News Flash, Sunday August 10 2008

Deb News:

Deb Jess is so happy to share a review of Driving Sideways from Book Room Reviews: “I flat out loved this book! Driving Sideways is full of adventure, humor, hope and most of all love. It will make you want to grab your best friend and go for an adventure and experience this wonderful life that we have.”

Also, there’s still time to enter to win a signed copy of Driving Sideways here.

If you’re in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area this Wednesday, August 13, Jess is doing a reading and signing at the Mequon branch of Harry W. Schwartz Bookstores at 7 pm. (10976 N. Port Washington Rd.) Stop by to hear Jess read the first chapter of her novel-in-progress!

Deb Danielle has had a fabulous couple of weeks launching Falling Under in San Francisco and New York and the book has received some amazing reviews and mentions. Here are some highlights:

From Canada’s National Post, yesterday: “Danielle Younge-Ullman’s Falling Under is one of the most compelling debut novels I have read in a long time. It is gutsy, emotional, sexually charged and, because of its second-person narrative style, unremittingly intense.” To read the entire review, click here.

From the fab Literary Ezine, Roses & Thorns: “In alternating second-person and first-person sections, we follow young Mara as she grows up and inward, and adult Mara as she grows up and outward—and the two meet at the end of the book to create an entire image, complete, replete, but never perfect, for Younge-Ullman understands there is no beauty in perfection. [Falling Under] builds to a fevered pitch of power and depth… what may at first seem superficial and sparse, turns full and rich and alive.”-Kathryn Magendie

“Writing that screams from the page…a must read for anyone who loves a good character study, brilliant writing and book that will make them question everything they ever thought about love, life, marriage and personal contentment.”– Andrea Frazer at MOMformation–check out the amazing and heartfelt conversation about families, marriage and divorce that Andrea provoked with her post about Falling Under. (This is an amazing blog and community of readers!)

From an excellent review site, “>Athena’s Bookshelf: “…an intense and satisfying dramatic read.” – Malena Lott. Thank you, Malena!

And, from Julie at another great review site, Booking Mama: “…fascinating…brilliant…this book is likely to cause a lot of strong opinions. Book clubs everywhere should read Falling Under.”

Danielle would like to thank everyone who came out to celebrate the launch of Falling Under at Vbar in NYC on Friday night.

And also, thank you to all who organized and attended the Backspace Writer’s Conference–it was amazing!

Guest Deb – Jane Green on Wednesday, August 13
NYT Bestselling author Jane Green will be joining us on The Debutante Ball on Wednesday, August 13 to talk about her fabulous new book, The Beach House. Don’t miss it!

Deb Founder/Deb Friend News:

Founder Tish Cohen and Inside Out Girl will be presented on Seize a Daisy this Monday, August 11th. Keep the presentations coming, Larramie! You do a wonderful job.

Contest!

Okay, Deb Danielle actually forgot to run her own contest during her debut week. Oops! However, you can still win a signed copy of Falling Under, plus mystery gift from Deb Danielle. Check for details on how to win on the contest page, starting tomorrow.

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