Newsflash: July 15, 2012

Congrats to Mary Rowe, winner of a copy of The Guest Book! From the 2012 Debs… Deb Joanne would like to thank everyone who came out to her big Launch Party Extravaganza yesterday. It was an amazing day, which I will remember forever and I’m overwhelmed with gratitude and warm-fuzzies. Pictures to come! Deb Erika will be at Blue Ridge Books in Waynesville, NC, today at 3pm, helping to celebrate…

Sunday, July 15, 2012
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News Flash – August 29

Simply From Scratch (in German, Weiss der Himmel von dir) by graduate Deb Alicia Bessette enjoys its sixth straight week on the bestseller list in Germany. The publisher is Kruger Verlag, and the translator is Andrea Fischer. Danke, Deutschland! Books N’ Cooks gave Simply From Scratch a very nice review, calling it “witty,” “well-written,” and “incredibly moving.” Thank you, Books N’ Cooks! The 2011 Debutantes are here! They start their…

Sunday, August 29, 2010
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Signing off … and signing on

A year ago, when my first-ever post for the Debutante Ball went live, I was on vacation with my husband’s family in Duck, North Carolina — away from my computer and totally paranoid that something would go wrong. (My words wouldn’t post, or an error-riddled version would appear instead, or …) But thankfully, my inaugural blog published without a glitch, and I was welcomed by my fellow Debs and our…

Wednesday, August 25, 2010
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Party with Alicia … and the new Debs!

If you’re looking to party in Philly, join me tonight, Wednesday, August 11, at 6 p.m. I’ll be signing books and serving cupcakes at the Barnes & Noble at 18th & Walnut (Rittenhouse). I’d love to see you there! It will be a great party. Speaking of parties, fans of the Debutante Ball are in for a phenomenal treat this upcoming year. Here’s a sneak peek at the awesome books…

Wednesday, August 11, 2010
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News Flash – August 8

Simply From Scratch will enjoy a September release in Australia. Here’s the cover; note the title! The Australian publisher is Murdoch Books/Pier 9. Thanks to everyone who participated in last week’s Simply From Scratch giveaway contest. The winner of a signed copy is … Jonita! Congrats, Jonita. You can still win a copy by entering Deb Alicia’s baking disaster contest. Leave a comment describing your most insane baking blunder before…

Sunday, August 8, 2010
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Simple, yet Satisfying…

There are few moments as exciting as your actual debut DAY, and it has finally arrived for Deb Alicia.  I couldn’t be more thrilled for Alicia, especially since this is one of our few remaining blogs before we become old lady “Graduate Debs.”   YAY ALICIA!!!!!!!!    Love your back cover picture by the way –subtle, yet sexy!!   😉  I received “Simply from Scratch” in the mail, and immediately fell in…

Thursday, August 5, 2010
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Trashpicked treasures

First, a couple brief announcements … The talented Dave Tavani produced and directed a super-cute, enticing book trailer for Simply From Scratch. Thank you so much, Dave. And thank you to the lovely Lola Culp-Osborne for lending her voice as Ingrid. Turn up your volume & enjoy! If you’d like to read the first chapter of my book, visit the Book page of my website, and click “Excerpt.” And now,…

Wednesday, July 28, 2010
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News Flash – July 25

Simply From Scratch is a bestseller in Germany! Weiß der Himmel von dir entered the Spiegel Bestseller list at number 35 last week. Additionally, Thalia, a German bookstore chain, chose it as its Book of the Month for August. Simply From Scratch‘s official sale date in North America is August 5. To pre-order, click here. And to view the German trailer, click here. (The text reads, “Two happy people/An unhappy…

Sunday, July 25, 2010
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Knowing things

Recently a bookstore chain in Germany interviewed me, and one question really got me thinking: What is the role of the non-human character, the greyhound, Captain Ahab? Greyhounds are a little bit odd. They’re different than other dogs. Their affection is subtle; their presence is calm and cool; and they have many quirks (they rarely sit, for example). Like her dog, the grieving narrator of Simply From Scratch is a…

Wednesday, July 21, 2010
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Win a signed copy of Simply From Scratch!

This week’s topic is “Promotion” … so I thought I’d announce one! To win a signed copy of my debut novel, Simply From Scratch (the real thing, not an ARC!) leave a comment below, before midnight tonight (Eastern time). A winner will be contacted via email and announced in the Deb Ball Sunday Newsflash. Please feel free to spread the word. Good luck! ~Alicia Bessette

Wednesday, July 14, 2010
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