News Flash: Library Love, Radio Interviews and More!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Congrats to Annie, who won a signed copy of CHASING THE SUN from our very own Natalia Sylvester! From the 2014 Debs… Lori Rader-Day’s book THE BLACK HOUR got onto a lovely list of librarian-loved books coming out in July at “This first novel about two broken people is a psychological thriller like the best of Alfred Hitchcock.”-Mattie Gustafson, Newport Public Library, Newport, RI. Thank you, Mattie, and to all…


Waiting to Exhale: How I Got an Agent & a Book Deal

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Here’s what I’ve learned about The Call: it never happens when you think it will. Sure, we dream about it. When I started querying agents I’d fantasize about it happening every. single. time my phone rang. Every single time my phone notified me of an incoming email. Life became a constant game of “Is this it?” followed by a let down. Oh, it’s just my sister calling to ask how…


Writing with a Goat, on a Boat

Thursday, September 19, 2013

I do not write in a box. I do not write with a fox. Would you, could you on a plane? Would you, could you on a train? That pestering little Sam I Am got me thinking about where I write. And the answer is: I write on a plane, on a train, in a box with a fox. I will write here and there. I will write everywhere. Metaphorically…


News Flash: Secrets, ARCs, and a First Good Review

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Congrats to Thew Swihart, who won the copy of Dave Jackson’s TATTOO RAMPAGE last week! From the 2014 Debs… Lisa Alber received her advance reader copies (ARCs) of KILMOON (yay!), and she’s in love with them. She can’t wait to take a few to Bouchercon, the world mystery convention, next week. In fact, now that she’s thinking about it, she needs a new outfit or two to go along with…


News Flash: Publicists, Retreats, and Broken Arms

Sunday, September 8, 2013

From the 2014 Debs… Heather Webb had a great (and long) chat with her publicist for the first time! She’s totally psyched to be working with the Plume team for the launch of Becoming Josephine. Lisa Alber is so excited about her book cover that she’s giving away a $50 Amazon gift certificate to a lucky commenter. Just say “hi!” on her blog. As you read this, she’s tucked away…


Newsflash: August 18, 2013

Sunday, August 18, 2013

From the 2013 Debs… Deb Kerry: Will be participating in an event for local authors at the Tri-Cities Barnes and Noble on Saturday August 24, from noon to 2 pm. Deb Susan was interviewed this morning on Austin’s KAZI FM 88.7 with Hopeton Hay. She had a fantastic time! Past Deb News  Advance congratulations to Deb Linda Grimes on this week’s release of her second Ciel Halligan aura adaptor novel, QUICK…


Deb Susan’s Journey is Full of Stars

Thursday, August 15, 2013

So far this week, my Debutante Sisters have talked about how the writing journey is solitary, constantly changing, complicated, and a thing to be savored. Now for something completely different. In many ways, the debut author’s journey has much in common with Arthur C. Clarke’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. The hapless author gets into her craft (in our case, a manuscript rather than a rocket), gets launched on her way,…


The Journey So Far…

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Now that we’ve chosen our lovely new class of debs and are getting close to handing them the reins/reigns, I have a terrible case of senioritis. We’ve all debuted, the cotillion was glorious, my pristine white frock fit fine, my tiara was nice and shiny and I didn’t tumble over forward during my big curtsy. So. Who exactly is going to keep me from jumping into the lake in my…


Newsflash: August 11, 2013 – Meet Your New Debs!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

From the 2013 Debs… Deb Kerry is trying to beat the ending of a novella into submission and thinking how cool it is that there will be a Turkish edition of Deb Kelly’s GOOD LUCK GIRLS. Deb Kelly is excited about seeing a Turkish version of GOOD LUCK GIRLS. And dreaming about a world tour to see it in its homeland someday… Deb Susan is thrilled about handing off the…


Deb Susan Doesn’t Know Who She Loves

Thursday, August 8, 2013

… but she’d like to. About a week before my book release, I received an amazing email. A reader  who received an ARC through Goodreads went to the trouble of locating my website and emailing me to tell me how much she enjoyed the book. Not just that … she thanked me for writing it. Talk about blown away. It meant the world to me that someone actually took the…