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Deb Pines

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A Brooklyn, NY, native who grew up in Miami Beach, Fla., Deb Pines writes mysteries by day and award-winning tabloid headlines for the New York Post by night.

A Brown University grad, Deb was also a reporter at the New York Law Journal, Indianapolis Star and various other publications before she got bitten by the mystery-writing bug.

Her 2013 debut Mimi Goldman mystery, set in the Chautauqua Institution in far Western NY State, IN THE SHADOW OF DEATH, has been called "required reading" (NY Post), "perfect . . . if you enjoy an old-fashioned whodunit" (Post-Journal of Jamestown, NY) and "a truly fun quick-witted mystery with an engaging protagonist and array of other memorable characters. With a dash of romance and history, it's the perfect re
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Deb Pines I'm a sucker for Pride and Prejudice's Lizzy Bennet and Mr. Darcy. They're so wise and principled and literate and adorable -- especially in the 1995 …moreI'm a sucker for Pride and Prejudice's Lizzy Bennet and Mr. Darcy. They're so wise and principled and literate and adorable -- especially in the 1995 BBC series when they're portrayed by Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth.

Their relationship, featuring mutual respect and smoldering chemistry, carrries many P & P adaptations including one I enjoyed recently, Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld.

And P.S. I have a beautiful daughter named Elizabeth.(less)
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Sept. Mystery Blog Tour

I’m taking my first blog tour in September. Here’s the link to where I’ll be when. Stop by any events if you have time.

Thanks,
Deb

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Elizabeth Gilbert
“Perfectionism is a particularly evil lure for women, who, I believe, hold themselves to an even higher standard of performance than do men. There are many reasons why women’s voices and visions are not more widely represented today in creative fields. Some of that exclusion is due to regular old misogyny, but it’s also true that—all too often—women are the ones holding themselves back from participating in the first place. Holding back their ideas, holding back their contributions, holding back their leadership and their talents. Too many women still seem to believe that they are not allowed to put themselves forward at all, until both they and their work are perfect and beyond criticism. Meanwhile, putting forth work that is far from perfect rarely stops men from participating in the global cultural conversation. Just sayin’. And I don’t say this as a criticism of men, by the way. I like that feature in men—their absurd overconfidence, the way they will casually decide, “Well, I’m 41 percent qualified for this task, so give me the job!” Yes, sometimes the results are ridiculous and disastrous, but sometimes, strangely enough, it works—a man who seems not ready for the task, not good enough for the task, somehow grows immediately into his potential through the wild leap of faith itself. I only wish more women would risk these same kinds of wild leaps. But I’ve watched too many women do the opposite. I’ve watched far too many brilliant and gifted female creators say, “I am 99.8 percent qualified for this task, but until I master that last smidgen of ability, I will hold myself back, just to be on the safe side.” Now, I cannot imagine where women ever got the idea that they must be perfect in order to be loved or successful. (Ha ha ha! Just kidding! I can totally imagine: We got it from every single message society has ever sent us! Thanks, all of human history!) But we women must break this habit in ourselves—and we are the only ones who can break it. We must understand that the drive for perfectionism is a corrosive waste of time, because nothing is ever beyond criticism. No matter how many hours you spend attempting to render something flawless, somebody will always be able to find fault with it. (There are people out there who still consider Beethoven’s symphonies a little bit too, you know, loud.) At some point, you really just have to finish your work and release it as is—if only so that you can go on to make other things with a glad and determined heart. Which is the entire point. Or should be.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear




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