News Flash: May 8, 2011

Congratulations to Jenny Ryan, who won Kelly O’Connor McNees’ The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott!

Congratulations to Jackie, who won Kyran Pittman’s Planting Dandelions: Field Notes from a Semi-Domesticated Life

From the 2011 Debs…

Deb Eleanor is spending Mother’s Day at the Schlessman Family Branch of the Denver Public Library, giving a talk at 2 pm. If you’re local, I’d love to say hello! And if you’re in South Carolina, I’ll be at the South Carolina Book Festival in Columbia next Sunday!

Deb Kim is likely admiring some fabulous art and goodies her kids made in school. It’s the best part of Mother’s Day!

In cased you missed it Friday, Deb Tawna officially unveiled her cover for Making Waves. To say she’s delighted with it would be an understatement. She bawled like a little girl the first time she saw it. Now she can’t stop staring at it, and is seriously considering wallpapering her bedroom with it.

Past Deb News…

Visit Deb Mia King (aka Deb Darien Gee) at Writer’s Digest where she guest posts about 7 Things I’ve Learned Along the Way, where writers talk about seven things they’ve learned along their writing journey that they wish they knew at the beginning. They’re also giving away a copy of her latest novel, Friendship Bread, which Kirkus said has “thoughtful portraits of women on the brink of finding better versions of themselves … perfect for the book-club circuit and beyond.” Contest ends today, good luck!

Deb Joelle Anthony now has a cover for her new book The Right & the Real (April 2012)!!!  Check out the picture — we love it!  Also, the paperback book club rights to Joelle’s debut, Restoring Harmony, were picked up by Scholastic.  In the fall, it will be featured in the Teen Club catalogue and at school book fairs.  Congratulations, Joelle!

Deb Dish — The Debs’ Favorite Fictional Moms

Deb Elise

At the moment, it’s Ruby Oliver’s mom in E. Lockhart’s series.  The woman is completely over the top, a constant embarrassment to Ruby… and absolutely hysterical.

Deb Eleanor

Did anyone else ever read The Mummy Market? It’s now out of print, but was one of my favorite books when I was little, about siblings who go to the Mummy Market to trade in their mother for a different one (and, of course, learn in the process that their mother was precisely the right one for them). Actually, now that I think about it, it was kind of creepy, like the red-light district in Amsterdam, with booths where mothers sat, showing off and hoping someone would take them home.

Deb Kim

Grandma Mazur from the Stephanie Plum books by Janet Evanovich.

Deb Tawna

I’m not sure what it says about me that the only fictional mom I can think of is Norman Bates’ mom from Psycho.

Deb Sarah

Ma Ingalls all the way!

One Reply to “News Flash: May 8, 2011”

  1. Norman Bates’ mom is right up there for me.

    My personal (un)favorite is Mrs. Bennett from PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. So awful I could slap her, especially when she’s snarking at Mr. Darcy.

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