Meet a Deb: Deb Launch (& Beyond) Dates

Author reading with audience. "Aloud."
Thursday, June 30, 2016

Are you in one of the areas in which our Debs are reading? Come out, hear us read, and introduce yourself! You won’t have to twist our arms to get us to go for a drink post-reading. Heather & Aya are our next launches, with both of their books coming out on July 26. Heather Young: THE LOST GIRLS Corte Madera, CA, July 26, 7 PM, Book PassageSebastopol, CA, July…

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Launch Night Bliss (and Launch Night Tips)

The MODERN GIRLS cake
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

I am alone among the Debs in that I don’t have to fantasize about my book launch: I have already lived it. Louise wrote beautifully about her upcoming book launch. She said, “I have realized that the party is not just to celebrate the novel being published—it’s my chance to say thank you to all the people that made it possible.” I love that about Louise. She’s a generous, caring…

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Interview with Emily Liebert + SOME WOMEN book giveaway!

SOME WOMEN by Emily Liebert
Saturday, April 16, 2016

Have y’all ever met someone who had no reason to help you out, but did anyway? Well, meet Emily Liebert– a woman who did just that for me. I’m ecstatic to have her as a guest today, so I can sing praises about her latest and greatest. SOME WOMEN is an engrossing and thought provoking novel that examines the intricacies of marriage, friendship, and the power of unexpected connections. On the surface, Mackenzie,…

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News Flash: Holidays, Book Birthdays, & Giveaways!

News Flash
Sunday, December 14, 2014

Congratulations to Katelyn Carolyn Hart, winner of the signed copy of TOP TEN CLUES YOU’RE CLUELESS by guest author Liz Czukas! Check back next Sunday for this week’s winner of ELECTRIC CITY by guest author Elizabeth Rosner…   From the 2015 Debs: Colleen Oakley can’t believe her book baby will meet the world in less than a month! She’s been busy blogging, answering Q&As, putting the final touches on her launch party…

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News Flash: CHASING THE SUN Launch Week, Turkish Translations, and Lit Fest

Sunday, June 8, 2014

From the 2014 Debs… Natalia Sylvester launched CHASING THE SUN this week! Susan Gloss was tickled to see this beautiful blog covering the Turkish version of VINTAGE! Lori Rader-Day is working the Mystery Writers of America booth at Printers Row Lit Fest in Chicago this weekend. If you’re in town, come down for her Sunday 3:30 pm panel on “the rules of mysteries—and when to break them!” Heather Webb enjoyed a great…

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5 Lessons Learned from KILMOON’s Book Launch

Friday, April 4, 2014

KILMOON launched March 18th, so this week’s topic comes at the perfect time to think about my lessons learned. What can I improve upon for the next release? 1. Start earlier. I did a pretty good job of my launch despite the fact that I truly began planning for it about 2-1/2 months beforehand. Given the sheer number of details and my tendency toward chaos, I need to start way ahead of…

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Legends and Lore in KILMOON

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Irish do a lot of things well. Whiskey and lace, storytelling and step-dancing. One thing I love about Irish culture is all the legend and superstition surrounding it. And in KILMOON, Lisa Alber’s debut mystery, she puts all that lore to good use. Tidbits of saints, ancient rites, and rumors lend atmosphere, intrigue and even humor to the novel. In Chapter 21, for instance, we get a flashback glimpse…

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Meet the Lady of Kilmoon

Monday, March 17, 2014

Murder mysteries are complex constructions, when you think about it. As the author you’re at pains to kill off someone that enough other characters wouldn’t have minded seeing dead so you have multiple suspects—but at the same time somehow make the sleuth, often not a professional, care about the dead guy enough to solve the crime. The reader has to care, too, but the reader cares when the protagonist does….

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Deb Dana Takes the Deb Quiz!

<tap tap> <tap tap> Is this thing on? Oh — hello! I’m not used to being both a host and a guest at the Debutante Ball at the same time, but I am so excited to be here today to celebrate the launch of my debut, THE GIRLS’ GUIDE TO LOVE AND SUPPER CLUBS, which is officially out and in bookstores TODAY! As any writer will tell you, the feeling…

Tuesday, February 5, 2013
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This Week, Deb Dana Takes the Cake. Er, Floor.

I can see already that I am going to have a problem with writing this post – the very same problem that I had while reading The Girls’ Guide to Love and Supper Clubs. This book makes me hungry. Not just hungry – ravenous. Look at that awesome cupcake on the cover – the delicate cake, the fluffy frosting, the sprinkles. And the cover is only the beginning. Wait until…

Monday, February 4, 2013
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