Writing and Early Love by Debutante Eileen

Today I received my first book review. I’ve been really looking forward to seeing the reviews and dreading them at the same time. It is the nature of the book business that no matter how great your book might be- there will be people who love it and people who don’t.  It occurred to me that writing and publishing is a lot like young love. 1) When you are young you…

Friday, January 5, 2007
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Happy Year of The Debs! And a News Flash…

Debs in Print! The February edition of Writer’s Digest (Janet Evanovich on cover) features Mia King and Good Things in the First Impressions column under “More Notable Debuts,” page 29. Go grab a copy at your nearest bookstore. Congratulations, Mia! The Debutante Ball in the New York Times! Well, okay, it’s not our debutante ball, but fun to read anyway. Thanks to sharp-eyed Larramie for finding it! New Contest! Remember,…

Monday, January 1, 2007
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News Flash!

Serdechnye pozdravleniya! Double Debs Take Over Russia: Debs Anna David (Party Girl) and Eileen Cook (In The Stars) just sold Russian rights! Really Good Review Things! Booklist calls Deb Mia King’s Good Things “A fresh and thoroughly enjoyable story as enticing as the delectable recipes at the end of the book.” Update! As mentioned in a prior News Flash, due to early big buzz, Deb Eileen’s In The Stars publication date…

Thursday, December 14, 2006
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News Flash!

Cyber Debs! Tish Cohen’s new website is LIVE! Do foxtrot on over! Let’s go to the movies! We’re getting in line to see Town House, because Deb Tish reports that the screenplay, written by Doug Wright, is in, Fox and Scott Free Productions are happy with it, and they are now searching for a director! Support The Arts! Cover art that is, check out Anna David’s brand-spankin’ new cover for…

Thursday, December 7, 2006
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NEWS FLASH!

The Debutantes are dancing like mad this week: Debutante Review! Publisher’s Weekly says Debutante Mia King’s Good Things (February 9, 2007) has a “plucky protagonist;” a tale of a “domestic diva” who goes “from princess to pauper” with an ending that “will please…!”  Guest Blog! Debutante Kristy Kiernan has the great honor of being the guest at Murderati, as well as Killer Year, this Friday, Dec. 1, 2006. Drop by and say hello so…

Wednesday, November 29, 2006
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How Vermeer Got Me an Agent by Deb Kristy

I found my agent like I’ve found a lot of things in my life; through a bizarre series of odd coincidences and happy accidents. First off, let me state for the record that I had no connections in the publishing industry. I have no MFA. In fact, I don’t have any higher degree at all. I had no relatives, friends, friends of friends, kind of/sort of connections, period. I was…

Saturday, November 25, 2006
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The Agent Search by Deb Eileen

With the publication of my first book looming, more and more I get questions from other writers who are starting to navigate the publishing waterways. They have a mistaken notion that I have some secrets or know what I’m doing. One of the most common questions I hear is: “Where did you get your agent?” Why WalMart of course – the aisle near office supplies. No – don’t be foolish,…

Friday, November 24, 2006
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Thrills, Chills and Macaroons by Deb Jennifer

A few weeks back, I gushed about my agent, so this week, I’m going off topic.  I just received a copy of my German cover from Rowohlt Verlag.  Now several things hit me right off.  First, the title: Das Madchen im Wald, which apparently means “The Girl in the Woods” (for all of my mastery of the German language, it could mean anything!).  I do like it: simple, evocative of fairy…

Wednesday, November 22, 2006
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How I Found My Agent by Deb Tish

Like many writers, I dreamed about getting the phone call from an agent who wanted to represent me. But I’d never pictured it quite the way it happened… My family and I had driven our old Volvo station wagon down to Ellicottville, NY, for a long weekend of skiing with friends. The tires were no match for the end of season blizzard that hit that day, and after skiing, the…

Tuesday, November 21, 2006
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Call it Karma by Deb Anna

I’m someone who’s been around the block with agents. Before I came to my senses, see, I dabbled (mostly unsucccessfully) as a screenwriter and so I’d been through every version of despicable agenting. After being lied to, misled, hit on and even worse — ignored — I’d come to believe that an agent, if you wanted to do anything that required one, was a necessary evil, a person who always…

Monday, November 20, 2006
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