A Door Between Us – The Inspiration

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Hi! Thank you for stopping by. The Debs are here to support your experience as a new writer by sharing our own journey toward and through our debut year. Wherever you are on your path, whether you’re staring at a blank page or you just signed your first publishing deal, we’ll be sharing tips and experiences that can inform your next step. Help us help you by letting us know…

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Irrational Yelling: The Inspiration for Kathleen’s Debut Novel

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

When I began writing MINOR DRAMAS & OTHER CATASTROPHES, I was in my fifteenth year of classroom teaching, a job I love. In fact, I never deviated in my desire to become a teacher since first having an inkling at age eleven. I idolized my teachers and coaches, desperately wanted to please them, and delighted in the quirks they brought to their work. I couldn’t wait to join their professional…

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How my first novel saved me from Hoarders

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

If I had not written my debut novel, you’d probably see me on the TV show Hoarders instead of here at the Debutante Ball and on the jacket flap of my book. VINTAGE is the story of a secondhand boutique called Hourglass Vintage, the women who work and shop there, and the garments that come through the door. My idea for the book grew from many, many hours spent at…

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