A Behind The Scenes Look: Editing BECOMING BONNIE

Thursday, April 13, 2017

This week, the Deb’s are chatting about the editing of our novels. As writers, we pick up tricks of the trade as we go along. We never stop learning and improving. I like that about our industry. While revising my novel, BECOMING BONNIE, I felt like I had ample opportunities to grow (i.e. it required lots of editing). But it was in that messy, chaotic state of tackling my edits…

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15 Questions for Bonnie Parker Pre-Clyde

Thursday, April 6, 2017

This week the Debs gals take on the point-of-view of their characters.  Many hear the name Bonnie Parker and think: American outlaw, bank robber, or of her counterpart, Clyde Barrow. But, who was Bonnie Parker before becoming part of the infamous ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ duo? With little known about Bonnie’s life pre-Clyde, I’d like to introduce you to Bonnelyn–the fictional name I give Bonnie at the onset of my novel BECOMING…

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The Becoming of BECOMING BONNIE (Aka Deleted Scenes)

Thursday, March 30, 2017

This week, we’re sharing deleted scenes from our novels. BECOMING BONNIE has a bit of an interesting history, besides being inspired by history. When my agent and I pitched editors, the novel was originally for young adult audiences. We ended up with two offers, one from a young adult publisher and another from an adult publisher. I went with Tor/Forge, the adult publisher, and BECOMING BONNIE went through quite the transformation….

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Sitting Down with a Big Five Editor

Thursday, March 9, 2017

This week we’re asking industry experts to answer the many questions that we debut writers have as we get started in the publishing industry. So, I’d like to introduce you all to Bess Cozby, editor for Tor Books, an imprint of Macmillan, and more importantly (to me at least), I’d like to introduce you to my amazing editor. I’m extremely fortunate to be working with this gal, folks, and today she’ll be…

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Dear Google, I’d Be Lost Without You

Thursday, March 2, 2017

This week the Debs are writing about technology. What do we use to help our writing, what couldn’t we live without?  For my post this week, I’d like to write… An open letter to Google, How do I love thee? Let me count the ways/products, that help me as an author. Chrome: I’ll be honest, I’m not sure what makes your browser different from the other guys, but you’re my default, baby….

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Sing To Me, Carrie Underwood

Thursday, February 23, 2017

This week, to celebrate the Oscar awards, the Debs are writing about our celebrity dream readers.  This is a fun topic. Many authors have their dreamcast of who’d read for their audiobook or who’d play their characters in a film/TV show. I’m no exception. When BECOMING BONNIE was optioned for TV (ah!), I immediately began thinking…. who’d make a good Bonnie Parker? Naturally, there’s so many amazing options, but my…

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NewsFlash: Tiffany’s ALLEGEDLY has launched!!

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Congratulations to Haley Harrigan, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of Jessica Chiarella’s AND AGAIN! We send our thanks to our very own Tiffany D. Jackson for being our guest yesterday on The Debutante Ball. If you haven’t already, pick up a copy of ALLEGEDLY. Or you can enter to win a signed hardcover by retweeting this tweet on twitter: Interview w/ DEB Tiffany Jackson + #DebBallGiveAway of ALLEGEDLY. RT to Enter! https://t.co/ePkkUHd77T pic.twitter.com/BmxdBZoX02…

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The End of the Trail by Bonnie Parker

Thursday, December 15, 2016

This week on the Deb Ball we’re writing about jobs, hobbies, or trips that connect to our books. While I haven’t written many poems recently, back in my youth it was something I did frequently. It was a way for me to express myself, a way to let out emotions, a way to understand something that was happening to (or around) me. After the death of my first grandparent, I…

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To My Non-Publishing Friends: No, My Book Can’t Just Come Out Tomorrow :)

Thursday, December 1, 2016

This week the Debs are writing about our experience of time: time writing books and the publishing timeline. After Thanksgiving and the inevitable book-related questions, it became even more clear to me that my non-publishing friends and family know very little about my journey to publication. That’s no fault to them. Why should they know the ins and outs of my industry? I’ll be honest that I knew very little before beginning my…

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So Many Thanks To My Book Village

Thursday, November 24, 2016

This Thanksgiving week, the Debutantes are expressing their thanks.  Like Crystal mentioned in her post, the acknowledgments at the end of BECOMING BONNIE are going to give some specific shout outs, but on this day of thanks I wanted to acknowledge the fact that this book has been touched by so many wonderful people and groups. While writing a novel can be solitary at times, I’ve been extremely fortunate to…

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