News Flash–Countdown Edition

News Flash
Sunday, July 10, 2016

  Congratulations to pomsmith, winner of J. Ryan Stradal’s KITCHENS OF THE GREAT MIDWEST! Check back next week, where we will announce the winner of this weeks giveaway, Deb alum Karma Brown’s THE CHOICES WE MAKE From the 2016 Debs: Louise Miller has been having fun searching for fiddle players and planning the menu for her launch party, which will include lots of PIE. She cannot believe THE CITY BAKER’S GUIDE TO COUNTRY…

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Louise Is Shocked She Kept Her Resolutions!

Monday, July 4, 2016

It’s exactly the half-way point of the year, and this week we are revisiting our New Years resolutions. I love that we celebrate the Year with fireworks, and happen to celebrate the mid-point with fireworks too. I am all about fireworks. I felt a little nervous to look back at my resolutions, because this year has been full of surprises, both inside and out. I was sure that I would…

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News Flash–Fireworks Edition

News Flash
Sunday, July 3, 2016

  Congratulations to Brandi Megan Grannett, winner of Katherine Ozment’s GRACE WITHOUT GOD. Check back next week, where we will announce the winner of this weeks giveaway, J. Ryan Stradal’s KITCHENS OF THE GREAT MIDWEST! From the 2016 Debs: Louise Miller has had a happy week. She booked her launch party venue, sent out invitations, and is currently trying to find a fiddler to play tunes during cocktails. She was thrilled to…

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Meet a Deb: Deb Launch (& Beyond) Dates

Author reading with audience. "Aloud."
Thursday, June 30, 2016

Are you in one of the areas in which our Debs are reading? Come out, hear us read, and introduce yourself! You won’t have to twist our arms to get us to go for a drink post-reading. Heather & Aya are our next launches, with both of their books coming out on July 26. Heather Young: THE LOST GIRLS Corte Madera, CA, July 26, 7 PM, Book Passage Sebastopol, CA,…

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Book Launch: Fantasy vs. Reality

The City Baker's Guide to Country Living by Louise Miller
Monday, June 27, 2016

I have been dreaming about my book launch party for as long as I have been dreaming about publishing a book, which is another way of saying a very long time. Your book party is your chance to celebrate. Book in hand, it’s your moment to say YES, I did it. All of those years of writing and revising, all of those hours agonizing over agent lists and query letters,…

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News Flash! First Days of Summer Edition!

News Flash
Sunday, June 26, 2016

  Congratulations to Brandi Megan Grannett, winner of Erika Swyler’s THE BOOK OF SPECULATION! Check back next week, where we will announce the winner of this weeks giveaway, Katherine Ozment’s GRACE WITHOUT GOD. From the 2016 Debs: Louise Miller was absolutely thrilled to discover that THE CITY BAKER’S GUIDE TO COUNTRY LIVING was reviewed in Publishers Weekly, and that the reviewer enjoyed the book! Jennifer S. Brown had a wonderful discussion/reading with Marian McMahon…

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The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living Playlist

Monday, June 20, 2016

There is, of course, baking in THE CITY BAKER’S GUIDE TO COUNTRY LIVING, but music plays almost as important a role in the story. My main character Livvy plays the banjo, and one of the ways that she connects to the people of the town of Guthrie is by joining a contra dance band. Here is a CITY BAKER’S GUIDE playlist Rodney Miller—Sheehan’s Reel. Rodney Miller is an incredible fiddle…

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News Flash–Father’s Day Edition

News Flash
Sunday, June 19, 2016

Congratulations to Theresa, winner of Shannon Kirk‘s METHOD 15/33! Check back next week, where we will announce the winner of this weeks giveaway, Erika Swyler’s THE BOOK OF SPECULATION! From the 2016 Debs: Louise Miller has had a cheery week! She heard clips from her audiobook narrator, saw her Swedish book cover, and finalized her book launch bookstore (GO BROOKLINE BOOKSMITH!) and launch party location. Jennifer S. Brown is counting down the days till…

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Adventures in Publishing

Monday, June 13, 2016

adventure noun ad·ven·ture \əd-ˈven-chər\ An exciting or very unusual experience. Participation in exciting undertakings or enterprises. A bold, usually risky undertaking; hazardous action of uncertain outcome. A commercial or financial speculation of any kind; venture. I am not a super adventurous person. I like my trips planned. I like to budget my money. I like to work from a recipe. I like to know how I am getting home at…

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News Flash–Promotion Edition

News Flash
Sunday, June 12, 2016

Congratulations to Nicole Evelina, winner of Julie Christine Johnson’s IN ANOTHER LIFE Check back next week, where we will announce the winner of this weeks giveaway, Shannon Kirk’s METHOD 15/33! From the 2016 Debs: Louise Miller tossed out the book she was working on. It was liberating. And scary. She has a setting she is crazy-excited about, and a character, and is playing with plot. Jennifer S. Brown is visiting book groups in…

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