News Flash: Prairie Lights and Left Coast Crime

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Congrats to Linda, who won a copy of THE DOG YEAR by guest author Ann Garvin! From the 2014 Debs… Heather Webb has forgotten what it’s like to speak in coherent sentences (or do anything else for that matter). Revisions have consumed her brain and HER LIFE. But, but, but RODIN’S LOVER will be submitted tomorrow and life will resume as normal! Lisa Alber received a surprise blurb from one of her…

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News Flash: Box of VINTAGE, Wordcrafters, and Audio Books

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Congrats to Christina, who won a copy of WHEN PATTY WENT AWAY by guest author Jeannie Burt! From the 2014 Debs… Heather Webb has disappeared into her editing cave and has barely emerged all week. Her family is starting to wonder if her fingers are glued to her keyboard. Alas, RODIN’S LOVER awaits. Lisa Alber had a fabulous week at the inaugural Wordcrafters in Eugene writing retreat and conference. First came the retreat with NYT…

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News Flash: Box of Books, Spring Picks, and Blurbs

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Congrats to Linda, who won a copy of SCANDAL IN SKIBBEREEN by guest author Sheila Connolly! From the 2014 Debs… Lisa Alber received a box of books, beautiful books! Behold, KILMOON! Susan Gloss is honored that VINTAGE has been selected as a “Midwest Connections” spring pick by the Midwest Independent Booksellers’ Association (MIBA). She’ll be attending MIBA’s conference in Iowa City on March 12!  Lori Rader-Day got another blurb, and this one is…

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An Ocean Orange: The Short Story That Set Everything in Motion

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

It’s weird, but I remember a nightmare I had when I was twelve. I’d had a fever, so that night when I went to bed I was already in an off kind of place. I remember the dream because I’d never been more frightened in my life: there was a tube of paint, and a tiny man standing on it. I was trying to make him hold still, but the…

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News Flash: Giveaways, Spines, and Signature Drinks

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Congrats to Linda, who won a copy of WAKEWORLD by guest author Kerry Schafer! From the 2014 Debs… Susan Gloss is pleased to announce that her publisher is giving away 20 copies of VINTAGE on Goodreads! Enter here. Lori Rader-Day started receiving copy edits from her publisher this week, and made plans for her visit to the Public Library Association’s March conference in Indianapolis, where she will be signing ARCs…

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News Flash: Blurbs, New Sites, and Reviews

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Congrats to Hannelore, who won a copy of GIRL ON THE GOLDEN COIN by guest author Marci Jefferson! From the 2014 Debs… Lori Rader-Day got her first blurbs! Lynne Raimondo (author of Dante’s Wood), said THE BLACK HOUR is “a brilliant suspense debut, rich in psychological nuance,” while Catriona McPherson (author of the Agatha Award-winning Dandy Gilver mystery series and As She Left It) said it was “Utterly compelling. The…

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News Flash: New Pub Dates, Conferences, and Library Journal

Sunday, February 9, 2014

From the 2014 Debs… Natalia Sylvester’s pub date for Chasing the Sun got changed to June 3rd, 2014. She’s a little anxious but excited for the new, right-before-summer-begins date. She waited 7 years to publish this book…she can wait two more weeks, right?  Heather Webb had a wonderful signing event at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, N.C., followed by a rocking good party at her parents’ house. She…

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My “First” Line: 5 Years, Countless Drafts & Thousands of Lines in the Making

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

First lines of books are a lot like debut novels. Just because they come first in a narrative doesn’t mean they were the first written. There are many authors whose “first novels” are actually the second, third, or tenth they ever wrote. And I won’t bother trying to think of how many lines of Chasing the Sun I actually wrote before scribbling what would eventually become the first line. Suffice…

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News Flash: ARCs, Launch Parties, Goodreads and New Contracts

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Congrats to Anne, who won a copy of THE LAST DEATH OF JACK HARBIN by guest author Terry Shames! From the 2014 Debs… Lisa Alber‘s KILMOON landed on a Goodreads “Most Anticipated Novels of 2014” list, right up there with NYT bestselling authors, the only debut in the top 10! Like you’d expect, she blasted the news in eager debut author fashion. Wanna help her remain in the top 10…

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News Flash: Kicking off the New Year with Heather Webb’s Launch!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Congrats to Lourdes, who won a copy of GABY, LOST AND FOUND by Angela Cervantes! From the 2014 Debs… Heather Webb had a wonderful launch week celebrating the release of her debut novel, BECOMING JOSEPHINE. And she had a birthday in there, too! Lisa Alber got back to work on her work-in-progress, the second in the County Clare mysteries. She’s thinking a research trip to Ireland is in her future. Susan Gloss got…

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