Newsflash: September 2, 2012

From the 2012 Debs… Deb Joanne has no writing/publishing related news of her own, but she would like to remind you to check out Deb Linda’s IN A FIX when it releases on Tuesday.  Deb Erika is heading to Naples, FL this week to be a part of the SIBA Show where she’ll be on the Saints & Sinners & Swimmers panel and discussing her upcoming release THE MERMAID COLLECTOR!…

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Deb Erika Always Wanted to be The Goodbye Girl (and a Golden Girl, too)

So, wait? It’s time to go? Really? Really really? Okay, deep breaths, Deb Erika. You can do this. And you know why I can? Because I know you readers are going to LOVE the new Debs of 2013, and I know we are leaving this gorgeous dance floor in their expert hands—(er, feet?). But I can’t lie. I’m going to miss this place. A whole lot. Those of you who’ve…

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Newsflash: August 26, 2012

Congrats to Sara, winner of a copy of Bringing In Finn! From the 2012 Debs… Deb Joanne doesn’t really have any big news this week, so she’s going to tell you go to order Deb Linda’s IN A FIX because you’re going to want it the second it officially releases in just DAYS. Deb Erika is seconding Deb Joanne’s news. Run, don’t walk (okay, maybe skip) to your nearest bookstore…

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Newsflash: August 19, 2012

Congrats to Jenny Ryan, winner of Nichole Bernier’s The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D! Congrats to Alyssa Susanna, winner of Gina Rosati’s Auracle prize pack! From the 2012 Debs… Deb Joanne is happy to be able to share the full review of SMALL MEDIUM AT LARGE from Quill and Quire, Canada’s national literary magazine. Also, if you’re in the Southern Ontario area, she’ll be signing books at the Burlington Indigo…

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Deb Erika Wants to Go Cold Turkey

Bad habits? Oh, I’ve got ‘em. Just ask my husband. (On second thought, don’t.) Since we’re tackling the subject of those bad habits this week at the Ball, I thought I’d delve into some bad writing habits that I am still trying to break. (I say trying in the event that these very same words and or/phrases should end up in one of my future novels.) There are certain words…

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Newsflash: August 12, 2012

From the 2012 Debs… Deb Joanne has booked an in-person event at the Indigo in Burlington, Ontario on Sunday, August 26th, at 1pm. If you’re in the area, she’d love to see you! Deb Erika was thrilled to announce this news from Publisher’s Marketplace: Author of Little Gale Gumbo and The Mermaid Collector, Erika Marks’ SHORELINES, about the loves and secrets in a small Cape Cod town, the restoration of…

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Deb Erika Had To Wait a Long Time To Hear Voices

If there is a Holy Grail in writing, I would say it’s finding one’s Voice. So why is it so elusive? Well, for one thing, it’s not something you can really describe, yet it’s something you MUST have to establish yourself as a writer—Um, huh? Much like the often-tossed-around term “High Concept” (which I am STILL not entirely sure I get, by the way) “Voice” can overwhelm and intimidate, terrify…

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Newsflash: August 5, 2012

Congrats to Megan Bostic, winner of a copy of Emily’s Dress and Other Missing Things! From the 2012 Debs… Deb Joanne – doesn’t have any book-related news this week, but she is planning to maybe vacuum her house this week, something that hasn’t happened since her book released four weeks ago. She’s also hoping her mother doesn’t read this. Deb Erika made her travel reservations for SIBA 2012 –and hopes…

Sunday, August 5, 2012

The Debutante Ball Welcomes Nichole Bernier!

It is with great pleasure that we welcome author Nichole Bernier to the Debutante Ball today! Nichole is the author of the novel THE UNFINISHED WORK OF ELIZABETH D, and has written for magazines including Elle, Self, Health, and Men’s Journal. A Contributing Editor for Conde Nast Traveler for 14 years, she was previously on staff as the magazine’s golf and ski editor, columnist, and television spokesperson. She is a…

Saturday, August 4, 2012