Hello to the gang at Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas! We just spent a day together, with another ahead of us tomorrow, and I’m totally jazzed. Your questions and enthusiasm about HONK IF YOU HATE ME and BIG MOUTH have been nothing short of super. And your input so far for Novel #3 […]
Thanks, gang, for all your great questions and for being such wonderful hosts. I hope you turn all those clever ideas into stories. Happy reading!
Word just came that BIG MOUTH will be published as an e-book. What fun! Delacorte/Random House says the e-book edition should be out toward the end of July, a month after the hardcover hits stores. So folks with an e-book reader will be able to download it come summer. I’ll post more as I know […]
HONK IF YOU HATE ME may have a few laughs at the expense of the fast food world, but in reality the fast food world needs no help from me when it comes to inciting giggles. Here are some stand-out fast food moments from the past year: McDonald’s, Part I: “Salt lands McDonald’s employee in […]
I pulled Monalisa Kent, the reluctant star of my novel HONK IF YOU HATE ME, out of a hole in the ground. An eight-inch-round hole, to be precise. One of the first things I ponder when I read a new book is the inspiration for the story. What sparked that initial idea, or image, or […]
HONK IF YOU HATE ME is a book about secret identities, about the wish to be greater than who you are, about the need to feel like you’re more than the schlup that the outside world sees. Kind of puts you in the mind of superheroes, doesn’t it? Think Superman. Think Batman. Think Wonder Woman. […]
Hey, all you Huskies in Ms. Walther’s and Ms. Morrison’s classes. Thanks for two great days of book talk, hot dog talk, tattoo talk, and all the other stuff we yakked about. And a special thanks to all of you who shared your stories with me. Looks like there are some future novelists at Hillsdale. […]
I was a professional video game player. No lie. Someone actually paid me to play video games five days a week, eight hours a day, for nine months. My mission? To figure out the secret codes and hidden levels in the hottest games and then work them into one-page summaries of the games’ instruction booklets. […]
Futons. What a fabulous word. Go on, say it: Fuuuutonnnns. Can you hear it? Doesn’t your mouth love making those sounds? Ain’t it just plain fun? And isn’t it completely spectacular that there is a person in this world who could, in all seriousness, give a piece of furniture such a delightfully quirky name? I […]
I’ll be interviewed live on San Diego’s Fox6 News in the Morning Weekends on November 3, 2007. The show airs 7-9:00 a.m., with me tentatively scheduled to appear between 7:30-8:00. If you can’t see the interview live, you can watch it on my website www.DeborahHalverson.com. Just select “About Deborah” then “Interviews.” I’ll be discussing my […]
My third teen novel, now in progress, is flavored by the ultra-paranoid mindset that saturated our country in the days immediately following 9/11. In creating that flavor, I researched trivia about President George W. Bush this morning. I now know, thanks to the always credible Internet, that Bush’s SAT score was 1260,
Even if my second novel, BIG MOUTH, wasn’t about competitive eating, this news would’ve caught my eye: Joey Chestnut just ate 103 hamburgers in 8 minutes to win the Krystal Square Off IV World Hamburger Eating Championship. You read that right: 103 hamburgers in 8 minutes. That’s a world record. Or does that go without […]
Biological Billboards. Human Directionals. Banner Shakers. Sign Twirlers. Whatever you call them, they’re eye-catching. And they’re in Honk If You Hate Me.
Last night I hung out with a great bunch of girls in a beautiful home built in 1893. Girl Scout Troop #6493 invited friends, moms, teachers, and a dad to join us in that grand house atop the hill for an evening of book talk, bookmark making, and cookies and lemonade. I’ve always loved talking […]
When I left the house tonight, I had every intention of going to the gym. But instead of pumping iron, I found myself on a dark street corner with the Meat Man. Uh-oh, that sounds bad…. But don’t worry, this is a G-rated post, I promise. On my way to LA Fitness this evening, I […]