Thursday, December 8, 2011

Happy Holidays from Deb Werksman

by Deb Werksman
Editorial Manager,
Sourcebooks Casablanca

This is the time of year when I love to shout out to my authors—you’re the people who make it all happen. Here’s to a beautiful holiday, and a prosperous new year!

C.H. Admirand—can’t wait for your new small town romance series—you’ve got just the right touch
Phillipa Ashley—just the right amount of fun, poignancy, snark and British wit
Sidney Ayers—you’ve got one heck of a wild imagination, girlfriend
Jeanette Baker—lovely to spend time with you, love your writing
Nina Benneton—something really original and fresh—thank you
Linda Berdoll—your stories will outlast us all
Jennifer Blake—beautiful historicals from a lady of graciousness
Cheryl Brooks—it’s a blast walking on the wild side with you—meow!
Carolyn Brown—you bring the cupcakes, I’ll bring the icing. What a team!
Laurie Brown—timeless and wonderful stories, can’t wait for the new one
M. L. Buchman—what can I say? Staying up all night to read is an occupational hazard
Grace Burrowes—inimitable, precious stories. I wish I could live in your world all the time
Jack Caldwell—smart, beautifully written historicals—thanks for going unusual places
Ashlyn Chase—you’re a wild woman—can’t wait for the new series
Anita Clenney—bestseller right out of the gate, Anita, you rocked it!
Elaine Coffman—a beautiful voice and magical Scottish tales
Rebecca Ann Collins—as close to Jane Austen as you can get without going back to the original
Victoria Connelly—a custom made Darcy for every woman, if only…
Olivia Cunning—you rock it, girlfriend!
Lydia Dare—the epitome of teamwork—such a great result every time
Mary Ellen Dennis—gorgeous books and a soul connection
Tracey Devlyn—depth and darkness make the light that much brighter
Anne Elizabeth—so excited to be working with you!
Monica Fairview—new directions for Darcy—I can’t wait to see where you’re taking us next
Tammy Falkner—great characters, great story, loving every minute of it
Judi Fennell—magical worlds, sexy romance, and you make it look easy
Tawna Fenske—a good belly laugh is what everyone needs—daily
Amanda Forester—a whole new direction, how exciting!
Shana Galen—action packed makes for loads of fun
Samantha Grace—congrats on the great reviews, right out of the gate
Amanda Grange—new worlds, new voyages, new fun
Amelia Grey—the sweetest stories and most charming lady
Tamara Hogan—I get swept away, Tammy, keep the amazing stories coming
Sara Humphreys—marketing whiz, storytelling genius, loads of fun
Lisa Renee Jones—we all wish we had your superpowers
Wayne Josephson—cleverness and gentlemanly—a great combination
Stephanie Julian—you’re the goddess!
Robin Kaye—loving the wildness, girlfriend
Susanna Kearsley—depth, beauty, what’s not to love
Karen Kelley—steamy, steamy, steamy, from first page to last
Kathryne Kennedy—magical, just like you
Joanne Kennedy—the perfect balance of fun and poignancy
Jennifer Kloester—oh those Heyer moments—can’t wait to see you again
Sharon Lathan—new horizons, so exciting
Emery Lee—going to a side of the historical world that’s fresh and intriguing
Kara Louise—some of the best Darcy fiction out there
Catherine Mann—you are just brilliant—every single time out
Jill Mansell—such a pleasure—every story draws me in from page 1
Leigh Michaels—some of the most elegant writing around
Megan Mulry—excited doesn’t begin to describe it—if I had a tiara, I would give it to you
Jeanette Murray—your stories are right on the mark—great characters, great plots
Jane Odiwe—I’ll never forget our tete a tete over tea—looking forward to more stories
Abigail Reynolds—you started the whole thing—so good
Patricia Rice—a whole new meaning to magic
Heather Lynn Rigaud—you really did rock it, and that’s literal!
Victoria Roberts—bad, bad, bad, in the best sense
Stephanie Rowe—fasten your seatbelt, it’s going to be a wild ride from the very first page
Terry Spear—new worlds, new horizons, oh meow meow meow
Elisabeth Staab—dark, fascinating, can’t wait to see where you’re going with this
Ciji Ware—a pro to the core, fantastic stories, and a joy to work with
Karen V. Wasylowski—something fresh—I never take that for granted
Mary Wine—one of the smartest, most thoughtful authors I have—and your research is watertight
Linda Wisdom—casting your spell from afar


  1. Thank you for the lovely comment and good wishes, Deb, much appreciated - and I love the profile pic! Happy Christmas!

  2. Deb, thanks for all your help this year. Really looking forward to working with you on CHECKMATE, MY LORD!

  3. Happy Holidays, Deb! Have a howling and...roaring great time!

  4. Thank you, Deb, for always having icing! I'm looking forward to a fantastic year! Happy Holidays!

  5. Geez, look at all those talented authors and terrific people! Can you imagine what next year's list will look like? So... here's my response:

    Deb, thanks for being accessible, constructive, supportive, and--when it comes to my stories--eagle-eyed. My books would not shine without your touch.

  6. That's quite a list! Happy Holidays!

  7. Thanks for this, Deb, and for your unfailing support of my books. Happy Holidays to you and all the rest of my Sourcebooks "family". May the new year bring even more wonderful things.

  8. Thanks Deb for being so great to work with and especially for your willingness to take chances. May 2012 bring many blessings.

  9. Wishing you the very best this holiday season. Thanks for the best present - a new contract!!!

  10. Deb, you are an amazing editor! With your guidance, I have dug deeper and pushed myself to stretch and grow as an author. THANK YOU!!!

    Can't wait for you to read A WEDDING IN PURITY...and the next two books in the small town series. :)

    Have a wonderful Holiday!!!

  11. Deb, I'm thrilled to be working with you, too! The new Navy SEAL series is going to be AMAZING! Hooyah & hugs!

  12. Deb, thanks so much for your careful eye, light touch, and your way of saying just what I need to hear, right when I most need to hear it.

    And wow - that's a lot of authors! ;-)

  13. Aw! Thanks so much, Deb. And, wow! What a list of authors!

  14. Deb, thanks for the Holiday wishes. Hope you have a great holiday as well!


  15. Okay, I'm out of adjectives (having used most of them in edits... which you will be getting ahead of time, I might add!) Everyone's pretty much said it all, so I'll say: Have a great holiday, Deb! Here's to a great 2012 for ALL of us!

  16. Thanks, Deb! It's been a great year and I'm looking forward to another one!

  17. Thank you for the lovely compliment, Deb! You know I absolutely adore you!! :)

  18. Thank you for giving me a shot with my shifters and taking on my New York City vamps. You rock and are such a joy to work with! Happy Holidays xo