News Flash: April 8, 2012

Congrats to Shannon, winner of a copy of Deb Tawna Fenske’s second novel Believe It or Not!

From the 2012 Debs…

Isn't it awesome? Look at that smile!Deb Joanne got a *new* cover! Did you see it? Well here it is. AND if you want to win an ARC (sadly with the old, lovely, but not as shiny cover) along with three other books and some swag, go check out the Cover Reveal Giveaway Extravaganza over at Bookish. It’s still going on!

Deb Erika hopes everyone is having a restful and delicious holiday weekend. She’s already put out her first package of Peeps to air–they should be good to eat in about a week.

Deb Molly‘s book The Princesses of Iowa comes out exactly ONE MONTH from today! She’s planning launch parties in Chicago, Madison, Iowa, and even a pre-launch sneak preview in Minneapolis!

Deb Linda loves Joanne’s new cover for Small Medium at Large–it rocks!

Deb Rachel will be reading this Thursday, April 12, at Parnassus Books in Nashville (and is super star struck to be in Ann Patchett’s bookstore). She’d love to meet you!

And a special newsflash***Be sure to tune in next week for:
The Debutante Ball Query Critique Contest!

Yes! The Debs are giving away query critiques to 5 of our beloved readers! To be eligible, just leave a comment any day during our Submissions week (Starting Monday April 9 and up to and including Saturday, April 14ths post—contributed by our FABULOUS guest agent Michelle Wolfson) and specify if you’d like to be entered in the contest (starting April 9th) and we will randomly select 5 winners. You’ll have up to two weeks to send us a digital copy of your query letter (for books in any genre) and we’ll give you feedback on the query. We’re so excited to see what everyone is working on!

Past Deb News

Deb Sarah Pekkanen is thrilled to unveil the new trailer for her third novel, These Girls, which will be published in two days!  Ladies Home Journal calls it “chick lit with grit” and Booklist says it’s “refreshingly introspective, sharply humorous, and tenderly realistic.”

Deb Jenny Gardiner(writing as Erin Delany) tells us “she has her sexy chick lit novel COMPROMISING POSITIONS up for free on Amazon for the holiday weekend! Please download it (for free!) and click “like” on the book’s page on Amazon if you could (and remember to post a review when you’ve read it!) Thanks!”

Deb Sarah Jio‘s upcoming release BLACKBERRY WINTER is now available for pre-order on Amazon at only $7!! Wow! What a great price!

Deb Friends

Deb Guest Allison Winn Scotch announced that THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME will be Glamour’s Must-Read pick for June! Congratulations, Allison!

Deb Dish — Name a book title you have always loved–even if you’ve never read the book.

Deb Joanne – I’ve never read it, but A HEARTBREAKING WORK OF STAGGERING GENIUS is a title I’ve always loved. It takes great big matzoh balls to name a book (particularly a book about yourself) in such a way, and I have no idea if the book holds up to the title, but I sure hope so.

Deb Erika ROLL OF THUNDER, HEAR MY CRY was always a beautiful title to me, truly melodic. One of those titles that first made me understand that a book’s title could be as moving and compelling as the book itself.

Deb Molly I’ve always loved Thisbe Nissen’s titles Out of the Girls Room and Into the Night and The Good People of New York (I also love the books!). I also love Elizabeth Stuckey-French’s The First Paper Girl in Red Oak, Iowa  (and not JUST because it also has the word Iowa in it!) and Emily Horner’s A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend.

Deb Linda — I’ve always been extraordinarily fond of Douglas Adams’ work, and I especially love the title to the fourth book in his Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy “trilogy”: So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish. Makes me smile every time I see it.

Deb Rachel — Just hearing the titles of Sloane Crosley’s books makes me laugh. I Was Told There’d Be Cake is a great one, but I like her second title, How Did You Get This Number? even better.

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14 thoughts on “News Flash: April 8, 2012

  1. Lots of great news from the Debs, Past Debs, and Deb friends! Jenny, I just downloaded COMPROMISING POSITIONS to my Kindle — can’t wait to read it. 🙂

  2. This is my first time visiting your site, but it won’t be the last. Great updates on some exciting projects! I found it interesting what books have yet to be read. I will admit to not yet reading a few classics, but one I plan to challenge myself with this summer is Pride and Prejudice.

    I’d love to be entered in the query letter contest:)

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