News Flash – August 29

Simply From Scratch (in German, Weiss der Himmel von dir) by graduate Deb Alicia Bessette enjoys its sixth straight week on the bestseller list in Germany. The publisher is Kruger Verlag, and the translator is Andrea Fischer. Danke, Deutschland! Books N’ Cooks gave Simply From Scratch a very nice review, calling it “witty,” “well-written,” and “incredibly moving.” Thank you, Books N’ Cooks! The 2011 Debutantes are here! They start their…

Sunday, August 29, 2010
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dessert, cooking shows, and/or baking winter sports such as snowshoeing, skiing and sledding breakup songs by Gladys Knight and the Pips volunteering illustration, painting, sculpting, photography, pottery, and the artistic process in general spending time with children belonging to a library or church small communities sisters supporting special causes New England New Orleans dogs, especially greyhounds catching up with old friends falling in love or realizing you love someone memories….

Wednesday, August 18, 2010
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News Flash – August 8

Simply From Scratch will enjoy a September release in Australia. Here’s the cover; note the title! The Australian publisher is Murdoch Books/Pier 9. Thanks to everyone who participated in last week’s Simply From Scratch giveaway contest. The winner of a signed copy is … Jonita! Congrats, Jonita. You can still win a copy by entering Deb Alicia’s baking disaster contest. Leave a comment describing your most insane baking blunder before…

Sunday, August 8, 2010
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My book! Cupcakes! Contests!

Cupcakes. Yes, cupcakes. Yummy, delicious — dare I say “scrumpy”? — mini red velvet cupcakes. I’ll be serving them next Wednesday, August 11, at 6 p.m., at the the Rittenhouse Barnes & Noble (18th & Walnut) in Philly. So if you’re in the area, and if you like cupcakes, and/or want me to sign a copy of my book for you, please stop by. In the meantime, tomorrow is the…

Wednesday, August 4, 2010
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News Flash – July 25

Simply From Scratch is a bestseller in Germany! Weiß der Himmel von dir entered the Spiegel Bestseller list at number 35 last week. Additionally, Thalia, a German bookstore chain, chose it as its Book of the Month for August. Simply From Scratch‘s official sale date in North America is August 5. To pre-order, click here. And to view the German trailer, click here. (The text reads, “Two happy people/An unhappy…

Sunday, July 25, 2010
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Newsflash: May 23

Among the summer debuts Allison Winn Scotch looks forward to reading? Simply From Scratch! Check out Allison’s May 18 blog for more great picks, including Stay by Allie Larkin, who will guest blog at the Debutante Ball next month. Deb Alicia was happy to receive some cool swag this week from her publisher in Germany, S. Fischer Verlage, including an advance reading copy. The title in German is Weiß der…

Sunday, May 23, 2010
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Next book: A literary agent’s perspective

I sought the perspective of my agent, Laney Katz Becker of Markson Thoma Literary Agency, on this week’s topic, “Next book.” Prior to becoming an agent, Laney was an advertising copywriter and freelance journalist, as well as an award-winning author of fiction and non-fiction. She grew up in Ohio and is a graduate of Northwestern University. You can read her full bio here. Thank you, Laney, for sharing your point…

Wednesday, February 17, 2010
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News Flash: February 14

Happy Valentines Day! The publisher Eurasia has acquired complex Chinese translation rights for Deb Alicia’s Simply From Scratch. Deb Sarah’s The Opposite of Me has hit bookstores in Australia! Deb Joelle thinks it must be the week for sales to China because she’s excited to announce the sale of rights to Restoring Harmony to China too! Deb Maria is happy to report her first official book signing at Borders on…

Sunday, February 14, 2010
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News flash, January 17

Deb Alicia’s debut, SIMPLY FROM SCRATCH, forthcoming from Dutton in August, received the following endorsement from Marisa de los Santos, bestselling author of Love Walked In and Belong to Me: “This story of a young widow edging warily back into the world is full of vivid characters and grace. Imbued with hope but blessedly lacking in sentimentality, it is a fresh, stirring take on the devastation of grief and the…

Sunday, January 17, 2010
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