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Time for the Weekly Deb NewsFlash!

Congratulations to Stacie Tyson, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of THE CONFESSIONS OF YOUNG NERO by Margaret George. We send our thanks to former Deb Colleen Oakley for being our guest yesterday on The Debutante Ball. If you haven’t already, pick up a copy of CLOSE ENOUGH TO TOUCH or enter to win a copy by sharing our post on Facebook and/or…
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Guest Interview with Former Deb Colleen Oakley + #DebBallGiveaway of CLOSE ENOUGH TO TOUCH

It is with great pleasure that we welcome back to The Debutante Ball author Colleen Oakley. Her latest novel, CLOSE ENOUGH TO TOUCH, has just been released! – Congratulations, Colleen! In CLOSE ENOUGH TO TOUCH, Jubilee Jenkins has a rare condition: she’s allergic to human touch. After a nearly fatal accident, she became reclusive, living in…
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Lucky coffee? That’s totally a thing.

I could never, ever discount the role that luck played in the publication of my book, SMALL ADMISSIONS. Of course, I believe in hard work (meaning writing, writing, writing, and then revising, revising, revising) above all else. The hours of editing are certainly, in my opinion, the single most important part of getting a book…
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Deb Ball News Flash: Another Week in the Lives of Debut Writers

Congratulations to Kathryn Balteff, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of WRITING HARD STORIES by Melanie Brooks. We send our thanks to Margaret George for being our guest yesterday on The Debutante Ball. If you haven’t already, pick up a copy of THE CONFESSIONS OF YOUNG NERO or enter to win a copy by sharing our post on Facebook and/or…
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Ask a Book Publicity Expert!

This week we’re asking publishing industry experts to answer the many questions that we debut writers have as we get our careers started as published authors. For my post, I’ve decided to focus on the hard work of in-house publicists. I’ve asked publicists who work at two of the big five publishing houses to help me…
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Deb Ball NewsFlash: Marching into March!

Congratulations to Caryn, The Book Whisperer, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of Danielle Younge-Ullman’s EVERYTHING BEAUTIFUL IS NOT RUINED. We send our thanks to Melanie Brooks for being our guest yesterday on The Debutante Ball. If you haven’t already, pick up a copy of WRITING HARD STORIES or enter to win a hardcover copy by sharing our post on…
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Authoring in the Modern Age (Or … How the fu*k did books get written before?)

Authoring in the Modern Age I often imagine writers in the pre-internet, pre-social media, even pre-electricity age, and I am filled with sympathy for them. I simply cannot understand how anyone got anything done before computers came along. As the sun set and the quill ran dry, there was no option but to go to…
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NewsFlash! Readings, Reviews, and Rest!

Congratulations to Emmy Neal, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of Jennifer Latham’s DREAMLAND BURNING. We send our thanks to former Deb Danielle Younge-Ullman for being our guest yesterday on The Debutante Ball. If you haven’t already, pick up a copy of EVERYTHING BEAUTIFUL IS NOT RUINED or retweet the following tweet to enter to win a hardcover copy! RT to Enter!…
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Guest Post by Danielle Younge-Ullman + #DebBallGiveaway of EVERYTHING BEAUTIFUL IS NOT RUINED

We are so thrilled to welcome back to The Debutante Ball former Deb Danielle Younge-Ullman! We were so thrilled to get the news about Danielle’s new book EVERYTHING BEAUTIFUL IS NOT RUINED – Congratulations, Danielle! This novel, that Quill & Quire called in its starred review “An emotionally resonant, fabulously crafted novel,” was just released…
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