News Flash: Keeping in Touch with the Deb Class of 2014

Sunday, August 31, 2014

This isn’t a final goodbye, but a fare-thee-well until we next meet online (or maybe in person!). And, this probably isn’t news to anyone: We’re going to miss being Debs and miss all of you. Keep in touch by bookmarking the individual blogs of all the 2014 Debs: Lisa Alber has just reprised her blog. You can also find her at www.lisaalber.com, Twitter, and Facebook. This week a Northern California…

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So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Goodbye…

Thursday, August 28, 2014

For my last post at The Debutante Ball, I keep staring at this blank screen and don’t know what to say. There’s nothing clever swirling around in my brain, no catchy phrases, no top five lists. The only thing I feel is this warm pulsing, this GRATITUDE. Gratitude for doing what I love, for having my books published, for the lovely reader letters and reviews and support. Gratitude for new…

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News Flash: Salons, Conferences, Events, and Paree

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Congrats to Jenna, who won a signed copy of A PINCH OF OOH LA LA from Renee Swindle!   From the 2014 Debs…   Lisa Alber is having a blast at Killer Nashville. Also, silly her, she likes that her bio was included on the Left Coast Crime Crimelandia committee page. Fun to be helping out with that conference coming up in Portland in March, 2015! Susan Gloss says “pinch me!” As part…

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An Era Almost Ends — the 2014 Debs and Some of Our Favorite Posts

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Hi! Lisa here, resident guest wrangler. (Did you know we each have blog jobs behind the scenes? Yep!) We don’t have a guest this week. Instead, as we wind down our year on this wonderful blog, we decided to reminisce. We’ve had a ton of fun exploring topics ranging from surviving public events to cooking disasters to writing craft. Of course, let’s not forget our launch weeks, every Deb’s moment in…

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Looking Back is a Historical Author’s Favorite Past Time, Unless We’re Talking Launches

Thursday, August 14, 2014

I’m one of those people who analyzes and picks apart, and reanalyzes something until it’s practically gray matter. So when I think about looking back at my debut launch (even though it hasn’t been that long ago), it all seems a little fuzzy. The weird thing is, I’m a historical writer and I really love to derive meaning from past events and apply them to the present. Not in this…

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News Flash: Best Sellers, Giveaways, Writer’s Digest and Meet-Ups

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Congrats to Marci & Sharon, who won copies of DESOLATION ROW from Kay Kendall!   From the 2014 Debs… Heather Webb is so excited! She hired an artist—her former high school student who is now a professional artist—to do charcoal renditions of Camille Claudel’s works for her novel RODIN’S LOVER. (Photo rights were astronomically expensive and impossible to obtain) They’re utterly gorgeous—completely breathtaking! She can’t wait to share them! Lisa Alber is…

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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!…

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Maybe a Little Guilt, Ok, NOT

Thursday, July 24, 2014

I love this week at The Deb Ball! We get to spill our silly secret pieces of happiness. It is a little embarrassing to admit these out loud, but hey, we writers have thick skin and can take the heat, right? (Pishaw) Here we go: Trashy magazines. Hey, I figure I cram my brain with only so many heavy duty resources about culture, history, war, etc, per day. I’m allowed…

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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…

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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…

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