Deb Erika Deb-unks More Publishing Myths…

Deb Joanne covered some biggies yesterday, but if there’s one thing that isn’t a myth in publishing, it’s that there are plenty of myths in this business. So I thought I’d add a few more to the heap… Myth #1: It’s impossible to get an agent without having a connection. Now I’m sure there are stories of writers who spent one long summer writing the novel of all novels, tucked…

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

News Flash: October 16, 2011

From the 2012 Debs… Deb Rachel has a new pub date! MWF Seeking BFF will be out on December 20, 2011. Just in time for holiday gifts. A present for your bestie, perhaps? Deb Erika still can’t stop sneaking into bookstores and checking out copies of Little Gale Gumbo on the New Release table, but she’s fairly sure her young daughters are growing weary of her antics. Deb Molly is…

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Deb Erika Gets the Agent Call (er, the Email)

Congratulations to Coleen Patrick and Judy, Judy, Judy who’ve each won a copy of LITTLE GALE GUMBO! * * * * * After Deb Joanne’s great post about getting the call for her book deal, I thought I’d mix things up a bit and talk about getting the agent call… It’s no surprise that the Deb theme a few weeks ago was Anticipation. For those of who us write and…

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

News Flash: October 9, 2011

Congratulations to Robin, winner of a copy of Lisa Schroeder’s Sprinkles & Secrets, and Missy, winner of Stephanie Sanders’ Villain School! From the 2012 Debs… Deb Erika had the best launch week EVER for Little Gale Gumbo and wants to thank all the Debs and everyone in the Deb Ball community for making it such a special time. The week also brought lots of lovely reviews, including one from Deb…

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Deb Erika spells book release: C-A-N-D-Y (and there’s a Giveaway!)

Wait–it’s time? You mean, today??? Even as I type these words, I can’t quite believe it. Over a year and a half has passed since I learned the amazing news that NAL would be publishing my novel, Little Gale Gumbo, on October 4th, 2011. And now that day is finally here. So one would think a year and a half would be plenty of time to organize the release celebration…

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

News Flash: October 2, 2011

From the 2012 Debs… Deb Molly is teaching Writing The Young Adult Novel at StoryStudio Chicago, starting Monday, October 10. There’s still room in her class! Deb Rachel is thrilled to announce that her memoir, MWF Seeking BFF, is a Goodreads giveaway! If you’d like to read an early copy, enter by October 10! Deb Erika can’t believe Little Gale Gumbo releases this week!   Past Deb News Check out Deb…

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Deb Erika’s Gotta Cut Loose

I have a confession: I had no idea there was such a concept as book banning (or burning for that matter) until I saw the movie Footloose in 1984. True story. For those of you who haven’t seen the movie, in an early scene one of the residents of the small town interrupts a social gathering to report his concern that the library is offering the book (if memory serves)…

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

News Flash: September 25, 2011

Congrats to Laura Kay, winner of a copy of Kathleen Grissom’s The Kitchen House! From the 2012 Debs… Deb Joanne is heading off to New York City next week to meet with her editor (with her new luggage – pictured here).  She is not at all sure why she is so excited about her luggage, but she is.   Please read on, Erika’s news is really much more exciting than talk…

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Deb Erika Bottles the Whine, I mean, WINE.

I think it was George Carlin who was responsible for one of my favorite quotes of all time: “The only thing better than being first, is being next.” To me, that about sums up the joys of anticipation. That feeling of being on the cusp of the excitement, knowing it is in reach. The journey to publication is filled with delicious moments like that. Sending off a query, and waiting….

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

News Flash: September 18, 2011

Congrats to Carolyn, winner of a copy of Laura Goode’s Sister Mischief!   From the 2012 Debs… Deb Joanne Deb Joanne is very excited to refer to herself in third person. She thinks it makes her sound sophisticated and important, even when she has no real news to tell you about. Deb Rachel was thrilled to read the first review of MWF Seeking BFF this week! Apparently, this whole book thing…

Sunday, September 18, 2011