It’s Summer! Now, Get Reading.


Karma’s summer reading list: I’m SHOWING rather than TELLING today … Books: The Coincidence of Coconut Cake (Amy E. Reichert) In the Unlikely Event (Judy Blume) Pretty Baby (Mary Kubica) Nothing Like Love (Sabrina Ramnanan) Big Little Lies (Liane Moriarty)


News Flash: Vacation weekends, a book signing, & a Giveaway!


Congratulations to Beth Weaver and Michele Bosc, winners of e-book copies of Roni Loren’s NICE GIRLS DON’T RIDE! Check back next Sunday for this week’s winner of guest author Lori Nelson Spielman’s SWEET FORGIVENESS… Reminder: We’re still taking applications for the Deb Class of 2016! You have until July 17th to submit your application. Looking forward…
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Lori Nelson Spielman on SWEET FORGIVENESS, Perseverance, & a Giveaway!

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One of the most amazing things about joining the wild world of publishing is how much support I’ve received, especially from “been there, done that, have learned some stuff” authors who have kindly shared their time and wisdom. And international bestselling author Lori Nelson Spielman is at the top of that list — I’m convinced…
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Reviews: Read ‘Em & Weep (Or Laugh)


Not long after TINY PRETTY THINGS went into copyedits, Dhonielle and I chatted about reviews. We know the drill: Do not engage. And that was the plan from the start. But in our heads, we couldn’t help but compose our own worst review. It would say things like: “These girls are unlikable.” “This book is…
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On Reviews: Pull Up Your Big Girl Panties & Deal with It (she tells herself)


I have a plan, and (soon) I’m going to stick to it. It’s this: “Don’t read the reviews.” I say “soon” because I’ve already cheated. COME AWAY WITH ME has some reviews, and to date I’ve read each one. So far, and for the most part, the reviews have been amazing and positive and I’ve…
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