News Flash! March 23, 2008

Deb News:Deb Jenny will discuss SLEEPING WITH WARD CLEAVER on a panel about marriage in fiction at the Virginia Festival of the Book at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, at New Dominion Bookshop in Charlottesville, VA. Deb Friend Andrea Frazer posted a fabulous and very thoughtful review on her Baby Center blog and gave Sleeping with Ward Cleaver a wonderful mention on her always fun and interesting Good Housekeeping My…

Sunday, March 23, 2008
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Am I Lucky or What? by Deb Lisa Daily

It’s 11:30 on Tuesday night and I’m thinking about being lucky. A friend of mine, the soon-to-be-published Abby Wittnebert said something the other night as we were drinking wine at Kristin Harmel’s book party. We were talking about publishing and luck and taking chances, and how bravery frequently pays off. We were sharing stories, and I told her that it was part of me to take chances, to try to…

Wednesday, March 19, 2008
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News Flash! March 16, 2008

Deb News: The Debs Take Manhattan! Deb Eileen Cook and Deb Lisa Daily will be signing their respective debut novels Unpredictable and Fifteen Minutes of Shame together in New York City! Stop by, we’d love to see you! Thursday, April 11 at 7:00 pm BORDERS 461 Park Ave. (of course, dahling) New York, NY 10022 Fifteen Minutes of Shame is coming to a theater near you! We just sold film…

Sunday, March 16, 2008
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News Flash! March 9, 2008

Deb NewsDeb Jenny’s debut novel Sleeping with Ward Cleaver has gone into its second printing! Help Deb Lisa write her new dating book How to Date Like a Grown-up. If you’re single, take this quick, 2-minute dating survey and you could win a prize basket worth $500. Deb Founder News Deb Founder Mia King just sold her third book, Table Manners: A Novel, to Berkley Books for a September 2009…

Sunday, March 9, 2008
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Sibling Rivalry by Deb Lisa Daily

When we were kids, my brother and I fought over who got to eat their morning cereal with the sugar spoon. It made more sense at the time. The sugar spoon stood out among the other, more ordinary spoons in the utensil drawer. It was shorter, and had a rounder, um, spoon part. It was clearly special. I liked it because it was different, and I have always liked to…

Wednesday, March 5, 2008
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On the fifth day of launch week, my true love gave to me…by Deb Jess

I am honored to close this week’s festivities for Jenny Gardiner and her fantastic debut novel, Sleeping with Ward Cleaver. It truly is an honest, brassy, HIGHLY relatable look at what happens to many marriages a few years and a few children in—covering so much more than just loss of that initial spark, when passion dissolves into comfort (and sometimes malaise). It’s about sharing responsibilities, about respect, about communication, about…

Friday, February 8, 2008
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Are You Sleeping With Ward Cleaver?

Deb Jenny’s book Sleeping With Ward Cleaver debuts this week! Jenny will tell you that Sleeping With Ward Cleaver is not exactly a romance. But to me, it was. I loved the idea of this book as a romance — not a romance novel — but a romance. Most chick flicks and romance novels end just as the relationship is beginning, when everything is fun and tingly and simple —…

Wednesday, February 6, 2008
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Advice to My Adolescent Self by Deb Lisa Daily

My adolescent self was never wanting for advice. I have always had an exact replica of myself with 25 years more experience whispering in my ear at every juncture. Her name is Jan, and she is my mother. She knew what I was up to before I’d fully formed a plan for mischief. She encouraged me to be kind when I playfully tortured teenage boys for sport. And she believed…

Wednesday, January 30, 2008
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Stereotypes, Sequins, and Starvation by Deb Lisa Daily

Stereotype: The rich and famous author. Most people outside of publishing believe all authors to be rich and famous. Most published authors are, ahem, not. In fact, most books don’t even earn out their advance. In 2004, Nielsen Bookscan tracked the sales of 1.2 million books in the United States. Here are the statistics: –Of those 1.2 million, 950,000 sold fewer than 99 copies. (79%) –Another 200,000 sold fewer than…

Wednesday, January 23, 2008
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Pet Peaves by Deb Lisa Daily

Don’t you just hate it when someone tells you they’re going to do something, and then they just blow it off? Like for instance, a certain Debutante (whose initials happen to be LD) who is supposed to post every Wednesday morning by like, 6 am EST, but was so wrapped up in her own life last night that she forgot? Don’t you just hate that? Here are my other pet…

Wednesday, January 16, 2008
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