Deb Dana Doesn’t Count on Inspiration

Here’s the thing about inspiration: as a writer, you need it, but you can’t depend on it. Let me explain. In my case, I drew inspiration for my book from food and cooking blogs and an article I read in a newspaper about underground supper clubs. That’s what sparked the idea for my novel and kept me awake night, mulling over how the story would unfold. Without that initial spark,…

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Deb Kerry is Taking Time to Breathe

Inspiration. It’s a word we use all the time, often lightly, without really thinking about what it means. When it came time for me to sit down and write this blog post, I was flummoxed. Not that I couldn’t think of anything to write that would fall under the topic of “inspiration,” rather that there were so many posts I could write that my brain went into lockdown and refused…

Monday, November 12, 2012

Newsflash: November 11, 2012

Congratulations to Laura, winner of last week’s giveaway contest! From the 2013 Debs… Deb Kerry has received her very first ever blurb for BETWEEN from the ever-s0-talented Robin Owens. She’s also giving away an advanced reader copy in celebration of her brand new website. Deb Dana recreated a dish she had at a restaurant – without a recipe – and is feeling pretty smug about it. (Oh, and she received another…

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Deb Dana Thinks about Food. A Lot.

Given last week’s post, I’m guessing most of you have figured out that I love food. If I’m not cooking it, I’m eating it, and if I’m not eating it, I’m thinking about it, and if I’m not thinking about it…no, scratch that, I’m pretty much always thinking about food. I love to dream up what I’m going to make for dinner tonight or have for breakfast tomorrow, and there’s…

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Newsflash: September 16, 2012

Congrats to Sally, winner of a copy of GOODNIGHT TWEETHEART!   From the 2013 Debs… Deb Kerry is totally pumped about her book cover release party starting on Monday right here.  Deb Dana has some exciting foreign rights news to announce next week. Stay tuned! Deb Susan is recovering from her trip to Denver and very excited about Deb Kerry’s cover release party!   Past Deb News  Debutante Ball Founder Deb…

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Deb Elise’s Actual Writer’s Block

This is my Writer’s Block. I received it as a gift, when I was just starting out in TV.  I was a Writers’ Assistant on Saved by the Bell: The New Class, which meant my job was to sit in the room with all the Writers, type up their thoughts and ideas, input their changes into the scripts as they gang-rewrote them, then make sure everything was formatted properly so…

Monday, February 28, 2011

Deb Elise’s Most Loathed Teacher Ever

I loathed everything about Emmett Woodshanks (not his real name — his real name was far less Dickensian.  He also didn’t look like Alan Rickman. I probably would have liked him a lot more if he had). I loathed his nearly-bald head, with its wreath of orange hair.  I loathed his close-cropped beard and mustache.  I loathed his wire-rimmed circular glasses.  I loathed the way he licked his upper lip…

Monday, January 31, 2011

Deb Elise Posts From the Happiest Place on Earth!

Happy Holidays from Disneyland! Yep, I’m here, in the middle of a mini-vacation with my husband and daughter.  We live only about forty minutes away (without traffic), and we’re Annual Passholders, so we come ALL the time — to the point of glorious ridiculousness. Can’t help it — I’ve been a Disney geek forever.  Long before I had a kid, long before I was married, I still had an Annual…

Monday, December 27, 2010

Deb Elise Scurries to Finish Her Post in Time

Here on the west coast, it’s 11:18pm, November 14th (but I took the bleary-eyed pic when I finished this post, almost 40 minutes later).  I’m just now sitting down to write my Deb post for November 15th… which is already here in every other time zone of the contiguous United States. I wish I could say I’m doing this purely because our theme this week is “Procrastination,” but alas, that’s…

Monday, November 15, 2010

The Writing Advice Deb Sarah Got Saved Her From Careers She Would Have Hated

Can you imagine me as a biologist? Nope, didn’t think so. Neither can I. But somehow in the beginning of my sophomore year of college, I got distracted and lost, and even though my lifelong dream had been to pursue writing, I had concocted some strange plan to go into medicine. I’d hightailed it from the journalism building to the biology labs one quarter, and after one particularly grueling lab,…

Thursday, September 23, 2010