If Only I Had Known

July 10, 2017

Calling Debut Authors! Now Accepting Applications for the 2018 Debutante Ball! Read this post to learn more. Hurry! THE DEADLINE IS JULY 28! This week the Debs are discussing how hindsight is 20/20. “To paraphrase Oedipus, Hamlet, Lear, and all those guys, “I wish I had known this some time ago.” ― Roger Zelazny, Sign of the Unicorn This last year has been a crazy one in the world of…

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New Year’s Resolution Check-in – ROCKING IT

July 3, 2017

This week the Debs are checking in to see where we are with those resolutions we set forth during the first week of January. Ok, here is what I resolved. Read 75+ books this year. Finish THE SECRET CHEF. Spit out a bunch of bylines about the world of ancient Rome and Apicius. That book promotion thing. Promote the hell out of FEAST OF SORROW. I can safely say that…

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Shameless Self-Promotion? A Lesson Learned, Not Once But Twice

November 20, 2014

Way back when I was just a young thing, fresh out of college and braving the wilds of New York, I got a job at a magazine that shall remain nameless here (but if you know me, you know which one — and it’s not hard to figure it out). I worked my ass off at that magazine. I fact-checked, I researched, I interviewed people, I reported, I wrote, and…

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3 (and a half) Simple Truths I’ve Learned About Marketing & PR

January 21, 2014

In my other life, my day job, if you will, I work in marketing. In a previous life, I worked at a PR firm and later, as an editor at a magazine. Who knew my previous work experience would be such a huge help as the launch for Chasing the Sun approaches? It’s not that any of this is made any easier, or less overwhelming, as I think of ways…

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Who Me? Stressed? TERRY SHAMES Talks Book Promotion + GIVEAWAY of THE LAST DEATH OF JACK HARBIN

January 18, 2014

We’re excited to introduce you to Terry Shames, whose bestselling debut, A KILLING ON COTTON HILL, came out last year to great acclaim. Her second novel, THE LAST DEATH OF JACK HARBIN just launched and we’re hearing the buzz big time. Woohoo! Terry’s books are set in small-town Texas and feature ex-chief of police Samuel Craddock. In The Last Death of Jack Harbin, the chief of police is out of…

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