Interview with Holly Goddard Jones + #DebBallGiveaway of THE SALT LINE

Saturday, September 9, 2017

I am so excited about this book, especially after meeting Holly at BEA this year. It has already vaulted up to become one of my favorite thrillers ever and I think it is going to be HUGE. But you have to be careful how you describe The Salt Line: if you mention it is set in a dystopian future crawling with killer ticks, some people are undoubtedly going to recoil as they picture…

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#TinyPrettyThings Launch Week: A Big Blur

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Dhonielle and I have been working for this moment for nearly four years now — through countless drafts, a couple of agents, four editors, and endless edits. Also: new jobs, new apartments, a hurricane, a baby, and a hundred other little life events. So we should be relishing every moment right of launch week, right? But it doesn’t feel real. In fact, I still haven’t actually gotten to walk into…

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NEWS FLASH: BEA, “Best Of” Book Lists, & a Giveaway!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Congratulations to Christina Li, winner of Renee Ahdieh’s THE WRATH AND THE DAWN! Check back next Sunday for this week’s winner of THE RAINY SEASON by guest author Maggie Messitt …   From the 2015 Debs: Colleen Oakley is thrilled that Pop Sugar named BEFORE I GO as one of the Best Books of 2015 (so far)! It’s also in good company on this summer reading list. Pack your beach bag! Amy…

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What I Loved? A Top Ten List

Monday, August 25, 2014

What I loved about being a debut author? Oh, just everything. I loved being a Deb. I loved talking with readers and other writers. I loved that day I typed “the end” and I especially loved the day I knew my book would be published. I loved so much about the experience that I need to get organized just to tell you about it. I went to college at Ball…

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News Flash: Copy Edits, Travel Plans and Love from Booklist

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Congrats to Rhiann, who won a signed copy of one of Jenny Milchman’s books! From the 2014 Debs… Heather Webb spent the week poring over copy edits for her next book RODIN’S LOVER. She’s REALLY glad this is the final time she will have to read it, despite how much she loves the story. Lisa Alber is finalizing her travel plans for the Killer Nashville conference in August, plus she’s going to…

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Writing Conferences, or Why I Got a Suitcase for My Last Birthday

Monday, March 3, 2014

My first novel, THE BLACK HOUR, isn’t out until July, but I’ve been a part of the mystery writing community for several years. How? One word: conferences. I went to my first Bouchercon, the annual world mystery conference, as an aspiring author. I had a book almost done, but wasn’t quite ready to submit it. I also met mystery writer Clare O’Donohue. (Some might say that I didn’t meet her…

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