[News Flash] March 1, 2021

Monday, March 1, 2021

A DOOR BETWEEN US by Ehsaneh Sadr was included in BookTrib’s list of #ownvoices diverse books from authentic voices. Way to go Ehsaneh!   Lyn Liao Butler is doing a giveaway of some GORGEOUS bookmarks featuring the cover of her forthcoming debut, THE TIGER MOM’S TALE. Go to her Instagram page to learn how to enter!   THE FROZEN CROWN by Greta Kelly is available as an audiobook! Harper360YA has…


[News Flash] February 22, 2021

Monday, February 22, 2021

Lyn Liao Butler’s agent, Rachel Brooks joined us last week to speak about life on the other side of the query letter. Thanks to Rachel for her great advice! You can read the interview here. And make sure to preorder Lyn’s forthcoming debut, THE TIGER MOM’S TALE! Look out for an upcoming interview with Ellen Birkett Morris this week about her novel, LOST GIRLS. Ellen will be Queen Bee on…


[News Flash] February 15, 2021

Monday, February 15, 2021

Many thanks for Barbara Conrey for joining us this week to talk about her bestselling novel, NOWHERE NEAR GOODBYE. Read the full interview here. Ehsaneh Sadr, author of A DOOR BETWEEN US, spoke with Ava Homa this week about her novel, DAUGHTERS OF SMOKE AND FIRE. Watch the interview on our Instagram page.     Bridgerton novelist, Julia Quinn, recommends WILD WOMEN AND THE BLUES by Denny S. Bryce on…


The autodidact’s reading list

Thursday, February 11, 2021

I’ve written previously about how I have an MBA, not an MFA. And how that didn’t work out so great for me. So when I was unemployed and stuck in a tiny apartment while raising a newborn baby, it wasn’t a great time to contemplate going back to school for yet another masters degree. Plus, I reasoned, I’d always been told I was a great writer. How hard could it…


[News Flash] February 7, 2021

Sunday, February 7, 2021

Elizabeth Everett joined us this week to talk about A LADY’S FORMULA FOR LOVE, out next week. Elizabeth will be launching her book February 9th live on Instagram, as well as participating in a Galentine’s Day Celebration on February 13. Read our interview with Elizabeth here. Both Lyn Liao Butler and Denny S. Bryce were profiled in Forbes this week, talking about what it’s like to be a debut author…


[News Flash] January 31, 2021

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Many thanks to Mary Keliikoa for joining us this week to speak about her novel, DERAILED, which was nominated for a Lefty Award for best debut novel. Read the interview here. And congratulations to Ehsaneh Sadr – A DOOR BETWEEN US was mentioned in Political Violence At A Glance’s list of best Political Violence Fiction.     Kensington is hosting another giveaway of WILD WOMEN AND THE BLUES by Denny…


Celebrating the small stuff

Thursday, January 28, 2021

It feels a little funny to be writing about milestones and celebrations before my book comes out. It almost sounds like the kind of article I’d write 30 years from now, when I’ve got a shelf full of bestsellers, a trophy case jammed with awards, and a desk built to look like my celebrated novels. What’s that last thing, you ask? I’m sorry, has no one shown you what Danielle…


[News Flash] January 25, 2021

Monday, January 25, 2021

MONA AT SEA by Elizabeth Gonzalez James and THE TIGER MOM’S TALE by Lyn Liao Butler were included in Frolic’s list of debuts to add to your TBR pile. Way to go ladies!   Buzzfeed included Greta Kelly’s debut, THE FROZEN CROWN in their 21 Fantasy Books To Get Excited About This Winter. And Greta was interviewed by Shelf Awareness this week to talk about her favorite authors and books….


[News Flash] January 17, 2021

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Congratulations to Greta Kelly! Her debut, THE FROZEN CROWN released this week! Not only is Jodi Picoult looking forward to reading it, but Bustle named it one of their most anticipated books of January! Watch Ehsaneh Sadr interview Greta about her debut at our Instagram account!   Ehsaneh Sadr interviewed Julie Carrick Dalton about her debut, WAITING FOR THE NIGHTSONG, out this week. Read the interview here. More buzz for…


I left my heart in Corpus Christi

Thursday, January 14, 2021

My fellow Debs and I are blogging this week about our favorite types of scenes to write, and it made me think of something George Saunders said once about how you should always write into your strengths. Saunders claims he’s not great at plot (methinks he’s being a touch humble), and so when he writes, he emphasizes his characters, or setting, or whatever, in order to make up for the…