News Flash: February 6, 2011

Congrats to Dawn N. who won Caroline Leavitt’s Pictures of You!

From the 2011 Debs…

It was a huge week for the 2011 Debs!

Deb Sarah had a baby!  Colby William arrived on Monday, January 31 – she’s got some precious pictures on her site!

Deb Eleanor‘s The Weird Sisters came in at #18 on the New York Times Best Sellers List, #15 on the Publishers Weekly Best Sellers List, and #14 on the NAIBA Indie Bestsellers List!  To celebrate, she spent the weekend at the AWP conference in Washington, D.C. with a bevy of amazing writers – past Deb Sarah Pekkanen, Siobhan Fallon, Rebecca Rasmussen, Therese Fowler, Heidi Durrow, Caroline Leavitt, Rachel Machacek, Tanya Egan Gibson, and Barbara Mead of Reading Group Choices.

Deb Tawna’s book Making Waves officially became available for pre-order on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Deb Kim is grinning from ear to ear for her fellow Debs!

Deb Elise is doing a giant happy dance too — go, Debs!

Past Deb News…

Deb Sarah Pekkanen’s Skipping a Beat comes out February 22nd – how excited are you?

Friends of the Debs…

Recent Deb Guest Caroline Leavitt’s Pictures of You hit #25 on the New York Times Best Sellers List!

Deb Dish (literally, this time) — The Debs’ Favorite Comfort Foods

Deb Elise

I just ate it, and it’s ridiculous that this is a comfort food, but here goes.  I take fat free feta cheese and melt it onto a Trader Joe’s Brown Rice tortilla.  I toast that up so it’s crispy, plop in a turkey burger patty, and drown that puppy in organic ketchup.  Has to be organic ketchup — not because it’s healthier, but because it tastes really really good.

Deb Eleanor

When I get sick, especially if there is a sore throat involved, I want nothing more than a chocolate shake and a cheeseburger from McDonald’s.  The rest of the time I couldn’t care less about fast food, but the second I feel a tickle in my throat, I’m looking for the nearest drive-thru.

Deb Kim

Open faced sandwiches. Turkey or roast beef. Lots of gravy. For a hangover? Chicken soup and a glass of milk. I made gluten free open faced roast beef sandwiches on Friday night – after a painfully long week! I felt better immediately. I also adore those chocolate covered butter biscuits from Europe – in the large square. Trader Joe’s stocks them, up by the cash registers. I had to stop buying them – they were gone before I got home and I live 10 minutes away!

Deb Sarah

Pasta! I’m a health writer for magazines (my other hat), so I am kind of a nut about nutrition. And when I’m feeling under the weather, my favorite go-to meal is a bowl of whole-wheat pasta, mixed with lightly sauteed cherry tomatoes and garlic (lots!), then I toss it all with arugula greens and a bit of Parmesan.

Deb Tawna

Does red wine count as a comfort food? If not, I have to say tater tots. The irony here is that I’m a neurotically healthy eater 99.99% of the time. I’m not a big fan of junk food, and I don’t have a lot of unhealthy guilty pleasures when it comes to food. But tater tots….mmmm! They are my Achilles heel. I seldom eat them, but I moan in bliss each time I do.

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