News Flash, September 14

Deb Kristina reports that her title has changed back to an earlier version, Real Life and Liars, which comes from a line of dialogue during a critical scene in the novel. She is keeping her epigraph quoting Tolstoy however, because whatever the title, it suits the book so very well. (“All happy families are alike, every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” Leo Tolstoy in Anna Karenina.)

Deb Kristina is also delighted to receive this gracious quote about her novel from Deb Founder Tish Cohen (Inside-Out Girl): “A compulsively readable, rip-your-heart-out portrait of a family in crisis. These characters live and breathe, making you feel as wicked as if you’d reached through Mirabelle’s window, peeled back the dusty curtain, and had a good spy. Powerful, complex, utterly unforgettable.”

Deb Meredith is delighted to have received her cover quote from award-winning mystery writer Julia Spencer-Fleming, author of I Shall Not Want. Julia says “Posed for Murder is a rich, rewarding read. A highly intelligent traditional mystery, this well-plotted puzzler features terrific characters. A powerful new voice, Meredith Cole is a writer to watch.”

Deb Tiffany will be one of twenty authors attending the Feast of Authors at the PNBA trade show in Portland, Oregon on September 16. She will be meeting booksellers and industry professionals and discussing her novel, The Little Giant of Aberdeen County, which is set to debut on January 08 2009, and which just received a starred review in Publisher’s Weekly.

Founder Debs and Debs Gone By
2008 Deb Eileen is thrilled to have a cover quote for her upcoming YA novel, What Would Emma Do, from one of her favorite authors. “Sassy and sly and sweet all at the same time, Eileen Cook’s What Would Emma Do made me laugh out loud. Never has irreverence seemed like such good clean fun.” Meg Cabot, author of The Princess Diaries and Airhead series

Friends of the Debs
Congratulations to friend of the Debs Joelle Anthony on the sale of her YA novel, RESTORING HARMONY, a debut novel about family, courage, and finding oneself set in an all-too-possible near-future of massive oil shortages and a return to a more agrarian way of life, to Putnam Children’s.

Thanks to Larramie, a longtime Deb reader, who will feature the 2009 class of Debs tomorrow (Monday) at her blog, Seize a Daisy.

Debs are reading
Deb Kristina is multi-tasking her reading right now. She’s plowing her way through a re-read of Anna Karenina, thoroughly loving the chances she grabs to dip into Tasha Alexander’s And Only To Deceive, finally is the last one on the planet to read Eat Pray Love (engaging, fun) and more dilgently reading a book she’s reviewing for her local paper.

One Reply to “News Flash, September 14”

  1. Meredith, that’s a terrific quote! And you, too, Eileen!

    Tiffany, that’s amazing about the booksellers and YAY about the starred review!

    Congratulations Joelle! That’s wonderful news!

    Thanks Larramie!

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