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“Three-ways are complicated” and other expert advice on dialogue

Calling Debut Authors! Now Accepting Applications for the 2018 Debutante Ball! Read this post to learn more. Hurry! THE DEADLINE IS JULY 28! The paperback edition of SMALL ADMISSIONS releases today, and I have been thinking a lot about what I’ve learned as a writer this year. Like, how have I grown and improved? In…
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4 Surprising (And Gratifying) Book Release Party Moments

This this the Debs are talking about book launches. I gotta say, the posts so far have been really informative. Crystal gave 10 tips for the best launch ever Amy hilariously listed out the dos and don’ts of a launch party Lynn talks about keeping it simple at a hometown reading And spoiler alert: Tiffany…
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It’s Your Party and You Can Cry if You Want To

Look, y’all, there are already enough pressures put upon authors. Don’t heap onto that pile needlessly, okay? I didn’t have a “launch party” per se; I had a hometown reading at my favorite local, independent bookseller the week Caged Eyes released. I kept it simple: One of my fellow Deb Ball rock stars helped me…
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It’s your LAUNCH PARTY. Don’t fuck it up.

  Amy’s Launch Party Dos and Don’ts Notify the bookstore in advance that you’re planning to have your launch there. They tend to be real party-poopers when you just show up with a margarita machine,a fajita grill, and a Mariachi band. Don’t go to someone else’s launch expecting to be able to co-host it. That…
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News Flash: Summer is here! Time for reading and writing

Congratulations to Rhonda Lomazow, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of THE BOSS by Aya de Leon. We were sp pleased to welcome Kaite Welsh as our guest yesterday. If you haven’t already, pick up a copy of THE WAGES OF SIN or enter to win a copy by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet: RT to Enter! Interview w/…
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Deb News Flash: BECOMING BONNIE Has Launched!

Congratulations to Rebecca Wasniak, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of FORKS, KNIVES AND SPOONS by Leah DeCesare. It was wonderful having sister Debutante Jenni L. Walsh as our guest yesterday. If you haven’t already, pick up a copy of BECOMING BONNIE or enter to win a copy by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet: RT to…
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Bring on the Giggle Juice

I’m Bonnelyn Parker! I’ve taken Jenni’s fun character test a few times now, and I can’t help it, each time I come up most similar to Bonnelyn. We’re both determined, grit-filled ladies (Is it okay I say so myself?), though maybe we’re both naïve at times too. We’re both flawed, to be sure. I’ve mentioned…
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Happy Pub Day, Jenni Walsh!!! BECOMING BONNIE Has Arrived!

Happy Pub Day, Jenni!! Today is THE BIG DAY for fellow Deb, dear friend, and loveliest of human beings Jenni L. Walsh – Congratulations, Jenni, on the publication of your wonderful debut novel BECOMING BONNIE!!! Jenni’s book is full of intrigue and entertainment: Jenni takes the reader along for the ride as Bonnelyn Parker discovers…
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News Flash: Busy Days, Busy Debs!

Congratulations to Jess Dimovski, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of FEAST OF SORROW by Crystal King. It was wonderful having Leah DeCesare as our guest yesterday on The Debutante Ball. If you haven’t already, pick up a copy of FORKS, KNIVES AND SPOONS or enter to win a copy by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following…
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Romans Had Refrigerators?? Feast of Sorrow Enlightens

It’s the morning after Feast of Sorrow’s book launch, and I bet Crystal is waking up thinking, “Holy Cr@p! My book is out!” Except, I don’t know, maybe she isn’t cursing to herself because she’s a slightly more polite person than I am! Don’t pinch yourself, Crystal! It’s real. Launch day arrived, and Feast of Sorrow is…
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