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News Flash–Writing and Reviewing Edition

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  Congratulations to Letty Blanchard, winner of ISLAND OF WORTHY BOYS by Connie Mayo! Check back next week, where we will announce the winner of this weeks giveaway– From the 2016 Debs: Louise Miller received her first Goodreads review! She is thrilled (and terrified) that her book is taking baby steps into the wider world in the form…
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The Evolution of a Title: THE LOST EVANS GIRL SISTERS OF STILLWATER BROKEN ARROW LAKE WHO WERE LIGHT ON THE LAST DAY OF SUMMER ONCE

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When you sell your book to a traditional publisher, it quickly becomes apparent that the story you lavished for years with the meticulous attention of a cat licking its fur doesn’t belong wholly to you any more. It’s now the foster child of an entire consortium of professionals whose sole purpose is to bring it…
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Judging a Book by Its Cover Process

MODERN GIRLS by Jennifer S. Brown

I’ve heard the horror stories. I’ve been in Facebook groups where writers have bemoaned how much they hate their covers. Titles have been mangled. Everyone is unhappy. In my contract, I was given “consultation” rights, which I was told means basically nothing. The publishing house can consult me and say, “Okay, now we’re going to…
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News Flash–Deb in Progress Edition

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  Check back next week, where we will announce the winner of this weeks giveaway–Connie Mayo’s THE ISLAND OF WORTHY BOYS   From the 2016 Debs: Louise Miller is off in launch party planning daydreams (and knee-deep in emails to venues and caterers.) Jennifer S. Brown is working on lining up speakings and readings. If you’d like…
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Partnership Publishing: A Guest Post by Connie Mayo + Giveaway

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Connie Mayo is not just a fabulous writer, but she’s an amazing supporter of other writers. Connie and I continually run into each other at readings in the Boston area. I was so impressed by her that I picked up her debut novel, THE ISLAND OF WORTHY BOYS, and was immediately swept away. The writing…
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