75 Crazy Things

Monday, July 17, 2017

Calling Debut Authors! Now Accepting Applications for the 2018 Debutante Ball! Read this post to learn more. Hurry! The deadline is July 28! This week the Debs are sharing things about themselves that might be weird, strange or that most people might not know. I’ve been blogging for a long time, nearly since blogging was a thing. In 2005 I was especially prolific and my “About Me” page was a crazy list…


A Happy Accident of Writing – Sto Imparando L’Italiano

Monday, December 12, 2016

This week the Debs are writing about hobbies, trips or other types of activities that tie into our books or our writing. When I met my husband 16 years ago, I got lucky. Upon entering into his life I also had the great fortune to get to know his mother, Rosie, who is second generation Italian. She speaks the dialect of her parents, who were from a little hill town in…


Deb Amy’s Bold, Beautiful, Dramatic Hobby

If someone asks about my hobbies (which seems to have just happened right here), I’m not sure what to say. A hobby, by my own definition, is something that I spend a lot of time doing that I really like.  Oh, like, writing perhaps?  But that doesn’t count when it’s your job or when I was an aspiring author whose ambition was to no longer be aspiring. That time I…

Friday, September 14, 2012

Deb Susan’s Gone Fishing

In keeping with this week’s “when I’m not writing” theme, I’m taking you … under the sea. A little sea. (Sea minor?) This one, to be exact: As I mentioned last week, I have a sixty gallon marine aquarium just to the right of my writing desk and I spend far more time watching (and photographing, and tweeting about) it than I’ll admit. Let’s just say “it’s a lot” and…

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Deb Kerry Asks, “What the Heck is a Hobby?”

This week’s topic is hobbies, or “what do you do when you’re not writing?” My initial reaction when I saw it was a blank and clueless stare, followed by the question, “Can Twitter be a hobby?” And then I literally clicked on over to Google to help me out. The first definition supplied by the All Knowing Google is this: An activity done regularly in one’s leisure time for pleasure….

Monday, September 10, 2012

Deb Elise’s Creative Challenge

Okay, I have an idea. I don’t know about everyone else out there, but I’m guessing a lot of you are like me, in that my main creative outlet is writing.  It’s great and I love it, but it’s not like I sing, or play an instrument, or knit, or scrapbook, or sculpt, or paint… I write. The above are crafts I did not make. But the more I thought…

Monday, November 29, 2010

Nowhere else I’d rather be, by Deb Katie

(This post is best viewed using Firefox, Safari, or IE 7+.) (I hope Kristina doesn’t mind that I’m going to borrow her “photo tour” angle!) I used to have the office upstairs for my writing and the sewing room downstairs for my creative work (well, you know what I mean), but after about two years, the husb caught on and demanded that the space be divided 1-1 rather than 2-0….

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Hobbies, by Guest Author Jamie Ford

We are very pleased to welcome guest author Jamie Ford to the ball today. Jamie is the author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet (Ballantine) an Indie NEXT List Selection, and Pennie’s Pick at Coscto, both for February 2009. Jamie will also be hanging out online at BarnesandNoble.com where he will be featured as their New Reads Book Club author for March. “I collect spores, molds, and…

Saturday, January 31, 2009

When Good Hobbies Go Bad, by Deb Eve

I’ve never been one of those committed hobbyists. What I mean is that, aside from writing (which once was a lifelong hobby and now is a job), I don’t tend to have much stick-to-it-ness when it comes to hobbies. Which may actually be a good thing because looking back at my hobby history, one might notice that my hobbies tend to get out of hand. And so while I may…

Friday, January 30, 2009

Favorite Hobbies of a Full-Time Writing Mother of Three Under Seven by Deb Tiffany

1. Dreaming of all the hobbies I’d take up if I had more time. 2. Amateur Sleuthing. For instance, the grayish pulp mashed on the floor is: a) dessicated blueberries b) playdough mixed with an unidentifiable substance c) probably biological in nature d) all of the above 3. Planning sensible, healthy, economic meals that eventually will be consumed after a ritualistic series of orange-level threats, negotiations, and bartering. 4. Tracking…

Thursday, January 29, 2009