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Lady in Waiting

“Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.” – Groucho Marx Writers, especially debut writers, universally agree that the pacing of the publishing world is glacial. There have been many times I’ve thought the day would never come that my book would hit the shelves. Like I’ve actually worried I might die of old age…
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The Secret to Writing Is Simple

This week the Debs are writing about our experience of time: time writing books and the publishing timeline.  The venerable Dorothy Parker said a lot of witty things, most of which I either identify with or just plain adore. She has a few witty quips about writing in particular which I identify with: “If you…
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Newsflash – The Post-Thanksgiving Post

Congratulations to Rebecca Thomson for winning Georgia Clark’s online book marketing course THE PRO-ACTIVE AUTHOR. Jenni L. Walsh is thrilled that BECOMING BONNIE has been included in a 2017 Most Anticipated list! Read her interview with A Glass of Wine and enter for your chance to win an early copy of BECOMING BONNIE, along with Bonnie and…
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That’s What Friends Are For…

GREETINGS FROM SOUTH AFRICA! If you’re reading this, I’m currently in Cape Town, taking a tour of Robben Island. A place where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned during the fight to end Apartheid. Mandela’s spent 18 years here doing hard manual labor, breaking rocks into gravel in a lime quarry, yet still continued the fight by organizing…
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So Many Thanks To My Book Village

This Thanksgiving week, the Debutantes are expressing their thanks.  Like Crystal mentioned in her post, the acknowledgments at the end of BECOMING BONNIE are going to give some specific shout outs, but on this day of thanks I wanted to acknowledge the fact that this book has been touched by so many wonderful people and…
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Heaps of Gratitude for Life’s Awesome Shit

In the opening scene of SMALL ADMISSIONS, the reader is told that life has thrown “a huge piece of shit” in the main character Kate’s face. I often feel as though life is throwing terrible shit at me, and I know that’s bratty because while life isn’t always easy, there’s still much to be grateful…
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“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.” ~ Cicero

This Thanksgiving week, the Debutantes are expressing their thanks.  I think that most authors will tell you that writing their acknowledgments is one of the most nerve-wracking parts of the publishing process. I hemmed and hawed and changed it at least 20 or 30 times. And I do worry. Are there people I forgot? There…
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News Flash: Readings and Roadtrips and a BIG #DebBallGiveaway!

Congratulations to Rhonda Lomazow for winning a copy of LAST WOMAN STANDING by Thelma Adams!  We send our thanks to Georgia Clark for being our guest on The Debutante Ball yesterday! If you haven’t already, please pick up a copy of her book,THE REGULARS. You can also enter a giveaway to win her online book marketing course The Pro-Active Author!…
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