Newsflash: December 16, 2012

From the 2013 Debs…

Deb Kerry is sort of having a panic attack because everybody has copies of BETWEEN. In search of sanity, she has started working on Book Three, as yet untitled

Deb Dana downloaded an advanced copy of BETWEEN onto her Kindle and can’t wait to start reading!

Deb Kelly got an advance copy of BETWEEN! Oh frabjous day!

Deb Susan is mentoring Charles Harrelson’s thriller THE LANCE in the Pitch Wars competition – and hoping it receives lots of interest at the January agent review!

Deb Amy sent back her page proofs! And now Deb Amy is reading Deb Kerry’s BETWEEN!


Past Deb News

Congratulations to Deb Founder Eileen Cook on the release of THE ALMOST TRUTH – just in time for the holidays!

Deb Founder Mia King is giving away an ARC of THE AMAZON LADIES’ SCRAPBOOKING SOCIETY and a Kindle Fire – find the details at Friendship Bread Kitchen Blog.

Deb Elise Allen is restarting Dial Us for Murder, “Creating and hosting customized mystery-esque role playing events since 1992” – check out the Facebook page for more details.

Deb Jess Riley has a giveaway for a signed copy of ALL THE LONELY PEOPLE starting on Goodreads – and the book makes a great holiday gift for the readers on your list.

Deb Tawna Fenske‘s romantic comedy BELIEVE IT OR NOT is on sale for 99 cents in the Kindle store – so treat yourself at a special price!


Deb Dish – What character in your novel surprised you the most?

Deb Amy: Well, I can’t tell you or I’d have to kill you! Ask me again after all of you have read The Glass Wives. Then we can compare notes!

Deb Dana: Hmm. I’d have to say my main character, Hannah. Sometimes, the things that would come out of her mouth…

Deb Kelly: There’s one character I wrote knowing she’d be surprising. So it didn’t surprise me to write her surprises. But there’s another, an 88 year old sass-mouthed old broad, who, when given the opportunity to tell a story from her past, would deliver it unto me from start to finish without pausing for breath. That was a bizarre voices-in-my-head moment, let me tell you. I think there’s a medication for that.

Deb Kerry: My characters all tend to surprise me from time to time. Who surprised me most? I would have to say Mellisande the dragon. And I can’t tell you how or why, because that would spoil things.

Deb Susan: Luis Alvares, the misogynistic, bigoted Portuguese weapons dealer whose sales finance Father Mateo’s missionary work in Japan. He actually surprised me twice – first, by the things he did in the novel, and second by acquiring a devoted fan among my critique partners. As obnoxious as Luis is … it really surprised me to learn that people loved him!


Your Turn!! Has a character in a novel (your own or one you’ve read) ever surprised you? We’d love to hear how!