News Flash, February 1

Deb Meredith was the featured artist in the New York Foundation for the Arts monthly newsletter. She won a NYFA grant in screenwriting in 2004, and was glad to get the word out about Posed for Murder.

And Deb Meredith is off to Chicago next weekend for Love is Murder. She’ll be on a first time author panel, a screenwriting panel, and will moderate a blogging panel.

Deb Kristina was pleased to see this nice review of Real Life & Liars, which came about as a result of HarperCollins’ First Look program. A quote from the review: The characters reveal that wonderful mix of comfort and pull-your-hair-out emotions one can only share as part of a family. … With this good mix of characters, setting and drama, Riggle has all the pieces in place for an enjoyable read.

Also, Deb Kristina will make her first public appearance in conjunction with the Association of Writers & Writing Programs’ national conference in Chicago. The conference takes place Feb. 11-14, and as part of a panel called Literary Mama: A Model of Grassroots Literary Community Building, she’ll be speaking with other Literary Mama editors on the afternoon of Feb. 14. That session is available to those registered for the conference, but a public event is a group reading again with the other LM editors, at Women & Children First bookstore, 5233 N. Clark St., Chicago, at 7 p.m. Feb. 13. She’ll read from Liars and hold a drawing for a signed advanced copy.

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Debs are reading
Deb Kristina is reading David Sedaris’s latest, When You Are Engulfed in Flames. He doesn’t disappoint with his latest collection of vintage Sedaris strangeness mixed with an odd kind of poignancy.

Deb Katie is reading (and loving every page of) Deb Eve’s First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria.