Tell A Story: Planning the Content of Your Book Event

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

I’m a planner. When my publicist and I first started planning events for Chasing the Sun, I was all about the big details: venues, dates, food, drinks, invites and omg what will I wear?! (Haven’t figured that out yet.) But a couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of being invited to speak about the book at a festival that celebrated Peruvian culture. It was a small, but lovely crowd….

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News Flash: Box o’ Books, Bestsellers, Radio Shows, and Launch Events!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Congrats to Karen A, who won a signed copy of FOAL PLAY and MURDER ON THE HOOF from Kathryn O’Sullivan! From the 2014 Debs… Lori Rader-Day received a box of THE BLACK HOUR! The cover is kitten-soft. They aren’t on sale until July 8, but production was moved up so that she’ll be signing them (and giving them away, natch) at BEA in New York at the end of the month!…

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News Flash: Conferences, Reunions, & All That Deb Love

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Congrats to Sheila, who won a signed copy of Death of an Irish Diva from Mollie Cox Bryan! From the 2014 Debs… Lori Rader-Day is at her very first Malice Domestic this weekend, moderating a panel on sleuthing duos (THE BLACK HOUR relies on a duo), but the big news is that she got her first real review: Booklist gave The Black Hour a starred review! They called it an “unputdownable…

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News Flash: Road Trips and a Stack of Books

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Congrats to Maggie, who won a signed copy of REAL HAPPY FAMILY from Caeli Wolfson Widger! From the 2014 Debs… Lisa Alber had a reading on Saturday night, “Books and Beers” at the Three Mugs Brewing Company. She loosened herself up with a nice pint of amber before she read from Kilmoon. Susan Gloss  was interviewed about VINTAGE by The Huffington Post this week. Read the interview here. Lori Rader-Day is taking…

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News Flash: Guest Posts, Noir at the Bar & Peru Fest

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Congrats to Anthony, who won a signed copy of DANTE’S WOOD from Lynne Raimondo! From the 2014 Debs… Heather Webb received her release date of Jan 27, 2015 for RODIN’S LOVER and the first official blurb (squeee!!) from NYT bestselling author and Rita winner, Deanna Raybourn. Deanna says:  “RODIN’S LOVER is the story of Camille Claudel–one of history’s boldest and most brilliant artists. Forced to choose between a torturous love affair and…

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I Broke These Writing Rules & Loved It

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

In no particular order: 1. Write every day. (Not every day is a writing day. Some days are recharge and reflect days. Others are step-away-from-the-ms-before-you-revise days. Others are go live your life days.) 2. Butt in chair. (Or couch. Or bed. Or blanket on the grass on a breezy spring day.) 3. Write what you know. (I wrote Chasing the Sun because there was so much I didn’t know about my own…

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News Flash: Signings, Celebrations, and One-Eyed Dogs

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Congrats to Morgan, who won a signed copy of THE GIRL WHO CAME HOME from Hazel Gaynor! From the 2014 Debs… Natalia Sylvester confirmed two readings/signings for the launch week of CHASING THE SUN! She’ll be reading at Austin-based indie, The Book Spot, on Thursday, June 5 and at Books & Books in Miami on Saturday, June 7. More details soon! Heather Webb enjoyed a dry Bordeaux in celebration of her…

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Things You Need to Do (And Don’t Need to Do) Before A Book Launch

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

I’m having one of those days in which this is suddenly starting to feel very, very real. Which is amazing and wonderful, but also slightly (okay, very) terrifying. When you’re two months away from your book launch, things you’ve always dreamed about start happening. You confirm readings at your favorite bookstores. You start seeing your book getting press in magazines you’ve read for years and years. Reviews start trickling in….

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News Flash: VINTAGE Week, To-do Lists & Recuperation

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Congrats to Mary who won a signed copy of KILMOON from Lisa Alber! From the 2014 Debs… Susan Gloss had a fabulous launch week for VINTAGE, topped off with a book party last night. Guests came in their finest vintage attire and Susan signed loads of books. Pictures soon! Lori Rader-Day spoke at her alma mater, Ball State University, this week while her publicists talked behind her back about where ARCs…

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News Flash: KILMOON Launch Week, Second Books & Roy Rogers

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Congrats to Carrie, who won a copy of THE MOON SISTERS by guest author Therese Walsh! From the 2014 Debs… Lisa Alber had a fantastic launch week for KILMOON and is continuing the fun at the Left Coast Crime (LCC) conference in Monterey, CA, where she sold out her books! She’s pumped, joyful, and exhausted — a good kind of delirium! Bonus! At LCC she met Lori Rader-Day and 2013 deb Susan Spann. Woohoo!…

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