News Flash: Conferences, Pre-orders, and Book signings!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Congratulations to Amy Mays, Lauren Stacks Yamaoka, and Michelle Westenbroek — winners of FIVE DAYS LEFT, by guest author Julie Lawson Timmer! Check back next Sunday for the winners of FOREVER, INTERRUPTED, and AFTER I DO, by this week’s guest author Taylor Jenkins Reid…   From the 2015 Debs… Colleen Oakley spent Friday and Saturday this week in Norfolk, Va. at SIBA, the conference for the Southern Independent Booksellers Association. It…


Team Tiny Pretty Things: 5 People This Book Wouldn’t Exist Without

Thursday, September 18, 2014

It takes many, many people to build each every book we get to pick up at the bookstore. What was the number Colleen threw out there? Oh yes, 4,798,560,972. Give or take a few. But some people stand out in that line-up more than others — and that behind-the-scenes team is unique for each project. Herewith, the five peeps that Tiny Pretty Things truly wouldn’t exist without!   My Parents…


News Flash: New sales, waiting games, and bookish events!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Congratulations to Elizabeth Bevins, winner of the signed copy of Randy Susan Meyers‘ Accidents of Marriage! Check back next Sunday for the winners of FIVE DAYS LEFT, by this week’s guest author Julie Lawson Timmer…   From the 2015 Debs… In case you missed it, the Debs were featured this week sharing their most influential books on Shelf Pleasure. What’s on your list? Colleen Oakley is celebrating a fantastic review of…


5 Things Sona NEEDS to Write

Thursday, September 11, 2014

NOTE: Don’t want to be a Deb downer, but just want to acknowledge the date, and that it’s a hard anniversary for many of us, myself included. So I’m keeping things light here. Hence the penguin! This week on the Ball, we’re sharing our writerly must-haves — necessary objects and other things we need to get the whole writing thing done. I always find these lists so fascinating, because every…


News Flash: Book launches, Copyedits, Pitch contests, and new additions!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Check back next Sunday to find out who won the copy of Accidents of Marriage, by guest author Randy Susan Meyers! From the 2015 Debs… Colleen Oakley is making great progress on book two, despite some wicked morning sickness. Congrats, Colleen, on your latest bundle of joy, due to launch springtime 2015! Amy E. Reichert is hard at work mentoring PitchWars (an online pitch-> revise-> pitch agents contest), and now…


For Sona, Writing A Novel Was a Piece of CAKE

Thursday, September 4, 2014

For the longest time, if anyone asked, I’d tell them I didn’t have a book in me. I was a writer, sure — I’d been paid for my journalism work since I was 18. And at 22, I went to NYU to study screenwriting. I was all about structure, plot, pacing, 120 easy-breezy pages. Not a huge commitment. Not too much to tackle. I did the program over four years…


The New Deb Line-Up Begins Monday — Please Welcome the Class of 2015!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Please return next Saturday for the Deb class of 2015’s first guest author and giveaway! We’re excited to announce the new blog schedule as of Monday, September 1st. We know the 2015 class will continue the deb traditions in fine form, and we look forward to following their journeys over the next year! Please join the fabulous 2015 Debs next week as they introduce themselves and their upcoming debut novels. Woohoo! And…


News Flash: Meet the New Debs!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Congrats to Toni, who won a signed copy of EVERYTHING I NEVER TOLD YOU from Celeste Ng! Make room on the dance floor… it’s time to announce The Debutante Ball Class of 2015! Please help us congratulate and welcome this extremely talented and accomplished group of debut authors. Here they are, in order of publication dates. We’re so excited to welcome them to the Ball!   Shelly King is a native…