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The making of my first (but not really first) novel: Before I Go

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Hi! I’m Colleen, the first 2015 Deb to kick off this new season on the Ball. And I have a confession: Before I Go is not my first novel. (Whoa. I know — you weren’t expecting that kind of bombshell on a Monday morning. My apologies.) My first novel is languishing on my Mac desktop,…
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News Flash: Keeping in Touch with the Deb Class of 2014

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This isn’t a final goodbye, but a fare-thee-well until we next meet online (or maybe in person!). And, this probably isn’t news to anyone: We’re going to miss being Debs and miss all of you. Keep in touch by bookmarking the individual blogs of all the 2014 Debs: Lisa Alber has just reprised her blog….
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The New Deb Line-Up Begins Monday — Please Welcome the Class of 2015!

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Please return next Saturday for the Deb class of 2015′s first guest author and giveaway! We’re excited to announce the new blog schedule as of Monday, September 1st. We know the 2015 class will continue the deb traditions in fine form, and we look forward to following their journeys over the next year! Please join…
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What It Really All Meant, In the End

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I’ve started and deleted this post so many times I’ve lost count. A confession: for someone who’s built their life around words, I often find life gives us moments far more meaningful. Maybe that’s what all the writer angst finally boils down to: we can’t ever express exactly what we hope to. But we can’t…
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What I Loved? A Top Ten List

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What I loved about being a debut author? Oh, just everything. I loved being a Deb. I loved talking with readers and other writers. I loved that day I typed “the end” and I especially loved the day I knew my book would be published. I loved so much about the experience that I need…
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News Flash: Salons, Conferences, Events, and Paree

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Congrats to Jenna, who won a signed copy of A PINCH OF OOH LA LA from Renee Swindle!   From the 2014 Debs…   Lisa Alber is having a blast at Killer Nashville. Also, silly her, she likes that her bio was included on the Left Coast Crime Crimelandia committee page. Fun to be helping out with…
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An Era Almost Ends — the 2014 Debs and Some of Our Favorite Posts

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Hi! Lisa here, resident guest wrangler. (Did you know we each have blog jobs behind the scenes? Yep!) We don’t have a guest this week. Instead, as we wind down our year on this wonderful blog, we decided to reminisce. We’ve had a ton of fun exploring topics ranging from surviving public events to cooking disasters…
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