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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Adieu, I’ll Be Seeing You….

Thursday, September 3, 2015

So Karma worked on her post for five days. And I forgot that today was my FINAL Thursday here on the Ball. I am hanging my head in shame. But honestly, I think that the whole idea of saying goodbye to this debut journey and all the lovelies I’ve met here was just too much. So much that I kicked that pesky little thought right out of my head. It’s…

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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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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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5 More Reasons to Read COME AWAY WITH ME!

Thursday, 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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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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6 AWESOME Things About Being A Debut

Thursday, August 20, 2015

We’ve talked so much this past year about the ups and downs of the publishing journey — it’s a wild ride for sure. But this week on the Ball, as we come to the end of our debut years, we’re talking about what it was that made it so amazing. Because amidst the craziness, it’s often hard to remember just how truly privileged we are to share our stories with…

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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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Book Two, WhoooHooo!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

YAY for second books! It’s so fun hearing about everyone’s sophomore efforts — and seeing how different the process has been for each of us. For Dhonielle and I, our contract was a two-book set up — but we didn’t know until after our first editorial meeting whether the second book would be a companion novel, sequel or something else altogether. Luckily, it was a sequel, and that’s what D…

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News Flash: Introducing the Class of 2016, other news, & a giveaway!

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Congratulations to Susan Roberts, winner of Katie Rose Guest Pryal’s ENTANGLEMENT! Check back next Sunday for the winner of guest author Adria Cimino’s PARIS, RUE DES MARTYRS… Okay, before we got to our news this week, we’d like to introduce you to the Deb class of 2016! Now, you’ll still be stuck with us for another few weeks, but then we’ll be passing the baton (and posts, and news flashes, and publishing news fun…) over to the…

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