News Flash, September 7

Debutantes past and present got a lovely mention in the Library Journal, with particular attention paid to Deb Tiffany’s The Little Giant of Aberdeen County as potentially “one of the big buzz books of the fall.”

The Little Giant of Aberdeen County just received a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly, which said, “Baker’s bangup debut mixes the exuberant eccentricities of John Irving’s Garp, Anne Tyler’s relationship savvy and the plangent voice of Margaret Atwood….It’s got all the earmarks of a hit—infectious and lovable narrator, a dash of magic, an impressive sweep and a heartrending but not treacly family drama. It’ll be a shame if this doesn’t race up the bestseller lists.” Look for it in early January!

Deb Kristina‘s essay “Small Sacrifices” about her daughter’s first year will be featured in A Cup of Comfort for New Mothers, slated for this spring, right around the same time as her debut novel, All Happy Families. Also, if you’re in Chicago in February, you can catch her at the Association of Writers & Writing Programs national conference at a panel with her Literary Mama colleagues discussing literary community building. More details as we get closer to those dates!

Deb Gail received a nice mention in another Library Journal round-up. And a terrific review on Readerville. She also had an interview with Brava Magazine this week and they’re sending a photographer out next week for a (two outfit!) photo shoot. Also look for her essay about how training for the half marathon helped heal her on the Health Magazine website. More book tour events… in addition to everything listed here… and special mention here… she will be reading at the Madison Wisconsin Border’s on October 11th at 7 pm to be followed by a HUGE party at a location TBD (ALL of you are invited, of course!). She will also be at the Wisconsin Book Festival on October 16th at A Room of One’s Own at 7 pm (new date and time!) with ex-Deb’s Jess and Danielle and on October 21st she’ll be reading at Books and Company in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.

Founding/Graduate Deb News:

Graduate Deb Danielle will be featured this week on XM Radio’s Fiction Nation. The piece will include both an interview and a reading from Falling Under.

Graduate Deb Danielle’s Falling Under was also chosen as on of September’s Best Books by Caroline Leavitt at Dame Magazine. Here’s what she said: “Fierce, erotic and absolutely fearless, this riveting debut tunnels into the psyche of a young artist who’s as self-destructive as she is talented. To transform her career and have any sort of shot at happiness, she must grapple with thorny secrets from her past and open herself up to the terror of love. Shocking and moving, Falling Under is as edgy as a razor blade and unlike anything you’ve ever read before.”

And, finally, The Ottawa Citizen has listed Falling Under in its roundup, Fall’s Big Books. Danielle is wowed at the company she is keeping on this list of Booker, Giller and Governor General winners and nominees…!

Founder Debutante Mia King is celebrating the release of her second novel, SWEET LIFE! It’s a featured alternate for the Doubleday, Literary Guild, and Book of the Month Club book clubs. Founder Mia has an amazing give-away going on. Visit her website at for more details.

What the Debs are reading:

Audiobook-addicted Deb Katie is listening to The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon.

3 Replies to “News Flash, September 7”

  1. I just had to drop in and say hello. I found the site a couple of weeks ago (from Deb Jess’s blog) an am excited about the new season. I have been reading everyone’s post this week and I am so excited to meet everyone. All of the books sound great and I can’t wait to get my hands on them. Its been a great week, I can’t wait to learn more about each of you.
    Best wishes!

  2. Tiffany, the buzz is already building for GIANT. And Gail, wow, the positive press keeps rolling in. I’m on such a memoir kick and I’m so excited to read your book.

    And Danielle, speaking of big books! That’s incredible, and yes indeed are you ever in good company there.

    Stephanie, welcome to the Ball! Thanks for the support.

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