Jenni L. Walsh’s Must-Read Books from 2016

Thursday, December 22, 2016

This week the Debs are sharing their favorite reads from 2016. I tend to read various age groups, drawn to a book because of a must-read premise, so my fave books from 2016 are both adult and young adult. Though, it just so happens all of these novels are historical fiction. Looks like I did quite a bit of reading in my own genre. Without further ado – and in…


I Met R.L Stein This Week. And That’s All That Really Matters.

Friday, October 7, 2016

This week, with a super last-minute invite, I stopped by the McNally Jackson bookstore to attend an author trivia night one of my fellow Swanky Seventeen compatriots was participating in. Who was the host of the event? Oh, just R.L Stein…only MY FAVORITE AUTHOR EVER!! At the end of the event, I stood on line like a little girl, anxiously waiting my turn to talk to him with clammy hands….


As Meghan Trainor Would Say, “I’m all ’bout that… premise”

Thursday, October 6, 2016

For me, the numero uno factor in deciding whether or not to read a book is premise. It’s true. Not age group. Not genre. But a gripping concept that I have to experience for myself. So what has gripped me? This week, we’re sharing our faves books, so without further ado (and in order of reading) these are the books that pop to the forefront of my mind from the…


Books I Love: A Brief Meltdown

Monday, February 3, 2014

This week we talk about our book loves, about the books we wish we’d written. Uh, all of them? Also, the one I’m still writing? OK, I’ll play the game. Wait, this is a trick. You’re just trying to get me to say what my favorite books are, which is an impossible question. Impossible. Fine. This is a very finely edited list, which will balloon out at the end when…


Deb Dana’s Favorite Foodie Lit

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Like Deb Kerry, I have a hard time playing favorites when it comes to books. I could talk about CRIME AND PUNISHMENT or A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY or 1984. But where would the list end? Surely I would include MIDDLESEX and THE CORRECTIONS. What about A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS and THE HANDMAID’S TALE? Oh, and of course my favorite chick lit/lad lit books, like CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET?,…


Deb Joanne Takes You Down the Nostalgia Highway

This week’s theme is “If you liked my book, you might like…” which is kind of tricky, since my book isn’t out yet (although it will be, in just a few weeks. Wheee!!!). So I figured I’d take this theme and turn it around, to be, “If you liked these books, you might like SMALL MEDIUM AT LARGE.” Now, as you may know, SMALL MEDIUM AT LARGE was originally written…

Monday, June 11, 2012

Deb Molly’s Comfort Food for the Writer’s Soul

My comfort food is books. When I’m tired, anxious, depressed, lonely, or grieving, I turn to books. When I need guidance, I turn to books. I turn to them for comfort, for distraction, for companionship, and for inspiration. As a writer, you have to remember to feed not just your body, but your creative self. Of course, there are many ways I feed my writer (and, sadly, some ways I…

Wednesday, March 21, 2012