Adventures in Publishing

Monday, June 13, 2016

adventure noun ad·ven·ture \əd-ˈven-chər\ An exciting or very unusual experience. Participation in exciting undertakings or enterprises. A bold, usually risky undertaking; hazardous action of uncertain outcome. A commercial or financial speculation of any kind; venture. I am not a super adventurous person. I like my trips planned. I like to budget my money. I like to work from a recipe. I like to know how I am getting home at…


The Debutante Welcomes Back Deb Tawna Fenske!

About Tawna: A third-generation Oregonian who can peel and eat a banana with her toes, Tawna Fenske has traveled a winding career path from journalist to English teacher in Venezuela to marketing geek. She’s the author of the popular daily blog “Don’t Pet Me, I’m Writing” and a member of Romance Writers of America. . Her debut novel, Making Waves, was nominated for Best Contemporary Romance in the RT Book…

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Deb Linda Thinks Most Cameras Are a Little Too Candid

My reaction to this week’s topic: I laughed! I cried! I went “Ugh!” Mixed emotions much? Um, yeeeah. And who can blame me? I was traumatized by school pictures like this: (I think I was in the fourth or fifth grade there. Honestly? I’ve blocked it out of my mind.)   I tend to prefer playing photographer to be photographed. Not that I’m any good it, mind you. It’s just…

Friday, March 30, 2012

The Three (Hundred) Faces of Deb Molly

I have a confession. This girl? That’s not me. Sure, those are my earrings, and that’s my hair (on a pretty decent day), and I suppose those are my features, but still. That’s not me. This girl is polished and sure of herself, staring at the camera with a hint of a smile — or is that a challenge? This girl knows what she’s talking about. This girl don’t take no…

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Deb Joanne Just Wants to NOT Scare any Kids

So it’s author photo week here at The Debutante Ball. Yikes. I’m going to put this out there right now: like a lot of folks, I don’t love having my picture taken. I am very rarely pleased with the results and thus try to either duck out of the lens crosshairs or be the one behind the camera. But something funny happens when you sell a book; you are suddenly…

Monday, March 26, 2012