Season of Change

Friday, October 11, 2013

(Let me introduce you to my one-eyed wonder dog, Luna.) When I was a girl, my mom owned a book called Color Me Beautiful. Based on your hair and skin coloring, it prescribed your best wardrobe and makeup palette, and it divided the palettes by season. My mom’s black hair and fair skin made her a winter, which meant she wore jewel-toned colors. Ruby, sapphire, emerald. She was veritable walking…

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Deb Susan’s Pumpkins Have Adjustment Issues

I’m aware the “creepy Halloween” posts don’t technically come along for a couple of weeks, but when I think of autumn my thoughts will always turn to Halloween and my son. I’ve always loved the time of year when pumpkins return to the markets, pumpkin seeds toast in the oven, and jack-o-lanterns can take their place on the porch without weirding out the neighbors (much…) My childhood autumns were filled…

Thursday, October 18, 2012
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For Deb Dana, Heaven is an Apple Cider Doughnut

Have you ever eaten an apple cider doughnut? If the answer is yes, let’s talk. If the answer is no, you should probably get up from your computer right now and find one because you are missing out on one of life’s great pleasures. For several autumns when I was young, my parents would take my brother and I apple picking at Highland Orchards in West Chester, PA, along with…

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
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Deb Kerry Gets Poetic in the Fall

A VAGABOND SONG THERE is something in the autumn that is native to my blood— Touch of manner, hint of mood; And my heart is like a rhyme, With the yellow and the purple and the crimson keeping time.   The scarlet of the maples can shake me like a cry Of bugles going by. And my lonely spirit thrills To see the frosty asters like a smoke upon the…

Monday, October 15, 2012
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Newsflash: October 14, 2012

Congrats to Melissa, winner of Erika Marks’ THE MERMAID COLLECTOR! From the 2013 Debs… Deb Kerry: Finished a revision of Wakeworld (Book Two in The Books of the Between) and it is off to readers. She’s now pushing the deadline for page proofs on Between. Deb Dana typed up the goings on of the previous week for Untitled Books’ My Week, which should appear online in the next month or two!…

Sunday, October 14, 2012
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