News Flash: January 29, 2012

From the 2012 Debs…

Deb Erika was very excited to see a preliminary cover for her next novel, THE MERMAID COLLECTOR, last week. She’s looking forward to sharing the finished one soon!

Deb Rachel‘s MWF SEEKING BFF made the New York Times extended bestseller list!

Past Deb News

Deb Eileen is pleased to announce the released of her latest book for adults, DO OR DI: A laugh out loud romantic comedy, from the author of Unpredictable and Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood. Erin Callighan has given up on the idea of a fairy tale romance. Having dated her own version of the Seven Dwarves (including Grumpy and Sleepy), she’s letting go of the idea of Prince Charming and settling for Prince Good Enough. Erin’s focused on reaching her dream of having her own talk radio show, even if it means having to temporarily co-host with the annoying “Voice of Seattle”, Colin Stewart. To score points with her station manager, she agrees to be a part of the Positive Partnerships program that matches her with Diana, a troubled pre-teen who swears she’s channeling the spirit of the late Princess Diana. She’s supposed to be mentoring Diana, but the channeled princess has a lot to teach Erin about love and happily ever after endings. You can find it here: A laugh out loud romantic comedy, from the author of Unpredictable and Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood. Erin Callighan has given up on the idea of a fairy tale romance. Having dated her own version of the Seven Dwarves (including Grumpy and Sleepy), she’s letting go of the idea of Prince Charming and settling for Prince Good Enough. Erin’s focused on reaching her dream of having her own talk radio show, even if it means having to temporarily co-host with the annoying “Voice of Seattle”, Colin Stewart. To score points with her station manager, she agrees to be a part of the Positive Partnerships program that matches her with Diana, a troubled pre-teen who swears she’s channeling the spirit of the late Princess Diana. She’s supposed to be mentoring Diana, but the channeled princess has a lot to teach Erin about love and happily ever after endings.
You can buy DO OR DI from Amazon or Smashwords.

Deb Eleanor donated a signed copy of THE WEIRD SISTERS for Atlanta VisionWalk. Yay, Eleanor! What a great prize for a wonderful cause! Read more here!

Deb Kristina gave a look at the advance copies of her upcoming novel KEEPSAKE (out 6/26)!

Deb Dish – Since we’ve been talking characters this week, what is one character (literary or otherwise) that you wish you’d come up with first?

Deb Joanne –I’m going to cheat and pick two from opposite ends of the spectrum – Anne Shirley (surprise, surprise, I know) and Hannibal Lecter. They are both amazing examples of characters–Anne is so human and lovable with flaws that make her even more so and Hannibal is so flawed and broken that we can’t help but loathe him, but at the same time, he is so interesting and complex that we can’t take our eyes off him (probably a good thing, since people who turn their backs on him end up served with fava beans and a nice Chianti).

Deb Erika Oh, there are many. But I second Anne with an E Shirley. I think Ebeneezer Scrooge is genius, and what woman writer doesn’t wish she’d been the one to write Jo March? Or Atticus Finch. I mean, the name alone!

Deb Linda Gosh, so very many! If I had to narrow it down to just one, I’d have to go with Harry Potter. Because he’s, yanno, Harry freakin’ Potter. The cross-generational appeal of Harry is an amazing thing to behold. Love him!

Deb Rachel Owen Meany of John Irving’s A Prayer for Owen Meany is one of the most memorable characters I’ve ever read. Not sure if I could have ever come up with such an amazing, surprising, brilliant protagonist… but man, if I had, it would have been awesome.

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5 thoughts on “News Flash: January 29, 2012

  1. Erika — I’m jealous. I still haven’t seen the cover for In a Fix yet.

    Rachel — Congrats on making the extended list! That is so cool.

    Eileen — DO OR DI sounds fantastic! I do love laugh out loud romantic comedies.

  2. Great news, indeed. Harry Potter–so true, Linda–because, as you pointed out, the cross-over was brilliant–and so much about what makes a character enviable to another writer is the ability to reach so many readers!

    I can’t believe we’re heading into February, all! Here’s to a great week everyone!

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