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News Flash: Sleep deprivation, updates & a GIVEAWAY!

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Congratulations to Carolsue Anderson, winner of THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY by guest author Bethany Chase! Check back next Sunday for this week’s winner THE WALLS AROUND US by guest author Nova Ren Suma …     From the 2015 Debs: Colleen Oakley is incredibly happy, and also incredibly sleep deprived! #TWINS Amy E. Reichert…
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Awesome Editor Emilia Rhodes Talks Must-Have Author Traits, Books She Covets and Tiny Pretty Things

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Today I have the great honor of introducing you all to my editor at HarperTeen, Emilia Rhodes! Emilia came on board as editor for TINY PRETTY THINGS just as we were wrapping up book one, and we really got to work together as we hashed out the plot for book two — a five-hour brainstorming session…
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Meet Kate Dresser – Editor Extraordinaire

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Here’s a crazy thing about publishing – you are often required to work with people you have never meet in person and trust them with your life’s work. It’s a little unnerving. But I had nothing to worry about. Kate Dresser is a manuscript whisperer – she knew where I wanted to take my story before I did….
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News Flash: Cover Talk, Twin Watch 2015 & a Giveaway!

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Congratulations to Fernando Avila, winner of DOVE ARISING by guest author Karen Bao! Check back next Sunday for this week’s winners (two books to giveaway!) of THE LAST BREATH by guest author Kimberly Belle …     From the 2015 Debs: Colleen Oakley is psyched that her agent sold rights for BEFORE I GO to Korea!…
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Kimberly Belle on happiness, THE LAST BREATH & a giveaway!

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We’re thrilled to have Kimberly Belle — author of the suspenseful and emotionally charged THE LAST BREATH (Harlequin MIRA) — with us as this week’s debut guest author! Here’s the blurb: Humanitarian aid worker Gia Andrews chases disasters around the globe for a living. It’s the perfect lifestyle to keep her far away from her…
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News Flash: Cake, Pie, and Muffins

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Congratulations to Rhonda Lomazow, winner of LITTLE BLACK LIES by guest author Sandra Block! Check back next Sunday for this week’s winner of DOVE ARISING by guest author Karen Bao …     From the 2015 Debs: Colleen Oakley had a short work week, since three days of rain kept her children home with her (here…
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News Flash: Vacations, Revisions & a Writers Retreat!

newsCongratulations to Annie Aizon, winner of WHEN REASON BREAKS by guest author Cindy Rodriguez!

Check back next Sunday for this week’s winner of LITTLE BLACK LIES by guest author Sandra Block …

 

 

From the 2015 Debs:

Colleen Oakley is just thrilled she survived winter break — a week at her home with her 4 and 2-year-old. Otherwise, she’s been busy attending book clubs for BEFORE I GO, working on book 2, and making plans for more bookstore signings after the twins get here (any day now!).

Amy E. Reichert is freshly returned from a lovely vacation in the Florida Keys with the family (and binge reading) and ready to attack revisions.

Karma Brown is stress baking muffins and trying not to ruin the batter with her revision, darling-killer tears…(on a less dramatic note, book 2 is coming together nicely, thanks for asking.)

Sona Charaipotra is thrilled to share the first official TINY PRETTY THINGS trade review, from KIRKUS — and they didn’t hate it! YAY! 

Shelly King is gearing up to celebrate the Dutch release of THE MOMENT OF EVERYTHING retitled DE LEESTIP. Tell your friends in the Netherlands!

 

From past Debs:

Former Debs (and multi-published, awesome authors) Heather Webb (Class of 2014) and Susan Spann (Class of 2013) are leading a writing and tour retreat in Galway, Ireland this summer (August 16-23, 2015)!

(Writing retreat & the luck of the Irish? Yes, please!)

Take an inspirational pilgrimage to the land of myth, mystery and magic, while embracing the opportunity to enrich your writing, meet like-minded individuals, and realize your creative dreams. Your tour package will include private conferences, group classes, workshops, and individual partial manuscript critique, even publishing and marketing advice. Please check the website for more information!

Natalia Sylvester (Class of 2014) is excited to be joining the faculty at Regis University in Denver to teach fiction for the new low-res MFA program! Registration is now open for the 2016 year. ​Congratulations, Natalia!

Fancy seeing you here! Former Debs Heather Webb and Natalia Sylvester met up in Houston, TX for Heather’s reading of RODIN’S LOVER. Lucky gals!

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News Flash: Second Books & a Giveaway!

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Congratulations to Susan Breece, winner of THE MAGICIAN’S LIE by guest author Greer Macallister! Check back next Sunday for this week’s winner of NO PLACE TO FALL by guest author Jaye Robin Brown … From the 2015 Debs: Colleen Oakley is diligently working on book 2, while waiting for these babies to come! Amy E. Reichert…
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A Side of Real Life with my Fiction, Please…

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When my husband was reading an early draft of COME AWAY WITH ME, it wasn’t long before he turned to me and asked, “So, I’m Gabe, right?” (Yes, but only the good parts, naturally …*wink wink*) Gabe is fictional, of course he is. But there is a lot of my husband in him – from…
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News Flash: News We Can’t Share, Chicago Deep Dish, and a Deb Ball Meet-Up!

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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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