Sing To Me, Carrie Underwood

Thursday, February 23, 2017

This week, to celebrate the Oscar awards, the Debs are writing about our celebrity dream readers.  This is a fun topic. Many authors have their dreamcast of who’d read for their audiobook or who’d play their characters in a film/TV show. I’m no exception. When BECOMING BONNIE was optioned for TV (ah!), I immediately began thinking…. who’d make a good Bonnie Parker? Naturally, there’s so many amazing options, but my…


THE LOST GIRLS, Found By…..?

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

This week on the Ball, we’re letting our wildest author fantasies run amok. By day we’re stressed-out, excitable writers who are trying to write our next book while selling our first book. We’re simultaneously afraid we’ll never write another book as good as our first and convinced our first is gutterslop nobody will buy. The Imposter Syndrome has its claws in deep, and we wonder if our book deals were…


Read My Book! Please!

Baby reading a book
Tuesday, February 23, 2016

I’ve had just enough of an odd background that celeb sightings don’t make me weak at the knees. Growing up in Miami Beach, star-spotting was not uncommon. At film school, I had an internship on a Ken Burns documentary and Academy Award-winners teaching my classes and holding Q&As for students. When I worked at Amazon, I interviewed celebs pretty regularly, mostly on the phone (Harrison Ford, Woody Allen, and–my favorite–Jennifer…


Dream Readers

Monday, February 22, 2016

The Academy Awards are this week, and that inspired the Debs to do a little dreaming. Our theme this week: what celebrities do you dream about reading your novel? Now, I don’t need a lot of encouragement to daydream. I do plenty of this on my own, especially about my novel, THE CITY BAKER’S GUIDE TO COUNTRY LIVING. I fantasize about my author-heroes taking my novel with them on vacation….