News Flash: Blurbs, Book Festivals, and Edgar Allan Poe!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Congrats to Kelly, who won a copy of SOY SAUCE FOR BEGINNERS by guest author Kirstin Chen! From the 2014 Debs… Susan Gloss will be speaking at the Fox Valley Book Festival on April 12 at 3:15 with fellow women’s fiction authors Kelly Harms (a 2013 Deb!), Ann Garvin, and Erin Celello. Lori Rader-Day got asked to write a piece on THE BLACK HOUR for a crime fiction magazine! Details when…

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News Flash: Secrets, ARCs, and a First Good Review

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Congrats to Thew Swihart, who won the copy of Dave Jackson’s TATTOO RAMPAGE last week! From the 2014 Debs… Lisa Alber received her advance reader copies (ARCs) of KILMOON (yay!), and she’s in love with them. She can’t wait to take a few to Bouchercon, the world mystery convention, next week. In fact, now that she’s thinking about it, she needs a new outfit or two to go along with…

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Graduate Deb Meredith Cole is back with a new book!

The 2010 Debs are thrilled to welcome back one of our own, Meredith Cole, who is guest blogging today to tell us about her second novel, Dead in the Water. Graduate Deb Meredith started her career as a screenwriter and filmmaker. She was the winner of the St. Martin’s/Malice Domestic competition, and her book, Posed for Murder, was published by St. Martin’s Minotaur in 2009. She was nominated for an Agatha…

Saturday, May 15, 2010
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Newsflash May 9

Deb Sarah will be speaking at the Gaithersburg Book Festival on Saturday May 15 at 1 p.m. Stop by if you’re in town! And here’s a 90-second clip of a (very unprofessional) interview Sarah did for the festival http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVukm3oftzQ Deb Joelle’s book, Restoring Harmony, was spotted in the wild today and Bri Meets Books sent her a picture from her phone! The Romantic Times gave Deb Joelle’s Restoring Harmony 4…

Sunday, May 9, 2010
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News flash: February 21

REDBOOK Magazine picks The Opposite of Me by Deb Sarah as a”Bookmark” selection for its March issue! Writes REDBOOK: “As early as elementary school, it was crystal clear: Alex was the pretty twin, Lindsey was the smart one. And since then, they’ve shaped their lives around those labels. So what happens when the piece of your life that most strongly defines you is challenged? With her smart, soulful novel, author…

Sunday, February 21, 2010
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Until We Meet Again by Deb Meredith

Has it been a year? Are you sure? It seems just yesterday that we started our debutante year. I had no idea how funny and wonderful the debs are–or how much I would enjoy their writing. I still had ambitious plans for a west coast tour. I was busy trying to assimilate all the information I was getting from more experienced writers about the do’s and don’ts of book touring…

Wednesday, August 26, 2009
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Time+Discipline+Creativity-Procrastination=Book (I hope) by Deb Meredith

I used to think I was highly organized and extremely disciplined. I finished a screenplay every year. I regularly went through my closets and bookshelves and gave away stuff I no longer wanted or used. Birthday cards got mailed, and Christmas shopping got done. I kept neat to do lists. Everything was under control. And then I had a kid. Here’s what I learned post-child: sometimes it’s better to go…

Wednesday, August 19, 2009
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Marooned with Lots to Read by Deb Meredith

When I was twelve years old, I won a Desert Island Disks contest on the radio. They picked my letter out of the stack (I deliberately used some garish stationary) and played my five favorite songs on the radio. The prize? Tickets to see Los Lobos at a time I couldn’t go. Oh, well. It was a thrill to be picked. As to what songs were on the list, I…

Wednesday, August 12, 2009
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Oprah? I hardly know yah! by Deb Meredith

My first book came out this year—POSED FOR MURDER. Despite all the excitement around my anticipated debut, Oprah did not call me and ask me to come on her show. I did, however, appear on a local TV show in Fairfax. The experience reminded me why I went to film school in the first place. I like to be behind the camera (directing preferably) rather then in the hot seat….

Wednesday, August 5, 2009
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A personality jumble by Deb Meredith

When faced with a choice, I usually gravitate to “neither.” I really don’t like to be categorized or to think of everything as black and white or either/or. And so my answer to whether I’m an introvert, an extrovert or neither is, as it is with many other choices, “it depends.” Introvert? Let’s see… I like to spend time alone. I need to spend a little time alone everyday (a…

Wednesday, July 29, 2009
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