5 Things You May Not Know About COME AWAY WITH ME

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Well, it’s here. THE DAY has arrived. I’m a published author. I’ve now checked off bucket list item #34 – Write a novel and get it published. The book is out in the wild…which means people are reading it. (Thank you!) People I don’t know. Which is thrilling. And scary. And awesome. And scary. (Wait, did I already say that?) And through it all I’m a complex mix of excited, exhilarated, and exhausted,…

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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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Meet Michelle Meade, Editor Extraordinaire (also, it’s COVER time…)

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Meet Michelle: Michelle Meade is an editor at MIRA who enjoys books, Doritos and wine—preferably at the same time. She joined Harlequin in 2010 as a proofreader, where she spent her days happily making romance grammatically correct. In 2011 she became a part of MIRA team, where she enjoys the thrill of discovering new voices in commercial literary fiction. She lives in Toronto, Canada, but you can find her on…

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Kimberly Belle on happiness, THE LAST BREATH & a giveaway!

Saturday, March 7, 2015

We’re thrilled to have Kimberly Belle — author of the suspenseful and emotionally charged THE LAST BREATH (Harlequin MIRA) — with us as this week’s debut guest author! Here’s the blurb: Humanitarian aid worker Gia Andrews chases disasters around the globe for a living. It’s the perfect lifestyle to keep her far away from her own personal ground zero. Sixteen years ago, Gia’s father was imprisoned for brutally killing her…

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A GIF, some honesty, and the realities of book two…

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

I love this quote. (That Stephen King sure does know a thing or two about writers, and writing.) It’s one of those, “I should tattoo this on my arm” kind of sayings, though I’ll probably stop short of doing that and just make a bookmark instead.   The truth is I have never felt more paralyzed, more panicked about my writing, than when I was trying to write a synopsis…

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FEAR is a four-letter word.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Like Amy, I can think of plenty of HARD moments along the way from writing that first word of that first book to where I am right now, but truly scary moments? Luckily there haven’t been many and as I think more about it, I realize they were directly tied to these words from my agent: “They’re taking your book to acquisitions.” Heart stopping words, I tell you. But of…

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The Best Call That Came At The Worst Time

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Last February sucked — along with the kiddo and I contracting that crazy swine flu that kept me in bed for a week, I was still recovering from bad news about a potential offer, and then our beloved labradoodle, Quincy, died. Not to mention we were still buried deep under ice, snow, and frigid winter temperatures, and the promise of things improving seemed too far off to count on. But…

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News Flash: Great expectations, covers, and next projects!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Congratulations to Beth Tibbals-Benson, winner of AFTER I DO, and Linda Childers, winner of FOREVER, INTERRUPTED by guest author Taylor Jenkins Reid! Check back next Sunday for the winners of BETWEEN, by this week’s guest author Megan Whitmer…   From the 2015 Debs… Colleen Oakley found out she’s having twins! Which adds an entirely extra layer of pressure on completing her second book by December. She’s also finalizing the details of her…

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The 5 Who Have Kept The Dream Alive …

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

This week at the Ball it’s all about the 5 people who made our books possible, and first I need to say how TICKLED I am to even be writing this! Because it means I have a book. MY BOOK IS GOING TO BE A BOOK. You can’t see me, hiding behind my laptop screen, but every time I think about this I break into the Kermit flail. It’s just…

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