News Flash: October 3, 2010

From the 2011 Debs…

Sarah’s debut novel, THE VIOLETS OF MARCH, now has a … cover! She describes it as “rustic, beautiful and slightly mysterious” but can’t show us quite yet. So use your imaginations, and the big reveal will happen soon! In other news, check out Sarah’s latest article for (she’s a weekly health contributor): 10 Surprising Things About Dreams (you know, in case you’re trying to figure how why Brad Pitt keeps making cameos in your nightly REM sleep).

Deb Tawna spent the weekend attending the Emerald City Writers’ Conference outside Seattle, where she had the distinct pleasure of attending a workshop given by one of the founding Debs, Eileen Cook. There was much wine and merriment. The details are fuzzy.

Deb Kim attended a cocktail party in NYC to celebrate her colleagues Dan Olmsted and Mark Blaxill’s  book launch for The Age of Autism Mercury Medicine and a Manmade Epidemic from Thomas Dunne publishing ( a division of St. Martin’s.) She even wore pantyhose, after much debate as to their appropriateness in 2010. Deb Kim arrived home at 2:00am. Her children did not care and awoke at 5:30.

Keep your fingers crossed for Deb Eleanor – Penguin/Putnam’s awesome rights team is shopping The Weird Sisters to foreign publishers (Italy and the UK already have rights!) at the Frankfurt Book fair this week!

Friends of the Debs…

Since you’ve met Jen at Devourer of Books yesterday, may we recommend you check out Swapna Krishna, beautiful and charming hostess of S. Krishna’s Books and originator of the Previous Debs Challenge?  Yes, we love her because she’s a good friend to the Debs, but we’re in also in awe of the frank and detailed reviews she writes (okay, and maybe we’re a wee bit jealous of her gorgeous hair).  Take a look at her site and don’t forget to swing by her Twitter page!

Deb Dish — The Debs’ All-Time Favorite Movies


Deb Elise

The Princess Bride is the best movie ever.  It’s practically flawless.  Generally, I tend to love broad, ridiculous comedies, but since I almost never get to the movies, all my references are from the 80’s.  Hang around me long enough and you’ll for sure hear quotes from my Trifecta of Brilliance: Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, Johnny Dangerously, and Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure.  

Deb Eleanor

I really want to be the kind of person who likes Important Films.  In reality, I am the kind of person who likes romantic comedies.  When Harry Met Sally, Love Actually, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, Enchanted, anything that makes me cry at the end (bonus points to Love Actually for making me cry the whole way through).  When J.C. and I go to the movie theater, we go to separate movies.  Does this make us weird?

Deb Kim

 Parenthood starring Steve Martin and Mary Steenburgen (and an amazing cast including Harley Jane Kozak who writes great murder mysteries.)

Deb Sarah

If Tawna (below) can call herself a loser about movies, I’m the resident nerd. Here’s the thing, I looooove old black and white films best. I grew up watching them with my mom, and I just think the films of the 1940s are so much more fun/well done. I’ll take Cary Grant over Brad Pitt any day! To further drive home the nerd factor, I’ll share that I watch the same holiday movies over again every year: White Christmas, Christmas in Connecticut, Holiday Inn, and the list goes on. I also think those old Burl Ives cartoons are pretty great. And while we’re on the subject, I’ll confess that I also have the sound track to Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer on CD.

Deb Tawna

I am a total loser who rarely watches TV or movies. My mom recently snapped, “talking to you is like having a conversation with an Amish person.” I don’t think it was a compliment. That said, I do enjoy the occasional romantic comedy. I share Deb Eleanor’s fondness for Love Actually and also adore Say Anything. Oh, and I enjoy Casino Royale just for the pleasure of seeing Daniel Craig with his shirt off. Did I mention that I love him?

9 Replies to “News Flash: October 3, 2010”

    1. Thanks, Kathy! I just re-watched Love, Actually last night, and was surprised yet again by how wonderful it is. If loving silly, sappy movies is wrong, I don’t wanna be right!

  1. Elise, I am so with you on the 80s quotes, though mine tend to come from John Hughes movies. Princess Bride, however, is rife with good lines usable in any situation: “I do not think it means what you think it means.” “Have fun storming the castle!” “Let me explain. No, there is too much. Let me sum up.”

    1. Larramie – it’s very confusing when I’m used to signing e-mails ‘E’ and realize whenever I am sending one to the Debs I need to specify that I am E(leanor) and not E(lise). But other than that, I love my ‘E’ too!

  2. Eleanor — John Hughes movies are indeed awesome, and I use P.B.’s “You keep using that word… I do not think it means what you think it means” on a daily basis. I did bust out a Three Amigos quote the other day in the middle of a meeting. If I ever hear the word “plethora,” I am incapable of NOT saying, “Would you say I had a plethora of pinatas?”

    For all those into sappy movies, which I also love if done well, I HIGHLY recommend Truly Madly Deeply. Alan Rickman will break your heart. The acting and writing are spectacular, and you will sob and laugh like crazy.

    1. I am regularly mocked for my love of The Three Amigos whenever I sing “My Little Buttercup.” Which happens more than you might think.

      Oh, El Guapo, you make me laugh.

  3. Totally agree about Swapna’s hair – I just got to see her at the Baltimore Book Festival. She was relaxing in the presenter’s private area while I was chasing around my kids…. Swapna knows how to travel in style!

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