News Flash, April 19

While we’re still breathless from Deb Eve’s launch, here comes Deb Katie launching Bad Girls Don’t Die this week! And this means, a new contest! Everyone who comments this week will automatically be entered to win (one entry per person, but comment as often as you like.) At the end of the week one commenter will be chosen at random to win a signed copy of Katie’s book — for yourself, or a teen reader of your choice! — and a postcard from the rest of us.

We were thrilled to get so many enthusiastic comments during the launch week of FIRST COMES LOVE, THEN COMES MALARIA. Eve decided to give away signed copies of her book to two readers chosen at random. The two lucky winners are Melissa and Caite. Please send your snail mail addresses to eve@TheDebutanteBall so we can send you your prizes.

Once again Deb Friend Larramie will be presenting Deb Katie at Seize a Daisy on Monday. Come by and help celebrate!

Deb Meredith will be speaking at the New Utrecht Branch of the Brooklyn Library, Tuesday April 21 at 6 pm. And on Wednesday, April 22 at 7 PM, she’ll be on a mystery roundtable with other mystery authors at the Borders in Fairfield, CT (1499 Post Road).

Deb Kristina was so pleased to see that Women & Children First Bookstore in Chicago has recommended Real Life & Liars with a lovely review.

Also, Booklist gave Real Life & Liars a positive review, calling it “a moving and accomplished first novel about a family coming to terms with change.”

Deb Eve will be doing a live 30 minute conversation with Peter Solomon on WIP in Philadelphia at 6:30 this morning for any of you early birds out there. She’ll also be on WPHM in Detroit at 9:10 AM on Tuesday, April 21. Among her fabulous launch week reviews this past week were Devourer of Books, S. Krishna’s Books, Seize-A-Daisy, Gadling, and Vagablogging.