Newsflash March 14

The Opposite of Me by Deb Sarah gets 3.5 out of 4 stars from People magazine! From the review: “Pekkanen’s wry voice and engaging characters – the sisters’ bumbling parents are especially lovable – keep things fresh.” Deb Sarah is also thrilled to have received reviews from the LA Examiner, five out of five stars from the on-line magazine Sheknows and The New York Journal of Books, which wrote,”Pekkanen has…

Sunday, March 14, 2010


I agree with Jennifer Weiner, who proclaims on the cover of Sarah Pekkanen’s THE OPPOSITE OF ME, “Fresh and funny and satisfying.” For the couple days it took me to fly through this book, it was my constant companion. It came with me on the train, into the tub, and to bed. It’s a swift, irresistible read, the kind of book you race to finish. Lindsey is a plucky, winning…

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Deb Sarah’s Debut Day!

Manicure, CHECK (thanks for that tip, everyone – my nails are growing!) New outfit that isn’t stained by baby spit up, apple juice that sloshed over the top of the cup, or Starbucks coffee that I spit all over my shirt because I was so desperately in need of caffeine that I sipped it before letting it cool – CHECK! High heeled, open toed shoes – CHECK! (Also pedicure in…

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The Opposite of Me now out!

Things I really, really enjoyed about Sarah Pekkanen’s debut novel, The Opposite of Me: 1) I’m a tough girl to surprise. I can see the end of a joke, the point of a sermon, or pick out a killer on CSI or Law and Order right from the start. But, I had no idea who the heroine of The Opposite of Me was going to end up with. There were…

Monday, March 8, 2010

Deb Sarah loves lip-smacking words

Before I get to this week’s regularly scheduled blog, I’ve got some incredible news: #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner is offering a free, autographed copy of one of her books to anyone who pre-orders The Opposite of Me tomorrow – Wednesday, March 3! Please check Jen’s website for details. And I’m putting together a raffle with cool prizes like a camcorder and MAC cosmetics for the same…

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

News Flash, February 28th

101 Ways to Torture Your Husband has truly gone GLOBAL! Check out this article from INDIA!  city-hubbies-ignorant-about-wife%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98torture%E2%80%99-215 Meanwhile, radio shows as far as Britain and New Zealand have interviewed Deb Maria about her “hubby manual,” and she’s always thrilled to oblige! Keep an eye on #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner‘s Facebook page and Twitter account (@jenniferweiner) early this week for an extraordinary giveaway relating to Deb Sarah’s…

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Deb Sarah needs help!

I have a really bad habit. Actually, I have more than one, but this bad habit is going to be on display, over and over again, as I begin book signings this month. I’m a nail-biter. Always have been, ever since I was little. That’s why I need your help. I don’t want people looking down at my poor mangled fingers when I sign their book. Yuck! So how can…

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

News flash: February 21

REDBOOK Magazine picks The Opposite of Me by Deb Sarah as a”Bookmark” selection for its March issue! Writes REDBOOK: “As early as elementary school, it was crystal clear: Alex was the pretty twin, Lindsey was the smart one. And since then, they’ve shaped their lives around those labels. So what happens when the piece of your life that most strongly defines you is challenged? With her smart, soulful novel, author…

Sunday, February 21, 2010

The next book…by Deb Sarah

My next book is finished! At least, the first draft is done. I can’t believe I just typed those sentences. You see, I wrote The Opposite of Me while my two oldest boys were in school. I had lovely long stretches of time in which to drop off the kids, walk the dog, brew a pot of tea, fire up my computer, and sink into my manuscript. From typing the…

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Date night by Deb Sarah

6 p.m.: Date night officially starts in 45 minutes. Plop Trader Joe’s pizza in front of kids, plop kids in front of television, and sprint to shower. Husband is already in shower. Yell, “Are you almost done?” He yells back, “Just got in.” 6:08 p.m.: Husband still hogging shower. Turn on sink water to brush teeth, causing him to squeal as shower water turns scalding hot. Say innocently, “Oops.” “You…

Tuesday, February 9, 2010