Linda Gray Sexton and Her Years of Being BESPOTTED (book giveaway!)

Saturday, November 15, 2014

For you dog lovers like me, this week’s post is a treat for you. Linda Gray Sexton is here to talk about her new book BESPOTTED: MY FAMILY’S LOVE AFFAIR WITH THIRTY-EIGHT DALMATIONS,  a memoir speaking to the growth of its author into a different phase of her life—one dominated by joy—and uniquely examines how one family, and one breed, found their way through life together. After the death of her mother,…


Rebellion Means Not Writing This Blog Post + Check Out My New Pup!

Friday, July 4, 2014

Today of all days, we commemorate how acts of rebellion can lead to independence. Happy birthday to our country. I’m grateful to have grown up without civil wars, repressive regimes, famine, and disease. Our country’s not perfect, but, hey, it’s good to be here, right? And, today, I’m rebelling by not writing a proper blog post! Seriously. And seriously, is anybody out there to read this post? I’m imagining lots…


For Deb Kerry, It’s All About The Ride

Family rituals. There have been a lot of them over the years – family dinners, bedtime stories, Friday night waffle night. They have shifted and changed over the years, an inevitability with the birth of each child, with the deaths of my father and my husband, one ritual fading away to be replaced by another. And now that the kids are busy, independent teenagers, most of the rituals are gone….

Monday, November 5, 2012

The Debutante Ball Welcomes Julie Klam

The Debutante Ball is delighted to welcome Julie Klam!  Her new book is You Had Me At Woof. She is the author of Please Excuse My Daughter. She lives in Manhattan with her people and dogs. Julie joins the Debs in talking about a good…or maybe not so good…scare! Early in my relationship with my husband, when he was still charmed by my quirks, I invited him to join me…

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Pucker up with Deb Tawna

At the Debutante Ball this week, we’ve been blogging about favorite places. Since I have a filthy mind am a distinguished romance author, I don’t hear the phrase “my favorite place” and think of sandy beaches or comfy couches. I think of body parts. You will be shocked to learn this, but I occasionally write about kissing. Everyone who’s ever been kissed has a favorite place to be kissed. In…

Friday, October 22, 2010

The stars are out to get me, by Deb Katie

What’s my sign? I’m a Gemini on the cusp of Taurus. So I like to think that instead of the usual twin personality, I’m actually triplets. Good luck figuring me out! Ha! No, seriously. I don’t really go for astrology. I can’t remember the last time I read a horoscope. My husband and I are supposedly compatible and my best friends have always been Leos, but aside from that, it’s…

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Totally tuck on Winston, by Deb Katie

Let’s just get this out of the way: I have an unhealthy obsession with my dog. (Luckily, the feeling is mutual, or mine would be a pretty sad situation.) Winston is a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. He’s three and a half years old, and he’s my constant companion. He comes to work with me every day. He sleeps in his bed on the floor next to me (he got kicked…

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Getting Lucky, by Deb Kristina

I’m not a dog person. I swear, I’m not. It took my husband two years of lobbying to convince me to bring a dog into the family. To him, getting a dog was part of his sacred duty as a father to provide a happy childhood for his son. (By the time this argument ended, there were in fact two children.) All I could see was the expense, plus the…

Monday, October 20, 2008

My dog ate my pearls, by Deb Katie

The first Debutante book I ever bought was Mia King’s Good Things, back in February 2007. And now here I am, a Deb myself, making my first post on the exact release date of her second novel, Sweet Life. Mia has been knee deep in the crazy/sweet life herself—please drop in and say hi at her beautimous website, Seriously. It’s so surreal that I was a fan of this…

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

My Pooch is a Nudist by Deb Danielle Younge-Ullman

I was interviewing Meg Tilly the week we talked about pets and missed blogging about my four-year-old cockapoo, Fin. Since Fin is a fairly good sport, I figure I’ll make that faint link to our topic this week and tell you about him. Also, he has had a trying few days and deserves some attention, even if it is cyber-attention. Two weeks ago we took Fin to the groomers and,…

Thursday, February 28, 2008