Am I Lucky or What? by Deb Lisa Daily

It’s 11:30 on Tuesday night and I’m thinking about being lucky. A friend of mine, the soon-to-be-published Abby Wittnebert said something the other night as we were drinking wine at Kristin Harmel’s book party. We were talking about publishing and luck and taking chances, and how bravery frequently pays off. We were sharing stories, and I told her that it was part of me to take chances, to try to…

Wednesday, March 19, 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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News Flash! March 9, 2008

Deb NewsDeb Jenny’s debut novel Sleeping with Ward Cleaver has gone into its second printing! Help Deb Lisa write her new dating book How to Date Like a Grown-up. If you’re single, take this quick, 2-minute dating survey and you could win a prize basket worth $500. Deb Founder News Deb Founder Mia King just sold her third book, Table Manners: A Novel, to Berkley Books for a September 2009…

Sunday, March 9, 2008
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Sibling Rivalry by Deb Lisa Daily

When we were kids, my brother and I fought over who got to eat their morning cereal with the sugar spoon. It made more sense at the time. The sugar spoon stood out among the other, more ordinary spoons in the utensil drawer. It was shorter, and had a rounder, um, spoon part. It was clearly special. I liked it because it was different, and I have always liked to…

Wednesday, March 5, 2008
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Advice to My Adolescent Self by Deb Lisa Daily

My adolescent self was never wanting for advice. I have always had an exact replica of myself with 25 years more experience whispering in my ear at every juncture. Her name is Jan, and she is my mother. She knew what I was up to before I’d fully formed a plan for mischief. She encouraged me to be kind when I playfully tortured teenage boys for sport. And she believed…

Wednesday, January 30, 2008
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Stereotypes, Sequins, and Starvation by Deb Lisa Daily

Stereotype: The rich and famous author. Most people outside of publishing believe all authors to be rich and famous. Most published authors are, ahem, not. In fact, most books don’t even earn out their advance. In 2004, Nielsen Bookscan tracked the sales of 1.2 million books in the United States. Here are the statistics: –Of those 1.2 million, 950,000 sold fewer than 99 copies. (79%) –Another 200,000 sold fewer than…

Wednesday, January 23, 2008
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Pet Peaves by Deb Lisa Daily

Don’t you just hate it when someone tells you they’re going to do something, and then they just blow it off? Like for instance, a certain Debutante (whose initials happen to be LD) who is supposed to post every Wednesday morning by like, 6 am EST, but was so wrapped up in her own life last night that she forgot? Don’t you just hate that? Here are my other pet…

Wednesday, January 16, 2008
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It Could Happen To You by Deb Lisa Daily

I have not one, but two, of the strangest publishing tales in history. It never happens like this. But it happened to me. Twice. Which means, it could happen to you. Here are my sale stories: As many of you know, Fifteen Minutes of Shame is my debut novel, but I also wrote a non-fiction dating advice book entitled Stop Getting Dumped! Bizarre Publishing Experience #1 My husband and I…

Wednesday, January 9, 2008
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News Flash! December 23, 2007

Deb News:Deb Eileen was profiled in the First Impressions column of the latest issue of Writer’s Digest. Be sure to check it out. Deb Lisa just made a sale! Lisa’s yet-untitled dating advice book for the over-40 crowd will be published by Sourcebooks in January 2009. What the Debs are reading: Deb Eileen is reading Suite Francaise by Nemirosky Deb Lisa is reading MERCY by Lara Santoro Deb Danielle is…

Sunday, December 23, 2007
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