News Flash, June 21

Contest winner! Congratulations Joelle! You’ve won a signed copy of Real Life & Liars and a love note from the rest of the Debs. Thanks for the support!

Deb Meredith is pleased to announce that her second book in the Lydia McKenzie series (tentatively called DEAD IN THE WATER) will be published next year by St. Martin’s Minotaur. Also, she had a terrific review in the San Jose Mercury-News which called POSED FOR MURDER “clever, original and eminently readable”.

Deb Kristina visits several Michigan towns this week: her hometown of Grand Rapids, Lansing, Grand Haven and Cadillac. If you’re anywhere nearby, check out the whole schedule here. REAL LIFE & LIARS also has received some lovely reviews, including this one from blogger S. Krishna (“The way the novel is written, the characters have their own lives – they were living before the story begins, and they continue to live after the last page has been turned.“) and this one from the Detroit Free Press, which calls LIARS well-written and “a page-turner.” Interviews with Deb Kristina can also be found in the Charlevoix Courier and at Number One Novels.

Did you miss Kristina interviewed on Authors on Air? Catch the podcast here, where she discusses whether Mira is based on a real person, her songwriting background, and her next book.

Deb Katie is thrilled to announce that Disney-Hyperion has decided to turn Bad Girls Don’t Die into a series! Look for Books 2 and 3 in spring 2011 and 2012.

We’re looking for the 2010 Class of Debs! Click here to learn more.