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Waiting to Exhale: How I Got an Agent & a Book Deal

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Here’s what I’ve learned about The Call: it never happens when you think it will. Sure, we dream about it. When I started querying agents I’d fantasize about it happening every. single. time my phone rang. Every single time my phone notified me of an incoming email. Life became a constant game of “Is this…
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News Flash: Secrets, ARCs, and a First Good Review

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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…
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News Flash: Publicists, Retreats, and Broken Arms

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From the 2014 Debs… Heather Webb had a great (and long) chat with her publicist for the first time! She’s totally psyched to be working with the Plume team for the launch of Becoming Josephine. Lisa Alber is so excited about her book cover that she’s giving away a $50 Amazon gift certificate to a…
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Newsflash: August 18, 2013

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From the 2013 Debs… Deb Kerry: Will be participating in an event for local authors at the Tri-Cities Barnes and Noble on Saturday August 24, from noon to 2 pm. Deb Susan was interviewed this morning on Austin’s KAZI FM 88.7 with Hopeton Hay. She had a fantastic time! Past Deb News  Advance congratulations to Deb…
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Deb Susan’s Journey is Full of Stars

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So far this week, my Debutante Sisters have talked about how the writing journey is solitary, constantly changing, complicated, and a thing to be savored. Now for something completely different. In many ways, the debut author’s journey has much in common with Arthur C. Clarke’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. The hapless author gets into her…
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