[News Flash] June 16, 2019

Sunday, 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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Never Write Alone

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

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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[News Flash] June 9, 2019

Sunday, 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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Looking Back on the Ball

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

It’s hard to believe my year on the Debutante Ball is almost up (and my book comes out in less than a month—what??). For me, the most valuable aspects of being a Deb have been: Exposure to new books! The 2019 Debs and the guests we’ve hosted represent a diverse spread of genres and categories, and through them I’ve been introduced to so many books I might not have come…

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[News Flash] June 2, 2019

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Lillian Li! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of Number One Chinese Restaurant. 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 host @ZillianZi this week @DebutanteBall! RT & follow for a chance to win NUMBER ONE CHINESE RESTAURANT @MFournierWatson @KA_Doore…

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Hot and Cold

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

I’ve already talked about the books I can’t wait to read this summer on my podcast, so I figured for this post I’d recommend a few books I’ve already read which I think should be in beach bags everywhere this summer: Keep it cool with Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips I have no doubt this is going to be one of my top 10 books of 2019. Phillips’s novel of…

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[News Flash] May 26, 2019

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Roselle Lim! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune. You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet (make sure you follow @DebutanteBall on Twitter too!): So excited to host @rosellewriter this week on @DebutanteBall RT & follow for a chance to win Natalie Tan’s Book…

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The Greatest Teacher

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

My formal writing education is limited to a couple college courses on fiction writing and playwriting. I don’t remember much of anything I learned in those classes, though I suppose some of the knowledge must be rattling around in my subconscious somewhere. I’ve never had any desire to get an MFA (two useless graduate degrees is quite enough already, thank you). Most of what I know about writing books, I…

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[News Flash] May 19, 2019

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Robyn Bennis! You can pick up her new book The Devil’s Guide to Managing Difficult people next Tuesday, May 21st. We are delighted to welcome #RobynBennis to @DebutanteBall this week! Her latest book, The Devil’s Guide to Managing Difficult People, is out Tuesday – @KA_Doore @MFournierWatson @LayneFargo @estefsays @devislaskar #WritingCommnunity https://t.co/jw8pfjgUcq pic.twitter.com/owsDJDx7cO — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall) May 18, 2019 News from the Class…

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For All the Non-Wunderkinds

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Perfect timing for this topic, because my birthday is next week! I’m turning 35, which to me has always been the age that marks Real Adulthood. I am not afraid of getting older. In fact, I’m looking forward to the precipitous drop in the number of fucks I have to give that seems to come with getting closer to 40 (when of course, all women become legally ghosts). However, I’ll…

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