Newsflash: October 30, 2011

Congrats to Jessica McCann, winner of a copy of Keith Cronin’s book Me Again!

From the 2012 Debs…

The first ever #debdish happened on Twitter Friday afternoon and was great fun! For those of you who were so kind to chime in with questions and comments, thank you! We are so grateful! And for those of you who missed it, worry not! We are planning to try it again and promise to keep you posted.

Deb Erika has just finished reading Deb Rachel’s MWF Seeking BFF and loved, loved, loved it! She can’t wait to gush her heart out when release week arrives in just 50 short days! In other news, she is still working on her master plan to extract several pieces of prized candy from her daughters’ Halloween stash tomorrow. Stay tuned…

Deb Molly be at 57th Street Books next Friday night (11/4) from 6:30pm – 8ish, discussing the craft and process of writing & publishing with StoryStudio Chicago director Jill Pollack. It’s free, and there will be brownies!

Past Deb News

Deb Sarah has just released a beautiful trailer for The Bungalow, coming December 27, 2011 from Plume. Watch it here!

Friends of the Debs

Congratulations to Deb Guest Caroline Leavitt whose novel Pictures of You was named one of Bookmarks Best Books of 2011!

Deb Dish — Who is your favorite literary “monster?”

Deb Joanne – This should come as no surprise to our regular readers: Annie Wilkes from Misery.  Maybe she’s just fresh in my mind due to recent posts, but that is one terrifying woman. She’s so prudish, but sociopathic at the same time, making her crazy-sauce extra thick and lumpy.  *shiver*


Deb Erika has to pick the great white from JAWS (aka “Bruce” if you’ve seen the movie). Now please understand, Deb Erika is vehemently opposed to demonizing sharks because they are incredible creatures who get an unfair rap (thanks to this very book, I know), but honestly, Peter Benchley’s “monster” is not a shark at all, but rather a calculating, other-worldy beast that could be housed in almost any skin. It is its pure intent on destruction, its mindless hunger to feed and hunt, that makes it the quintessential “monster.” Now let’s go swimming, everyone!


Deb Molly Hands down: Lovable, Furry, Old Grover


Deb Linda I think I have to go with Black Jack Randall from Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series. A gentleman soldier on the surface, and a total freakin’ sadist beneath. Skin-crawlingly scary, and completely fascinating. Yeah, either him or Voldemort.

Anyone else have a favorite?

5 Replies to “Newsflash: October 30, 2011”

  1. Oh yes, Black Jack – I just finished Outlander and that guy was some kind of crazy. I was going to add Hannibal Lecter, but can’t remember if he creeped me out as much in the book as in the movie. Yikes.

    p.s. I was always a big Oscar fan, but Grover was a close second.

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