News Flash – August 15

Deb Sarah’s The Opposite of Me is back in the front of stores at Barnes & Noble. The book will be part of the “Buy 2, Get 1 Free” program through September. Enter to win a copy of Restoring Harmony on Goodreads. People magazine (the 8/16 issue) calls Simply From Scratch “tasty” in its Great Reads section! And the German version is celebrating its fourth straight week on the Spiegel…

Sunday, August 15, 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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The Debs come thisclose to getting a reality show

The 2010 Debs were almost contenders. Household names. We came so close to hitting the cover of People magazine, sitting down for an intimate chat with Oprah, and being forced to open extra bank accounts to cash all of our checks. Except for a wee misunderstanding. Here’s how it played out: Last November, I received an email that sent me into a tizzy involving medicinal gulps of wine, frantic phone calls,…

Tuesday, July 13, 2010
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Fireworks are like books…

Fireworks are kind of like books. You want to grab attention from the very first moment, with an explosive sound and dazzle of color, or a gripping opening line. You’re telling your audience that the show is on – and it’s going to be a doozy. But you can’t shoot off all your fireworks at once, leaving people feeling shortchanged. You need to establish a rhythm – a burst of…

Tuesday, July 6, 2010
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Signing a book

About a month before The Opposite of Me came out, I booked a signing at the big Barnes & Noble in my hometown of Bethesda, Maryland. The lovely folks at the bookstore followed up with a long email to my publicist, asking all sorts of questions. Did I prefer to sign with a pen or a sharpie? Which page of my book would I be signing? Would I like to…

Tuesday, June 29, 2010
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I’m her on the outside…

My Mom could be a character in a book, but I swear she’s not in my book!  True, my parents do share some traits with my main character’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rose. Both, for example, will spend five dollars in gas and a half hour in driving time to get to Ikea to take advantage of the bargain breakfasts (mmm… lingonberries!) Although I look – and sound – just…

Tuesday, May 18, 2010
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What NOT to say…

For the past few days, I’ve been hard at work incorporating my editor’s suggestions into my second book, SKIPPING A BEAT. I’ve been pondering the plot and characters and yes, the dialogue. Since I’ve been trying to get my prose right, I thought it would be fun to use this space today to deliberately mess up. To write the worst dialogue I can dream up. To belly-flop with abandon. I…

Tuesday, May 4, 2010
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The (almost) shopping spree

It was my first night alone in nearly three years. I kissed my husband and three kids goodbye, hopped aboard a train, and worked on the edits for my second book (newsbreak: it’s titled SKIPPING A BEAT) as we rushed along the tracks, heading toward Philly. Then I took a cab to my hotel, the gorgeous Palomar, and congratulated myself on finding a bargain room on the Internet. Now it…

Tuesday, April 27, 2010
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News Flash, April 18

Deb Sarah is thrilled to announce she has a new, two-book deal with editor Greer Hendricks at Atria Books/Washington Square Press, an imprint of Simon&Schuster. Sarah’s second book, working title FROM THE HEART, is the story of 32-year-old Julia Dunhill, who wakes up one morning to discover her husband has changed into a completely different person because of an extraordinary experience. Julia, who also sees pieces of her life in…

Sunday, April 18, 2010
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Newsflash March 7

Deb Sarah is thrilled to announce that presales of The Opposite of Me broke Amazon.com’s top 100 list and Barnesandnoble.com’s top 30 list this week because of the incomparable #1NYT bestselling author Jennifer Weiner! Read about this unprecedented act of Jenerosity from a bestselling author to a debut novelist here. Deb Sarah is profiled on page 50 of DC Magazine’s March/April issue, and she was interviewed in Bethesda Magazine, which also printed…

Sunday, March 7, 2010
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