All Good Things…

…must come to an end. This week the 2017 Debs say goodbye and welcome in the 2018 class!


It’s crazy to think an entire year has gone by. FEAST OF SORROW landed in bookstores on April 25th, jumpstarting what I hope will be a real future career for me. It took me nearly a decade to get this book in the world, when all was said and done, but hopefully, book 2 will take a lot less time. It’s been an amazing year and I’ve ridden a rollercoaster of emotions over the course of those months–far more thrilling than terrifying, whew!

It has been an honor to be a part of The Debutante Ball. I am so grateful to have had the chance to get to know Amy, Lynn, Jenni and Tiffany and their wonderful books. Publishing a book is a crazy weird and confusing experience much of the time and having these four talented women walking the same path right alongside me made it all so much easier.

The readers of the Deb Ball made the whole experience that much more rewarding. Thank you for all the cheers, the reshares of our blog posts and your questions and comments.

I’m SO excited about the new Debs! Cass, Kimmery, Julie, Lara and Kaitlyn, I can’t wait to read your Deb Ball posts, cheering you on from the sidelines! This is going to be such a crazy good year and I wish you all the best.

It will feel strange not to see my post going up every Monday at 8AM! If you would like to stay in touch, here are all the ways you can find me:

I love Twitter and am most active there. Follow me and say hi!

You can find me on Facebook here.

I read an ungodly amount of books a year, which you can find on my Goodreads page.

Sign up for my newsletter (recipes, giveaways and tidbits about Italy galore!) and see my upcoming events on my website.

And finally…

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Crystal King is a writer, culinary enthusiast and social media expert. Her writing is fueled by a love of history and an obsession with the food, language and culture of Italy. She has taught writing, creativity and social media at Grub Street and several universities including Harvard Extension School and Boston University. Crystal received her masters in critical and creative thinking from University of Massachusetts Boston. She lives with her husband and their two cats in the Boston area.

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