News Flash! Exciting Alumni News Edition

Sunday, October 11, 2015

From the 2016 Debs Louise Miller is thrilled to announce that she will be representing the Novel Incubator at Grub Street’s annual gala LIT UP on November 5th. She will be reading from THE CITY BAKER’S GUIDE TO COUNTRY LIVING in the 10×2 program–10 writers reading for 2 minutes. She hopes to see some of you there! Jennifer S. Brown is excited that her first blurb came in! She’s taking a break…

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News Flash: Research Trips, Trade Shows, and New Cover Designs!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Congrats to Cheryl, who won a copy of Anna Lee Huber’s Mortal Arts! From the 2014 Debs… Susan Gloss is in Spain doing research for her next novel. Hint: she’s visiting a lot of wineries. Heather Webb did cartwheels when she was made a monthly contributor at the popular writing blog Writer Unboxed. She’s also dying of jealousy that Deb Susan is in Spain drinking wine! Lori Rader-Day nerded out over getting her…

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Deb Alum Kristina Riggle on the Love of Debs!

We’re excited to welcome back Deb extraordinaire Kristina Riggle to the Ball today! Kristina’s new book, Things We Didn’t Say, is out next week, and we hope you’ve pre-ordered your copy! Take it away, Kristina: You know what my writer fuel is? Other writers. Publishing is a subjective, sometimes arbitrary, thoroughly weird business. And though my husband does his level best to understand my life, it’s not the same as…

Saturday, June 25, 2011
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Graduate Deb Kristina on How Grandma Taught Her How to Party

Kristina Riggle is a Graduate Debutante from the class of 2009, where she celebrated the release of her debut, Real Life & Liars. Her new book, The Life You’ve Imagined, releases Tuesday. The new novel tells of three friends and a mother connected by a dying family business, learning to cope with life as it is, not as they planned. It’s an IndieNext Notable pick for September. Thanks for having…

Saturday, August 14, 2010
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News Flash, November 22

The very first review of Restoring Harmony by Deb Joelle is up at Princessbookie‘s site and she gave it five cupcakes! If you want a sneak peak, she’s also organizing (for a limited time) an ARC tour by mail. Author Irene Zutell is giving away a copy of her book, Pieces of Happily Ever After! To enter, just leave a comment on Irene’s guest blog on The Debutante Ball from…

Sunday, November 22, 2009
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News Flash, November 1

Graduate Deb Kristina will be signing Real Life & Liars at Literary Life Bookstore & More, 758 Wealthy St. SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan, on Thursday, Nov. 5 starting at 7 p.m. She’ll also have postcards available for a sneek peek at the new book coming out in August, The Life You’ve Imagined. Founding Deb Anna David has a new book deal! As announced recently in Publishers Marketplace: “Author of Party…

Sunday, November 1, 2009
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News Flash, September 6

The Debutante Ball has been nominated for a Book Bloggers Appreciation Week Award for the most collaborative blog. Way to go Debs AND all of our fabulous collaborators! Australian rights sold for The Opposite of Me by Deb Sarah! Simon & Schuster Australia will publish simultaneously with Simon & Schuster’s Atria/Washington Square Press imprint on March 9, 2010. Deb Joelle is excited to announce her first blurb for her novel Restoring…

Sunday, September 6, 2009
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It’s the last dance… by Deb Kristina

It’s the last dance, each beat of the last dance… I have a Frank Sinatra CD and those words above begin one of my favorite songs on the album, and Ol’ Blue Eyes is crooning in my head as I write this. Is it really my last dance as a 2009 Debutante? It seems like only yesterday I was playing with my string of pearls, tugging my gloves tight and…

Monday, August 24, 2009
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News Flash, August 23

The Little Giant of Aberdeen County by Deb Tiffany is featured in the Kirkus Big Book of Fall Fiction under Debut Fiction. Look for a well-written summary and a brief interview. Little Giant will be released in paperback this January. Deb Kristina‘s REAL LIFE & LIARS is a Target “Breakout” pick now through October, highlighted as a book “everyone will be talking about” alongside former Deb guest Allison Winn Scotch…

Sunday, August 23, 2009
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In which Deb Kristina says “son of a %#&#*!”

My bad habit is something I’ve by now given up. Well, mostly. Swearing. It’s coarse, tacky, definitely unladylike … but let’s face it, nothing vents pressure like letting fly with a really satisfying curse. The apex of my swearing history occurred during my news reporter days when, in certain situations, I would swear like a merchant marine. I’m a little ashamed to admit this when I consider certain people who…

Monday, August 17, 2009
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