Hell, Yes, I Have Regrets

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

I confess: I’m jealous of Louise and Jenny, with their nonexistent and paltry lists of regrets. Because I do have regrets. Not so much on the real life side of the equation, where I share their look-forward-not-back attitude, but on the authorial side. And, being as how one of our missions here on the Ball is to offer guidance by reverse example, I am going to list them all right here…

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News Flash–Memorial Day Edition

News Flash
Sunday, May 29, 2016

Congratulations to Nicole Tone, winner of Adria Cimino’s debut PARIS, RUE DES MARTYRS. Check back next week, where we will announce the winner of this weeks giveaway, Antonia Crane’s SPENT! From the 2016 Debs: Louise Miller is over the moon happy to find The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living featured in The Wall Street Journal’s  Summer Book Extravaganza!  Jennifer S. Brown spent much of the week in New York, pitching MODERN GIRLS at the Jewish…

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A Woman of Letters

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

When I was a young lawyer fresh out of law school, I was one of ten women in a class of forty incoming associates at a large law firm. On weekends, the male associates got invited for golf outings with the partners at their private clubs. Naturally, they were also assigned to the “best” partner mentors — the ones who represented the most lucrative clients and worked on the highest-profile…

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News Flash–Garden edition

Extra, extra, read all about it!
Sunday, May 22, 2016

Congratulations to Kasey Clark, winner of Tara Conklin’s THE HOUSE GIRL! Check back next week, where we will announce the winner of this weeks giveaway, Adria Cimino’s debut Paris, Rue des Martyrs From the 2016 Debs: Louise Miller had a blast brainstorming questions for THE CITY BAKER’S GUIDE TO COUNTRY LIVING’s Reading Guide. It was fun and strange to think of her book from the point of view of a reader! And she is absolutely…

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News Flash–May Flowers Edition

Extra, extra, read all about it!
Sunday, May 15, 2016

Congratulations to Rhonda Lomazow, winner of Karen Halvorsen Schreck’s BROKEN GROUND Check back next week, where we will announce the winner of this weeks giveaway, Tara Conklin’s THE HOUSE GIRL! From the 2016 Debs: Louise Miller is delighted to have a entered Aya’s Goodreads giveaway of UPTOWN THIEF, and is happy to share that Viking is holding a giveaway of THE CITY BAKER’S GUIDE TO COUNTRY LIVING on Goodreads as well!…

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News Flash–Mother’s Day Edition

News Flash
Sunday, May 8, 2016

Congratulations to Regina, winner of Pam Wechsler’s MISSION HILL! Check back next week, where we will announce the winner of this weeks giveaway, Karen Halvorsen Schreck’s BROKEN GROUND! From the 2016 Debs: Louise Miller is in a post-writing conference-spring wedding-party-mother’s day baking coma. She is almost 100% certain she will never get caught up with everything in her life. Jennifer S. Brown visited her first book club this week and is now…

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News Flash–May Day Edition

News Flash
Sunday, May 1, 2016

Congratulations to Connie Merritt, winner of Patricia Park’s RE JANE! Check back next week, where we will announce the winner of this weeks giveaway, Pam Wechsler’s MISSION HILL! From the 2016 Debs: Louise Miller is at Grub Street’s Muse and the Marketplace Writers’ Conference, giving a talk today with the delightful Kate Racculia titled Feedback is a Conversation. She will be in post conference “recovery mode” for the next couple of days. Be kind…

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News Flash–April Showers Edition

News Flash
Sunday, April 24, 2016

Congratulations to Susan Peterson, winner of Emily Liebert’s SOME WOMEN! Check back next week, where we will announce the winner of this weeks giveaway, Patricia Park’s RE JANE! From the 2016 Debs: Louise Miller is having a crazy week balancing wedding cake season at her job, blogging, getting ready for her talk at Muse and the Marketplace, working on book two, and working on THE CITY BAKER’S GUIDE launch, all the while trying…

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Who’s Your Role Model? A Long Overdue Homework Assignment

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

When my kids were in elementary school, every couple of years they’d get an assignment that asked, “Who’s your role model?” I always wanted them to pick me. Me, their mother. You know, the one who wiped their noses and packed their lunches and drove them to soccer practice and found their cleats at the bottom of the laundry bin. They never picked me. They always picked their dad. Well,…

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NEWS FLASH–Daffodil Edition

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Sunday, April 17, 2016

  Congratulations to Jennifer Huelsebusch, winner of  our very own Jennifer S. Brown’s MODERN GIRLS! Check back next week, where we will announce the winner of this weeks giveaway, Emily Liebert’s SOME WOMEN. From the 2016 Debs: A quick note about our book giveaways–to enter a book giveaway, simply share our giveaway link on our Facebook page or retweet one of our giveaway tweets from our Twitter feed! (US only.) Louise Miller THE CITY…

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