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Meet a Deb: Deb Launch (& Beyond) Dates

Author reading with audience. "Aloud."

Are you in one of the areas in which our Debs are reading? Come out, hear us read, and introduce yourself! You won’t have to twist our arms to get us to go for a drink post-reading. Heather & Aya are our next launches, with both of their books coming out on July 26. Heather…
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Launch Night Bliss (and Launch Night Tips)

The MODERN GIRLS cake

I am alone among the Debs in that I don’t have to fantasize about my book launch: I have already lived it. Louise wrote beautifully about her upcoming book launch. She said, “I have realized that the party is not just to celebrate the novel being published—it’s my chance to say thank you to all…
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News Flash! First Days of Summer Edition!

News Flash

  Congratulations to Brandi Megan Grannett, winner of Erika Swyler’s THE BOOK OF SPECULATION! Check back next week, where we will announce the winner of this weeks giveaway, Katherine Ozment’s GRACE WITHOUT GOD. From the 2016 Debs: Louise Miller was absolutely thrilled to discover that THE CITY BAKER’S GUIDE TO COUNTRY LIVING was reviewed in Publishers Weekly, and that…
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How My Book about Religious Loss Became My Spiritual Journey: Guest Post by Katherine Ozment

GRACE WITHOUT GOD by Katherine Ozment

Katherine and I met at the Boston writing center, Grub Street. She captivated me when she told me about her book project, GRACE WITHOUT GOD: THE SEARCH FOR MEANING, PURPOSE, AND BELONGING IN A SECULAR AGE. Katherine spent three years observing, researching, and writing about the twenty-five percent of Americans who are “Nones”—the term sociologists…
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Art Influences Art

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Film, paintings, music, books– they all carry transformative powers. When the timing is right, and the recipient open, art inspires action. Art often also influences other art, interacting with the creative spirit of another without the artist even knowing. Over a decade ago I used a retention bonus to take a year off work to write a novel. Given the odds…
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The Music That Made THE LOST GIRLS

folk music

Music is critical to my writing process. When I sat down to work on THE LOST GIRLS, I’d turn on Pandora and hit the playlist I’d — unoriginally — named “The Lost Girls.” Out flowed a brooding soundtrack of melancholy, loss, helpless faith, and forlorn love that shivered all along my nerve endings to my…
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