What I Loved? A Top Ten List

Monday, August 25, 2014

What I loved about being a debut author? Oh, just everything. I loved being a Deb. I loved talking with readers and other writers. I loved that day I typed “the end” and I especially loved the day I knew my book would be published. I loved so much about the experience that I need to get organized just to tell you about it. I went to college at Ball…

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News Flash: Book Expo America, Dutch Translations, and Summer Picks

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Congrats to Andrea, who won a signed copy of Cutting Teeth from Julia Fierro! From the 2014 Debs… Lisa Alber is excited that she’s a member of the planning committee for the Left Coast Crime 2015 “Crimelandia” (i.e. Portlandia) conference. She’ll be organizing the writers workshop. Susan Gloss is thrilled that VINTAGE is a Brava Magazine Salon pick for 2014! Details soon for a book event and vintage soiree with Brava this…

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News Flash: VINTAGE Week, To-do Lists & Recuperation

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Congrats to Mary who won a signed copy of KILMOON from Lisa Alber! From the 2014 Debs… Susan Gloss had a fabulous launch week for VINTAGE, topped off with a book party last night. Guests came in their finest vintage attire and Susan signed loads of books. Pictures soon! Lori Rader-Day spoke at her alma mater, Ball State University, this week while her publicists talked behind her back about where ARCs…

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Oh My God, Just, Oh My God (The Book Launch!)

Friday, March 21, 2014

I knew launch week was going to be great, but I didn’t realize just how fabulous and heady and exhausting and thrilling and joyous it would be. My god. Having my fellow debs along for the ride has been so great. We are a super team of cheerleaders for each other, and I’m so appreciative. Between a Facebook online party and Twitter shout-outs, between guest blog posts and an Authors on the…

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News Flash: Prairie Lights and Left Coast Crime

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Congrats to Linda, who won a copy of THE DOG YEAR by guest author Ann Garvin! From the 2014 Debs… Heather Webb has forgotten what it’s like to speak in coherent sentences (or do anything else for that matter). Revisions have consumed her brain and HER LIFE. But, but, but RODIN’S LOVER will be submitted tomorrow and life will resume as normal! Lisa Alber received a surprise blurb from one of her…

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Writing Conferences, or Why I Got a Suitcase for My Last Birthday

Monday, March 3, 2014

My first novel, THE BLACK HOUR, isn’t out until July, but I’ve been a part of the mystery writing community for several years. How? One word: conferences. I went to my first Bouchercon, the annual world mystery conference, as an aspiring author. I had a book almost done, but wasn’t quite ready to submit it. I also met mystery writer Clare O’Donohue. (Some might say that I didn’t meet her…

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