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…


No Ping Pong Here: Dual Points of View in The Black Hour

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Tackling more than one point of view is a difficult thing to do well, for any author. It’s especially difficult for a debut author. And when the points of view are of opposite genders… well, let’s just say that a first-time novelist might be biting off more than she can chew, getting in over her head, or [insert other cliche here]. You get the point. Deb Lori Rader-Day took on…


Book-Buying Habits of Midwestern Girls

Monday, December 9, 2013

When I was a kid, reading was my thing. I rollerskated a bit, and could occasionally be forced outside to “play,” but I was happier sitting somewhere with a book than doing anything else. But one thing about books confused me. When I went to the library or to a bookstore, I noticed book covers first. I noticed that I was drawn to some covers more than others. I noticed…


How to Keep Writing? Take a Break

Monday, December 2, 2013

How to keep writing when you don’t have time? I fear that this post hits at a tragic time for me. I have some time, but I’m reporting from the abyss, from the famous 65,000-word black hole of self-doubt and hair-pulling that occurs in a novel first draft when you start a book—and write pretty much the entire thing—without knowing how it will end. Pantsers of the world, unhinge! I…