News Flash: April 3, 2011

Congrats to Joan O’Toole who won Kristan Higgins’ book My One and Only.

From the 2011 Debs…

Deb Eleanor will be at the Arkansas Literary Festival with Kyran Pittman next Saturday, and then in St. Louis and Orlando. Check out the Events page and come visit!  You can also now buy The Weird Sisters at Target!

Deb Sarah is freaking out. This is the month that The Violets of March debuts!

Deb Kim went to a wedding yesteday. My high school roommate (boarding school)  is celebrating her first marriage. Isn’t that romantic? (Don’t tell her I said so, but we aren’t exactly Spring chickens! Our 30th reunion is next month!)

Deb Elise had an amazing time appearing at the Burbank Library with fellow Los Angeles Young Adult authors Jessica Brody, Amy Goldman Koss, Gretchen McNeil, Margaret Stohl, Lauren Strasnick, Carol Tanzman, Alexa Young, and Allen Zadoff.  Crazy-talented roster of writers, and I was thrilled to be sharing airspace with them.

Deb Elise again — I have some non-writing news to share too.  My Dad’s girlfriend (whom I adore)  just gave birth to a baby girl!  Her name’s Natalie, but we call her Baby Aunt… since she’s six-and-a-half years younger than my daughter… who’s her niece!  Bizarre, yes, but fabulous.

Past Deb News…

Eileen Cook says “I am happy to announce I’ve agreed to a new two book contract with Simon Pulse for YAs that will be out in 2012 and 2013.”  Congratulations, Eileen!  We can’t wait to read the new books!

Deb Dish — Best April Fools’ Joke the Debs Have Ever Pulled Off

Deb Elise

I’m as up for foolishness as the next person, but I never got into April Fools’ Day, so I have no good stories to share on this one!  I’ll have to glom onto the other Debs’ tales of hilarity.  🙂

Deb Eleanor

I spent many years teaching middle school, so I grew to hate April Fools’ Day. Nothing spells delight to a thirteen year-old like being able to shout, “APRIL FOOLS!”

That said, you should go read the Wikipedia entry on April Fools’ Day. Fascinating!

Deb Kim

Well I must be the Princess of loserville – as much I love humor, I stink at practical jokes. I did fool a few folks on FB yesterday with a snarky posting I won’t go into here….

Deb Sarah

My four-year-old son, Carson, and I put a bag full of ice cubes in my husband’s shoe last year. We laughed our heads off.

Deb Tawna

I honestly can’t remember any April Fools jokes I’ve pulled (it always seemed a little mean-spirited). However, for Halloween one year, four co-workers and I decided to dress up as the boss. Picture four women dressed in suits wearing fake beards and gray hair. Now picture us all waiting in his office with our feet propped on his desk when he arrived in the morning. The look on his face was priceless.

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