News Flash: June 17, 2012

IT’S NEARING TIME TO PASS THE TIARAS! We are now accepting applications for the Deb Ball class of 2013! Click here for details on how you can throw your crown into the ring to be part of a wonderful ensemble of debuting authors! 

Congrats to Evie, winner of a copy of Slouching Toward Adulthood!

From the 2012 Debs…

Deb Joanne was featured over at Katherine Longshore’s blog for her Friday Five. If you’re not familiar with Katherine, you will be soon – she’s this week’s guest victim author where we interview her and hear about her book, GILT. Although, Deb Joanne is urging you to rush out and get it now, because you will LOVE this fictional, yet historically sound dishy romp in Henry VIII’s court.

Deb Erika wants to wish all the Dads out there a very happy Father’s Day!

Deb Molly was super excited to be reviewed on the fabulous blog FOREVER YOUNG ADULT this week!

Past Deb News

Deb Tawna‘s GETTING DUMPED was excerpted on Front Row Lit this week! Click here to read!

Deb Joelle visited Nova Ren Suma’s blog this week–and she’s giving away a signed copy of THE RIGHT & THE REAL so click here to read her post and enter to win!

Deb Friends

Deb Guest Kelly O’Connor McNees announced that an excerpt from her upcoming release IN NEED OF A GOOD WIFE is now on her Facebook page!

Deb Dish – We’re talking fathers next week–Who do you think is easier to write, mothers or fathers?

Deb Joanne – Hm. That’s an interesting question. Seeing as I’m not a mother (or a father), I don’t have that firsthand experience to draw from, like Linda talks about below. But I think my answer depends on what I’m writing. For SMALL MEDIUM AT LARGE, the mom is mostly absent in the book, but Lilah’s dad is a central character and I like that he’s very uncomplicated. Lilah has enough complications in her life without having to worry about figuring out her dad, too.  So for that book, writing the dad was easy.

Deb Erika, for the record, LOVES Deb Joanne’s father character in SMALL MEDIUM AT LARGE. He’s endearing and believable and sensitive and just plain wonderful–but you’ll find out for yourself soon enough!

Deb Molly Even though everyone hates Paige’s mother in THE PRINCESSES OF IOWA, I loved writing her. She was so clear and writing her dialogue was such a pleasure — an evil pleasure, perhaps, but a pleasure nonetheless. I look forward to meeting a father character who speaks to me that clearly.

Deb Linda For me, mothers are easier to write, because not only do I have one, I am one. It’s easy to draw on the wellspring of emotion that’s inextricably tied to that. Fathers are a bit tougher for me, since my own dad died when I was twelve.

5 Replies to “News Flash: June 17, 2012”

  1. Happy Father’s Day to all you dads out there!

    Thank you, Erika – I loved writing him. But wait – you didn’t answer the question!

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