News Flash: August 21, 2011

Congrats to Lisa Doucet and Amy Koss who won Sonya Sones’ The Hunchback of Neiman Marcus.

From the 2011 Debs…

Deb Eleanor‘s The Weird Sisters comes out in the Netherlands tomorrow, retitled as “On the Way Home” with a totally gorgeous cover! And thanks to Eason Book Club in Dublin, Ireland, for making The Weird Sisters their pick of the week!

Deb Kim has posts on Huffington Post and The MSNBC Today Moms blog about autism and second or third or fourth (Sarah?) children. This is my favorite kind of writing – quick,  punchy and offers immediate info to families.

Deb Elise had a screening-fest this week!  On Wednesday she saw a screening of her new Barbie movie, Barbie: Princess Charm School, which comes out September 13th; and on Friday she saw the first four episodes of the new Dinosaur Train season!  The episodes (written by Craig Bartlett and Joe Purdy) air Monday, so look for them on PBS!

Deb Tawna traveled to the other side of her fair state for a lovely event at Powell’s books in Portland, Oregon. She’s getting very accustomed to reading the infamous Newlywed Game scene from Making Waves aloud in public places. However, she must confess she had no idea how many swear words the scene contained until she began to notice how many people enjoy bringing small children to book events.

Friends of the Debs

If you’re in New England, go see Deb guest Kelly O’Connor McNees talking about The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott. She’s got events in Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts!

Deb Dish — What Will the Debs Miss Most About Being Debs?

Deb Elise

I’ll sorely miss the sense of community.  I know I won’t lose it entirely.  I know I’ll stay close with the four amazing women below; I’ve formed lasting friendships with some Former Debs and Friends of the Debs; and I look forward to really getting to know the 2012 Debs.  Still, there’s something so unique and special about all of us coming together here day after day.  It was a rare day (less rare during the whirlwind of release, but still rare) when I didn’t come here to read, enjoy, and comment on my fellow Debs’ posts and the posts of our incredible guests; and it was equally exciting to see Eleanor, Kim, Sarah, Tawna, and so many other familiar names comment on my own ramblings.  It brought us all together daily, and I’ll miss that a lot.

Deb Eleanor

Tawna or Kim is going to make a joke about my word choice here, but…the regularity. I have tons of great ideas for blog posts, but making the time to sit down and write them is difficult. So knowing all the Deb Ball readers were waiting for my Tuesday posts made it happen! It was such a good experience I’m musing on blogging along with the 2012 Debs over on my own site!

Deb Kim

I’ll miss the structure of weekly topics that made me stop and think. And seeing the friendly commenters all day long as I popped into the site. And the backstage goings on between us Debs. We’ve had nary a spat, nothing but kindness and support and that has been the ball of the Ball.

Deb Sarah

The tiaras and pearls! No, really. I’ll miss this place (sniffle, sniffle!). This year has gone too fast, and so much has happened (babies—well, one baby!—lots of books, and on and on). It’s been a whirlwind, and I just feel so honored to have been a part of the Deb Ball through it.

Deb Tawna

Wait, what? No one told me I have to leave. You bitches are going to have to drag me out kicking and screaming.

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6 thoughts on “News Flash: August 21, 2011

  1. Aw, you all make me feel guilty for waiting in the wings. Except Tawna, who may need to engage in a good, ol’ girl on girl smackdown before she’s ready to leave. Just one question – do debutantes fight with the outfits on? Because I’m not worried about the gloves, but the tiara could be used as a weapon…

    • Bring it, girlfriend. My tiara has razor blades in it and my gloves come complete with brass knuckles.

      Tawna

  2. Wait…y’all are leaving? You’re not going to stick around and hold our hands? Waaaaaah…!

    Come on. At least stick around for the Tawna/Joanne smackdown. Now, are we talking pillow fight or mud wrestling?

  3. I can’t believe your year is almost up! Thank you, all five of you, for your amazing books (I’ve read and loved them all!) and for the warm, witty blog posts every weekday. Can’t wait to see what you all do next!

  4. This was my first year visiting the Debs. I was drawn here by my friend and Deb Elise, and stayed because of the rich community. I love it here. Initially, I didn’t realize that eventually you leave. What an amazing experience to have had, and for those of us who have been allowed to share in it. I probably got on Elise’s nerves with book sitings! I haven’t read all of your books, but I own almost all of them. Thank you for being brave enough to share the experience. Hopefully, one day it will be my experience as well. I am gonna hang around for awhile. You Debs rock hard!

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