News Flash – August 8

Simply From Scratch will enjoy a September release in Australia. Here’s the cover; note the title! The Australian publisher is Murdoch Books/Pier 9. Thanks to everyone who participated in last week’s Simply From Scratch giveaway contest. The winner of a signed copy is … Jonita! Congrats, Jonita. You can still win a copy by entering Deb Alicia’s baking disaster contest. Leave a comment describing your most insane baking blunder before…

Sunday, August 8, 2010
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Don’t trash it… yet

On the top of my computer armoire is a stack of writing books. One of my favorites is Stephen King’s On Writing. It’s part memoir, part “toolkit,” as King calls it. The horror master reveals his tricks of the trade, and talks about how the love of writing gripped him as a child. But my favorite anecdote in this beautifully-written book? It’s the story of how King began the book…

Tuesday, July 27, 2010
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My Dad, by Deb Sarah

My father is one of the funniest people I’ve ever met. He loves to laugh at himself, which is a rare and admirable trait. He’s quick with a quip, he spontaneously comes up with silly poems that rhyme with my sons’ names, and he’s a terrific writer (seven non-fiction books – one of which was made into a CBS Sunday Night movie and got him an appearance on Oprah, and…

Tuesday, June 22, 2010
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Newsflash June 20

Deb Sarah is thrilled that one of her favorite authors, Emily Giffin, just told People.com that The Opposite of Me is one of her picks for the best beach reads of the summer! Congrats to Erika Lynn and Mary (Bookfan), who have won advance reading copies of Simply From Scratch. (Winners were generated via random.org). Thank you very much to all who participated in the giveaway contest on Wednesday. And…

Sunday, June 20, 2010
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Deb Sarah’s new love

I’d just gotten a new iPhone – all shiny and pretty, wrapped in a hot-pink case – and my friend Nik, who was visiting for the weekend, asked a question that I’m eternally grateful for:  “Do you know about the Kindle App?” I’m a bit wary of all things electronic, so I meekly shook my head. I had no Kindle App. I had, in fact, no Apps at all. “Here,”…

Tuesday, June 15, 2010
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Here’s what Deb Sarah sees…

You know how sometimes you can walk around for half a day, blissfully oblivious, until someone points out you’ve got toilet paper stuck to your shoe? Writing is like that, sometimes. Until my agent mentioned it, I didn’t realize I was such a visual writer. When I sit down in front of my computer, the things I tend to describe are colors and facial expressions, little gestures and mannerisms. It’s…

Tuesday, June 8, 2010
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Deb Sarah needs help…

Okay, you guys came through for me once before: Remember when I put out the call for help in stopping my ugly habit of biting my nails? The responses were terrific – and gross (I still shudder at the “buttworm” comment) – and now, three months out, I can proudly say I no longer hide my hands. My nails won’t ever threaten the talons of, say, Barbra Streisand, but they’re…

Tuesday, June 1, 2010
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Newsflash: May 16

Deb Alicia‘s new blog, Quest For Kindness, is up and running. Check it out on Tuesdays and Thursdays for uplifting, negativity-free, true stories of kindness and its effects! Deb Sarah is giving away a FREE trip to the Book Blogger Convention in NYC to one book blogger, as a way of saying thanks to bloggers for spreading the word about books. Rules for entering are at http://sarahpekkanen.com/sarahsays Good luck! The…

Sunday, May 16, 2010
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Newsflash May 9

Deb Sarah will be speaking at the Gaithersburg Book Festival on Saturday May 15 at 1 p.m. Stop by if you’re in town! And here’s a 90-second clip of a (very unprofessional) interview Sarah did for the festival http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVukm3oftzQ Deb Joelle’s book, Restoring Harmony, was spotted in the wild today and Bri Meets Books sent her a picture from her phone! The Romantic Times gave Deb Joelle’s Restoring Harmony 4…

Sunday, May 9, 2010
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News Flash: Sunday, May 2

Recorded Books acquired audio rights to Deb Alicia’s Simply From Scratch. Also she received another blurb, this one from Justin Cronin, author of The Passage: “A love-letter of a novel. There’s enough warmth here to fill your house on the coldest night. You’ll wish you knew these people, this world.” Simplified Chinese rights have been sold for Deb Sarah’s The Opposite of Me! Deb Joelle is kicking off an 18…

Sunday, May 2, 2010
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