What Sophomore Book?

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

This week we’re blogging about our second book efforts. I’m here to weigh in as the Deb Ball Team slacker! Yes, I’m the only one of the five who does not have a second book in at least a completed draft form… …and I’m okay with that. I’ve already written a few times here about my struggle to write my follow-up memoir to Caged Eyes. I believe in this second…

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The LIMELIGHT Timeline: Piece of cake? Not exactly.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

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 thinking about that new book! Do that, meaning… sit and think. Gaze off into space….

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The Second Time Around

Monday, August 7, 2017

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 than FEAST OF SORROW, which is set in ancient Rome, so it meant that I…

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News Flash: Writing those pesky second books and more

Sunday, June 4, 2017

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/ @AyadeLeon and #DebBallGiveaway of #TheBoss! https://t.co/tkxD1rhggG — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall) June 3, 2017 News…

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2017: The Year of the Second Book

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

  I’m going to finish my second book this year. No, really, I will. Yes, I’m serious. Yes, I said that last year. Yeah, okay, I said that the year before. It’s different this time. Some days I’m frustrated with myself that yet another year has passed and I haven’t finished my follow-up memoir, the recovery half of my story, the story of how climbing Colorado’s highest peaks helped me…

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News Flash: Salons, Conferences, Events, and Paree

Sunday, August 24, 2014

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 that conference coming up in Portland in March, 2015! Susan Gloss says “pinch me!” As part…

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Whose Bright Idea Was It to Talk About Staying Creative? Probably Mine.

Monday, June 9, 2014

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 to tell you about it. It’s embarrassing, is what it is. It’s not as though…

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