How My Mom Made Me a Better Writer

"You are my Phoenix..."
Monday, May 2, 2016

In celebration of Mother’s Day, the theme this week is Moms—more specifically our theme is My mom is going to read this! We wanted to talk about all the things in our novels we are nervous for our moms to read. I racked my brain trying to think of something in my book that would make my mom* uncomfortable—believe me, the characters in THE CITY BAKER’S GUIDE TO COUNTRY LIVING…

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News Flash–May Day Edition

News Flash
Sunday, May 1, 2016

Congratulations to Connie Merritt, winner of Patricia Park’s RE JANE! Check back next week, where we will announce the winner of this weeks giveaway, Pam Wechsler’s MISSION HILL! From the 2016 Debs: Louise Miller is at Grub Street’s Muse and the Marketplace Writers’ Conference, giving a talk today with the delightful Kate Racculia titled Feedback is a Conversation. She will be in post conference “recovery mode” for the next couple of days. Be kind…

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Interview with Pamela Wechsler, Author of MISSION HILL and a Book Giveaway!

Mission Hill by Pamela Wechsler,
Saturday, April 30, 2016

Pamela Wechsler, a lawyer, legal consultant and television writer has now begun her career as a novelist. Her debut novel MISSION HILL is the first in a series featuring Abby Endicott. Endicott is chief of the District Attorney’s homicide unit in Boston, where she investigates and prosecutes the city’s most dangerous killers. She attended the elite Winsor school, graduated from Harvard Law School, and has been known to change into an…

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These are a Few of My (Main Character’s) Favorite Things…

Monday, April 25, 2016

The theme this week is Favorite Things, and while I could go on endlessly about the things I love, (and do so in rhyme, while singing) I thought it would be more fun to ask Livvy Rawlings, the main character in my novel THE CITY BAKER’S GUIDE TO COUNTRY LIVING, what her favorite things are. Take it away, Livvy! Favorite item of clothing: I have this old, green L.L. Bean…

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News Flash–April Showers Edition

News Flash
Sunday, April 24, 2016

Congratulations to Susan Peterson, winner of Emily Liebert’s SOME WOMEN! Check back next week, where we will announce the winner of this weeks giveaway, Patricia Park’s RE JANE! From the 2016 Debs: Louise Miller is having a crazy week balancing wedding cake season at her job, blogging, getting ready for her talk at Muse and the Marketplace, working on book two, and working on THE CITY BAKER’S GUIDE launch, all the while trying…

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Interview with Patricia Park, author of RE JANE, and a book giveaway!

RE JANE by Patricia Park
Saturday, April 23, 2016

I first heard Patricia Park read from RE JANE at her graduation reading from the Novel Incubator program, and immediately fell in love. RE JANE: A NOVEL is a modern-day interpretation of JANE EYRE set in New York and Seoul. It was named Editors’ Choice by the New York Times Book Review. If you haven’t already, pick up a copy of the newly designed paperback, or RETWEET/SHARE this post to enter to win…

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Louise’s Writerly Role Model

Monday, April 18, 2016

I’m a big believer in role models, and I have scores of them. Most are people I know or have known. My dad, who always gave everyone a fair shake, taught me to keep an open mind, and to judge people only by their actions. My banjo teacher shows me everyday that creating a rich, full, creative life is possible. And my author friends remind me through their own kindness…

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NEWS FLASH–Daffodil Edition

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Sunday, April 17, 2016

  Congratulations to Jennifer Huelsebusch, winner of  our very own Jennifer S. Brown’s MODERN GIRLS! Check back next week, where we will announce the winner of this weeks giveaway, Emily Liebert’s SOME WOMEN. From the 2016 Debs: A quick note about our book giveaways–to enter a book giveaway, simply share our giveaway link on our Facebook page or retweet one of our giveaway tweets from our Twitter feed! (US only.) Louise Miller THE CITY…

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Book Two and the Art of Letting Go

Monday, April 11, 2016

I have learned an important thing about my writing process this year, and that is that I am a loyal, one-book kind of girl. Writing a novel is very much like entering a love affair for me—it’s consuming. I spend all day day-dreaming about my characters and spend sleepless nights devoted to their well-being. I become completely focused on what they want and need and how they are feeling. So…

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News Flash–MODERN GIRLS Edition

MODERN GIRLS by Jennifer S. Brown
Sunday, April 10, 2016

  Congratulations to Jennifer, winner of  Julie Cohen’s DEAR THING! Check back next week, where we will announce the winner of this weeks giveaway, our very own Jennifer S. Brown’s MODERN GIRLS! From the 2016 Debs: A quick note about our book giveaways–to enter a book giveaway, simply share our giveaway link on our Facebook page or retweet one of our giveaway tweets from our Twitter feed! (US only.) Louise Miller is still flying high from…

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