News Flash: Keep in Touch with the 2015 Debs!

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Congrats to Mitzi Vincent, winner of Deb Karma Brown’s debut, COME AWAY WITH ME! Please return next Saturday for the Deb class of 2016’s first guest, Carolina De Robertis — author of THE GODS OF TANGO — and a giveaway! Rather than a final goodbye (we can’t cope), we’re going to say, “See you later!” Because — in case it still needs to be said —  we’re going to miss being Debs and miss all of you….

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The New Debs: Please Welcome the Class of 2016!

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Please return next Saturday for the Deb class of 2016’s first guest, Carolina De Robertis — author of THE GODS OF TANGO — and a giveaway! We’re excited to announce the new blog schedule as of Monday, September 7th. We know the 2016 class will continue the Deb traditions in fine form, and we look forward to following their journeys over the next year! So please join the fabulous 2016 Deb Class next…

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It’s Not Really Goodbye … more, “See you later!”

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

I have been trying to write this post for five days, which is four days longer than I usually take to write a post. I’m generally okay with goodbyes, having been trained by my large extended family to take as long as necessary to say goodbye to a roomful of people without complaint. However, I am incredibly stubborn when I need to do something I’m not ready to. And I’m…

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News Flash: BIG (secret) news, Celebrity Sighting, & a Giveaway!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Congratulations to Rhonda Lomazow, winner of guest author Sonja Yoerg’s MIDDLE OF SOMEWHERE! Check back next Sunday for the winner of Deb Karma Brown’s debut, COME AWAY WITH ME … From the 2015 Debs: Colleen Oakley got news last week. BIG news. Like, super ridiculously HUGE news! But… she can’t share it yet. Stay tuned on her FB page for announcement soon. And if you’re in Atlanta, make sure you come out to the Decatur Book…

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Launch week: Karma Brown Takes Deb Ball Interview + a Giveaway!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

I’m now a four-day-old published author, and am still in that place where I can’t believe I have a book out in the wild. On the shelf. In readers hands. Wow. The other Debs have tried to tell me what it’s like, the days after publication, but it truly is one of those things you need to experience to understand. I am exhilarated. And a little drained. And slightly obsessed…

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5 Things You May Not Know About COME AWAY WITH ME

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Well, it’s here. THE DAY has arrived. I’m a published author. I’ve now checked off bucket list item #34 – Write a novel and get it published. The book is out in the wild…which means people are reading it. (Thank you!) People I don’t know. Which is thrilling. And scary. And awesome. And scary. (Wait, did I already say that?) And through it all I’m a complex mix of excited, exhilarated, and exhausted,…

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News Flash: Events, International Cover Fun & a Giveaway!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Congratulations to Alexis Larkin, winner of guest author Vicki Lesage’s CONFESSIONS OF A PARIS PARTY GIRL! Check back next Sunday for the winner of guest author Sonja Yoerg’s MIDDLE OF SOMEWHERE … From the 2015 Debs: Colleen Oakley had a great event at the Bookmiser in Roswell, Georgia last week. They still have a few signed copies if anyone missed the event and wants to pick one up! She’s very much looking forward to the Decatur Book…

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You’re Only a Debut (Author) Once…and it’s AWESOME.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

With one week to go until COME AWAY WITH ME is out in the wild, I’m still feeling quite green about this whole author thing. And I wonder, do you think being a debut author extends way into the first year your book is out, much like the term ‘newlywed’ applies until you’ve been married for a year? I hope so, because it’s been one pretty amazing, pinch-me kind of year…

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News Flash: Summer fun, Writing fun, & a Giveaway!

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Congratulations to Vickie P. and Carol Boyer, winners of guest author Adria Cimino’s PARIS, RUE DES MARTYRS e-books! Check back next Sunday for the winner of guest author Vicki Lesage’s CONFESSIONS OF A PARIS PARTY GIRL…     From the 2015 Debs: Colleen Oakley is excited that she’s been asked to speak at the Decatur Book Festival on a panel with Patti Callahan Henry! For all of her upcoming appearances, check out the events page on her website….

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BECAUSE OF YOU–Book (2) Baby due July 2016!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

My book deal was for two books, so I started writing the second one last September — shortly after a few proposals went back and forth, and a last-minute switcheroo on story idea. So I’ve been living with this next book for nearly a year, though it only recently got its official title — BECAUSE OF YOU — and a publication on-shelf date — June 28th! Here’s the blurb: When…

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