Interview with Eliza Nellums, author of ALL THAT’S BRIGHT AND GONE

Friday, January 1, 2021

This week’s interview is with Eliza Nellum, whose debut novel, ALL THAT’S BRIGHT AND GONE, tells the story of Aoife Scott as she tries to solve the mystery of her older brother’s death and bring her mother home. Below, Eliza tells us about the best money she ever spent as a writer, the story behind her book’s title, and books she’s looking forward to reading. Enjoy!   ABOUT ELIZA Raised in…

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Interview with Denise Williams, author of HOW TO FAIL AT FLIRTING

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

I’m absolutely thrilled to be doing this week’s interview with Denise Williams, author of the much anticipated HOW TO FAIL AT FLIRTING, which is romance at its swooning, heart-pounding, toe-curling best! Below, Denise shares what she’s most looking forward to with the release of her book, tells us about the story behind her title, and explains why a future novel will definitely include a haunted house. Enjoy!   ABOUT DENISE…

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Interview with Lois Ruskai Melina, author of THE GRAMMAR OF UNTOLD STORIES

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

This week’s interview is with Lois Ruskai Melina, whose book THE GRAMMAR OF UNTOLD STORIES is a collection of sixteen stories that connect the personal to the political by considering question such as How do we heal? and How do we know when we are home? Read below about Lois’s regular first reader, her close connection to the outdoors, and her favorite time of day.   ABOUT LOIS Educated as…

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Interview with Catherine Wallace Hope, author of ONCE AGAIN

Monday, October 5, 2020

This week’s interview is with Catherine Wallace Hope whose book ONCE AGAIN releases tomorrow! Congratulations Catherine! Read below about ugly crying over books, the story behind her title, the in-depth research she did for the book, and more!   ABOUT CATHERINE Catherine Wallace Hope grew up in Colorado, the setting for her thriller Once Again. She earned her degree in creative writing at the University of Colorado. She also delved…

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Final News Flash for the 2017 Debs

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Congratulations to Megan Armstrong, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of THE COTTINGLEY SECRET by Hazel Gaynor. Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Kerry Anne King! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of I WISH YOU HAPPY! You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet: RT to Enter! Interview w/ Former Deb @kerryschafer + #DebBallGiveaway of WORLD TREE GIRL & I…

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A Lesson on Titles (or how to NOT pitch the worst title EVER)

Friday, November 18, 2016

You know how they say location is everything for a business? Location, location, location? Well, a good title is EVERYTHING for a good book. Never let anyone tell you different. Back in 2012, when I first wrote ALLEGEDLY, I had no idea what I wanted my title to be. I also didn’t care too much about it. I assumed people folk to the book because it’s a good story. (Feel…

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What? My Memoir Has a Title Already?

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

I heard it eighty-seven times at least: “Don’t get too attached to your title!” Every time I took a workshop or attended a writers’ conference, someone reinforced this idea that writers have very little control over the ultimate titles of their books. “Once you sign with an agent, she’ll change it anyway. And then your publisher will change it again.” Fellow writers – I think you know what I’m talking…

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The Name Game – What On Earth Should I Title This Book?

Monday, November 14, 2016

This week the Debs are talking about titles and covers! How we came up with our book names and/or the process we went through with our publishers for our covers. I love the name FEAST OF SORROW. Love love it. From the first moment I saw the title I knew that it was the right one for my book. But here’s the thing; I didn’t come up with it. When I…

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