News Flash: Launch week, More Writing, & Amy’s Giveaway!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Congratulations to Dianne Henry, winner of former Deb and guest author Lori Rader-Day’s LITTLE PRETTY THINGS!  Check back next Sunday for this week’s winner of Amy’s delicious debut, THE COINCIDENCE OF COCONUT CAKE …   From the 2015 Debs: Colleen Oakley is in Pennsylvania, at a farmhouse, luxuriating in having no internet. Amy E. Reichert released THE COINCIDENCE OF COCONUT CAKE into the wild! Her launch party was a wonderful success and sold out of books,…

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News Flash: Debut week, Next Books & a Giveaway!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Congratulations to Beth, winner of guest author Gail Nall’s BREAKING THE ICE & YOU’RE INVITED! Check back next Sunday for this week’s winner of former Deb and guest author Lori Rader-Day’s LITTLE PRETTY THINGS … Thank you to all who submitted applications to become part of the Deb Class of 2016! We’ll announce the new class in early August! From the 2015 Debs: Colleen Oakley’s paperback for BEFORE I GO came out Tuesday! She…

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News Flash: Awards, Paperbacks, Parties, & a Giveaway!

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Congratulations to Shelby Neuzil, winner of guest author Kristy Woodson Harvey’s DEAR CAROLINA! Check back next Sunday for this week’s winner of guest author Gail Nall’s BREAKING THE ICE & YOU’RE INVITED … Reminder: Time is almost up, but we’re still taking applications for the Deb Class of 2016! You have until July 17th to submit your application. Looking forward to learning more about you. From the 2015 Debs: Colleen Oakley’s trade paperback…

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News Flash: Hardcover in hand, Book Design, and (lots) more writing!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Congratulations to Jamie McCauley, winner of the signed copy of Shelly King’s debut, THE MOMENT OF EVERYTHING!  Check back next Sunday for this week’s winner of a signed copy of TOP TEN CLUES YOU’RE CLUELESS by guest author Liz Czukas…   From the 2015 Debs: Colleen Oakley got her very first hardcover copy hot off the presses of BEFORE I GO this week! It may have been more exciting than…

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News Flash: WIPs, #WeNeedDiverseBooks & catch up with past Debs!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Congratulations to Melissa Engaldo, winner of LEAVING TIME by guest author Jodi Picoult! Check back next Sunday for the winners of THE GOOD GIRL, by this week’s guest author Mary Kubica …     From the 2015 Debs… Colleen Oakley is head down, hard at work on her WIP. She is also trying very hard not to stay up until 3 a.m. binging on Friday Night Lights. Amy E. Reichert is…

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News Flash: Salons, Conferences, Events, and Paree

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Congrats to Jenna, who won a signed copy of A PINCH OF OOH LA LA from Renee Swindle!   From the 2014 Debs…   Lisa Alber is having a blast at Killer Nashville. Also, silly her, she likes that her bio was included on the Left Coast Crime Crimelandia committee page. Fun to be helping out with that conference coming up in Portland in March, 2015! Susan Gloss says “pinch me!” As part…

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Whose Bright Idea Was It to Talk About Staying Creative? Probably Mine.

Monday, June 9, 2014

This week’s topic is…staying creative? Oh, boy. When the Debs chose our topics for the year oh-so-long ago, this topic probably seemed like a homerun. Easy peasy, we must have thought to ourselves. Smug bitches. Not so smug anymore: I now report to you from a writing desert so vast and desolate that I fear to tell you about it. It’s embarrassing, is what it is. It’s not as though…

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News Flash: KILMOON Launch Week, Second Books & Roy Rogers

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Congrats to Carrie, who won a copy of THE MOON SISTERS by guest author Therese Walsh! From the 2014 Debs… Lisa Alber had a fantastic launch week for KILMOON and is continuing the fun at the Left Coast Crime (LCC) conference in Monterey, CA, where she sold out her books! She’s pumped, joyful, and exhausted — a good kind of delirium! Bonus! At LCC she met Lori Rader-Day and 2013 deb Susan Spann. Woohoo!…

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Tidying Up My Next Project

Monday, January 6, 2014

This week on the Debutante Ball, the Debs are looking forward to a milestone in the future, when we’ll no longer be debutantes, but sophomores. Writers with a second book. When the Debs scheduled this topic for the beginning of the new year, I was feeling certain that I’d be finished with a first draft of my next book. I’m not finished. As I write this, I still have about…

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