Being bad. So bad. By Deb Lisa

I have been bad for weeks. Not convenience store hot dog robbery bad. Not sneaking off to the Motel 6 with the lawn guy bad. But I have been bad. At least, bad for me. My first book, Stop Getting Dumped! was “crashed”, which means the publisher had it in book stores as fast as they could print it. So fast, in fact, that the book was on shelves a…

Wednesday, October 17, 2007
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The Sweetest Gig by Deb Lisa

This week’s theme is candy, but since I spent last week’s post waxing rhapsodic about twinkies and chocolate and cheetos, I thought I might branch out a bit. Last night, I was stuffing invitations for our school gala, sitting around the dining room table at a neighbor’s home with half a dozen women, the usual corps of volunteers. A few were friends, a few others I met there. My job…

Wednesday, October 10, 2007
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Bring Me the Mojo by Deb Gail

Instead of writing about keeping secrets this week, I’m going to share my secret writing ritual. A secret so secretive that I have only shared it with one other writer who has been a NYT’s bestseller and while she didn’t use the secret while writing that book, she tells me she swears by it now. So here it is… After sending my kids off to school, I always sip coffee…

Monday, October 1, 2007
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What am I missing? by Founder Jennifer

I don’t watch much TV.  For most of my adult life, I’ve lived beyond the reach of cable or broadcast, in the sticks of Vermont, in a time when your only option if you had to watch Beverly Hills 90210 was a satellite dish that could easily hold a Volkswagen bug.  Also… I didn’t care.  I was contentedly clueless about whatever sitcom or sexy drama everyone was talking about.  Now,…

Saturday, September 1, 2007
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Life Post Ball By Deb Anna

Well, Kristy Kiernan‘s brainchild has made a seemingly seamless transition into its latest incarnation. And, after only a year, we founders — I feel like a bit of a fraud even calling myself a founder, as my big contribution to the group was a MySpace page that has been ever so sadly neglected (new Debs: please ask me for log-in information for it so I can pass that duty onto…

Saturday, August 18, 2007
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Sounds Like a Movie by New Deb Lisa

Two months ago, I met Delia Ephron behind the curtain at the Book Expo autographing area. I must admit, she’s one of my idols. My kids have snorted oatmeal out of their noses laughing at her book Aunt Delia’s Manners Quiz. And I have seen every Nora/Delia Ephron movie a thousand times. Okay, I’m exaggerating. Two thousand times. She was standing there, practically alone, with only her publicist to protect…

Wednesday, August 8, 2007
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Pearls, Pens, Theme Songs and Huli Huli Chicken

Dear 2008 Debutantes, I’ve been thinking a lot about this past year, and I’d like to leave two thoughts with you – my version of a legacy, so to speak: Theme Songs Huli Huli Chicken First, about the theme songs: if you haven’t already found a theme song for your debut novel, think about getting one. For GOOD THINGS, my theme song is Imogen Heap’s “Goodnight and Go.” I literally…

Thursday, August 2, 2007
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The End … Well, Almost by Deb Mia

It hit me today. I’m no longer a Deb. I mean, I am and always will be a Debutante in spirit, but in the strictest sense of the word, I no longer qualify. My “debut” has passed – my “debut” novel, GOOD THINGS, came out this past February. I didn’t realize how much I would miss it, now that it no longer applies. *sniff* But you know how it goes…

Thursday, July 19, 2007
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Beginnings in Bayfield by Deb Tish

I like this week’s topic, beginnings. I’m all about beginnings. The first bite of a hot dog cannot be topped. Nor can the very first time you put on a new t-shirt or take a sip of icy cold lemonade or drive your first car. First kisses always made me weak and don’t get me started on crisp new journals that open with a crack and a promise. I’m not in…

Tuesday, July 3, 2007
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The Winds of Change, A Very Serious Essay by Deb Kristy

So, this week’s topic was wind. The smart ass in me (oh, and that’s about 97%) was dying to write something pithy about breaking wind, but then I decided that my definition of “pithy” was more “eight-year-old boy potty humor” than sophisticatedly amusing and I scrapped it. So, what’s a Southerner left to blog about with a topic like that? Oh, yes, five bucks to you all. It is SO Gone…

Saturday, June 30, 2007
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