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News Flash: Vacation weekends, a book signing, & a Giveaway!

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Congratulations to Beth Weaver and Michele Bosc, winners of e-book copies of Roni Loren’s NICE GIRLS DON’T RIDE! Check back next Sunday for this week’s winner of guest author Lori Nelson Spielman’s SWEET FORGIVENESS… Reminder: We’re still taking applications for the Deb Class of 2016! You have until July 17th to submit your application. Looking forward…
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Lori Nelson Spielman on SWEET FORGIVENESS, Perseverance, & a Giveaway!

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One of the most amazing things about joining the wild world of publishing is how much support I’ve received, especially from “been there, done that, have learned some stuff” authors who have kindly shared their time and wisdom. And international bestselling author Lori Nelson Spielman is at the top of that list — I’m convinced…
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On Reviews: Pull Up Your Big Girl Panties & Deal with It (she tells herself)

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I have a plan, and (soon) I’m going to stick to it. It’s this: “Don’t read the reviews.” I say “soon” because I’ve already cheated. COME AWAY WITH ME has some reviews, and to date I’ve read each one. So far, and for the most part, the reviews have been amazing and positive and I’ve…
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News Flash: Book Launches, Paperback release, & Giveaway!

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Congratulations to Beth Weaver, winner of our BIG summer Deb Ball reading pack (THE MOMENT OF EVERYTHING, BEFORE I GO, TINY PRETTY THINGS, THE COINCIDENCE OF COCONUT CAKE, COME AWAY WITH ME)! Check back next Sunday for this week’s winners of guest author Roni Loren’s NICE GIRLS DON’T RIDE! Reminder: We’re still taking applications for the…
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NYT Bestselling author Roni Loren, CALL ON ME, & a Giveaway!

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We’re thrilled to welcome New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Roni Loren to the Ball this week! If you haven’t read one of Roni’s books (her series has 8 books and 3 novellas) yet, well, you don’t know what you’re missing. I was an erotica virgin until Roni, and now there’s no looking…
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News Flash: (More) Revisions, (More) Writing & a BIG Deb giveaway!

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Congratulations to Christy Staude, winner of THE PERFECT SON by Barbara Claypole White! Check back next Sunday for this week’s winner of our BIG summer DEB BALL reading pack (THE MOMENT OF EVERYTHING, BEFORE I GO, TINY PRETTY THINGS, THE COINCIDENCE OF COCONUT CAKE, COME AWAY WITH ME) … Simply leave a comment below to…
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Want to curate creativity? Be curious, go running, don’t ditch the bad ideas.

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I’ve had this blog post sitting on my desktop — unwritten aside from title — for two days now. The original title? CREATIVITY. Pretty creative, eh? Because here’s the thing about creativity…at least MY creativity…it’s usually flowing strong but not always in the direction it needs to be going. As I write this I have…
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Tips to Destress Your Writing Life

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Every writer dreams of a point in her career where she has a book coming out, one in revisions, and one still in dream stages. This point requires guest posts, party planning, and book club visits. People want to hear about her book, they want to talk about how she wrote it, and they want to buy it. It’s…
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News Flash: BookExpo, Revisions & a TINY PRETTY THINGS Giveaway!

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Congratulations to Claudia Rivera, winner of THE RAINY SEASON by guest author Maggie Messitt! Check back next Sunday for this week’s winner of TINY PRETTY THINGS by our very own Deb, Sona Charaipotra …   From the 2015 Debs: Colleen Oakley has sent the first half of her new WIP to her agent and is anxiously…
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NEWS FLASH: BEA, “Best Of” Book Lists, & a Giveaway!

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Congratulations to Christina Li, winner of Renee Ahdieh’s THE WRATH AND THE DAWN! Check back next Sunday for this week’s winner of THE RAINY SEASON by guest author Maggie Messitt …   From the 2015 Debs: Colleen Oakley is thrilled that Pop Sugar named BEFORE I GO as one of the Best Books of 2015 (so…
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