News Flash: September 11, 2011

Congratulations to Shakespeare, winner of a signed copy of Kendare Blake’s Anna Dressed in Blood!

Winners of Deb Joanne’s bookshelf sharp-eyes challenge:

Tania and because I can hand-deliver her copy of FADE, I picked a second winner – Zoe who will receive her choice of my duplicate books – PLEASE IGNORE VERA DIETZ by A.S. King

Thank you all for playing along. I hope you had fun! See below for the answers.



Duplicate books on Deb Joanne’s bookshelf:

  1. Lisa McMann’s FADE (3 copies)
  2. Former Deb Eileen Cook’s UNPREDICTABLE
  3. Former Deb Jenny Gardiner’s SLEEPING WITH WARD CLEAVER (oops, the second one is behind the JR Ward books – but it’s there, I promise!)
  4. Linda Gerber’s TRANCE
  5. A.S. King’s PLEASE IGNORE VERA DIETZ
  6. Becca Fitzpatrick’s HUSH, HUSH
  7. Heather Brewer’s TWELFTH GRADE KILLS

From the 2012 Debs…

Deb Molly was thrilled to find ARCs of The Princesses of Iowa on her doorstep this week!

Deb Erika received a finished copy of Little Gale Gumbo hot off the presses and can’t stop sniffing the pages!

Past Deb News

Deb Eleanor is excited to be attending the Standley Lake Library‘s book group discussion of The Weird Sisters at 7 pm on Thursday, September 15. This is also her last public 2011 event! Things start up for the paperback release in January at the Pulpwood Girlfriends Weekend!

Deb Kim will be live September 15th on The Parent Coach with Dr. Phil Dembo at 11:00am EDT, 8am PDT Healthy Life Radio. Topic is “The New Normal – Life After Diagnosis.”

Deb Sarah has just learned that The Violets of March is going back to press for a fourth printing!

Friends of the Debs

Deb guest Kyran Pittman has a warm, funny (as usual) article in the September issue of Good Housekeeping!

Deb Dish — What one condiment is always in your fridge?

Deb Joanne – Ketchup.  I love ketchup on mac and cheese, grilled cheese, hamburgers, hot dogs, french fries – so uh, apparently anything fried and/or greasy. But I’m a ketchup snob – it MUST be Heinz (at home, at least). 

Deb Erika I would say it’s a tie between salsa and Trader Joe’s Lemon Curd. The salsa goes on everything but I rarely waste the curd on toast or some other appropriate bread product. By the spoonful is my favorite method.

Deb Molly Growing up in an only marginally air-conditioned house, I learned to keep my Noxzema in the fridge to maximize its cooling potential on the hottest summer days. I remember my mother coming to visit me in the first apartment that was mine alone — I was maybe 22 or 23 — and she opened the refrigerator to find nothing but a tub of Noxzema and a bottle of vodka. That’s my final answer: Noxzema and a bottle of vodka.

Deb Linda Do olives count as a condiment? Or are they more of a garnish? Whatever. I’m still going with them, because it’s hard to make a martini with mustard or ketchup. 😉   (Deb Joanne’s note: I am totally trying to figure out how to make a ketchup martini…)

Deb Rachel Barbecue sauce! I fell in love with it first at McDonald’s, when I would smother my Chicken McNuggets in their little BBQ sauce tubs. Now I’ve moved on to healthier varieties (mainly Trader Joe’s) but I’ll eat it on anything. (Including straight from my finger. Who says it needs to be served with something?)

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27 thoughts on “News Flash: September 11, 2011

  1. Congrats to the winners!

    Note back to Deb Joanne — Ketchup and gin? Uh, no. Just no. You cannot be allowed to desecrate a martini that way! *grin*

    Deb Erika — Lemon curd? YUM! By the spoonful is my favorite way to eat it, too. It’s the next best thing to chocolate.

    Deb Molly — LOL! Noxzema and a bottle of vodka? Talk about being prepared for anything. I love it!

    Erika and Molly, it must feel fantastic to hold those books in your hands. 🙂

  2. Note back to Deb Linda – what about ketchup and vodka? I much prefer vodka anyway and really, that’s like halfway to a Caesar, so I definitely think I’m onto something.

  3. ONE condiment? Am I the only one who constantly has a refrigerator door full of condiments that are always there and never seem to get used up? Now the one condiment I have to make sure is in my fridge at all times is ketchup – I’m with Joanne there. I’ve been trying to train myself to eat less of it because it has so much sugar, but it is so pretty and tasty and versatile….*sniff*

    Congrats to Molly and Erika on your new arrivals!

    • Thanks, Eleanor! And you’ll notice I punted and picked two condiments. Have you tried the organic ketchup? It has a good deal less sugar (aka corn syrup)– or so they say. We can’t have you ladies kicking the ketchup habit. Then I’ll have to cut back on the curd, and how could I bear that? 😉

    • Oh, Joanne. I don’t know if I can take responsibility for introducing you to lemon curd. If you have a sweet tooth like me, it is an addiction to be reckoned with. It’s basically the filling you find in lemon bars. So. Bloody. Good.

  4. Thanks so much for the opportunity, very excited about my win 😀

    I always have (gluten free) soya sauce in my fridge. Right now I actually have two bottles… just incase I run out. I also always have mustard and usually peanut satay sauce as well. I love my stirfries!

      • We don’t have Trader Joe’s in Canada unfortunately 🙁 but I buy one by San-J that is gluten free and delicious, do you know if the TJ one is gluten-free? I might have to get my mom to pick up a bottle next time she goes across the border. I’m glad I’m not the only one tempted to eat it by the spoonful!

        • Zoe, you know I’m not sure if TJ’s is gluten-free or not (good chance it is because so much of their stuff is) but I’m there practically DAILY so I’ll check the next time I go and let you know!

          • Oh cool thanks! My family lives in Montreal which is very close to the border so they regularly go across to pick up things we can’t find at home and I know Trader Joe’s is a place my mom loves to visit but I’m not familiar with their products so it’s hard to know what to ask for/what I can even eat.

  5. Joanne, I am so with you on the ketchup. Trader Joe’s Organic is my fave, and I have taken to eating it on salads and scrambled eggs. So wrong… and so, so right.

    • Salads? Um, I won’t judge, despite thinking that’s a bit weird. Scrambled eggs, I’m with you.

      Ketchup lovers Unite!!! You, too, Eleanor – get in here for a ketchup scrum!

      • Here’s the thing — it’s not just ketchup on the salad — it’s a mix of ketchup and mustard. Like a freaky blue collar thousand island. It started when I had a “burger salad” at Ruby’s, and of course put on ketchup and mustard for the burger… and liked it. I swear it’s not quite as weird as it seems.

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