Deb Elise Sings Pomp and Circumstance

Is it just that I’m the YA author here, or does everyone else also think each Group Goodbye is high school graduation all over again? Group Goodbye.  You know what I mean, not like saying goodbye to far-flung relatives after a vacation.  Those people stay tethered to you, and you know you’ll all get together in the same way sometime in the future. I’m talking about saying goodbye to a…

Monday, August 22, 2011
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News Flash: June 19, 2011

Congrats to Jennifer who won Camille Noe Pagan’s The Art of Forgetting. From the 2011 Debs… Deb Eleanor is so excited to be visiting The Bookworm in Edwards, CO this Thursday the 23rd! I’ve been hearing about The Bookworm since I moved to Colorado, and I can’t wait to see it in person. Mountains, here I come! Deb Elise spent Friday night at the Emmys!  She was nominated for her writing…

Sunday, June 19, 2011
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The Debutante Ball Welcomes Katie Alender (giveaway!)

Katie Alender is a 2009 graduate of the Debutante Ball and the author of Disney-Hyperion’s thriller series for teens, Bad Girls Don’t Die. When she’s not writing, she can usually be found reading, sewing, or hanging out with her dog and husband! She can be found online at KatieAlender.com, Twitter, and Facebook. Katie talks about her summer beach reads! (First things first: Wow! It’s so amazing to be back at…

Saturday, June 18, 2011
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News Flash – August 8

Simply From Scratch will enjoy a September release in Australia. Here’s the cover; note the title! The Australian publisher is Murdoch Books/Pier 9. Thanks to everyone who participated in last week’s Simply From Scratch giveaway contest. The winner of a signed copy is … Jonita! Congrats, Jonita. You can still win a copy by entering Deb Alicia’s baking disaster contest. Leave a comment describing your most insane baking blunder before…

Sunday, August 8, 2010
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One last time across the floor, by Deb Katie

Oh my goodness, this is the last time I’ll type a blog post and add “by Deb Katie” to the title. I’ve been thinking a lot about “what it means to be a Deb” as we coach the new class and prepare them for their turn in the spotlight. I can remember very well when I didn’t know which Deb’s book matched up with which Deb, or what any of…

Tuesday, August 25, 2009
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Pretty much anything but Lord of the Flies, by Deb Katie

Our topic this week is “desert island reads”. For the record, I would much rather be stranded on a dessert island than a desert island. But if I didn’t have a choice… here’s a sampling of what I’d want with me. The Cloister Walk by Kathleen Norris This is one of my favorite books, although I don’t recommend it very often. Kathleen Norris is a poet and a theologian, and…

Tuesday, August 11, 2009
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News Flash, August 9

Did you see our Special Edition News Flash last week? We’ve announced the 2010 Debutantes! Check it out! The new Debs will be taking the reins the week of August 31, so be sure to drop by and show your support! Also, the Debutante Ball is now on Twitter! Click here to follow us and receive daily updates with links to our posts, as well as breaking deal and pub…

Sunday, August 9, 2009
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Hey, baby, what’s your type? by Deb Katie

So I forget how long ago it was that I discovered the Jungian Typology test (sometimes called the “Myers-Briggs Typology” test). In a nutshell, possibly even a wrong one, because it’s lifted out of my brain, it’s a test based on Jungian theories that divide personalities into one of sixteen types based on the balance of four sets of traits: Introversion vs. Extroversion Sensing vs. Intuition Feeling vs. Thinking Perceiving…

Tuesday, July 28, 2009
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News Flash, July 26

Deb Meredith will be at the Hanover Book Festival Saturday August 1 in Mechanicsville, VA signing POSED FOR MURDER. And at 2:15, she’ll be teaching a screenwriting workshop. Deb Kristina was so pleased to see this lovely review from Joelle Anthony, in which she says “it’s often hilarious and laugh out loud.” Also, Kristina’s fellow Literary Mama editor Caroline Grant called REAL LIFE & LIARS “sharply funny” on her blog….

Sunday, July 26, 2009
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