Newsflash: August 26, 2012

Congrats to Sara, winner of a copy of Bringing In Finn!

From the 2012 Debs…

Deb Joanne doesn’t really have any big news this week, so she’s going to tell you go to order Deb Linda’s IN A FIX because you’re going to want it the second it officially releases in just DAYS.

Deb Erika is seconding Deb Joanne’s news. Run, don’t walk (okay, maybe skip) to your nearest bookstore for your copy of IN A FIX and begin immediately. (Okay, don’t read while you’re driving home. But if you want to start reading once you’ve parked in your driveway, don’t blame me if you can’t get out of your car.)

Deb Molly thirds (that’s a thing, right?) the opinion that you should go get IN A FIX. And she would also like to thank Robert of The Book Stall in Winnetka for throwing a truly fabulous book event this week! Ladies, if you ever have a chance to do an event at the Book Stall, DO IT.

Deb Linda is ramping up into high gear for the release of In a Fix on Sept. 4th! She also wants to thank her fellow Debs for the truly fabulous Launch Week, and all the fantastic readers who left comments all week long. The winners of the ARCs are:

  • Monday: mshatch
  • Tuesday: Molly Frenzel
  • Wednesday: Diane Henders
  • Thursday: Abby Mumford
  • Friday: S.P. Bowers

Congratulations, all of you!

Past Deb News

Deb Kristina‘s new novel KEEPSAKE was reviewed by Deb Friend Swapna Krishna on her blog–read her wonderful review here!

It’s been a week of great news from Deb Sarah Jio! Not only did she share a fun video of blackberry pie making in honor of her upcoming release, BLACKBERRY WINTER, but she also shared the news that she has sold her fifth and sixth novels to Penguin! Cheers, Sarah!

Deb Sarah Pekkanen‘s first book, THE OPPOSITE OF ME, is now just $6.00 on Amazon!

Deb Friends

Deb Guest Matthew Quick‘s novel BOY21 got a fantastic review from PaperblogPrincess this week! Click here to read!

Deb Dish – Since we are gearing up to pass the tiaras to the gorgeous and talented new class of Debs, we’re preparing for some tears. Tell us one book that is guaranteed to bring out your hankies, ladies.

Deb Joanne Oh yes. There are two that easily come to mind: Chris Crutcher’s DEADLINE and Jenny Downham’s BEFORE I DIE. I bet you can guess what they’re about and there’s no secrets that they both have sad endings, but oy, we’re talking the snotty cry here. Just don’t make the mistake I did and read either of these on your lunch hour AT WORK.

Deb Erika Oh, I’m such a cheap date when it comes to crying at books. I bawl openly and often. Happy tears, sad tears–I do ’em all! Anything from Life of Pi to The Time Traveler’s Wife.

Deb Molly I still have deep emotional scars from reading Where The Red Fern Grows in fifth grade. I sobbed when I read the book alone, I sobbed again when we had to read it out loud in class, and I sobbed AGAIN when we had to watch the movie! That was probably the origin of my “no dead dogs” rule for books (though I broke it for The Art of Racing in the Rain — worth it!)

Deb Linda OLD YELLER. I read that book when I was a kid, and I still can’t even think of it without tearing up. What is it about dog books? Oh, and LITTLE WOMEN. Beth! *bites finger and sobs*

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9 thoughts on “Newsflash: August 26, 2012

  1. You guys, how could you not mention Bridge to Terabithia? Oh lord, just typing the title gives me a lump in my throat. I read it (and bawl) once a year on purpose–just to make sure my heart still works properly.

    • Kelly, I didn’t mention BRIDGE because I had JUST referenced it in an earlier post–but YES–oh boy YES!! I was traumatized by that book–there was almost something forbidden in its ending–because it was hard to imagine death at that age for so many of us who read it when we were wee…

      But I know I’d bawl over it again today. No, wait. Who am I kidding? I’d bawl MORE.

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