News Flash: October 23, 2011

Congrats to Gayle Lin, winner of a copy of Kristine Gasbarre’s book How To Love An American Man!

From the 2012 Debs…

Deb Joanne was ecstatic to get her first five star Goodreads rating from NYT Bestseller Lisa McMann

Deb Erika was thrilled to learn that Little Gale Gumbo was reviewed on Reader Unboxed–the all-new sister site to Writer Unboxed!

Deb Linda is happy to be back amongst the living after more than a week of feeling like she was on the wrong side of the Zombie Apocalypse. Yay, drugs! (Antibiotics, that is. Not the fun illegal kind. She would never indulge in illicit behavior, because she has a big yellow stripe down her back strong social conscience.)

Past Deb News

Deb Sarah will be at the Arboretum Club on October 24th in Buffalo Grove, IL. Click here to register!

Deb Eleanor shared a peek at The Weird Sisters cover for the UK mass-market paperback which drops April 12, 2012. We love it!

Deb Anna also got a shout-out from Reader Unboxed for her recently-released Falling for Me!

Deb Danielle was featured on Caroline Leavitt’s blog, talking about writing, divorce and dysfunctional families as the motivation behind Falling Under.

Friends of the Debs

Deb Guest Elizabeth Stuckey-French will be appearing at the Escape to Create: Mystery Writers Workshop in Seaside, Florida on October 29th!

Deb Joanne or Jodie Foster? Who knows?

Deb Dish — What celebrity have you been told you resemble?

Deb Joanne – surprisingly (and I don’t see it at all) I’ve been told by a few people that I look like Jodie Foster. I don’t see it, but I’ll take it.


Deb Erika has been told Helen Hunt, Meryl Streep and Bette Midler, in no particular order. Talk about flattery will get you everywhere! To be compared in any way to Bette Midler  is a dream.


Deb Molly My students always used to tell me I looked like Drew Barrymore. I argued with them — until the day one of my students told me I looked like Supernanny! Um, I’ll take Drew, thanks.


Deb Rachel People mention Keri Russell sometimes, but only circa Felicity and only because of the curly hair. Someone once said Drew Barrymore, which was weird since I think we look nothing alike. These days people have been saying I remind them of Emma Stone. I think that one’s all about the freckles. Still, I’ll take it. To be compared to any of those women is quite a compliment!

Deb Linda – Back in the day, when I wore my hair longer and, yanno, golden-blonder instead of the *cough* extreme blonde (my hair stylist’s term for it) Mother Nature has turned it into, people used to tell me I looked like Shelley Long, of the sitcom Cheers fame. Now, TG sometimes tells me I look like Katherine Heigl, but only when we’ve had a few martinis and he’s trying to get lucky. Personally, though, I think I’m starting to look a bit like Groucho Marx. What do you think?


11 Replies to “News Flash: October 23, 2011”

  1. Great review, Erika! And welcome back, Linda – happy to have you on this side of the zombie apocalypse!
    And I love this week’s dish – so funny!

  2. Congrats to you, Joanne! From Lisa McMann! Woohoo!

    I agree–I love this Deb Dish…Linda, I can TOTALLY see you as Shelley Long–talk about a compliment! I adore her–and you both have the same dazzling smile.

    Hope everyone today will leave news of THEIR rumored dopplegangers…

    1. Aw, you’re sweet. And I sure wouldn’t sneeze at being compared to Bette Midler — she’s gorgeous. I can totally see the resemblance, you lucky lady. 🙂

  3. Great news, everyone! And I agree that this week’s Deb Dish was fun. I hope some of our regulars will drop by and tell us who they’re mistaken for, too.

  4. Thank you! Thank you, for the book. I was able to email the library and tell them to take How to Marry an American Man off my list.
    Just thought it might contain some things I don’t know since Dear Departed was from China:)

    My Chinese father-in-law told me long ago that I reminded him of Kim Novak. I had to leave the table to go find a mirror to see what he was seeing.

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