News Flash! March 25, 2007

Debs in Review! Sandi of CK2S Kwips and Kritiques gave Good Things 5 out of 5 clovers! “I have to be truthful and tell you that I didn’t get a good read. I got a great read! This first effort by this new author had me turning pages late into the night, and taking every opportunity presented to me to read until the last page was turned. If I were…

Sunday, March 25, 2007
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News Flash! March 18, 2007

And We Have a Winner! Our Debutante Postcard Contest winner is AMBER from Naperville, Illinois. She’ll receive a goody gift from Deb Jennifer and Barre, Vermont, along with postcards from all the other Debs. Another contest is underway now, so hurry on over to the CONTEST page. Congratulations, Amber! Debs in the News! Debutante Kristy Kiernan was featured in the Ft. Myers News-Press’s Arts & Entertainment section last Sunday! Check…

Sunday, March 18, 2007
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What a Difference a Year Makes: Guest Blogger Patricia Wood

I am honored and pleased to introduce today’s guest blogger and fellow Hawaii resident, Patricia Wood. She also has a wonderful blog that’s attracting readers and writers from around the world. Her debut novel, LOTTERY (Putnam, August 2007), is a poignant and wise novel about a very rich underdog who shows everyone just how little his IQ says about his smarts. Read on and learn more about the book, Patricia…

Tuesday, March 13, 2007
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News Flash!

It’s About Time! Just when this world could use a little saving, along comes Melanie Lynn Hauser’s SUPERMOM SAVES THE WORLD. Support our planet by running to your local bookstore to pick it up today. Literary Mama! Friend of the Deb Ball, Gail Konop Baker has a new Bare-breasted Mama up at Literary Mama. Debs on Debs! Deb Kristy stopped to chat over on Tish’s Diary at tishcohen.com! If you’d…

Sunday, March 11, 2007
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Let me tell you Oprah… by Deb Eileen

When a friend or I suffer a writing or publishing set back, we tell each other “at least this will give you something to talk about with Oprah.” This usually makes us feel better because: a) the idea of chatting with Oprah gives us a warm fuzzy feeling b) the mere idea of appearing on Oprah, gives us dreams of vast book sales which makes the current rejection or set…

Friday, March 9, 2007
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It’s Not You, It’s Me and Other Publication Rejection Strategies by Deb Mia

Do I really need to write about what it’s like to get rejected? I don’t think so. If you’ve ever heard (or said), “It’s not you, it’s me,” then you already have some idea of what the world of agent and publication rejection is like. So here’s my advice for dealing with rejection: You come up with a plan. I’m going to tell you (again) what I did to get…

Thursday, March 8, 2007
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If I had a nickel for every rejection letter… by Deb Jennifer

For me, it began in the third grade.  I wrote my first story, called The Haunted Meatball.  My teacher, Mrs. Brennan, told me it was wonderful. So wonderful, in fact, that she was going to send it off to have it published in a children’s magazine.  So off went my first story, into the world.  And we waited.  We waited for weeks.  Then months.  Then one day, she took me…

Wednesday, March 7, 2007
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Silent Rejections By Deb Anna

It’s funny. Although I can think of — and regale you with — endless tales of the rejection I’ve endured, most of it hasn’t come in the form of letters. No, rejection for me has always come in the form of deafening, endless silence. No news is always bad news, in my experience. This, I think, is a good thing. From the jobs I’ve interviewed for (back before I managed…

Monday, March 5, 2007
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News Flash

Debs Debut! Deb Kristy’s book CATCHING GENIUS hits the stores on Tuesday.  Woo-hoo!  Go on out and pick up a copy of the debut BookPage calls “simply mesmerizing” and bestselling author Sarah Gruen calls “gorgeous.”  Heck, pick up an armload – they make great gifts!  In honor of her special day, Kristy will take over blogging duties from Tish on Tuesday (and Tish will take Kristy’s usual spot on Saturday).  Be…

Sunday, March 4, 2007
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News Flash

We Have a Winnah! The Debutantes are pleased to announce that Judy from Tifton, Georgia is the winner of our second contest! Judy will receive a fabulous postcard from each Deb, which will no doubt enliven and enrich her life, as well as an exciting mystery goody bag from Deb Kristy in Florida! Congratulations, Judy! If you’re terribly jealous of Judy’s great luck, then head over to the Contest page…

Sunday, February 18, 2007
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