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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Bring on the Ski Flicks and Planet Earth

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Two things of which I’m sure: 1) drinking water helps cure many ailments, 2) distractions help me write. I have a docking station for my laptop which gives me the luxury of connecting to two computer monitors simultaneously. Unless I’m editing something which requires a bit more screen space, I typically use one for the Word doc and the other for entertainment. I’m presently watching YouTube music videos, though Pandora…

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News Flash: Busy Days, Busy Debs!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Congratulations to Jess Dimovski, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of FEAST OF SORROW by Crystal King. It was wonderful having Leah DeCesare as our guest yesterday on The Debutante Ball. If you haven’t already, pick up a copy of FORKS, KNIVES AND SPOONS or enter to win a copy by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet: RT to Enter! Interview w/ @LeahDeCesare + #DebBallGiveaway of FORKS, KNIVES AND SPOONS https://t.co/uYSAHUlcT3…

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Marketing Is Hard and Other Obvious Truths

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Okay, so this week’s topic is marketing. As the other Debs have confessed, as writers, its one arena that really leaves us flummoxed. What works? What doesn’t? Who knows? One of the most confusing aspects of all this is that marketing is defined differently than publicity. Marketing usually entails paid, guaranteed efforts (like ad placement or co-op at the bookstore), while publicity is the stuff you see show up randomly…

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Oprah? I hardly know yah! by Deb Meredith

My first book came out this year—POSED FOR MURDER. Despite all the excitement around my anticipated debut, Oprah did not call me and ask me to come on her show. I did, however, appear on a local TV show in Fairfax. The experience reminded me why I went to film school in the first place. I like to be behind the camera (directing preferably) rather then in the hot seat….

Wednesday, August 5, 2009
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I’m not a vampire, but I still feel pretty darn sparkly, by Deb Katie

(Before I begin, may I remind you that today is 2007 Debutante Mia King’s release day for TABLE MANNERS, her third novel? Longtime Friend of the Debs Larramie is featuring it at her website, The Divining Wand. You can even win a signed copy! Or visit Mia’s website.) Now, back to business. Our topic this week is: “You should go on Oprah!” because that is probably the single most common…

Tuesday, August 4, 2009
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News Flash, March 8

Deb Meredith has three events in Brooklyn this week–a joint reading with Brian Wiprud at Word Bookstore in Greenpoint on March 10 at 7:30 PM, a “Night of Murder, Mayhem… And Art” at The Front Room Gallery (147 Roebling Street) in Williamsburg on Friday, March 13 at 7 PM, and an event put on by the Friends of the Williamsburgh Library on Sunday, March 15 at 5 PM. And on…

Sunday, March 8, 2009
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The Launch of Tiffany’s Little Giant of Aberdeen County, by Deb Meredith

I was completely sucked into Tiffany’s book from the first page. I love Alice Hoffman and many of the other writers who combine magic and folklore with fiction. Tiffany’s characters are ordinary people—farmers, barbers, doctors, teachers, drunks, lonely and spiteful people—but magic and witchcraft hovers over their lives, too. Truly is a giant—tall and wide—and she towers over everyone around her. But she is a shrinking violet personality-wise. She would…

Wednesday, January 7, 2009
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News Flash! July 8, 2007

PARTY On You can see and hear some of the press Deb Anna’s been doing to promote PARTY GIRL — check her out on Hannity & Colmes here and listen to her interview with KMOX here (scroll to the middle of the page). Also check out the New York Post‘s review of PARTY GIRL, which praises Deb Anna for managing to “eloquently and humorously unveil what could be a new…

Sunday, July 8, 2007
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Big Apple Bite By Deb Anna

Yikes, here I go writing off topic again. I’m winding up a week in New York that I spent publicizing my book. I was tempted to write that I’m winding up my New York book tour, but the fact is, I got myself here (using mileage, but still), paid for my hotel room and booked most of my own media appearances. Just a few tiny words can change the meaning,…

Sunday, July 1, 2007
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