News Flash: Updates from the Debs, past and present

Sunday, April 9, 2017

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 THE DAY I DIED https://t.co/OQSJ7n43rn pic.twitter.com/B7P1crWBGx — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall) April 8, 2017 BIG…

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News Flash: Keep in Touch with the 2015 Debs!

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Congrats to Mitzi Vincent, winner of Deb Karma Brown’s debut, COME AWAY WITH ME! Please return next Saturday for the Deb class of 2016’s first guest, Carolina De Robertis — author of THE GODS OF TANGO — and a giveaway! Rather than a final goodbye (we can’t cope), we’re going to say, “See you later!” Because — in case it still needs to be said —  we’re going to miss being Debs and miss all of you….

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It’s Not Really Goodbye … more, “See you later!”

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

I have been trying to write this post for five days, which is four days longer than I usually take to write a post. I’m generally okay with goodbyes, having been trained by my large extended family to take as long as necessary to say goodbye to a roomful of people without complaint. However, I am incredibly stubborn when I need to do something I’m not ready to. And I’m…

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Farewell, Dear Reader

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

I have always loved fall. Despite the upcoming dark of winter (another favorite time for me), fall always seems like a fresh start — I’m sure it’s related to the school year beginning. It’s the time to get organized, to make new lists, and climb new mountains. Last year at this time, I was turning in revisions, ramping up for Pitch Wars (I was a mentor), and diving into my year…

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News Flash: BIG (secret) news, Celebrity Sighting, & a Giveaway!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Congratulations to Rhonda Lomazow, winner of guest author Sonja Yoerg’s MIDDLE OF SOMEWHERE! Check back next Sunday for the winner of Deb Karma Brown’s debut, COME AWAY WITH ME … From the 2015 Debs: Colleen Oakley got news last week. BIG news. Like, super ridiculously HUGE news! But… she can’t share it yet. Stay tuned on her FB page for announcement soon. And if you’re in Atlanta, make sure you come out to the Decatur Book…

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Five Reasons You Need to Read COME AWAY WITH ME Now!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Brava to Karma Brown for writing such a beautiful book. I put off reading this story for a long time because I knew I would cry — and I need to be in the right mind set for that kind of book. Then I had my own launch, then revisions, and all of a sudden I had two days to read her book. Eep! But I didn’t need to worry,…

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News Flash: Events, International Cover Fun & a Giveaway!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Congratulations to Alexis Larkin, winner of guest author Vicki Lesage’s CONFESSIONS OF A PARIS PARTY GIRL! Check back next Sunday for the winner of guest author Sonja Yoerg’s MIDDLE OF SOMEWHERE … From the 2015 Debs: Colleen Oakley had a great event at the Bookmiser in Roswell, Georgia last week. They still have a few signed copies if anyone missed the event and wants to pick one up! She’s very much looking forward to the Decatur Book…

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Break Out the Good Stuff — Again with Sonja Yoerg + Giveaway of MIDDLE OF SOMEWHERE

Saturday, August 22, 2015

I met Sonja Yoerg through the Tall Poppies – a wonderful group of women authors who support one another, and, if I’m being honest, Sonja is (insert expletive) amazing. She’s funny, generous, and so very smart. And her books, HOUSE BROKEN and MIDDLE OF SOMEWHERE are just the same. Right now, her debut, HOUSE BROKEN, is an ebook steal on most sites. Click here for a the links! Sonja’s second book, MIDDLE…

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Seven Awesome Things About Being a Debut Author

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

A year ago, my debut path had just begun, the ink was barely dry on my contract, and I didn’t even know my release date — let alone know what the cover would look like. Fast forward to today — my book released four weeks ago, and life is kind of the same and completely different. Sure, there’s been a lot of stress, but there have been so many amazing…

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News Flash: Summer fun, Writing fun, & a Giveaway!

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Congratulations to Vickie P. and Carol Boyer, winners of guest author Adria Cimino’s PARIS, RUE DES MARTYRS e-books! Check back next Sunday for the winner of guest author Vicki Lesage’s CONFESSIONS OF A PARIS PARTY GIRL…     From the 2015 Debs: Colleen Oakley is excited that she’s been asked to speak at the Decatur Book Festival on a panel with Patti Callahan Henry! For all of her upcoming appearances, check out the events page on her website….

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