Where Are They Now? An Update from Deb Alum Heather Webb

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Editor’s Note: This week we’re catching up with last year’s Debs and seeing what they’ve been writing, publishing and working on since they were last on the Ball. Today, we welcome back HEATHER WEBB, author of BECOMING JOSEPHINE and the recent RODIN’S LOVER. Thank you, Debs, for the invitation to return! It’s great to be back, even if for just a quick visit. What’s happened since I said goodbye to The Ball? So…

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News Flash: Buzz, Tours, and Book 2

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Congratulations to Judi Burns, winner of FIRST FROST by bestselling guest author Sarah Addison Allen! Check back next Sunday for this week’s winner of WE CAN WORK IT OUT by guest author Elizabeth Eulberg …   From the 2015 Debs: Colleen Oakley is traveling home from the final leg of her tour in Chapel Hill and Maryland. She’ll be at FoxTale in Atlanta on Saturday, Jan. 31 at 1 p.m., if…

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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: Copy Edits, Travel Plans and Love from Booklist

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Congrats to Rhiann, who won a signed copy of one of Jenny Milchman’s books! From the 2014 Debs… Heather Webb spent the week poring over copy edits for her next book RODIN’S LOVER. She’s REALLY glad this is the final time she will have to read it, despite how much she loves the story. Lisa Alber is finalizing her travel plans for the Killer Nashville conference in August, plus she’s going to…

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News Flash: Guest Posts, Noir at the Bar & Peru Fest

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Congrats to Anthony, who won a signed copy of DANTE’S WOOD from Lynne Raimondo! From the 2014 Debs… Heather Webb received her release date of Jan 27, 2015 for RODIN’S LOVER and the first official blurb (squeee!!) from NYT bestselling author and Rita winner, Deanna Raybourn. Deanna says:  “RODIN’S LOVER is the story of Camille Claudel–one of history’s boldest and most brilliant artists. Forced to choose between a torturous love affair and…

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News Flash: Signings, Celebrations, and One-Eyed Dogs

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Congrats to Morgan, who won a signed copy of THE GIRL WHO CAME HOME from Hazel Gaynor! From the 2014 Debs… Natalia Sylvester confirmed two readings/signings for the launch week of CHASING THE SUN! She’ll be reading at Austin-based indie, The Book Spot, on Thursday, June 5 and at Books & Books in Miami on Saturday, June 7. More details soon! Heather Webb enjoyed a dry Bordeaux in celebration of her…

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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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News Flash: Box of VINTAGE, Wordcrafters, and Audio Books

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Congrats to Christina, who won a copy of WHEN PATTY WENT AWAY by guest author Jeannie Burt! From the 2014 Debs… Heather Webb has disappeared into her editing cave and has barely emerged all week. Her family is starting to wonder if her fingers are glued to her keyboard. Alas, RODIN’S LOVER awaits. Lisa Alber had a fabulous week at the inaugural Wordcrafters in Eugene writing retreat and conference. First came the retreat with NYT…

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News Flash: ARCs, Launch Parties, Goodreads and New Contracts

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Congrats to Anne, who won a copy of THE LAST DEATH OF JACK HARBIN by guest author Terry Shames! From the 2014 Debs… Lisa Alber‘s KILMOON landed on a Goodreads “Most Anticipated Novels of 2014” list, right up there with NYT bestselling authors, the only debut in the top 10! Like you’d expect, she blasted the news in eager debut author fashion. Wanna help her remain in the top 10…

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