Stray cat strut by Deb Meredith

I grew up on a farm, and we had rabbits, goats, sheep, pigs, cows, chickens, horses, dogs and cats at different times during my childhood. But we did not have house pets. All animals lived outside the house. So I grew up romping with dogs, not walking them around the block, and petting cats on the porch. whose main job was to take care of rodents in the barn. My…

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Riding the Bus by Deb Meredith

A lot of kids mourned the end of summer, but I always loved when school started again. Maybe it was because I was good at school (you know–that goody-two-shoes who always screwed up the bell curve). I liked making lists, checking off tasks and having my hard work rewarded. I know it’s corny, but fall has always felt full of wondrous possibilities for me. I love new pens and notebooks,…

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

News Flash, Sunday August 10 2008

Deb News: Deb Jess is so happy to share a review of Driving Sideways from Book Room Reviews: “I flat out loved this book! Driving Sideways is full of adventure, humor, hope and most of all love. It will make you want to grab your best friend and go for an adventure and experience this wonderful life that we have.” Also, there’s still time to enter to win a signed…

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Toronto, San Francisco, Toronto, New York, Toronto…whew! by Deb Danielle Younge-Ullman

Hello lovely friends, readers and fellow debs, I am in New York, having just turned around from my trip to San Francisco. I’m tired already but having a blast! And I hugely appreciate all the wonderful words from you all about Falling Under. I’m short on time and writing genius, so I hope you’ll forgive me for posting some pictures! (Figured out how to work the alternate uploader doo-hicky–with much…

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Close Encounters with Unspeakable Things in New York City by Deb Danielle Younge-Ullman

I had an exciting day Tuesday, one that included a train ride into NYC, a trip to the Penguin building, my first ever podcast, a visit with my editor, meeting a bunch of the publicity people, lunch with my publicist, a visit with my agent and checking out a possible venue for my NY launch party in August. I could write an entire post about it, but I just can’t…

Friday, June 6, 2008

Springtime in New York by Deb Lisa Daily

I am in New York city, and it is a balmy 55 degrees. Now, I come from Florida, so I’m used to 85 degree weather at this time of year, but it feels like spring has started to seep into my brain. Why? My faithful assistant Ashley and I have hatched a scheme: We’re planning on kidnapping Deb Eileen at 5 am tomorrow morning, dressing her up in a strapless…

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

News Flash! March 23, 2008

Deb News: Deb Jenny will discuss SLEEPING WITH WARD CLEAVER on a panel about marriage in fiction at the Virginia Festival of the Book at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, at New Dominion Bookshop in Charlottesville, VA. Deb Friend Andrea Frazer posted a fabulous and very thoughtful review on her Baby Center blog and gave Sleeping with Ward Cleaver a wonderful mention on her always fun and interesting Good Housekeeping…

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Year of the Sale Part Three (no more parts, I promise) by Deb Gail

(Also read: Part One & Part Two) The language of book publishing is the language of a heady, passionate love affair: Adore, real, emotional, open, honest, LOVE. Those were the words from the early rejections I clung to (blocking out “cancer is a tough sell” and “not for me” and “don’t feel the burning passion”) the entire trip from Wisconsin to Maine, like a woman who’s been dumped but keeps…

Monday, January 21, 2008

Lisa Daily, unlikely supermodel.

Today was one of the weirdest days of my life. I woke up in New York city, in a hotel room, and I had miraculously transformed into a supermodel. Okay, so that’s not exactly how it happened. In actuality, I participated in something that Woman’s World magazine is calling the Deskside Diet. For one week after Thanksgiving, I ate a reasonable diet and used a little bicycle pedaler that fit…

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

The Nicest Girl I Ever Knew by Deb Gail

As I sat down to write this I realized I feel conflicted about this week’s topic, Naughty and/or Nice. Actually, I think it’s nice I’m mostly conflicted about. When I was growing up, little girls were supposed to be nice and I was. My mother’s little helper. Always polite. Always smiling. Eager to please. I danced on cue for the relatives. Hardly ever complained. I was The Nice One. Until…

Monday, December 3, 2007