UPTOWN THIEF Launch Week!

Uptown Thief by Aya de Leon
Monday, August 1, 2016

It is the 2nd Monday in a row that I have the great honor of kicking off The Debutante Ball celebration of another one of our authors—this week, Aya de Leon! I am so grateful to have met Aya on The Debutante Ball! She has been a constant source of positive energy She is wonderfully funny and honest, and always keeps our spirits high. I have learned so much from…

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NEWS FLASH–All the Launches Edition

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Congratulations to Lizzie Andrews, winner of Lindsay Hatton’s MONTEREY BAY! Check back next week, where we will announce the winner of this weeks giveaway, our own Heather Young’s THE LOST GIRLS! From the 2016 Debs: Louise Miller is over the moon that Elle Magazine chose THE CITY BAKER’S GUIDE TO COUNTRY LIVING as one of the 11 Best Books to Read in August! Jennifer S. Brown dropped her kids off at sleepaway camp (yay!)…

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Launch Week! Give it Up for Heather Young and The Lost Girls!

THE LOST GIRLS by Heather Young
Monday, July 25, 2016

I have the great honor of kicking off Heather Young’s launch week, celebrating the publication of her debut novel THE LOST GIRLS. But before I tell you about THE LOST GIRLS, I just want to say what a joy it has been to share this year with Heather. She is one of the funniest people I have ever met, and she never fails to make me laugh at myself. She…

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NEWS FLASH–Pre Pub Excitement for Aya and Heather Edition!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Congratulations to Maria Cotromanes and Bonnie, winners of Deb Alum Eleanor Brown’s THE LIGHT OF PARIS! Check back next week, where we will announce the winner of this weeks giveaway, Lindsay Hatton’s MONTEREY BAY! From the 2016 Debs: Louise Miller is about to hit “send” on her first chapter of book 2 to her agent and editor. She is very excited to report that she found a fiddle player for her launch…

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10 Fun Facts about Louise and The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living

The City Baker's Guide to Country Living by Louise Miller
Monday, July 18, 2016

I can sing, word for word, almost every song that has appeared in a Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers movie Late bloomers, take note: I started writing THE CITY BAKER’S GUIDE TO COUNTRY LIVING when I was 38, sold the novel when I was 44, and it is being published when I am 45. I have never lived in the country. I have been a vegetarian for almost my whole…

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News Flash–Summer in the City Edition

News Flash
Sunday, July 17, 2016

                                                                              Congratulations to Carolyn Merwin Boyer, winner of Karma Brown‘s THE CHOICES WE MAKE! Check back next week, where we will announce the winner of this weeks giveaway, Deb Alum Eleanor Brown’s THE LIGHT…

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Dear Debut Author

Monday, July 11, 2016

Dear Debut Author, First off, congratulations! You have sold your first book! Your dream is coming true! Ahead of you is an absolutely thrilling, roller coaster of a year (or two), filled to the brim with new experiences and new people. You will do all the things that only writers daydream about—you will get your author photo taken and it will feel glamorous. You will receive blurbs from writers you…

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Now Accepting Applications for The Debutante Ball!

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Are you interested in being one of the Class of 2017 Debs at The Debutante Ball? We want to hear from you! It’s that time! The 2016 Debutante Ball class is looking for female writers who have not yet had a book published, but will have one released between September 2016 and August 2017 by a traditional commercial publisher. You need a firm release date to be considered (well, as…

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News Flash–Countdown Edition

News Flash
Sunday, July 10, 2016

  Congratulations to pomsmith, winner of J. Ryan Stradal’s KITCHENS OF THE GREAT MIDWEST! Check back next week, where we will announce the winner of this weeks giveaway, Deb alum Karma Brown’s THE CHOICES WE MAKE From the 2016 Debs: Louise Miller has been having fun searching for fiddle players and planning the menu for her launch party, which will include lots of PIE. She cannot believe THE CITY BAKER’S GUIDE TO COUNTRY…

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Louise Is Shocked She Kept Her Resolutions!

Monday, July 4, 2016

It’s exactly the half-way point of the year, and this week we are revisiting our New Years resolutions. I love that we celebrate the Year with fireworks, and happen to celebrate the mid-point with fireworks too. I am all about fireworks. I felt a little nervous to look back at my resolutions, because this year has been full of surprises, both inside and out. I was sure that I would…

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