10 Fun Facts about Louise and The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living

The City Baker's Guide to Country Living by Louise Miller
Monday, July 18, 2016

I can sing, word for word, almost every song that has appeared in a Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers movie Late bloomers, take note: I started writing THE CITY BAKER’S GUIDE TO COUNTRY LIVING when I was 38, sold the novel when I was 44, and it is being published when I am 45. I have never lived in the country. I have been a vegetarian for almost my whole…


Dear Debut Author

Monday, July 11, 2016

Dear Debut Author, First off, congratulations! You have sold your first book! Your dream is coming true! Ahead of you is an absolutely thrilling, roller coaster of a year (or two), filled to the brim with new experiences and new people. You will do all the things that only writers daydream about—you will get your author photo taken and it will feel glamorous. You will receive blurbs from writers you…


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…


Calling all Debut Authors! Now Accepting Applications for the Class of ’17 Debutante Ball!

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Are you interested in being one of the Class of 2017 Debs at The Debutante Ball? We want to hear from you! It’s that time! The 2016 Debutante Ball class is looking for female writers who have not yet had a book published, but will have one released between September 2016 and August 2017 by a traditional commercial publisher. You need a firm release date to be considered (well, as…


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…


Things I Never Regret

Monday, May 30, 2016

Our theme this week is regrets, but here is the thing–i’m not big on regret. We are all human and we all make choices both good and not so good and we learn from them. I am a firm believer that every experience in your life has made you who you are now. So, instead, i’ve decided to share a few things I never regret doing: hanging out with friends and family eating…


News Flash–Garden edition

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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…


News Flash–Snowmageddon Edition

Sunday, January 24, 2016

  Congratulations to Kate Pearson, winner of BELLWEATHER RHAPSODY BY Kate Racculia! Check back next week, where we will announce the winner of this weeks giveaway–THE GIRL WHO FELL FROM THE SKY by Heidi Durrow!   From the 2016 Debs: Louise Miller turned in her final edits, along with her dedication and acknowledgments this week. There was celebration cupcakes and carnations! With free time on her hands for the first time in a…


News Flash–First Drafts, First Readings & First Agent Meetings

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Congratulations to JJT, winner of STONES IN THE ROAD by E. B. Moore! Check back next week, where we will announce the winner of this weeks giveaway–CHANCE HARBOR by Holly Robinson.   From the 2016 Debs Louise Miller is still floating from the high of giving her first public reading at GrubStreet’s Lit Up Gala last Thursday night. Jennifer Brown was there with a bottle of bourbon! She is now squinting at the proofs her…


News Flash–Publications, Pub Dates and Publicists edition

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Congratulations to Laura Bryant, winner of PRETENDING TO DANCE, by Diane Chamberlain! Check back next week, where we will announce the winner of this weeks giveaway–THE GOOD NEIGHBOR, by Amy Sue Nathan! From the 2016 Debs Louise Miller has had a crazy week that included having great meetings with her agent and editor about her book cover and having all the clothes she ordered online for her author photo shoot stolen off…