Making Time for the Things You Love, by Deb Meredith

Hobbies? Who has time for hobbies when there are all these books to write? I was asked in an interview several weeks ago how I did it all—parenting, marriage, freelance work, novel writing… The question exhausted me, and I considered lying down and taking a nap. But who has time? All kidding aside, I make time nearly every day for one of my favorite hobbies—swimming. Not only does this keep…

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A jack of all trades, by Deb Katie

Writing used to be my hobby. Then I started doing it for a living — not just with my book, but at my various day jobs over the years. You’d be amazed how spending a whole day finding words for someone else’s vision, while fun and rewarding (er… most of the time), can deprive you of the energy to pursue your own vision, especially in your precious free time. So…

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

In which Deb Kristina has a wardrobe malfunction

Note: I’m blogging today instead of Monday to make way for a Q&A with bestselling author LisaMcMann, whose young adult thriller FADE comes out soon. Come back Monday and check it out! I don’t know if I can count amateur theater as a hobby since I’ve been in exactly two productions, not counting playing violin in the pit orchestra in high school. But I’ll take an excuse to tell funny…

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Secrets of the craft, by Deb Katie

I’m a fanatical quilter. At any given time, I’ve got between three and six in various stages of completion. My sewing room is also my writing room, and let me tell you, nothing obliterates writer’s block like ditching the whole idea of writing and getting up to work on a quilt for a while. (Naturally, it also obliterates progress right along with the writer’s block, but beggars can’t be choosers.)…

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

A Victim of Halloween Fatigue by Deb Jenny

I hang my head in shame as I write this, as it’s dawned on me that for the first time ever, I have become a complete failure in all-things-Halloween. My house is bereft of festive seasonal decorations, we practically have to do scissor-paper-rock around here to see who is stuck having to go get a pumpkin that no one wants to carve, and the inevitable all-nighters that had been a…

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

The Great Outdoors by Deb Eileen

I like the idea of gardening. I imagine myself (in a sort of Disney princess style) singing to animated woodland creatures while collecting a bounty of fresh veggies and flowers. Reality is a bit different. First of all, for those of you who may not know, earth is made of dirt.  Dirt which often contains things like worms and those bugs that have been exposed to nuclear radiation because they…

Friday, June 1, 2007