Deb Elise Visits an Ancient Site

There are a ridiculous number of sites I love and visit regularly, but there’s one I find myself going back to all the time. Encyclopedia Mythica Here’s the description from the home page: Please enter the award-winning internet encyclopedia of mythology, folklore, and religion. Here you will find everything from A-gskw to Zveda Vechanyaya, with plenty in between. The mythology section is divided to six geographical regions: Africa, Americas, Asia,…

Monday, February 21, 2011

Deb Elise: A Case Study In Near-Disaster

Even as I write this, I’m sitting with my grandmother and sister, watching the Eagles defeat (so far, keep your fingers crossed) the Giants, at the tail end of a weekend filled with fun, food, and family.  Work is great — Elixir was a bestseller, and Hilary and I are working on the sequel; Populazzi ARCs have arrived at Harcourt; I’m working on some really fun TV and DVD projects…

Monday, November 22, 2010

Deb Tawna the adult and Deb Tawna the teen chat about ELIXIR

I don’t read many young adult novels, so I wasn’t sure what to expect when I picked up ELIXIR, the book co-written by Hilary Duff and our own Deb Elise. I was delighted to discover how much I really enjoyed it, even though I’m about 5 years 10 years OK fine, 20 years past young adulthood. The adult version of me liked ELIXR so much, I felt sad the teenage…

Friday, October 15, 2010

5 Reasons Why Deb Elise (and Her New Book) Rock!

Do you have Elixir fever? I do! While Deb Eleanor brought you a very thoughtful list of things Deb Elise’s new co-authored book with Ms. Hilary Duff reminded her of, I can’t help but confess that every time I think of the book or look at the cover I instantly think, fondly, of grape-flavored Dimetapp. Strange? I know! But the cover is incredibly engaging and transfixing to me. You see–I…

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Don’t Judge a Book By Its (Really Great) Cover

One of the perks of being part of The Debutante Ball is being able to read advance reader copies of some wonderful books. It’s like being introduced to a whole new crowd of friends or tasty foods you might never have ordered or cities you’d never thought to visit. Elixir, by actress and author Hilary Duff (and co-written by Deb Elise) is a perfect example. I’m well past “Young Adult,” age though I…

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Elixir Reminds Deb Eleanor of….

Woohoo!  Hilary Duff’s Elixir, co-authored with the fabulous and funny Deb Elise, goes on sale TODAY!  If you haven’t bought your copy yet, head right on out and do so – it’s a delicious blend of mystery, romance, humor, and magic. Five Things Reading Elixir Reminded Me of: 1.  Gossip Girl I haven’t’ seen the TV show, but I did read a few of the books when I was teaching…

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Deb Elise Gets Co-zy With Co-Writing

So tomorrow, Tuesday, October 11th, a full ten months before my own debut novel Populazzi comes out… Elixir will be released. Elixir is the YA novel I co-wrote with Hilary Duff. I’m silly-excited. Let me just blow out of the water any preconceptions about celebrity writers — or at least, about this celebrity writer.  Elixir is Hilary’s book.  By the time I entered the picture, she already had the concept,…

Monday, October 11, 2010

News Flash: October 10, 2010

From the 2011 Debs… Deb Eleanor’s The Weird Sisters has its first review!  Library Journal calls it “lovely”, with “creative and original” narration.  Woohoo! Deb Kim is into countdown mode for her book launch on November 1st. Excited and a bit nervous. OK, a lot nervous! Deb Sarah’s latest Real Simple article, The Winter Washing Guide (how and when to wash all your favorite winter weather staples), is out this…

Sunday, October 10, 2010