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Deborah Markus

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in Los Angeles, The United States
May 15, 1968

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influences
Shirley Jackson, Terry Pratchett, Jane Austen

member since
February 2008


About this author

My gorgeous agent decided to take a chance on me even though I named my first novel How To Write A Mutant Bestseller. I'm currently at work on my second, a YA thriller featuring a serial killer, a lot of Emily Dickinson references, and one seriously messed-up narrator.

If I survive writing that, I'll get back to researching and writing my poor neglected Diary Of A Fourth Daughter, a YA novel set in Regency England.

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Deborah Markus Never having enough time to write helps. Also, I outline the bejabbers out of my story before I sit down to work, so I know exactly where I'm going…moreNever having enough time to write helps. Also, I outline the bejabbers out of my story before I sit down to work, so I know exactly where I'm going and therefore have no excuse not to get there.(less)
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(Author's note: This is 100% satire, inspired by a comment I received recently on one of my reviews. Don't worry -- I haven't gone off the deep end just yet.)

Dear Reader:

Thank you so much for your interest in my book. However, I'm afraid that after reading your review, I'm going to have to pass on it, as it simply does not meet my needs at this time.

Although I don't have time to respond to ever... Read more of this blog post »
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I'm curious about one thing, though. This guy's home page is pretty much all about liking positive reviews of the book in question and wanting to read it. Yet he hasn't entered the drawing for a free copy -- how strange! coughSOCKPUPPETcough
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“When she was older, after ten or so, she could tell she was being useful, but as a small child she was tolerated (only just, she knew) by this whirlwind of efficiency that was her mother organizing a party. Still she insisted on arranging fruit on a dish, or disposing ashtrays around the house, while her mother reduced her pace to Alice's. At least while "helping," Alice did not feel quite so much as if she were a tiny creature on top of a great wave, frantically and hopelessly signalling to her mother, who stood indifferently on the shore, not noticing her.”
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“Oh, no, I'm not saying she isn't a nut -- she is -- but I've noticed before that sometimes someone like that behaves quite ordinarily with everybody, manages everything, you'd never think she was a nut, but there's just one person, with that person, she's out of control. It makes you wonder,' said Alice.”
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“It was not a question of Philip's having "lost hold." He had never grasped hold. Something had not happened that should have happened: a teacher, or someone, should have said: This one, Philip Fowler, he must be a craftsman, do something small, and delicate and intricate; we must get him trained for that. Look how perfectly he does things! He can't fold a shirt or arrange some chips and a piece of fish on a plate without making a picture of it.

It had not happened.”
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message 98: by Deborah

Deborah Markus TL wrote: "Deborah wrote: "TL wrote: ""

WOOT! LOOOKIIII!!!"

To cheer you up while reading that book;-)"


Thanks, I'll need it! Reasonably close to the end now, and yet so very very far...


message 97: by TL

TL Deborah wrote: "TL wrote: ""

WOOT! LOOOKIIII!!!"


To cheer you up while reading that book;-)


message 96: by Deborah

Deborah Markus TL wrote: ""

WOOT! LOOOKIIII!!!


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TL



message 93: by Karly *The Vampire Ninja & Luminescent Monster* (last edited Mar 20, 2015 10:59AM)

Karly *The Vampire Ninja & Luminescent Monster* To THAT I snort-chuckle!! (by the way when you hit the "reply" button to my comment it doesn't actually notify me, the only reason I noticed this is because I am a stalker)

My favourite is the "to the pain" sequence.... but I do love the "mostly dead" scene too!


message 92: by Deborah

Deborah Markus Karly *The Vampire Ninja* wrote: "LOL, I'm gathering that was a joke (the kicking out part)

My love for The Princess Bride is probably just a smidge obsessive."


Hey, nothing obsessive about adoring one of the greatest movies ever made.

I was indeed joking about that last bit, but fer reals I was pretty surprised that I had to explain the reference, since he's seen the movie even more times than I have. (I wanted to throw that anecdote in so you'd know I didn't just Google the answer to your question.)

This'll make you happy -- a few years ago, I was reading an article in the L.A. Times about tips for conserving power around the house. The writer said that maybe you think if an appliance is turned off, it's dead, power-wise. But if it's still plugged in -- well, then it's only mostly dead.

I believe this was in the Business section. Made my day.


Karly *The Vampire Ninja & Luminescent Monster* LOL, I'm gathering that was a joke (the kicking out part)

My love for The Princess Bride is probably just a smidge obsessive.


message 90: by Deborah

Deborah Markus Diane wrote: "I'm not sure how it ended up on my phone in my iBooks, but at least it was free."

Oh, yeah -- it's free on Amazon! Okay, I'll add it to the pile!


message 89: by Diane

Diane Deborah wrote: "Diane wrote: "I have another book for you to read, because I can't be the only one reading this (28 and a Half Wishes by Denise Grover Swank). Rose is 24 and has visions, but she is also a virgin w..."

I'm not sure how it ended up on my phone in my iBooks, but at least it was free.


message 88: by Deborah

Deborah Markus Diane wrote: "I have another book for you to read, because I can't be the only one reading this (28 and a Half Wishes by Denise Grover Swank). Rose is 24 and has visions, but she is also a virgin who cannot say the word "sex." Yes, really. She feels evil because she is wearing a sexy nightie...alone...that she bought herself...at Walmart."

(snicker) Okay, I'll look for it at my library!


message 87: by Diane

Diane I have another book for you to read, because I can't be the only one reading this (28 and a Half Wishes by Denise Grover Swank). Rose is 24 and has visions, but she is also a virgin who cannot say the word "sex." Yes, really. She feels evil because she is wearing a sexy nightie...alone...that she bought herself...at Walmart.


message 86: by Deborah

Deborah Markus Anne wrote: "Hahaha!! ;) I will definitely not read it. I have way too many other books I want to read, so for now I'll just enjoy your updates. :)"

Excellent plan!


message 85: by Anne

Anne Deborah wrote: "Anne wrote: "Thank you! Regency is my favourite genre but I am trying to vary a bit, of late. :) Love your updates about FSOG, I will never read that book, but I love your take on it! ;)"

For the ..."


Hahaha!! ;) I will definitely not read it. I have way too many other books I want to read, so for now I'll just enjoy your updates. :)


message 84: by Deborah

Deborah Markus Anne wrote: "Thank you! Regency is my favourite genre but I am trying to vary a bit, of late. :) Love your updates about FSOG, I will never read that book, but I love your take on it! ;)"

For the love of your sweet sanity, do NOT read this book. My updates are enough information for any reasonable person, and probably plenty of unreasonable ones while we're at it.


message 83: by Anne

Anne Deborah wrote: "Anne wrote: "Thanks for adding me, Deborah! :) I've been following you for a while and just love your updates, they are so fun! I look forward to chatting with you. :)"

Hey, thanks, Anne! I love y..."


Thank you! Regency is my favourite genre but I am trying to vary a bit, of late. :) Love your updates about FSOG, I will never read that book, but I love your take on it! ;)


message 82: by Deborah

Deborah Markus Anne wrote: "Thanks for adding me, Deborah! :) I've been following you for a while and just love your updates, they are so fun! I look forward to chatting with you. :)"

Hey, thanks, Anne! I love your profile post -- reading it made me excited to get back to my Regency research, though I am enjoying this stint in Dickinson-land!


message 81: by Anne

Anne Thanks for adding me, Deborah! :) I've been following you for a while and just love your updates, they are so fun! I look forward to chatting with you. :)


message 80: by Deborah

Deborah Markus Nenia wrote: "Wait, you're an author now? HOW DID I MISS THIS?!"

How indeed, missy! :D

Yeah, I went ahead and took the plunge. Feels kind of goofy, especially since I'm not blogging as much as I'd planned to -- but I'm hoping to rectify that soon!


message 79: by Nenia

Nenia Campbell Wait, you're an author now? HOW DID I MISS THIS?!


message 78: by Deborah

Deborah Markus Loki (of Smartassgard) wrote: "So I'm putting this here, for the crap days AND the good ones. I defy you not to smile! Defy, defy, defy! :)

http://youtu.be/HK0l2tqFDvM"


(snicker) It's amazing that they managed to find hedgehogs doing all the things they happened to be singing about! What a coinky-dink!


message 77: by Deborah

Deborah Markus Alicia ǂLibraries, Action Cats, and Space Invadersǂ wrote: "Thanks so much for the friend invite, Deborah! I can't wait to discuss books with you. :)"

Aw, thanks, Alicia! I spend way too much time here, so we will definitely do some book chatting!


message 76: by Alicia

Alicia Reid Thanks so much for the friend invite, Deborah! I can't wait to discuss books with you. :)


message 75: by Deborah

Deborah Markus Loki (of Smartassgard) wrote: "Brace yourself, Imma hug you!


Also, fun size and king sized hedgies! *attempts to not squee*
"


AW! HOW THE HECK DID I MISS THESE???


message 74: by Deborah

Deborah Markus Loki (of Smartassgard) wrote: "I found some offerings. :)

Lookit! How cute!!!


This is for when you need a giggle or three.
"


SO DARNED CUTE! Thank you, Loki! You always know what I'll love to see!


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Deborah Markus Summer {is puntastic} wrote: "Hi Deborah! Thanks for accepting my friend request. I've been seeing you all over my feed lately and decided to stop being a lurker, LOL. Hope we have many great book discussions/rants!"

Aw, thanks, Summer! I feel so famous now! Thank you so much for the friendvite, and I promise to do my best to keep you happy in the ranting department! (modestly) I'm told I have some talent there...


Summer the bummer Hi Deborah! Thanks for accepting my friend request. I've been seeing you all over my feed lately and decided to stop being a lurker, LOL. Hope we have many great book discussions/rants!


message 71: by Deborah

Deborah Markus KatieMc wrote: ""

Aw, thanks! You, too, Katie!


message 69: by Deborah

Deborah Markus Emma Sea wrote: "Happy Christmas, Deborah. May your writing flourish in 2015.

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Hey, thanks, Emma! You, too!


Emma Sea Happy Christmas, Deborah. May your writing flourish in 2015.




message 67: by Deborah

Deborah Markus Loki (of Smartassgard) wrote: "Thought you'd appreciate:
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AAAAAWWWW SO CUTE LOOKIT THE SANTA LIZARD!!!

OH MY COW HE EVEN HAS A LITTLE STRIPY SCARF!!!

(swoons)


message 66: by Deborah

Deborah Markus Martyn wrote: "Hello Deborah! Thanks for adding! :)"

Hey, Martyn! Thanks for the friendvite!


message 65: by Martyn

Martyn Stanley Hello Deborah! Thanks for adding! :)


message 64: by Deborah

Deborah Markus Loki (of Smartassgard) wrote: "At JoAnn's fabrics and craft store. I bought two rolls. LoL"

Oooooohhh...We have a JoAnn's near us, but I haven't been in years because I finally figured out I don't actually know how to make anything. Plus the people are really nice there but the store always looks like a demilitarized zone. But...if there are hedgehogs...


message 63: by Deborah

Deborah Markus Loki (of Smartassgard) wrote: "While out shopping today, I found the perfect Christmas ribbon for you!
"


Aw, MAN! That's so beyond awesome! Where'd you find it?


message 62: by Deborah

Deborah Markus The Shutterbug wrote: "Thank you for accepting my friend request. I saw your Twilight updates through a friend and found them entertaining :). You pretty much sum up my thoughts on that series."

Thanks, Shutterbug!


The Shutterbug Thank you for accepting my friend request. I saw your Twilight updates through a friend and found them entertaining :). You pretty much sum up my thoughts on that series.


message 60: by Deborah

Deborah Markus Loki (of Smartassgard) wrote: "A pocket sized cute for when bad days come knocking.
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AAWWW! Thanks, Loki! Lookit the little sleeping-pig face!


message 59: by Deborah

Deborah Markus Aisyah ❣ฅ(⌯▾ ˑ̫ ▾⌯͒)ฅ wrote: "

Thanks for accepting my FR! :D"


Thanks for asking! Really made my day! And thanks for the awesome gif!


Aisyah (*≧▽≦)ノ

Thanks for accepting my FR! :D


message 57: by Deborah

Deborah Markus cEe beE wrote: "Thank you for accepting to be my new GR friend!"

Thanks so much for the ask!


message 56: by cEe beE

cEe beE Thank you for accepting to be my new GR friend!


message 55: by Deborah

Deborah Markus TL wrote: ""

AW!!!

Thank you so much!


message 54: by TL

TL


message 53: by Deborah

Deborah Markus Rory wrote: "Thank you for accepting my friend request."

Hi, Rory! Thanks for asking!


message 52: by Rory

Rory Thank you for accepting my friend request.


message 51: by Deborah

Deborah Markus galacticake wrote: "Thanks for accepting my friend request! =)"

Aw, thanks for asking! How could I resist that picture?


message 50: by Oswan

Oswan Thanks for accepting my friend request! =)


message 49: by TL

TL Deborah wrote: "TL wrote: "*waves*"

Hey, you! I was so surprised to see we weren't friends yet! (Please tell me I'm not the only one who does that.)"


Haha, me too.. it's all good... I've done that too, so no worries; -)

Not much reading time today, too tired.. hoping to remedy that today


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