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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A VINTAGE Metaphor, and What Our Clothes Say About Us

Thursday, March 27, 2014

What do our clothes say about us? For the moment, my sweat pants, hoodie, and black glasses say I’m a scrubby writer. A few years ago, my track clothes and stop watch said I was a coach—someone who cheered others on to accomplish their goals. Last week, my suit jacket and heels said I was a no-nonsense professional. But it’s not just my own clothes I notice. I adore watching…

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My Grandmother’s Purse & Why It’s So VINTAGE

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Congratulations to Susan Gloss on the launch of Vintage today! It’s a wonderful read filled with treasure for both women’s fiction fans and vintage enthusiasts, and it’ll make you want to rummage through your closet with a close friend to rediscover the stories behind the items we keep. We are so excited for you, Susan! There’s a difference between living our lives surrounded by things, and living it surrounded by…

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The Store Is Open: Susan Gloss’s VINTAGE and Female Friendships

Monday, March 24, 2014

It’s not deja vu. We’re launching another Debutante Ball author book this week, back to back with last week’s awesome launch of Lisa Alber’s KILMOON. This week: Susan Gloss’s VINTAGE. That cover is amazing, isn’t it? I’m not a fashionista. Like, at all. Welllllll. I have developed a bit of a purse thing. Specifically a Kate Spade purse thing. And then there’s my shoe thing. Not heels, though. No one…

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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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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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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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