News Flash: Romance Writers, Hometown Libraries, Yahoo She and Book Festivals

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Congrats to Ronna, who won a signed copy of BLADE OF THE SAMURAI from Susan Spann!   From the 2014 Debs… Natalia Sylvester did an interview with the Los Angeles Review of Books, in which CHASING THE SUN was described as “an important and moving addition to the literature chronicling the brutality suffered by Peruvians during President Fujimori’s decade in office.” Also, she got some pictures from her Univision appearance last week!…



Monday, July 21, 2014

The truth about guilty pleasures is that I don’t really believe in guilty pleasures. I believe in PLEASURES. I just don’t believe I should feel any guilt about them. That being said, there a few things maybe I could be a little embarrassed by, if I wanted to. My love for the Goonies. I’ve seen it over 200 times, easily. My feelings about this chocolate bar. This flavor, specifically, is…


News Flash: TV Appearances, Plot Snarls, Launch Parties

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Congrats to Julie, who won a signed copy of THE BLACK HOUR from Lori Rader-Day!   From the 2014 Debs… Susan Gloss had blast on Wednesday at her reading and book signing at Books & Co. in Oconomowoc, Wis. Natalia Sylvester was a guest on Univision’s morning show, Despierta Austin, where she got to discuss Chasing the Sun and the inspiration behind the story! Lisa Alber still hasn’t figured out the plot…


Barely Able to Write a Post About Not Writing About…You Know

Monday, July 14, 2014

A while back I talked about how my friend and first reader Yvonne saved my book by wondering what the heck two of my characters were so mad about. I knew what they were mad about, and my characters knew. But I hadn’t been—explicit about the reason. Because the reason was, uh, explicit. I added the scene I hadn’t wanted to write, and all was well. Nothing to see here….


News Flash: Debut Launch, Book Events, Edits, and Perfect Drinks

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Congrats to Larry, who won a signed copy of GRAND CENTRAL from Erica Robuck and Alyson Richman! From the 2014 Debs… Lori Rader-Day sends you all a postcard from New York City, from Thrillerfest, and from the other side of her launch date. This has been one crazy adventure, launching THE BLACK HOUR. Thanks to the Debs and to all of you for everything! Susan Gloss is eyeball-deep in edits on her…


Characters, Surprises, Happiness, Advice: Lori Rader-Day Sits in the Guest Chair to Launch THE BLACK HOUR + GIVEAWAY

Saturday, July 12, 2014

So here I am in the red Deb Ball chair. Putting up my Chucks. (I always sit cross-legged, like a five-year-old.) Comfy. Are we allowed wine in the chair? Why not, right. Might as well celebrate. This week has been the culmination of so many years of dreaming (and then finally doing something about it). A lifetime. I’ll get to the questions my fellow Debs have selected for me in…


My Monday: The Black Hour Eve

Monday, July 7, 2014

Well. Here we are. It’s Monday. I write the Monday posts. Except that this Monday is MY Monday—the last day before my novel, The Black Hour, is published and the Monday of Lori Week at the Deb Ball. I think most writers are a little on the introverted side, so you’ll probably understand if I say that the phrase “Lori Week” gives me the jeebies. A while back, one of…


News Flash: News, the Shh! Kind and the !!!! Kind

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Congrats to Carol who won a signed copy of CRIME RIB from Leslie Budewitz! From the 2014 Debs… Lisa Alber adopted a sweet Chihuahua / terrier mix from the Oregon Humane Society. Her name is Fawn, and if you didn’t catch Friday’s blog post, you can see pictures of her here. Back to her writing routines next week! Susan Gloss has a few tidbits of exciting news that she can’t share…


First Rebellion: Having a Dead Boyfriend 40 Years Older Than Me?

Monday, June 30, 2014

In high school I loved the movie Rebel Without a Cause, but I had no idea what James Dean’s problem was. He was so twitchy and moody. And super cute. And dead, so even though he was years older than me (and about twenty years older than my parents) he hadn’t ended up being old and pervy (watch yourself, George Clooney). The perfect man, and from Indiana, just like me….


Books I’ll Never Stop Recommending

Monday, June 23, 2014

This week we’ll be letting you in the inner sanctum: our bookshelves. Books are for sharing, right? I am a librarian at heart. I love to introduce people to new, awesome books. If I see a book I love in the clearance section at Half-Price Books, I have to restrain myself from plucking it off the shelf and shoving it into the arms of the first person I see. Books…