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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Deb Elise’s Weird Compulsion for Self-Torture… a.k.a. Deb Elise’s Hobby

Consider this my 12-Step Group intro: Hi. I’m Deb Elise, and I have a sick penchant for running marathons. All together now: Hi, Deb Elise. I know for many people, running isn’t strange at all. There are people who love running, gazelle-like people built for speed who float out the door and glide along for miles without a care in the world. I am not one of these people. I…

Monday, September 6, 2010
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Finding… and Losing Your Muse by Deb Meredith

I once spent a whole afternoon shopping for the perfect pair of shoes to wear to a fancy dress party. Exhausted, I got on the metro to ride home. I was sitting in a daze and was surprised when my stop came. I jumped up, got off the train and left my shoes behind. Sadly, I had to wear a pair of shoes I already owned to the ball that…

Wednesday, June 3, 2009
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The muse that’s worth the wait, by Deb Katie

I used to say my muse was my little green notebook. But that’s not quite accurate. My notebooks are more like partners. I actually have a series of retired notebooks, the way old British aristocracy would have a series of beloved hunting dogs, generation after generation, who had served them well and faithfully over the years. First there was the blue one; then the green; now the white flowered; soon…

Tuesday, June 2, 2009
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