News Flash: November 7, 2010

From the 2011 Debs…

Part 2 of Deb Eleanor’s big news is here…The Weird Sisters has been chosen for Barnes & Noble’s Discover Great New Writers program!  Read all about it on her blog!

Deb Elise took an old-school 80’s-style aerobics class yesterday, taught by the one and only… RICHARD SIMMONS!

Richard Simmons Face

Oh, come on… that is SO news! Especially since he kicked her butt!

Friends of the Debs…

Deb guest Julie Klam featured in the New York Times!

Audiobook fans, Deb guest Molly Harper’s And One Last Thing is available at Audible!

Two of our favorite people – together!  S. Krishna’s Books reviews upcoming Deb guest Melissa Senate’s The Love Goddess’ Cooking School!

There are now TWO Deb books out for Deb Guest Devourer of Books‘ 2011 Debutante Ball Challenge – read more here!

Deb Dish — What the Debs are Reading Now

Deb Elise

I am in the enviable position of holding an ARC of The Weird Sisters, by Deb Eleanor.  I don’t want to give away too much before I get to review it in January, so I’ll just say this: it rocks.  (I had planned to pull out an incredibly appropriate Shakespeare quote to say ‘it rocks’ in iambic pentameter, but it’s very early in the morning and I just don’t have one handy.)

I also just noticed Deb Kim’s comment, and I’m actually reading that same Rick Riordan book, in two-chapter-a-night installments, as bedtime stories for my daughter.  We went through all 5 of the Percy Jackson books that way, and this new group of heroes is equally fantastic.

Deb Eleanor

Awww…thanks, Elise!

I’m in the middle of Pat Conroy’s My Reading Life, which has moved me to tears more than once.  A must-read for any book lover!

Deb Kim

I love Young Adult – so I’m reading the latest Percy Jackson book by Rick Riordan – The Lost Hero. And I’m reading an in-depth look at the autism epidemic written by my colleagues called The Age of Autism: Mercury Medicine and a Manmade Epidemic.

Deb Sarah

For research for my third book (which I’m in the plotting stages now) I’m delving into a book called Flappers, an account of the “flapper” culture of women in the early century. I’m innately fascinated by the 1920s, and am loving reading about the “rebellious” jazz-and-booze-loving women of this time period and the men who admired them (F. Scott Fitzgerald, for instance).

Deb Tawna

I’m currently enjoying Kristen Lamb’s We Are Not Alone: The Author’s Guide to Social Media. It’s chock full of great information for authors navigating the wide world of Twitter, Facebook, blogging, etc. I’m a big fan of Kristen’s blog, and the book has tons of the same savvy tips and good humor.

15 Replies to “News Flash: November 7, 2010”

  1. I love Richard Simmons! He used to appear on the Howard Stern show pretty regularly and Lord he was so funny and charming and took the ribbings he got sort of kind of well. What FUN! He’s an icon.

    Sarah, I have a flapper dress in my closet – I wore it to the Great Gatsby Ball at Boston College in 1985 during commencement week. I think it cost $150 then, but I bought it – black, completely fringed – hanging all by its lonesome now in my guest room. If I lose 5 pounds I’ll wear it to your book launch!

    Good morning, Debs and Debees. 🙂

  2. Richard Simmons is beyond spectacular. I loved him on Stern too. And Letterman. And he is all that in real life. PLUS Richard Simmons knows about The Weird Sisters, because when I walked in with my gym bag he asked what was inside. I said a book. RS: “What book?” {Keep in mind that RS was in the middle of teaching a pre-aerobics-class healthy-living seminar — he was just fascinated by everyone who walked through to pee, and had to chat} Me: “The Weird Sisters!” And I pulled out the ARC and showed it off to the room.

    Just sayin’

    1. STFU. Richard Simmons has seen my book!

      J.C. interviewed him a few years ago, and we still quote from the tape he has of the conversation. Richard Simmons FTW!

  3. Richard Simmons, Urban Dictionary, and THE WIERD SISTERS being chosen for Barnes & Noble’s Discover Great New Writers program!
    Who knew The Debutante Ball News Flash would be more informative than the Sunday paper?! 😀

  4. Maybe I’ll scan the photo of myself 9 months preggers with Mia in a LEOTARD and tights. I look like a wad of Bazooka gum!

    1. Wait – that wasn’t even the 80s! What’s the excuse for that?

      My parents played tennis the day I was born. I am mad there are no pictures of the 9-plus months pregnant tennis dress.

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