Newsflash, October 11

Deb Sarah’s The Opposite of Me gets a quote from author Susan Coll, whose latest book, Acceptance, was made into a Lifetime movie starring Joan Cusack: “With warmth and charm, Sarah Pekkanen brings us an endearing portrait of a young woman struggling to define herself in the looming shadow of a dazzling twin. Move over Anna Maxted and Sophie Kinsella: With this energetic debut, America now has its own bright,…

Sunday, October 11, 2009

From darkness, light

I’m definitely not a morning person. I stumble around for twenty minutes or so before I’m even partially awake. I can count the sunrises I’ve observed on one hand, in addition to the sunrises I intended to observe, but slept through. I’m really not a night owl, either. Past a certain hour, I’m useless. And very few are the activities I prize more than sleeping. But some cherished memories —…

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

In which Ms. Wednesday introduces herself, and her book!

I once heard an inspiring piece of writing advice: “Write the book only you can write.” That was my aim with my debut novel, All Come Home—to create a story that’s bighearted, accessible, and totally, authentically me. A week after Hurricane Katrina, I was hired at a regional newspaper, The Landmark, in my hometown of Holden, Massachusetts. For months my colleagues and I wrote about volunteers from our area helping…

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

News Flash, August 30

Deb Kristina is thrilled to announce her second novel, THE LIFE YOU’VE IMAGINED, will be released in August 2010. It’s about three friends and a mother who learn to cope with life as it is (not as they planned) in Haven, Michigan. Deb Meredith will be at the Decatur Book Festival Labor Day weekend. If you’re in Atlanta, you can catch her on a mystery panel Sunday September 6 at…

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Special Edition News Flash: Meet the 2010 Debutantes!

The Class of 2009 is wrapping up our incredible, crazy year, and we’re thrilled to announce that we’ve selected our replacements! These debut authors and their books represent a variety of categories and genres, and most importantly, authors with clear, smart voices that will resonate with the Debutante Ball’s readers. Without further ado, here they are! Our fourth class… the 2010 Debs! Joelle Anthony, RESTORING HARMONY (YA, Putnam, May 2010)…

Sunday, August 2, 2009