writing – Best Living by Deb Mia

The things we do for our craft — Deb Kristy is en route to her home base in Florida after traveling on behalf of her debut novel, CATCHING GENIUS. As I write this, she is stranded in Kentucky, or maybe Detroit, dreaming about posting on our grog today (who doesn’t dream about posting our on our grog?!). When I’m caught off-guard with my kids, I’ll throw in a video to…

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“The Time Has Come,” The Wall Man Said by Deb Jennifer

This past week, instead of writing, I’ve been dealing with contractors — the retaining wall beside our house has fallen in and our roof is leaking.   The guy building our new wall — and it is a beautiful wall — is fascinated with the fact that I’m a writer.   He says he wants to write a book.  Instead of working on my new book, I stand out in the cold…

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How much better my life would have been if I’d had an agent in First Grade by Deb Tish

First we’ll review a few of the things a good agent does: Guides your career Looks for potential problems with contracts Negotiates on your behalf Edits the drivel you might otherwise release into the world Tells you you don’t suck when you’re fairly sure you do I could have used this kind of support from the start. On my first day of school, my parents dressed me up in an…

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