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The LIMELIGHT Timeline: Piece of cake? Not exactly.

Question: So you’ve published your first novel, SMALL ADMISSIONS. I hear you’re working on a second. Has it been easier this time around? I hear the second book is a piece of cake. Answer: A piece of cake? Seriously? Ha. LIMELIGHT TIMELINE April 2015: Sign contract for SMALL ADMISSIONS! Yay! Celebrate. May 2015: Time to start…
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The Second Time Around

This week the Debs are talking about what’s ahead–second books.  A few days ago I wrote the last word on the first draft of a book called THE SECRET CHEF, about Bartolomeo Scappi, the cuoco segreto (literally secret chef but meaning private chef) to several Renaissance cardinals and a few Popes. It’s a different era…
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News Flash: Writing those pesky second books and more

Congratulations to Jennifer, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of THE DISTANCE HOME by Orly Konig. We were thrilled to have former Deb Aya De Leon as our guest yesterday. If you haven’t already, pick up a copy of THE BOSS 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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News Flash: Salons, Conferences, Events, and Paree

Congrats to Jenna, who won a signed copy of A PINCH OF OOH LA LA from Renee Swindle!   From the 2014 Debs…   Lisa Alber is having a blast at Killer Nashville. Also, silly her, she likes that her bio was included on the Left Coast Crime Crimelandia committee page. Fun to be helping out with…
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Whose Bright Idea Was It to Talk About Staying Creative? Probably Mine.

This week’s topic is…staying creative? Oh, boy. When the Debs chose our topics for the year oh-so-long ago, this topic probably seemed like a homerun. Easy peasy, we must have thought to ourselves. Smug bitches. Not so smug anymore: I now report to you from a writing desert so vast and desolate that I fear…
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