Things I learned from illegal activity by Deb Eileen

I like to tell myself that I didn’t commit any crimes, that the things I did fell more into the area of “pranks.” Who doesn’t like a good prank after all? Prankster sounds so much better than say- delinquent. Examples of some escapades include: – If you pour baby powder at the base of someone’s closed door, and then blow it under the door with a hair dryer it will…

Friday, March 2, 2007

Making crime pay by Deb Jennifer

I have way too much of a guilty conscience to ever be a successful criminal. The only thing I ever shoplifted was a pack of Fruit Stripe gum when I was seven. My mom said she wouldn’t buy it for me, so into my pocket it went. But the thing is, when I got it home, I felt so terrible, so guilt ridden, I couldn’t bring myself to chew it….

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

News Flash!

Will the Great Reviews ever end for the Debs?! Let’s hope not! Debutante Tish Cohen’s TOWN HOUSE was reviewed by Kirkus this week, who had this to say: “A constellation of characters whose idiosyncrasies make the family of Little Miss Sunshine look like Ozzie and Harriet.” Folks, if Kirkus likes it, you’re gonna love it! Debs on Lists! Deb Mia King’s Good Things is #38 on the Barnes & Noble General…

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Book Tart by Deb Eileen

Pick one book for 2006? Just one? I love them all. I am a self confessed book tart. I read constantly. When I’m in the shower, I read the shampoo bottle directions. When I head off to work in the morning, I stick a book in my bag. I most likely could have sponsored a dozen starving children in some far flung country except for my book buying habit. I’m…

Friday, February 23, 2007

So Many Books by Deb Tish

Apparently I’m a book skank. I loved so many books in 2006 I cannot bring myself to choose a favorite. The sad thing is, I could have loved so many more, had I made the time.  So, in lieu of flogging one true love, we’re going to hold a “So Many Books” award ceremony for my most beloved nightstand darlings. These books may or may not have been published in 2006, my self-centered…

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

At Mr. Perry’s

It was the seventies and Mr. Perry was a very flamboyant gentleman with huge hair and an equally large mustache.  He wore shiny, too-tight shirts with wide lapels, and brightly colored bell-bottoms. Mr. Perry would coo and cluck and tend to my grandmother, always calling her Dr. Howard, never Laura.  (She loved this.)  She sipped a glass of champagne while he cut and set her hair.  Meanwhile, his “girls” would…

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Gone in 60 Seconds by Deb Tish

I had the most perfect haircut of my life. For 60 seconds. It was sleek, smooth, jaggedy at the ends and it snuggled my jawline like no man ever has. The stylist—we’ll call her Adrianna–put away her scissors and held up the mirror so I could see that the back was every bit as fabulous as the front. For one minute, I was Jennifer Aniston. I tallied up all the…

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Hair-raising Adventures in Blackberry Picking

If I hadn’t picked 12 containers of blackberries, I might not have ended up with the Dorothy Hamill-had-she-cut-her-locks-with-gardening-sheers haircut at the age of 13 (aka, the worst age to be when you suddenly find yourself possessing a disastrous haircut). It seemed like a good enough idea at the time. I was staying with my friend Ramsay at her dad’s Napa vineyard for a week and after a few days of…

Monday, February 12, 2007

Just the Three of Us by Deb Tish

My first date took place in a closet. Not a big closet either. A tiny airless space crammed with winter coats and wilted cowboy boots. It was eighth grade and somebody was having a party in their parents’ panelled basement. Fifteen or twenty teenagers with perms and the kind of coloring you only see en masse in Canada: blue eyes, pasty January pallor, and hair the color of a rat’s tail. Few of us…

Thursday, February 8, 2007

Today’s the Day – GOOD THINGS in Bloom by Deb Mia

I’d like to start today, February 6, 2007, with this quote: “Everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.” Robert Louis Stevenson The journey that resulted in today’s official publication of GOOD THINGS: A NOVEL, started over 30 years ago. That journey has been marked by fits and starts, surges and lulls. Finite moments of exhilaration, but more commonly, disappointing moments of self-sabotage, occasional jealousy, and…

Tuesday, February 6, 2007