News Flash: Keep in Touch with the 2015 Debs!

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!”

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

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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Launch week: Karma Brown Takes Deb Ball Interview + a Giveaway!

August 29, 2015

I’m now a four-day-old published author, and am still in that place where I can’t believe I have a book out in the wild. On the shelf. In readers hands. Wow. The other Debs have tried to tell me what it’s like, the days after publication, but it truly is one of those things you need to experience to understand. I am exhilarated. And a little drained. And slightly obsessed…

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COME AWAY WITH ME…OK, I’m In

August 28, 2015

You know that Beach Boys song, “God Only Knows Where I’d Be Without You”? I love that song. It’s an honest song. I thought seriously about it being our first dance song at our wedding. (We chose “Pride and Joy” by Stevie Ray Vaughn instead because we’re blues nerds.) It sounds so sweet and fluffy, but the lyrics are so stark. I may not always love you But long as…

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5 More Reasons to Read COME AWAY WITH ME!

August 27, 2015

Like my fellow Deb Amy, I sort of put off reading COME AWAY WITH ME for a while. I knew, with the inciting incident, that it would weigh heavily on me, and, of course, that crying was inevitable. I also knew that once I started reading it, the book would consume me. I wouldn’t be able to put it down. And of course I was right there, too. This is…

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5 Things You May Not Know About COME AWAY WITH ME

August 26, 2015

Well, it’s here. THE DAY has arrived. I’m a published author. I’ve now checked off bucket list item #34 – Write a novel and get it published. The book is out in the wild…which means people are reading it. (Thank you!) People I don’t know. Which is thrilling. And scary. And awesome. And scary. (Wait, did I already say that?) And through it all I’m a complex mix of excited, exhilarated, and exhausted,…

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

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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The One Book You MUST READ This Month

August 24, 2015

Tomorrow, Karma Brown’s COME AWAY WITH ME hits shelves! And this is one you don’t want to miss. Exploring the idea of life after loss, COME AWAY WITH ME is the story of Tegan Lawson and her husband Gabe who seemingly have it all— a great love and a baby on the way. And then a tragic accident changes all of that, causing a rift in their once-strong relationship. To…

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

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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