News Flash: Updates from the Debs, past and present

We send our thanks to Lori Rader-Day for being our guest yesterday on The Debutante Ball. If you haven’t already, pick up a copy of THE DAY I DIED this Tuesday or enter to win a copy by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet: RT to Enter! Interview w/ @LoriRaderDay + #DebBallGiveaway of…
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Interview with Former Deb Lori Rader-Day + #DebBallGiveaway of THE DAY I DIED

It is such a pleasure to welcome back former Debutante Lori Rader-Day!! In honor of the release of her new book THE DAY I DIED, Lori will be our special guest today, giving us the scoop on her latest novel and much more!   THE DAY I DIED is the story of Anna Winger, a handwriting expert hired…
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News Flash: Debs meet up, trade reviews, & giveaway!

We have two fun giveaways going right now … To win a copy of Ilene Wong’s NONE OF THE ABOVE be sure to check out her visit to the Ball and leave a comment for your chance to win a copy of her book! And because we like to give readers a chance to read…
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News Flash: Revisions and Secrets

Congratulations to Cat Kessler, winner of NO PLACE TO FALL by guest author Jaye Robin Brown! Check back next Sunday for this week’s winner of WHEN REASON BREAKS by guest author Cindy Rodriguez … From the 2015 Debs: Colleen Oakley is diligently working on her next novel, and (im)patiently waiting for these twins to be born!…
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News Flash: News We Can’t Share, Chicago Deep Dish, and a Deb Ball Meet-Up!

Congratulations to Kathy Roberts, winner of WE CAN WORK IT OUT by guest author Elizabeth Eulberg! Check back next Sunday for this week’s winner of THE MAGICIAN’S LIE by guest author Greer McAllister … From the 2015 Debs: Colleen Oakley is hard at work on her next novel, and trying hard not to obsess over sales numbers…
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News Flash: Keeping in Touch with the Deb Class of 2014

This isn’t a final goodbye, but a fare-thee-well until we next meet online (or maybe in person!). And, this probably isn’t news to anyone: We’re going to miss being Debs and miss all of you. Keep in touch by bookmarking the individual blogs of all the 2014 Debs: Lisa Alber has just reprised her blog….
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What I Loved? A Top Ten List

What I loved about being a debut author? Oh, just everything. I loved being a Deb. I loved talking with readers and other writers. I loved that day I typed “the end” and I especially loved the day I knew my book would be published. I loved so much about the experience that I need…
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News Flash: Salons, Conferences, Events, and Paree

Congrats to Jenna, who won a signed copy of A PINCH OF OOH LA LA from Renee Swindle!   From the 2014 Debs…   Lisa Alber is having a blast at Killer Nashville. Also, silly her, she likes that her bio was included on the Left Coast Crime Crimelandia committee page. Fun to be helping out with…
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Little Pretty Things for Everyone: A Second Book Gets a First Draft

Update on the second book? You want an update? YOU GET AN UPDATE. “The. End.” Typing that Sunday night, last night—after so much thrashing and kvetching—is as satisfying as it gets. Oh, don’t get me wrong. It’s a steaming pile right now. I look forward to revision, for the chance to make it something you’d…
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Hindsight Isn’t 20/20 on a Work in Progress

Hindsight? My launch was less than a month ago. I haven’t looked in the rearview mirror yet because I’m still barreling down the highway. And if that metaphorical highway looks anything like the roads I’ve been traveling in real life this week, there are construction hazards blocking half the lanes. Back to the metaphor? I…
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