Flexing those other creative muscles

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Here’s a dirty secret about writing on a professional level: it’s hard to be creative under a deadline. The best ideas take time to develop, and sometimes we have to yank them out of the incubator before they are ready. Many of us authors are harsh self-critics to begin with, so putting an end date on the creative process only exacerbates the problem. Luckily, there are a lot of ways to…

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News Flash: CHASING THE SUN Launch Week, Turkish Translations, and Lit Fest

Sunday, June 8, 2014

From the 2014 Debs… Natalia Sylvester launched CHASING THE SUN this week! Susan Gloss was tickled to see this beautiful blog covering the Turkish version of VINTAGE! Lori Rader-Day is working the Mystery Writers of America booth at Printers Row Lit Fest in Chicago this weekend. If you’re in town, come down for her Sunday 3:30 pm panel on “the rules of mysteries—and when to break them!” Heather Webb enjoyed a great…

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News Flash: Book Expo America, Dutch Translations, and Summer Picks

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Congrats to Andrea, who won a signed copy of Cutting Teeth from Julia Fierro! From the 2014 Debs… Lisa Alber is excited that she’s a member of the planning committee for the Left Coast Crime 2015 “Crimelandia” (i.e. Portlandia) conference. She’ll be organizing the writers workshop. Susan Gloss is thrilled that VINTAGE is a Brava Magazine Salon pick for 2014! Details soon for a book event and vintage soiree with Brava this…

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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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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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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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Susan Gloss’ VINTAGE Is Like Returning Home

Friday, March 28, 2014

It took me longer than usual to read VINTAGE by our very own Susan Gloss, but only because I was stressing so hard about my book launch (last week). Susan and I have been on the same launch schedule since we started on the Debutante Ball, and I’ve had fun comparing notes with her along the way. Susan can probably corroborate that March has flown by in a haze of…

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