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November 30th, 2011



Posted at 10:23 am
The First Time on yalitchat

Just FYI: I got the cover up on yalitchat. Looks very nice and appears on each page.

November 1st, 2011


Posted at 03:01 pm
THE FIRST TIME Anthology is here!

You never forget your first...

In THE FIRST TIME, 25 young adult authors contribute 25 stories all about firsts: first loves, first kisses, first zombie slayings, and more. Featuring New York Times bestselling authors Carrie Ryan and Jessica Verday, plus a host of others. From humor to horror, and everything in between, these stories will make you laugh, cry, cheer, (and maybe even scream) as you experience something brand new from the authors that you love.

Contributing authors include: Cyn Balog, Lauren Bjorkman, Leigh Brescia, Jennifer Brown, Kirstin Cronn-Mills, Janet Gurtler, Teri Hall, Cheryl Renee Herbsman, Stacey Jay, Heidi R. Kling, C. Lee McKenzie, Saundra Mitchell, Jenny Moss, Jackson Pearce, Shani Petroff, Carrie Ryan, Sydney Salter, Kurtis Scaletta, Jon Skovron, Kristina Springer, Rhonda Stapleton, Charity Tahmaseb, Jessica Verday, J. A. Yang, and Lara Zielin. 

Available now for only $2.99!

Get it from Amazon

Get it from Barnes & Noble 

If you don't have a Kindle, you can still read this eBook on your phone, computer, iPad, e-reader, etc. Just grab the Amazon Kindle app.

If you prefer the Barnes & Noble Nook app, get it here

October 7th, 2011



Posted at 08:19 am
The WestSide Debacle

When WestSide Books told its authors it was up for sale, we thought we might be in for a break: a new publisher who would actually promote our books, get them out in paperback, and ePub them. The problem seems to be that WSB is using the same sales promotion technique it used for its books . . . not much.

We were asked to keep silent about what was brewing and we did, but now the lid is off and the authors are speaking out. Here's one post by Beth Fehlbaum. She's at least telling publishers that WSB is up for sale.


I'm posting this for the public as well as the Debs in hopes the word will travel. As long as WSB doesn't sell our books are in limbo. It's quite a mess.

September 14th, 2011


Posted at 10:24 pm
Away is out today!

Here's an interview at The Compulsive Reader in honor of Away's release. 


August 5th, 2011


Posted at 10:04 am
Girls Taking Over the World!

GTOTW header

 Hi, everyone! Please join 2009 Debut authors Saundra Mitchell, Lara Zielin and Rhonda Stapleton, with our darling friend Christine Johnson and super-rad special guests Aimee Carter, Julie Kagawa and Sara Bennett Wealer as we gallivant across the midwest (first, the midwest--then the WORLD...mwahahaha!!! *twirling moustache sinisterly*). We're doing 6 book signings in August and would love to see you! Here's info on the signings, plus the dates:

August 5, 6, 7:

Reading, Q&A, Signing
Friday, August 5, 2011
Nicola's Books
Special Guest: Aimée Carter
Westgate Shopping Center
2513 Jackson Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Booktalk & Signing
Saturday, August 6, 2011
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Summer's Stories
131 S Main
Kendallville, IN 46755

Booktalk & Signing
Sunday, August 7, 2011
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Special Guest: Aimée Carter
Barnes & Noble Livonia
17111 Haggerty Rd.
Northville, MI 48167

* * *

August 25, 26, 27:

Meet, Greet & Sign
Thursday, August 25th, 2011
Mudsock Books
11850 Allisonville Rd
Fishers, IN 46038

Book Talk, Q&A & Signing
Friday, August 26th, 2011
Special Guest: Julie Kagawa
Campbell County Public Library
Carrico/Ft. Thomas Branch
1000 Highland Ave.
Fort Thomas, KY 41075
(Sponsored by Blue Marble)

Booktalk & Signing
Saturday, August 27th, 2011
Special Guest: Sara Bennett Wealer
blue manatee
3054 Madison Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45209

For more details, including our press release, please visit the GTOTW website HERE. Thanks, and hope to see you guys there!

July 21st, 2011


Posted at 07:26 am
A whacked out video on the occasion of The Line's nomination for the Kentucky Bluegrass Award

 Well, I was under deadline. (Is that a good enough excuse for looking like this?)

Love to librarians everywhere, and I thought I would share with the Debs.


June 22nd, 2011


Posted at 10:48 am
2009 Debs anthology--woohoo!


Hooray!! Check out the cover for the 2009 Debs eBook anthology, THE FIRST TIME. 

The list of authors includes: Cyn Balog, Lauren Bjorkman, Leigh Brescia, Jennifer Brown, Kirstin Cronn-Mills, Janet Gurtler, Teri Hall, Cheryl Renee Herbsman, Stacey Jay, Heidi R. Kling, C. Lee McKenzie, Saundra Mitchell, Jenny Moss, Jackson Pearce, Shani Petroff, Carrie Ryan, Sydney Salter, Kurtis Scaletta, Jon Skovron, Kristina Springer, Rhonda Stapleton, Charity Tahmaseb, Jessica Verday, J.A. Yang, and Lara Zielin.

This will be an eBook only (available via Amazon, B&N, and Smashwords)--the tentative release date is October 2011. 

May 3rd, 2011


Posted at 11:22 am
Stupid Cupid trilogy becomes one book!

I'm so excited to tell you all that my trilogy (STUPID CUPID, FLIRTING WITH DISASTER, and PUCKER UP) will be bound into 1 big volume and called STRUCK. It'll release on Dec 6 2011. Here's the blurb:

Felicity Walker believes in true love. That's why she applies for a gig at the matchmaking company Cupid's Hollow. But when Felicity gets the job, she learns that she isn't just a matchmaker...she's a cupid! (There's more than one of them, you know.)

Armed with a hot pink, tricked-out PDA infused with the latest in cupid magic (love arrows shot through email), Felicity works to meet her quota of successful matches. But the path to love is not always a straight shot...
Here's the cover:

Struck by Rhonda Stapleton

March 16th, 2011


Posted at 11:10 am
Secret Project Revealed! 2009 Debs eBook Anthology

New York Times bestselling author Jessica Verday announces an e-anthology featuring 25 authors from the writers group 2009 Debutantes

The bestselling author of THE HOLLOW Trilogy, Jessica Verday, has gathered 24 other authors for a kind of Young Adult sampler featuring a theme of “Firsts.” The eBook will be published by Verday herself and she will be co-editing with Rhonda Stapleton author of the STUPID CUPID series.

This eBook will give readers a chance to sample the stories of 25 different authors exploring what it’s like to experience something for the first time. From first kiss to first love, there’s no time like the first time.

“This is an innovative way for authors to reach out to readers in a single book that anyone can afford. Readers get the chance to find a new story from some of their favorite authors, and while they’re at it, be introduced to other authors they may not have been able to get to know yet,” says Verday.

The e-anthology will be available on Amazon Kindle and Smashwords. The tentative release date is October 4, 2011.

Contributing authors are: Jessica Verday, Carrie Ryan, Rhonda Stapleton, Cyn Balog, Lauren Bjorkman, Leigh Brescia, Teri Hall, Stacey Jay, C. Lee McKenzie, Janet Gurtler, Jenny Moss, Jackson Pearce, Kristina Springer, Charity Tahmaseb, Jon Skovron, Heidi Kling, Saundra Mitchell, Jennifer Hubbard, Kirstin Cronn-Mills, Lara Zielin, Shani Petroff, Kurtis Scaletta, J.A. Yang, Jennifer Brown, and Sydney Salter.

Cover to be revealed May 2011.

January 31st, 2011


Posted at 01:39 pm
L. K. Madigan's Feast of Awesome Giveaway WINNERS!

hello all! thank you so much for the tremendous
response we've gotten for the L. K. Madigan Giveaway.
you guys really worked hard on spreading Book Love for
our friend, lisa, and on behalf of the debs, we say THANK YOU!

below, in no particular order, are the FORTY winners who
have won a copy of both Flash Burnout and The Mermaid's
Mirror courtesy of the debs.


1. please email me your US mailing address asap!

2. let me know what your LJ handle, blog name, whatever
was used to identify you so i can cross you off as having responded.

3. you have until this SUNDAY, 2/6 to respond before i select
another winner in your place.

4. please continue to spread Book Love by reviewing, blogging,
and tweeting about lisa's books after you've read them. =)

Again, thank you so much everyone. and please continue to
keep lisa and her family in your prayers, thoughts, and
sharing L. K. Madigan Book Love.


christi heron aldellizzi
gina masone ciocca
mary ellen
lindsay cummings
kasey leblanc
jennie englund
beth bubookblog



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