Agent Interview with Brandi Bowles: A Comprehensive Look at What Makes Her Accept or Reject a Manuscript


I’m so excited to welcome my agent, Brandi Bowles of Foundry Literary + Media, to The Ball today. Brandi and I met nearly four years ago at the Writers’ League of Texas Agents & Editors Conference in Austin, Texas, when I pitched her my book during a one-on-session. In those short ten minutes (and in…
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Story of a Book Launch, in Pictures

I’m still coming off the wild ride of the launch for VINTAGE last week. It’s far too early for me to be able to sum it up into a pithy list of dos and don’ts. But I can provide you with a peek at my week in pictures!

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Things You Need to Do (And Don’t Need to Do) Before A Book Launch

Keep Calm and Carry On - 2011-04-08

I’m having one of those days in which this is suddenly starting to feel very, very real. Which is amazing and wonderful, but also slightly (okay, very) terrifying. When you’re two months away from your book launch, things you’ve always dreamed about start happening. You confirm readings at your favorite bookstores. You start seeing your…
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The Final Countdown: On the Launch Pad, Engines Lit


We’re sorry to report that we don’t have a book launch for you this week. I know. You were becoming accustomed to the buzz you were getting from our unique brand of energy drink. But we’re not done launching books. In June, we’ll let Natalia’s book into the world, and in July, it’s my turn…
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News Flash: VINTAGE Week, To-do Lists & Recuperation


Congrats to Mary who won a signed copy of KILMOON from Lisa Alber! From the 2014 Debs… Susan Gloss had a fabulous launch week for VINTAGE, topped off with a book party last night. Guests came in their finest vintage attire and Susan signed loads of books. Pictures soon! Lori Rader-Day spoke at her alma mater,…
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