From the 2011 Debs…
Part 2 of Deb Eleanor’s big news is here…The Weird Sisters has been chosen for Barnes & Noble’s Discover Great New Writers program! Read all about it on her blog!
Deb Elise took an old-school 80’s-style aerobics class yesterday, taught by the one and only… RICHARD SIMMONS!
Oh, come on… that is SO news! Especially since he kicked her butt!
Friends of the Debs…
Audiobook fans, Deb guest Molly Harper’s And One Last Thing is available at Audible!
Two of our favorite people – together! S. Krishna’s Books reviews upcoming Deb guest Melissa Senate’s The Love Goddess’ Cooking School!
Deb Dish — What the Debs are Reading Now
I am in the enviable position of holding an ARC of The Weird Sisters, by Deb Eleanor. I don’t want to give away too much before I get to review it in January, so I’ll just say this: it rocks. (I had planned to pull out an incredibly appropriate Shakespeare quote to say ‘it rocks’ in iambic pentameter, but it’s very early in the morning and I just don’t have one handy.)
I also just noticed Deb Kim’s comment, and I’m actually reading that same Rick Riordan book, in two-chapter-a-night installments, as bedtime stories for my daughter. We went through all 5 of the Percy Jackson books that way, and this new group of heroes is equally fantastic.
I’m in the middle of Pat Conroy’s My Reading Life, which has moved me to tears more than once. A must-read for any book lover!
I love Young Adult – so I’m reading the latest Percy Jackson book by Rick Riordan – The Lost Hero. And I’m reading an in-depth look at the autism epidemic written by my colleagues called The Age of Autism: Mercury Medicine and a Manmade Epidemic.
For research for my third book (which I’m in the plotting stages now) I’m delving into a book called Flappers, an account of the “flapper” culture of women in the early century. I’m innately fascinated by the 1920s, and am loving reading about the “rebellious” jazz-and-booze-loving women of this time period and the men who admired them (F. Scott Fitzgerald, for instance).
I’m currently enjoying Kristen Lamb’s We Are Not Alone: The Author’s Guide to Social Media. It’s chock full of great information for authors navigating the wide world of Twitter, Facebook, blogging, etc. I’m a big fan of Kristen’s blog, and the book has tons of the same savvy tips and good humor.