Guest Blogger Melissa Cistaro + GIVEAWAY of PIECES OF MY MOTHER

Pieces of My Mother by Melissa Cistaro
Saturday, November 21, 2015

Melissa Cistaro is the author of PIECES OF MY MOTHER, a memoir of her childhood spent waiting for the mother who walked away, her own struggles with motherhood, and her search for understanding as her mother lies dying. Her essays, interviews, and work have appeared in The New Ohio Review, Brevity, The Huffington Post, Bookish, Good Housekeeping and the anthologies LOVE & PROFANITY and CHERISHED. She works as a bookseller and…


Joining the Hive to Write Book Two

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

A month ago, I wrote a post about how difficult it was for me to write a new novel during this anxious period before my first book launches. I hadn’t looked ahead on the Debutante Topics Calendar, obviously, because “writing book two” is the assigned subject of this week’s posts. Fortunately, I don’t need to rehash that earlier lament, because — though progress on Book Two is still glacial and…


News Flash–Leftovers Edition

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Congratulations to Ann Kelly, winner of PIECES OF MY MOTHER by Melissa Cistaro From the 2016 Debs Louise Miller is working away at her copy edits while trying to ignore the terrible fact that this is the last time she can  tinker with the story. In other news, she was interviewed for the Grub Daily blog. If you would like to check it out, click here. Jennifer S. Brown didn’t reach her…


News Flash–Endings and Beginnings Edition

Sunday, November 22, 2015

  Congratulations to Sharon H., winner of IDYLL THREATS By Stephanie Gayle. Check back next week, where we will announce the winner of this weeks giveaway–Melissa Cistaro’s PIECES OF MY MOTHER!   From the 2016 Debs Louise Miller received the final version of the cover of THE CITY BAKER’S GUIDE TO COUNTRY LIVING this week. She loves her cover. SHE IS DYING TO SHARE HER COVER, but is waiting until her publisher gives…