Deb Elise Loves It, But Doesn’t Do It Enough

What?  I’m talking about Traveling! In 2006, I worked with Fodor’s on a travel guide for marathoners, The Traveling Marathoner.  It didn’t step on my status as a 2011 Deb, because 75% of it was already written — reviews of sites, restaurants, and hotels already in the Fodor’s database.  My job was to visit each marathon city (the book featured 12 of them — one great U.S. marathon per month),…

Monday, August 8, 2011

Deb Eve’s Best & Worst Travel Recommendations

As anyone who’s been following The Ball this year – or who has read FIRST COMES LOVE, THEN COMES MALARIA – knows, it might seem as if I have traveled a lot. But the other day, I met up with a dear friend who racks up frequent flier miles like the rest of us collect dryer lint. Listening to her most recent jaunts between Atlanta, Zambia, China and Laos, (she’s…

Friday, May 29, 2009

Traveling the World… On the Cheap by Deb Meredith

If there’s one thing my family taught me, it’s how to travel on a budget. We camped on our vacations or stayed with relatives (avoiding hotels). We also cooked on our own food on the road. The goal was to see as much as possible with a limited budget. We did okay because we did end up traveling a lot. We took a cross country road trip when I was…

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Highlights recalled by a reluctant traveler, by Deb Katie

I never was much of a traveler. I’m no good at packing, I like my OWN bed and my OWN house (and heaven help you if you keep me up past my bedtime… and that’s Pacific time, thank you very much), and on top of all that, I’m such a contented homebody that I don’t feel the need to go elsewhere. (Until I have a couple of glasses of wine,…

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

In which Deb Kristina ha viaggato nell’Italia

My best vacation ever came out of my only regret. It was 1996, or maybe 1997, and my husband and I were poverty-stricken newlyweds living in a dodgy apartment (we once came home to find police surrounding one of the buildings, and later heard there were shots fired and people seen fleeing out of windows). Bruce worked at night, which meant in the evenings I was ready for happy hour…

Monday, May 25, 2009

In Praise of First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria by Deb Meredith

First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria is the story of a woman who searches for love, and finds adventure and a new career in the process. It is a memoir and a love story, but it’s also the story of a woman who finds her true calling after joining the Peace Corps and traveling to Ecuador and Uganda. Eve Brown-Waite’s personality springs from every page of the book. She is…

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The Books that Made Me a Writer by Deb Meredith

It’s difficult for me to remember a time when I did not read. Books were as much a part of my childhood as play, and so much of my play revolved around stories. As a child, The Humpback of Notre Dame was read aloud to me, and we named our new kitten Esmerelda. We had to change the cat’s name when we found out that “she” was really a “he,”…

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Up in the Air by Deb Tiffany

I may be the only author in the world who doesn’t really mind if she doesn’t go on book tour. That’s not to say that I don’t want to sell a gazillion copies of my book and wake up to find it posted in the top ten on a bestseller list, I just don’t want to travel to do it and the reason is because I’m terrified of flying. Really…

Thursday, October 30, 2008

What I Didn’t Read on my Summer Vacation

For reasons I still haven’t quite gotten to the bottom of, the summer I was fourteen my mother decided it would be tremendous fun to take a little mother-daughter trip. On a train. From London to Hong Kong. Bear in mind that this was back in the pre-Glasnost Dark Ages. Reagan was in the White House. The Day After had just beamed its vision of post-nuclear civilization across America, scaring…

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Beat Me, Whip Me, Send Me on Book Tour by Deb Lisa Daily

The business of publishing can really knock the wind out of you. There are dozens of people involved in turning a big stack of paper into a book — the writer, agents, editors, publicists, marketing people, print managers, sales people and tons of support staff. But sometimes it feels like the loneliest gig in the world. If it’s your first book, you probably won’t go on tour. You probably won’t…

Wednesday, June 4, 2008