Newsflash: December 23, 2012

From the 2013 Debs…

Deb Kerry just received her order of bookmarks for BETWEEN. First ever author swag, and they are bee-yoo-ti-ful.

Deb Dana has spent the week hosting her in-laws at her house and, over that period, has eaten approximately 500 pounds of chocolate. Oh, and she received an early holiday gift from Kirkus — a very positive review!

Deb Susan wants a BETWEEN bookmark. Also, she finished integrating her agent’s comments into the second Shinobi mystery (working title BLADE OF THE SAMURAI) so the book is finished and ready to go ahead of schedule!

Deb Amy has received her ARCs (advance reader copies)! It’s like Christmas! Or so I imagine, since I don’t celebrate Christmas. You can catch a glimpse here!


Past Deb News

Deb Linda Grimes received the cover art for her second novel, QUICK FIX – congratulations Linda, it looks fantastic! Linda is also running a contest and giveaway for a signed copy of her first novel, IN A FIX, and a pre-order of QUICK FIX. The drawing is on Christmas day, so click over to Linda’s blog and enter now!

Deb Joelle Anthony will be signing books at the Whistler library (BC) on February 10, 2013 – more details to come.


Deb Dish – What did you do to celebrate finishing your manuscript?

Deb Amy: I don’t think I did anything except feel a huge sense of accomplishment. Before I wrote my novel (the first time, there have been quite a versions of TGW) the longest thing I’d written was 3,000 words. My novel came in at about 84,000.

Deb Dana: To be honest? I can’t remember. But I’m pretty sure it involved wine.

Deb Kerry: Which time? I finished that manuscript more times than I can count. On some of those occasions I’m pretty sure I celebrated by falling into bed. I’m also pretty sure I shouted the news on Twitter.

Deb Susan: I ordered a pizza. (Livin’ large here in California…) Seriously, though, that was the celebration for finishing the first Shinobi mystery. It was also the celebration for the second one, so I sense a somewhat cheesy pattern forming.


Your Turn!! What’s your preferred method of celebrating the big events in your life?

8 Replies to “Newsflash: December 23, 2012”

  1. Aw, thanks for the shout-out, you guys! 🙂

    When I finish a manuscript (well, the first draft–it’s hard for me admit I’m ever really finished), I celebrate with a 2-cherry Manhattan, of course. Which is why I try to schedule writing “The End” for later in the day. 😉

    P.S. Kerry, I got an email from Amazon suggesting I buy BETWEEN. You’re getting out there!

  2. Lots of good things happening for Debs this week, and this makes me happy. Deb Dana – yay for another great review!! Deb Susan – congrats on finishing Book Two! Deb Amy, your ARCs are gorgeous! Linda – so cool about your new cover art and all the good things happening for you. Also – thanks for letting me know that Amazon is suggesting me. Yay!!!

  3. How did I miss Linda’s cover?! Congrats, it’s awesome! And new Debs, congrats on all your great news! ARCs, finished edits, bookmarks and even Kirkus! That’s a big week, ladies.
    I’m sorry I haven’t been around, but I’m so cheering you all on from the wings.
    You know you’ll all be able to say “My book comes out THIS year” very, very soon!

  4. Let me add my congratulatory hug here too to everyone’s fantastic news! Linda, I love the new cover! And I saw your beaugorgeous ARCS on FB, Amy–congrats, sweetie! And a great Kirkus review is always huge news, Deb Dana–woohoo, girl!! Can’t wait to see my rec for BETWEEN, Kerry–I’ll be looking. And nicely done on the early subs, Susan–you rock!

    Here’s to a fabulous new year, ladies–full of wonder and love and health and peace. And of course, here’s to lots of debut excitement. Can’t wait to cheer you all on, dears!

  5. Debs are awesome–past and present. Yet, all I can think of is–why didn’t I think to order pizza when I finished a manuscript? Now I want pizza and pizza near me? Not so great.

    1. You are cracking me up, Amy! I have the same problem with pizza – no good take out or order in. Only take and bake which requires planning ahead. The price we pay for the smaller town life, right?

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