Deb Alum Mia King on FAMILY ROOM + GOOD THINGS GIVEAWAY!

This week at the Ball, we welcome a Deb alum — the wonderful Mia King, who is a graduate of the first class! Mia King is the national bestselling author of seven novels, including three written under the name Darien Gee. Her books have been translated into 14 languages and are selections of the Doubleday, Literary Guild, Rhapsody and Book of the Month Club book clubs. Mia lives with her family…

Saturday, November 22, 2014
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News Flash: Contests, Revisions & other Debut Author Fun!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Congratulations to Ryan Kincade, winner of MARY: THE SUMMONING by author Hillary Monahan! Check back next Sunday for this week’s winner of a copy of Linda Gray Sexton’s BESPOTTED…     From the 2015 Debs: Colleen Oakley‘s debut BEFORE I GO was selected this week as a January 2015 Indie Next List pick by independent booksellers! Also, GoodReads is giving away 30 advanced copies. Enter to win it before you…

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News Flash: Bingeing on Halloween candy, WIPs & books!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Congratulations to Wendy Dosch and Sheila Korman, winners of THE GOOD GIRL by guest author Mary Kubica! Check back next Sunday for this week’s winner of a copy of Shelly King’s debut novel, THE MOMENT OF EVERYTHING!   From the 2015 Debs… Colleen Oakley has been very busy binging on Friday Night Lights and Halloween candy—oh, and writing some in her new novel. Amy E. Reichert has been binging on amazing…

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News Flash: WIPs, #WeNeedDiverseBooks & catch up with past Debs!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Congratulations to Melissa Engaldo, winner of LEAVING TIME by guest author Jodi Picoult! Check back next Sunday for the winners of THE GOOD GIRL, by this week’s guest author Mary Kubica …     From the 2015 Debs… Colleen Oakley is head down, hard at work on her WIP. She is also trying very hard not to stay up until 3 a.m. binging on Friday Night Lights. Amy E. Reichert is…

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News Flash: Launch parties, first drafts, & a contest!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Congratulations to Ellie Berger, winner of EVERY TIME I THINK OF YOU by guest author Tracey Garvis Graves! Check back next Sunday for the winner of the signed copy of LEAVING TIME, by this week’s guest author Jodi Picoult …   From the 2015 Debs… Colleen Oakley is in the throes of planning her launch party in January. There will be food! Booze! Male exotic dancers! (OK, no dancers, but it’s…

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News Flash: Next books, contest winner, and a cover girl!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Congratulations to Gaylord Chambers, winner of THE MOMENT OF EVERYTHING, by guest author — and fellow Deb — Shelly King! Check back next Sunday for the winner of the signed copy of EVERY TIME I THINK OF YOU, by this week’s guest author Tracey Garvis Graves …     From the 2015 Debs… Colleen Oakley officially passed 10,000 words in her WIP, which is a miracle considering she spends most days…

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News Flash: Reviews, WIPs & Celebrations!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Congratulations to Carrie Mansfield, winner of the signed copy of BETWEEN by guest author Megan Whitmer! Check back next Sunday for the winner of THE MOMENT OF EVERYTHING, by this week’s guest author — and fellow Deb —  Shelly King…   From the 2015 Debs… Colleen Oakley flew to the brrrrrrrrrrrr state of Minnesota (OK, it was 60 degrees, but that’s sweater weather for this Atlanta girl!) this weekend for the Heartland…

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News Flash: Great expectations, covers, and next projects!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Congratulations to Beth Tibbals-Benson, winner of AFTER I DO, and Linda Childers, winner of FOREVER, INTERRUPTED by guest author Taylor Jenkins Reid! Check back next Sunday for the winners of BETWEEN, by this week’s guest author Megan Whitmer…   From the 2015 Debs… Colleen Oakley found out she’s having twins! Which adds an entirely extra layer of pressure on completing her second book by December. She’s also finalizing the details of her…

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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…

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What It Really All Meant, In the End

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

I’ve started and deleted this post so many times I’ve lost count. A confession: for someone who’s built their life around words, I often find life gives us moments far more meaningful. Maybe that’s what all the writer angst finally boils down to: we can’t ever express exactly what we hope to. But we can’t not try. So rather than saying good-bye, I’ll try to explain why being a Deb…

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