News Flash: Readings and Roadtrips and a BIG #DebBallGiveaway!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Congratulations to Rhonda Lomazow for winning a copy of LAST WOMAN STANDING by Thelma Adams!  We send our thanks to Georgia Clark for being our guest on The Debutante Ball yesterday! If you haven’t already, please pick up a copy of her book,THE REGULARS. You can also enter a giveaway to win her online book marketing course The Pro-Active Author! Simply RETWEET on Twitter, and/or SHARE on Facebook using the hashtag #DebBallGiveaway by noon (EST) November 25th for your…


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 Passage Sebastopol, CA,…


Tell A Story: Planning the Content of Your Book Event

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

I’m a planner. When my publicist and I first started planning events for Chasing the Sun, I was all about the big details: venues, dates, food, drinks, invites and omg what will I wear?! (Haven’t figured that out yet.) But a couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of being invited to speak about the book at a festival that celebrated Peruvian culture. It was a small, but lovely crowd….


Things You Need to Do (And Don’t Need to Do) Before A Book Launch

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

I’m having one of those days in which this is suddenly starting to feel very, very real. Which is amazing and wonderful, but also slightly (okay, very) terrifying. When you’re two months away from your book launch, things you’ve always dreamed about start happening. You confirm readings at your favorite bookstores. You start seeing your book getting press in magazines you’ve read for years and years. Reviews start trickling in….


The Final Countdown: On the Launch Pad, Engines Lit

Monday, March 31, 2014

We’re sorry to report that we don’t have a book launch for you this week. I know. You were becoming accustomed to the buzz you were getting from our unique brand of energy drink. But we’re not done launching books. In June, we’ll let Natalia’s book into the world, and in July, it’s my turn to sail. But we needed to wean you off the excitement of back-to-back launch weeks…


3 (and a half) Simple Truths I’ve Learned About Marketing & PR

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

In my other life, my day job, if you will, I work in marketing. In a previous life, I worked at a PR firm and later, as an editor at a magazine. Who knew my previous work experience would be such a huge help as the launch for Chasing the Sun approaches? It’s not that any of this is made any easier, or less overwhelming, as I think of ways…


Deb Dana and Newborn Nostalgia

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Endings. Oh, endings. You have upset me for as long as I can remember, an issue I have discussed before. That post was written before I had a child, and now, I fear my “ending anxiety” will only get worse. Already, I look back at photos of my now four-and-a-half-month-old son in his first week and get misty. “He’s growing up so fast,” I think. “Before I know it, he won’t…