News Flash: Recommended Books, Second Books, and Banned Books

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Congratulations to Susan Roberts for winning a copy of FAINT PROMISE OF RAIN by Anjali Mitter Duva!  We send our thanks to Dana Kaye for being our guest on The Debutante Ball yesterday! If you haven’t already, please pick up a copy of her book YOUR BOOK, YOUR BRAND: THE STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO LAUNCHING YOUR BOOK AND BOOSTING YOUR SALES. You can still enter the GIVEAWAY: RETWEET on Twitter, and/or SHARE on Facebook by noon (EST) September 30th to win a copy of YOUR BOOK, YOUR BRAND (US only). We’ll select and contact the winner on…

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Book Launch Love

Monday, August 22, 2016

Our theme this week is what we loved about our debut year. There are so many wonderful moments in a debut year to choose from—from getting that first request for a full manuscript from an agent to the day your sale goes through, to seeing your cover for the first time to holding your book in your hand—but book launch is really hard to top. The thing about your book…

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Interview with The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living author Louise Miller, and a BOOK GIVEAWAY!

The City Baker's Guide to Country Living by Louise Miller
Saturday, August 13, 2016

I have a ritual that I perform every Friday afternoon that I can. After work, I sit down at my kitchen table with a bowl of popcorn and I read the current issue of People Magazine. Nothing is more relaxing–it’s total escapist fun. One of my favorite features is the One Last Thing interview in the back–so here is my version! One last last thing Last time I cried Full disclosure–I…

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After the Acknowledgments

Monday, August 8, 2016

After I handed in my acknowledgements to my editor, a funny thing happened. I kept receiving all of the help and guidance and love from all of the people! So today, one day before The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living is launched into the world, let me say thank you to the people who have done so much for me and my debut novel after I turned my acknowledgements…

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NEWS FLASH–More Books to Launch Edition

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Congratulations to Patty Smith, winner of Heather Young’s THE LOST GIRLS! Check back next week, where we will announce the winner of this weeks giveaway, our own Aya de Leon’s UPTOWN THIEF! From the 2016 Debs: Louise Miller is thrilled that The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living was featured in Read Simple Magazine’s The Best New Books to Read This Month article! She is a little teary, all the time, as she approaches her…

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Launch Week! Give it Up for Heather Young and The Lost Girls!

THE LOST GIRLS by Heather Young
Monday, July 25, 2016

I have the great honor of kicking off Heather Young’s launch week, celebrating the publication of her debut novel THE LOST GIRLS. But before I tell you about THE LOST GIRLS, I just want to say what a joy it has been to share this year with Heather. She is one of the funniest people I have ever met, and she never fails to make me laugh at myself. She…

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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…

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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…

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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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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…

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