Fear is the Mother of Foresight, or OMG I’m Going to Be Published!


This week, in prep for Halloween, the Debs are writing about their biggest fears about publishing.  The quote in the headline comes from Thomas Hardy in his “A Laodicean.” I found it apt for this post. Why? Because I’m a worry-wart. I probably should have added that to my confessions post,. I over-think nearly most…
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10 Fun Facts about Louise and The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living

The City Baker's Guide to Country Living by Louise Miller

I can sing, word for word, almost every song that has appeared in a Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers movie Late bloomers, take note: I started writing THE CITY BAKER’S GUIDE TO COUNTRY LIVING when I was 38, sold the novel when I was 44, and it is being published when I am 45. I…
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Dear Debut Author


Dear Debut Author, First off, congratulations! You have sold your first book! Your dream is coming true! Ahead of you is an absolutely thrilling, roller coaster of a year (or two), filled to the brim with new experiences and new people. You will do all the things that only writers daydream about—you will get your…
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Louise Is Shocked She Kept Her Resolutions!


It’s exactly the half-way point of the year, and this week we are revisiting our New Years resolutions. I love that we celebrate the Year with fireworks, and happen to celebrate the mid-point with fireworks too. I am all about fireworks. I felt a little nervous to look back at my resolutions, because this year…
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News Flash–Fireworks Edition

News Flash

  Congratulations to Brandi Megan Grannett, winner of Katherine Ozment’s GRACE WITHOUT GOD. Check back next week, where we will announce the winner of this weeks giveaway, J. Ryan Stradal’s KITCHENS OF THE GREAT MIDWEST! From the 2016 Debs: Louise Miller has had a happy week. She booked her launch party venue, sent out invitations, and is…
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Interview with THE BOOK OF SPECULATION author Erika Swyler, and a BOOK GIVEAWAY!


I can’t remember how I first met Erika Swyler. I know it was online, because we haven’t met yet in person. I think I was probably fan-girling over her marvelous debut, THE BOOK OF SPECULATION, which was one of my absolute favorite books last year. It was also one of TARGET’S favorite books–they chose it…
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Adventures in Publishing


adventure noun ad·ven·ture \əd-ˈven-chər\ An exciting or very unusual experience. Participation in exciting undertakings or enterprises. A bold, usually risky undertaking; hazardous action of uncertain outcome. A commercial or financial speculation of any kind; venture. I am not a super adventurous person. I like my trips planned. I like to budget my money. I like…
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Books > Authors > Women > Louise

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  Something you should know about me: I am not a big fan of categorization. Of course I am made up of all sorts of sortable facts. You can put me in the female subgroup and the writers subgroup and the cat owners subgroup and the old time banjo players subgroup and the people who…
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