Deb Joanne Needs Some Thrills

As a writer of books for kids, I obviously read a lot of historical romance (that was a joke—er, not the part about reading historical romance—that part’s true). For some reason, one that’s never really occurred to me before now, I don’t read thrillers. It’s not that I don’t think I’d like them, it’s just that I’ve never really been drawn to any.  So, I’m asking you, faithful readers, to…

Monday, January 9, 2012

Deb Eleanor’s Moral Dilemma

If you’ve read The Weird Sisters you know that one of the major themes is the ways in which books and reading influence our lives.  My parents always taught me to take something to read wherever I went, because you never know when you are going to be stuck somewhere and need a little diversion. Frankly, I find unexpected delays delightful, because I get to sneak in a few more…

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Deb Eleanor’s Book(store) Report

In traveling to support The Weird Sisters, I’ve been in a lot of bookstores over the past few months, not only for appearances, but for stock signings (where an author comes to the store to sign the copies they have on hand), interviews, and a few moments of respite in all the hubbub. There’s been a lot of doom and gloom about the fate of books and publishing and bookstores…

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

News Flash, August 23

The Little Giant of Aberdeen County by Deb Tiffany is featured in the Kirkus Big Book of Fall Fiction under Debut Fiction. Look for a well-written summary and a brief interview. Little Giant will be released in paperback this January. Deb Kristina‘s REAL LIFE & LIARS is a Target “Breakout” pick now through October, highlighted as a book “everyone will be talking about” alongside former Deb guest Allison Winn Scotch…

Sunday, August 23, 2009

In which Deb Kristina uses books as comfort food (not literally)

One of my habits is to turn back to old favorites in times of stress. I suppose this is like “comfort food”. There are certain movies I’ve watched so many times I can recite whole scenes, for example. I laugh before I get to the funny parts because I know they’re coming and laugh again when they happen. There’s comfort in that. I do something similar with books. I’m reading…

Monday, August 10, 2009