Interview with Lisa Barr, Author of The Unbreakables PLUS BOOK GIVEAWAY

Saturday, September 14, 2019

  Lisa Barr is the author of The Unbreakables (HarperCollins) a delicious, sharp novel about a Chicago woman who jets off to France after her “perfect” marriage collapses, putting the broken pieces of herself back together while rediscovering her own joie de vivre—a lust for life, art, and passion. Artful, feminist, and emotionally gripping, The Unbreakables is a remarkable tribute to a woman’s strength in the face of heartbreak and adversity.        What’s one book that made…


A Glimpse Into Summers to Come

Thursday, July 27, 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 Debutantes are talking all about summer, and what that means for our writing life. I chuckled as I read Amy’s post about fitting it all in during her chaotic summer months. I’ve got to imagine, with two kids and as a stay-at-home mom, I’ve got…


Shocking Mom? My Mom? As If.

My mother's phallic art
Tuesday, May 3, 2016

A while ago, I was running with a new friend. Running is a great way to get to know people, all those miles to fill with talk. In the course of our getting-to-know you conversation, she said, “My mom is an artist.” “Really?” I said. “Mine too!” Not only did we have something to bond about, but she would understand my particular neuroses. “So,” I asked, “are you in therapy…


How My Mom Made Me a Better Writer

"You are my Phoenix..."
Monday, May 2, 2016

In celebration of Mother’s Day, the theme this week is Moms—more specifically our theme is My mom is going to read this! We wanted to talk about all the things in our novels we are nervous for our moms to read. I racked my brain trying to think of something in my book that would make my mom* uncomfortable—believe me, the characters in THE CITY BAKER’S GUIDE TO COUNTRY LIVING…


Spermicide and other beauty secrets. By Deb Lisa Daily

I was wracking my brain for some clever beauty secret to share with all of you, and I could not stop flashing back to an early episode of the Oprah show I watched in my teens: A very attractive woman in her forties claimed the secret to keeping her model-perfect skin so smooth, youthful and beautiful was to slather it with a big ‘ol glob of spermicide. Yes. Every night…

Wednesday, June 25, 2008