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…

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Conflict for the Conflict Averse: An Interview with Michelle Hoover

Monday, October 19, 2015

  I hate conflict, so I wasn’t surprised when I had trouble putting my characters into difficult situations. When I set out to write a novel, I wanted to create a town filled with people that I loved. Couldn’t I write a story about a bunch of people who cared about each other? Isn’t the world filled with enough trouble as it is? Don’t we read to escape stress? Needless to…

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News Flash–Author Photos, Blurbs, Acknowledgements and More!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Check back next week, where we will announce the winner of this weeks giveaway–PRETENDING TO DANCE, by Diane Chamberlain! From the 2016 Debs Louise Miller has just made an appointment with a photographer in NYC to have her author photo taken. She is now feverishly shopping for author photo clothes. Jennifer S. Brown turned in her acknowledgments page. She made her sister read her novel three times to critique it; she made…

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News Flash!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Congratulations to Claudia, winner of THE SPARROW SISTERS by Debutante Ball guest Ellen Herrick.  Check back next week, where we will announce the winner of this weeks giveaway–THE STAR SIDE OF BIRD HIILL, by Naomi Jackson! From the 2016 Debs Louise Miller is busy doing writing exercises to help her choose among three novel ideas for book two. She  just turned in a list of songs that she quoted in book one for…

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News Flash!–Autumn Edition

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Congratulations to Carol Boyer, winner of EVERYBODY RISE by Debutante Ball guest Stephanie Clifford.  Check back next week, where we will announce the winner of this weeks giveaway–THE SPARROW SISTERS by Ellen Herrick! From the 2016 Debs Louise Miller, a theatre geek, is just back from a road trip to NYC where she saw the play HAND TO GOD. She is looking forward to starting a nine-month writing workshop this week with author Lisa…

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News Flash!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Congratulations to Elizabeth Mayorca, winner of THE GODS OF TANGO by Debutante Ball guest Carolina De Robertis.  Check back next week, where we will announce the winner of this weeks giveaway–EVERYBODY RISE by Stephanie Clifford!   From the 2016 Debs: Louise Miller is still enjoying her break from revision. In the meantime, she is brainstorming ideas for book two, and thinking about all the ways she wants to approach it differently–like maybe trying…

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News Flash: New Debs Edition!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

  We hope you have enjoyed the first week of the 2016 Debutante Ball! Join us next week, when we will be talking about our writerly education. Check back next Sunday for the winner of Carolina De Robertis’s THE GODS OF TANGO.   From the 2016 Debs: Louise Miller just handed in her revision to her editor! And her author questionnaire! And she has loved her first week as a…

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News Flash: Keep in Touch with the 2015 Debs!

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Congrats to Mitzi Vincent, winner of Deb Karma Brown’s debut, COME AWAY WITH ME! Please return next Saturday for the Deb class of 2016’s first guest, Carolina De Robertis — author of THE GODS OF TANGO — and a giveaway! Rather than a final goodbye (we can’t cope), we’re going to say, “See you later!” Because — in case it still needs to be said —  we’re going to miss being Debs and miss all of you….

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It’s Not Really Goodbye … more, “See you later!”

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

I have been trying to write this post for five days, which is four days longer than I usually take to write a post. I’m generally okay with goodbyes, having been trained by my large extended family to take as long as necessary to say goodbye to a roomful of people without complaint. However, I am incredibly stubborn when I need to do something I’m not ready to. And I’m…

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News Flash: BIG (secret) news, Celebrity Sighting, & a Giveaway!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Congratulations to Rhonda Lomazow, winner of guest author Sonja Yoerg’s MIDDLE OF SOMEWHERE! Check back next Sunday for the winner of Deb Karma Brown’s debut, COME AWAY WITH ME … From the 2015 Debs: Colleen Oakley got news last week. BIG news. Like, super ridiculously HUGE news! But… she can’t share it yet. Stay tuned on her FB page for announcement soon. And if you’re in Atlanta, make sure you come out to the Decatur Book…

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