News Flash! April 15, 2007

Ale! Deb Anna sold the Italian rights to her book, Party Girl, which means that Italians will be able to read all about the misadventures of a ragazza facile (that’s ‘party girl’ to you and me). Debs on the Road! Deb Kristy will be in Tennessee and Kentucky this coming week. Come see her if you’re near-by! Details here… Debs on the Web!  Promise Not to Tell has the honor of being…

Sunday, April 15, 2007
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Dolores, Dolores, Dolores by Deb Mia

I have a lot of favorite literary characters, but for some reason Dolores Price is coming to mind. Remember Dolores from Wally Lamb’s She’s Come Undone? For the record, I loved her before she was discovered by Oprah. Okay, just so we’re clear. I think what did it for me was her humor and her innocence, but then when her innocence is lost, as a reader I can’t abandon her…

Thursday, March 22, 2007
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Dreaminess by Deb Anna

It seems a rather optimistic and extreme move to make — downright ballsy, as a matter of fact — but I’m going to go ahead and pick the protagonist of the book I’m currently reading as my favorite literary character. Is it because I’m positive he’s the ultimate, be-all, end-all character, filled with nuances and quirks and thoughts that none I’ve encountered before has possessed? No. But after just a…

Monday, March 19, 2007
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News Flash!

It’s About Time! Just when this world could use a little saving, along comes Melanie Lynn Hauser’s SUPERMOM SAVES THE WORLD. Support our planet by running to your local bookstore to pick it up today. Literary Mama! Friend of the Deb Ball, Gail Konop Baker has a new Bare-breasted Mama up at Literary Mama. Debs on Debs! Deb Kristy stopped to chat over on Tish’s Diary at tishcohen.com! If you’d…

Sunday, March 11, 2007
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Silent Rejections By Deb Anna

It’s funny. Although I can think of — and regale you with — endless tales of the rejection I’ve endured, most of it hasn’t come in the form of letters. No, rejection for me has always come in the form of deafening, endless silence. No news is always bad news, in my experience. This, I think, is a good thing. From the jobs I’ve interviewed for (back before I managed…

Monday, March 5, 2007
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News Flash

Debs Debut! Deb Kristy’s book CATCHING GENIUS hits the stores on Tuesday.  Woo-hoo!  Go on out and pick up a copy of the debut BookPage calls “simply mesmerizing” and bestselling author Sarah Gruen calls “gorgeous.”  Heck, pick up an armload – they make great gifts!  In honor of her special day, Kristy will take over blogging duties from Tish on Tuesday (and Tish will take Kristy’s usual spot on Saturday).  Be…

Sunday, March 4, 2007
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News Flash!

Good Things Debut Countdown! Larramie at Seize a Daisy is hosting Mia King’s Debut of Good Things tomorrow, please stop by! Authors Living the Dream! Amy MacKinnon of Writers Group Blog landed her dream agent! Congratulations from the Debs, Amy!  New Links! Patricia Wood, debut author of LOTTERY coming from Putnam this August can be found blogging about writing on her sailboat in Hawaii!  Holly Kennedy blogs at Author In The Trenches…about boxers (the underwear,…

Saturday, January 20, 2007
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Good in Bed by Deb Mia

I do my best work in bed. Really. This isn’t to say that I can’t write in other places, like my desk, for instance. Or the library. Or on the backs of crumbled pieces of random paper while waiting in line at the grocery store. I’ve scribbled dialogue on airplane barf bags, come up with new scenes in the middle of a restaurant (where I had to excuse myself to…

Thursday, January 18, 2007
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Trapped in Time: Tales of a Fourth Grade Something by Deb Mia

You’re probably figuring out by now that fourth grade was quite an eventful year for me. Full of hope and angst. Drama. Which is exactly why Judy Blume wrote that all-time classic, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. Tales of a Sixth Grade Nothing doesn’t quite work. Nor does Tales of a Third Grade Nothing. No, there is something timeless about fourth grade, and she so eloquently captures it in…

Thursday, January 11, 2007
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The Little Girl That Could

Ask me to think of my favorite childhood book and my mind comes up with Blubber. Then I think of Forever. What about the sweet, lovely little tales that I first heard back when I was a little innocent, I wondered? I remembered Pat the Bunny, suddenly recalling that I pulled the fur off of my copy. A call to Mom was in order. I was a bit reticent to…

Monday, January 8, 2007
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