Happy Valentine’s Day! Jim + Mallory = ?

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do Dear Mallory, It’s over. Please return my grey cashmere sweater at your earliest convenience. It was a gift from my mother. Jim   Dear Jim, We were dating? That’s so sweet. I didn’t realize. I think you’re a great guy, but since we only just met, it hadn’t occurred to me that we were in a relationship. Why, may I ask, are you breaking up…


Five Fictional Couples That Will Tumble Your Heart

Monday, February 13, 2017

This week, to celebrate (or revile!) Valentine’s Day the Debs are talking all about love. True love, real love, fictional love, breakups, relationships, star-crossed sorts of love. To me, one of the most amazing things about books is that a good story will truly move you. At a very young age I found myself drawn to stories of incredible love and as I have grown older, it’s often those stories…


A Strange Type of Envy

Friday, January 13, 2017

I had this whole other blog planned for you but instead want to share this important public service announcement: Dating as a writer is hard as fuck. Being the only single Deb in our 2017 class, I have to say I envy my fellow ladies. Having husbands, kids, and built in support systems ahead of their books coming out must be so relieving. To be able to write without the…


Deb Susan Doesn’t Know Who She Loves

Thursday, August 8, 2013

… but she’d like to. About a week before my book release, I received an amazing email. A reader  who received an ARC through Goodreads went to the trouble of locating my website and emailing me to tell me how much she enjoyed the book. Not just that … she thanked me for writing it. Talk about blown away. It meant the world to me that someone actually took the…


Deb Elise Blogs on Friendship, Courts Death

Good friends are the ultimate external hard drives: they enhance your memory. I remember a lot, but there’s also way too much that’s slipped through the cracks over the years.  Yet when I’m with the friends who really shared my life at various points, everything comes rushing back like no time passed at all. For 6th grade through high school reminiscing, there’s no one like Temperance.  Our friendship started rocky,…

Monday, September 13, 2010

Hey, baby, what’s your type? by Deb Katie

So I forget how long ago it was that I discovered the Jungian Typology test (sometimes called the “Myers-Briggs Typology” test). In a nutshell, possibly even a wrong one, because it’s lifted out of my brain, it’s a test based on Jungian theories that divide personalities into one of sixteen types based on the balance of four sets of traits: Introversion vs. Extroversion Sensing vs. Intuition Feeling vs. Thinking Perceiving…

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Love Hurts, But No Love is Worse…. by Guest Author Rosemary Harris

We are very pleased to welcome to the ball guest author Rosemary Harris. A former bookstore manager and video producer, she is president of Sisters in Crime New England and a board member of MWA-NY Chapter. Her first book, Pushing Up Daisies was a Mystery Guild selection and was named to Library Journal’s Best First Fiction List 2008. The Big Dirt Nap will be released by St. Martin’s Minotaur on…

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Dedicated to the Oneonta Sweetheart, by Deb Eve

My kids hate to listen to the radio with me. Okay, they’re adolescents and they hate to do just about anything with me, but the radio brings special angst. That’s because practically every song is either about love or about sex, unless it’s a song that’s ostensibly about love but really it’s about sex (which is not the same as love, but who can blame kids for confusing the two…

Friday, February 13, 2009

Love, by Deb Katie

Our theme this week, in honor of Valentine’s Day, is “love hurts.” The thing is, (and shh!–don’t tell my fellow Debs)… I don’t think love hurts. Go ahead and call me Pollyanna if you must, but as I get older, I’ve learned to count my blessings and let the rest of it go. (Besides, if you must nickname me after a character in a Disney movie, just do what everybody…

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

In which love hurts all kinds of ways, by Deb Kristina

Real Life & Liars isn’t a love story, but it’s a story about love. In all the writing advice books, they talk about having high stakes for your characters. In adventuresome books, an author can literally hang the fate of the free world in the balance, or at least the life of a beloved character or two. I like to read those books, but they’re not my kind of thing…

Monday, February 9, 2009