About the Debutante Ball

The Debutante Ball, established in 2007, is a group blog for authors making their debut in the literary world. We are now in our twelfth season of celebrating up-and-coming authors. Former Debs include bestsellers in the genres of women’s fiction, mystery, literary fiction, nonfiction, young adult, and more.   Click on any of the photos above to learn about The Debutante Ball Class of 2019 and their books. Read about the bestselling…

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Just a Fangirl, in a Fanworld

This week we’re writing about the authors we fangirl over. For me, that doesn’t just mean I love their books, but that I love them as a person – or at least the person they present – and get ridiculously excited about anything they do. Often, I’ve learned a lot from these authors – from their fiction, yes, but also from what they’ve shared online. Seanan McGuire is the first…

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[News Flash] June 16, 2019

Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Fran Dorricott! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of After the Eclipse. You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet (make sure you follow @DebutanteBall on Twitter too!): https://t.co/RXZvlnGls2 we are thrilled to host Fran Dorricott @FranWritesStuff this week @DebutanteBall – RT & follow for #Giveaway of sapphic psychological thriller AFTER THE…

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Interview with Fran Dorricott and Giveaway for AFTER THE ECLIPSE

This week we’re thrilled to welcome to the Ball Fran Dorricott, author of the debut psychological thriller After the Eclipse! Fran Dorricott is an author based in Derby, where she lives with her family, a cat, and three dogs (one of whom weighs more than she does). In 2013 she completed a degree in American Literature with Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia, and from there went on…

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Never Write Alone

Most of my “writing tribe” has come to me through the Pitch Wars mentoring program, so I thought for this post I’d give shout-outs to three badass ladies I met through Pitch Wars. I cannot imagine my writing life without them! Hannah Whitten Hannah was a fellow 2017 Pitch Wars mentee; we first bonded over our shared obsession with Adam Driver. One of the best things about the writing community…

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Attacus Atlas & Other Inventions: Chosen Families

Aloha! Unlike the family you’re born into, your writing community is comprised of humans of your own choice. I’ve been so lucky in this regard, I’ve made so many great friends along the journey of becoming a published poet and novelist. It was not quick nor easy, finding these chosen family members. Yet these people have become my lifeline, and those friendships have sustained me during some dark years. Since…

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My Writing Family

Families are an amorphous thing. Parts of them you’re born with, parts of them you marry into, and parts of them you kinda just adopt extralegally. They grow and they shrink and they grow some more – the only thing that’s truly consistent about them is that they’re in flux. But there’s always a core, too, a heart to any family. Same is true of your writing community. Mine’s been…

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[News Flash] June 9, 2019

Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest (and past Deb!), Lara Lillibridge! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of Mama, Mama, Only Mama! You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet (make sure you follow @DebutanteBall on Twitter too!): We are so excited to welcome back @only_mama to @DebutanteBall this week — read, RT & follow for a chance to…

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