The Launch of Posed for Murder by Deb Meredith

I start Posed for Murder with an art opening for Lydia McKenzie at the Bulan Gallery in Williamsburg. This is kind of funny because I just had the book launch equivalent last night at Partners & Crime in New York city. Luckily, there was wine and food, there were great people, and there were no murders. I even sold some books, which is better than poor Lydia with her murder…

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Why I showed up to dinner with one earring, by Deb Katie

It’s another LAUNCH WEEK! Yay! Click here to learn about our POSED FOR MURDER contest! So, my list of favorite books reads like a long innertube ride down a slow, muddy river. I go for the lighter fare, the gentler fare, occasionally the really-long-and-considered-by-some-to-be-insufferable fare. I hit a bit of a reading slump about a month and a half ago. I have plenty of stuff on my shelves that promises…

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The Launch of Tiffany’s Little Giant of Aberdeen County, by Deb Meredith

I was completely sucked into Tiffany’s book from the first page. I love Alice Hoffman and many of the other writers who combine magic and folklore with fiction. Tiffany’s characters are ordinary people—farmers, barbers, doctors, teachers, drunks, lonely and spiteful people—but magic and witchcraft hovers over their lives, too. Truly is a giant—tall and wide—and she towers over everyone around her. But she is a shrinking violet personality-wise. She would…

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Truly human (in honor of Tiffany’s launch!), by Deb Katie

…So, initially, I was drawn to The Little Giant of Aberdeen County by its cover. I’m a seamstress, so dress forms catch my eye. Especially dress forms with such rubenesque proportions. I’m also a sucker for pretty things. I love the color, the mood, the typeface. I know you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but I had high hopes from the get-go for Truly Plaice. Another clue that…

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

In which Deb Kristina celebrates the release of LITTLE GIANT

One test of a good book, for me, is whether I’m still thinking about it after I turn the last page. Deb Tiffany’s Little Giant of Aberdeen County passes that test with a perfect 4.0. This is the kind of book where, when I describe it to people, their eyes get a little wider and they say, “Ooooh.” Truly Plaice is a singular heroine, a woman who can’t stop growing…

Monday, January 5, 2009

Launching and Leaving Simultaneously by Deb Gail

So this is it. My last deb post and my first book launch both in the same week. I have to be honest, I’m a little nervous about both leaving this grog and finally stepping out in the world. It has taken me so long to reach this point in my career that I never thought it would arrive and yet now that it has it all seems to have…

Monday, September 29, 2008

Schooled by Guest Blogger Anisha Lakhani

The Debs are delighted to welcome debut novelist Anisha Lakhani as our guest today, author of the very funny and unputdownable Schooled>. There never was a grog, in the history of grogs, that I wished more fervently would become an actual manifestation of its title than The Debutante Ball. Blue blood will be replaced by blue ink, and new authors wearing white will dance-all-night like Eliza Doolittle on the arms…

Saturday, August 9, 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

You MUST read Falling Under by Danielle Younge-Ullman

After growing up as the only child of bitterly divorced parents, Mara Foster has finally gained independence and is embarking on a promising career as an artist. But despite her success, she is fragile. Burdened by a host of fears and anxieties, Mara finds it difficult even to leave her house on most days. When Mara meets Hugo, the walls she has built around herself begin to crumble, and as…

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Birthing a Book/Debut Day By Deb Anna

What is there really left to write at this point? After all the links on the book’s website, my own website, the book and my MySpace pages, the debut page here, and the interviews, what is there to say about debut day besides, Phew, I made it? I’m writing from a beautiful, idyllic town in the mountains near Palm Springs called Idyllwild, where the most complicated thing you should have…

Tuesday, May 29, 2007