Newsflash: July 15, 2012

Congrats to Mary Rowe, winner of a copy of The Guest Book! From the 2012 Debs… Deb Joanne would like to thank everyone who came out to her big Launch Party Extravaganza yesterday. It was an amazing day, which I will remember forever and I’m overwhelmed with gratitude and warm-fuzzies. Pictures to come! Deb Erika will be at Blue Ridge Books in Waynesville, NC, today at 3pm, helping to celebrate…

Sunday, July 15, 2012
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The Debutante Ball Welcomes Back Deb Alicia Bessette

This week the Debutante Ball has the distinct pleasure of welcoming back Deb Alicia Bessette, from the Deb Class of 2010. She’s here with us today to celebrate the release of the paperback version of her debut novel. Alicia Bessette’s first novel, A Pinch Of Love (also published as Simply From Scratch), became an international bestseller immediately upon publication. People magazine dubbed it “tasty” and Library Journal raved, “a strong,…

Saturday, October 29, 2011
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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: January 9, 2011

From the 2011 Debs… Deb Tawna has never claimed to be good at math. For several weeks, she’s been telling people Making Waves will hit shelves in eight months. On Monday, her agent (who is clearly the brains in this partnership) patiently pointed out that the August 2 release date is actually less than seven months away. We’re less than two weeks away from the release of The Weird Sisters,…

Sunday, January 9, 2011
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News Flash – August 29

Simply From Scratch (in German, Weiss der Himmel von dir) by graduate Deb Alicia Bessette enjoys its sixth straight week on the bestseller list in Germany. The publisher is Kruger Verlag, and the translator is Andrea Fischer. Danke, Deutschland! Books N’ Cooks gave Simply From Scratch a very nice review, calling it “witty,” “well-written,” and “incredibly moving.” Thank you, Books N’ Cooks! The 2011 Debutantes are here! They start their…

Sunday, August 29, 2010
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Signing off … and signing on

A year ago, when my first-ever post for the Debutante Ball went live, I was on vacation with my husband’s family in Duck, North Carolina — away from my computer and totally paranoid that something would go wrong. (My words wouldn’t post, or an error-riddled version would appear instead, or …) But thankfully, my inaugural blog published without a glitch, and I was welcomed by my fellow Debs and our…

Wednesday, August 25, 2010
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Party with Alicia … and the new Debs!

If you’re looking to party in Philly, join me tonight, Wednesday, August 11, at 6 p.m. I’ll be signing books and serving cupcakes at the Barnes & Noble at 18th & Walnut (Rittenhouse). I’d love to see you there! It will be a great party. Speaking of parties, fans of the Debutante Ball are in for a phenomenal treat this upcoming year. Here’s a sneak peek at the awesome books…

Wednesday, August 11, 2010
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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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Simple, yet Satisfying…

There are few moments as exciting as your actual debut DAY, and it has finally arrived for Deb Alicia.  I couldn’t be more thrilled for Alicia, especially since this is one of our few remaining blogs before we become old lady “Graduate Debs.”   YAY ALICIA!!!!!!!!    Love your back cover picture by the way –subtle, yet sexy!!   😉  I received “Simply from Scratch” in the mail, and immediately fell in…

Thursday, August 5, 2010
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Last Deb book of the year: Alicia’s Simply from Scratch

As you can tell from her posts, Alicia is compassionate, creative, and kind. Everything you already like about her comes through in her debut novel, Simply from Scratch, and in her grieving heroine, Zell. If you don’t know Alicia through her posts, the summary is that she and her husband both wanted to write, and took risks to make that dream come true. You can read more about that here….

Monday, August 2, 2010
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