Books That Changed Deb Eleanor’s Life

Over on my personal blog, I’ve been working on a series of posts called “Books I Love.”  It’s a cataloguing of the books that survive all my bookshelf purges, that I return to again and again, that have impacted me in one way or another. 1. Evening Class, Maeve Binchy.  I already mentioned this when I wrote about my favorite fictional place, but it bears repeating.  This book was my…

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Deb Elise Gnaws on Anne Lamott

You know how sometimes something is so overwhelmingly perfect, you just want to bite it? I say this all the time to my daughter.  “You’re so delicious, I just want to bite you!”  Sometimes it’s more specific, like “Look at that face!  I just need to bite that head!”  Or “look at that tushie!  I have to bite that tushie!” I should clarify that my daughter is only six.  At…

Monday, September 20, 2010

Toto Pulls the Curtain Aside by Deb Tiffany

Like I mentioned in one of my comments earlier this week, I’m celebrity impaired. I just don’t recognize them out of context, and I think it’s because the hurly-burly of Hollywood isn’t what makes me tick. Books do. Literature does. Remember back in high school when you had to read The Classics, probably against your will, and there came the night when you were slaving over a paper you should…

Thursday, December 18, 2008

My Hot 20 by Deb Danielle Younge-Ullman

For me, talent is one of the biggest factors in making someone ‘hot’ and so is generosity. These are the two factors I used for this list, with slightly more weight given for talent–ie everyone on the list is talented and some are also people I know to be very generous. (Please note that many of these authors are also physically hot and a few of them also create work…

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Fiction Hotties by Deb Jenny

Disclaimers: I really don’t pay much attention to pictures of authors and I’m rarely around male authors so I apologize that I’m not on the trail of author hotties. Had I been able to attend Book Expo (in LA,no less, land of the fabulous) I’d have definitely kept my eyes open for such a phenomena. But I stayed home for my son’s high school graduation, so I guess I will…

Monday, June 9, 2008

Oprah? Why Haven’t You Called? by Deb Eileen

Last weekend I spoke at a writing conference. The last event was a panel with all of the speakers and attendees could ask questions. Some asked me: “As a new writer (the other two authors on the panel were swanky NY Times Bestseller types) what about the publishing experience is different from what you expected?” I answered: “I thought it would be a bigger deal.” Everyone laughed. I wasn’t trying…

Friday, May 9, 2008

Q & A with Amanda Eyre Ward by Deb Danielle

I am honored and pleased to welcome Amanda Eyre Ward as my guest on The Debutante Ball today. Amanda is the award-winning author of SLEEP TOWARD HEAVEN (2003), HOW TO BE LOST (2004) and FORGIVE ME (2007) and has also published a number of short stories. SLEEP TOWARD HEAVEN won the Violet Crown Book Award and was optioned for film by Sandra Bullock and Fox Searchlight. HOW TO BE LOST…

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Book Revenge by Deb Eileen

This may be a shocking confession. It seems worse coming from someone who writes. I’m ashamed, but it’s time to come clean. My name is Eileen Cook and I abuse books. Yes, I am one of those people who bends the corner of the page over instead of using a bookmark. If it is a passage I really enjoy- I underline it. In INK! I read them in bed, with…

Friday, August 17, 2007

Confessions of a Book Tramp by Deb Lisa

I have a confession. I have about 45 books stacked on the table near my bath tub. And forty or fifty more under the sink. I have hundreds on shelves, stacked in book cases, lurking in boxes waiting for me to put up more shelving. I have cookbooks in the kitchen, classics in my living room, chick lit in my beach bag and on my bedside table. Because I am…

Wednesday, August 15, 2007