Escape from New York: 5 Things To Love About Kent, Connecticut

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

I live in New York City. And as everyone knows, New York is one of the most wonderful, loud, smelly, crowded, lovely, hideous, chaotic, sweaty, hip, annoying, exciting, cool places to be in the whole world. I love it. And I also occasionally hate it. And when I just plain can’t stand it anymore and need a break (and everyone needs a break from time to time), I go to Kent, Connecticut…

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Writing While Female Or: No Boys Allowed?

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Who run the world? Girls (girls) Who run the world? Girls (girls) -Beyoncé Knowles To preface this post, let me tell you a little about my home life: My family is made up of four large men, my husband and my three sons (ages 17, 20, and 23). And I have a boy dog. My apartment is buzzing with male energy and male smells. Boxers fill the laundry baskets and oversized…

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News Flash: Springing into spring launches

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Congratulations to Elizabeth Glenn, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN IN FLORENCE by Alyssa Palombo. We send our thanks to Jamie Brenner for being our guest yesterday on The Debutante Ball. If you haven’t already, pick up a copy of THE FOREVER SUMMER or enter to win a copy by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet: RT to Enter! Interview w/ @JamieLBrenner + #DebBallGiveaway of THE FOREVER SUMMER https://t.co/vkjh6SaJyC — The…

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I Cooked Like a Roman!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

For this post, here are a few things you ought to know about me: Outside of writing, I don’t have an ounce of artistic inclination. I’m not a cook. I mean, yes, I sometimes rearrange, mix, and heat food, but I don’t have any clue beyond the basic of basic skills. I could sustain myself easily on the same three or four go-to meals for my entire life. See points…

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Chef Amicius In The Kitchen: Channeling my Inner Apicius

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

This week, in honor of the soon-to-be-published novel FEAST OF SORROW by our very own Crystal King, we are trying out recipes from the cookbook she is releasing as a companion to her debut. I love to cook, or I should say I loved to cook, until I moved to New York. Then I admit I got into a bit of a slump, tempted by take-out and frustrated by the size…

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The Deb Ball News Flash – Reading, Writing, on the move, and on the mend

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Congratulations to Elizabeth Glenn, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of CLOSE ENOUGH TO TOUCH by Colleen Oakley. We send our thanks to Sherri Smith for being our guest yesterday on The Debutante Ball. If you haven’t already, pick up a copy of FOLLOW ME DOWN or enter to win a copy by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet: RT to Enter! Interview w/ @SL_Smith_ + #DebBallGiveaway of FOLLOW ME DOWN https://t.co/pKhcM58JiV…

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NewsFlash: Tiffany’s ALLEGEDLY has launched!!

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Congratulations to Haley Harrigan, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of Jessica Chiarella’s AND AGAIN! We send our thanks to our very own Tiffany D. Jackson for being our guest yesterday on The Debutante Ball. If you haven’t already, pick up a copy of ALLEGEDLY. Or you can enter to win a signed hardcover by retweeting this tweet on twitter: Interview w/ DEB Tiffany Jackson + #DebBallGiveAway of ALLEGEDLY. RT to Enter! https://t.co/ePkkUHd77T pic.twitter.com/BmxdBZoX02…

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A Lesson on Titles (or how to NOT pitch the worst title EVER)

Friday, November 18, 2016

You know how they say location is everything for a business? Location, location, location? Well, a good title is EVERYTHING for a good book. Never let anyone tell you different. Back in 2012, when I first wrote ALLEGEDLY, I had no idea what I wanted my title to be. I also didn’t care too much about it. I assumed people folk to the book because it’s a good story. (Feel…

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Yes, I’m Needy, And Other Confessions From Jenni L. Walsh

Thursday, October 13, 2016

This week we’re doing confessions. If you missed Crystal, Amy, or Lynn’s posts, get after them next (and look out for Tiffany’s tomorrow). But right now, I’m about to drop some truth on ya. Yes, I’m needy, and other confessions from Jenni L. Walsh: I loved TWILIGHT. I did, though so many times writer/reader friends give me a “for real?” look. I flew through the series prior to beginning my author adventures,…

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Location is Meaningless

Friday, September 23, 2016

This week’s topic is all about location and I’m addressing my post to YOU, the manically busy writer. I’m sure you have idealistic expectations of where you need to write your New York Times Best Seller. Maybe you’ve fantasized about being the next Hemingway, writing the great American novel by the sea or in cozy cottage, thick in the woods. Maybe you feel without the right conditions, you can’t possibly…

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