Deb Susan Reads the Book First

Thursday, June 27, 2013

When it comes to movies based on books, people tend to fall into one of two camps: “read the book afters” or “read the book firsts.” I’m one who reads the book first. It excites me to learn that one of my favorite books is made into a movie. I tend not to argue with directorial straying, and I rarely object when the film cannot capture the story in its…

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Deb Dana Will Not Allow the Rom Com to Die

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Much has been written lately about the death of the romantic comedy. The writers of these essays come to varying conclusions (the genre is dead, it isn’t dead but is gravely injured, it’s still alive but changed and/or hidden within other genres) and point their fingers at different culprits (modern audiences, greedy studios, bad writers, actors/actresses who phone it in). As the writer of romantic comedy, I have, to put…

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The Muse Amuses Deb Elise

“Musings on the Muse?”  Well, if that’s the topic, there’s clearly only one thing to write about this week. Oh hell yes.  Xanadu.  The best bad movie ever made.  And it’s about The Muses. Did I have the soundtrack on 8-Track Tape?  Oh yes I did.  Did I play it in my 2X-L and dance around my basement?  Oh yes I did.  Do I still know every single word on…

Monday, February 7, 2011
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Deb Elise and The Face of Terror!!!!

My next-door neighbor… is horrific. By this I of course mean that he is a horror movie icon, one of those super evil villains that makes teen girls scream and grip bruises into their boyfriends’ arms.  He’s the kind of guy who gets mobbed at Fangoria conventions, and has spooky action figures made of him. In the interest of privacy, I won’t say who he is, but trust me, he’s…

Monday, October 25, 2010
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News Flash: October 3, 2010

From the 2011 Debs… Sarah’s debut novel, THE VIOLETS OF MARCH, now has a … cover! She describes it as “rustic, beautiful and slightly mysterious” but can’t show us quite yet. So use your imaginations, and the big reveal will happen soon! In other news, check out Sarah’s latest article for WomansDay.com (she’s a weekly health contributor): 10 Surprising Things About Dreams (you know, in case you’re trying to figure…

Sunday, October 3, 2010
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“Ah, to be Russian and to die for one’s poetry!” by Deb Meredith

I can’t remember who said this, but the quote has always stuck with me. There’s something in me that loves to hear how we writers are so powerful and dangerous. None of us, of course, wishes to die or be persecuted like a Russian poet, but at a time when poets and writers have a hard time getting published and read, the idea that a writer was so popular and…

Wednesday, September 24, 2008
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Let’s Do The Time Warp Again… By Deb Lisa Daily

The year is 1986. Every weekend my friends and I tell our parents we’re going to the midnight showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. This buys us a pass for a few curfew bonus hours, until at least 2:30 in the morning. Sometimes we actually go. Our little group of prepsters and jocks don our garters, party hats and freakwear, sneaking rice and water guns into the theater downtown….

Wednesday, July 9, 2008
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News Flash! March 16, 2008

Deb News: The Debs Take Manhattan! Deb Eileen Cook and Deb Lisa Daily will be signing their respective debut novels Unpredictable and Fifteen Minutes of Shame together in New York City! Stop by, we’d love to see you! Thursday, April 11 at 7:00 pm BORDERS 461 Park Ave. (of course, dahling) New York, NY 10022 Fifteen Minutes of Shame is coming to a theater near you! We just sold film…

Sunday, March 16, 2008
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How My Hidden Talent Brought Me True Love by Deb Lisa Daily

I have a special gift. I remember lines from movies. Not just the classics, like, This is the start of a beautiful friendship Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former greenskeeper, now, about to become the Masters champion. You want the moon? Just say the word and I’ll throw a lasso around it and pull it down. Houston, we have a problem Here’s looking at you, kid I’m gonna make him…

Wednesday, March 12, 2008
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Sisterless by Deb Jenny

Remember that song from Bing Crosby’s White Christmas? No, not that song. The other one, the one where Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen dance around and sing about the joys and tribulations of sisterhood? God, that song used to really bum me out when I was a kid. I was so darned jealous that those two were lucky enough to have the chance to be sisters. I know, I know, they…

Thursday, March 6, 2008
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