It’s A Miracle!

Friday, January 15, 2021

I queried for three and a half years before I signed with an agent. And I queried three different books. And during those years, I felt as though signing with an agent was an impossible dream, something that would take a miracle to make happen. And then, almost exactly three and a half years after I started querying, the miracle happened. I was at the vet with my first baby,…


Being unrealistic for my debut year

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

My problem, friends, is that I’ve spent too much time being a realist. I was realistic about my prospects when I graduated college, and instead of throwing myself into writing novels, I became a journalist. Instead of going out to LA to pursue a film career, I took the more realistic path of starting a local company that produced weddings, corporate video and commercials. I’ve been a realist all my…


Kathleen’s Career Fantasties: A Bucket List for the Ages

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Writing a career bucket list seems in direct opposition to my New Year’s Resolution to take one thing at a time.  But, I’m nothing if not a rule-follower, and my assigned topic this week is a bucket list, so here we go. It’s a writer’s dream: I’d like to buy a fancy new dress in order to attend a Hollywood party celebrating the successful adaptation of my work. Let’s take…


Deb Dana Had the Weirdest Dream…

If I want to ensure an eye roll from my husband, parents, or brother, all I need to do is utter the following seven words: “Last night I had the weirdest dream.” Because…well, I have weird dreams. And I remember them. And I feel the need to recount those dreams in excruciating detail to the first person I see when I wake up. Why do I do this? My mother…

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Deb Kerry and The Little Man From Dream

I’m a fan of things that we in this house refer to as “woo woo,” just as long as they don’t get too close and personal. It’s all well and good to watch Ghost Hunters or Ghost Whisperer or whatever on TV – but I don’t want to wake up in the morning and accidentally step in a puddle of ectoplasmic goo on my way to the coffee pot. Not…

Monday, January 21, 2013

Deb Elise Dreams Big… and Devastating

I read an interview once that I can’t find online, so I can’t quote it directly, and will probably mangle it beyond recognition, BUT it was with Tina Fey.  The interviewer asked if she ever dreamed she’d have this kind of success, and she said something to the effect of yes, of course she did, but she’s a creative person and has wild dreams that include every possible outcome, including…

Monday, July 18, 2011


You’re supposed to shout that header like you’re a soccer announcer.  Not sure that was clear. First things first — I want to show you something. It’s not dirty.  We save dirty for Fridays.  🙂 It’s the TRAILER FOR POPULAZZI!!!! TOTALLY want to hear your thoughts on it, but first… my post about goals (which will lead us back to the trailer, I promise). My favorite movie — and this…

Monday, May 23, 2011