Kimmery’s Tips For A Strong Book Launch Party

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

When it comes to parties, I tend to roll large. Most of the time this is fine, but in terms of book launch events it may have backfired since my social tendencies and inability to turn anything down resulted in the world’s most over-scheduled book release day. I started off before sunrise with an insane TV segment where a morning show cut to me and a loud, hilarious, supremely confident…

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Kimmery Gets A Little Sappy

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

When I first saw this week’s topic–finding support as a writer– I figured I’d discuss writer’s groups. But then my debut novel, The Queen of Hearts, was released last week, and I realized I have a new perspective on a new phase of this writing journey: the publication period. I’ve had some intense weeks in my life. I’m an ER doctor and a mother, so I’m often surrounded by literal…

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Preparing for the Best Book Launch Ever

Monday, June 26, 2017

This week the Debs are talking all about the Book Launch.  This post appeared previously in a modified form on the Grub Writers Blog. TEN TIPS FOR THE BEST BOOK LAUNCH EVER 1. The first thing to consider is why you are having the party. Is it to sell books? Is it to celebrate with your family and friends? If it’s the former, consider opening it to the public, inviting…

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Reinvention on Launch Day: THE CITY BAKER’S GUIDE TO COUNTRY LIVING

THE CITY BAKER'S GUIDE TO COUNTRY LIVING by Louise Miller
Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Today is launch day for our Louise. I feel emotional, not just because I’ve known Louise longer than any of the other Debs or because, as a local, I will be able to celebrate in person with Louise tonight (which I will, with great joy!), but because Louise is the last to launch during our season as Debs. While we still eagerly await the launch of Abby’s book come January,…

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A Different Side of NYC: The Launch of UPTOWN THIEF

Uptown Thief by Aya de Leon
Tuesday, August 2, 2016

This week we celebrate the launch of Aya’s book, UPTOWN THIEF, which is a thrilling story of a Robin Hood–style madam in New York, Marisol, who steals from rich alpha males and runs a high-class prostitution business to fund her health clinic for women with nowhere else to turn. I’ve written elsewhere about reading out of genre, and I will say that UPTOWN THIEF is not a book that I…

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The Debut of THE LOST GIRLS by Heather Young

THE LOST GIRLS by Heather Young
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

As the Tuesday blogger, I feel like I’m personally introducing Heather Young’s THE LOST GIRLS into the world, never mind that we’ve been talking about it on the blog for eleven months now and it’s been reviewed everywhere. But it’s Tuesday and today is the day that you can walk into any Barnes & Noble and most indie bookstores and pick up your own copy of THE LOST GIRLS or…

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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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Book Launch Party: What if you suck at event planning?

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Once upon a time there was a girl named Karma who said, “Yes!” when her boyfriend proposed marriage. Giddy with her sparkling diamond ring and breathless in love, she and her beloved agreed they would marry in 12 months. But then the questions came. What is your color scheme? Where are you getting married? Will you wear a veil? What style of dress do you want? Strapless? Sweetheart neckline (what?)?…

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Hindsight Isn’t 20/20 on a Work in Progress

Monday, August 11, 2014

Hindsight? My launch was less than a month ago. I haven’t looked in the rearview mirror yet because I’m still barreling down the highway. And if that metaphorical highway looks anything like the roads I’ve been traveling in real life this week, there are construction hazards blocking half the lanes. Back to the metaphor? I guess the construction hazards mean I’m still learning from my launch. Like: Listen to your…

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