News Flash: Updates from the Debs, past and present

Sunday, April 9, 2017

We send our thanks to Lori Rader-Day for being our guest yesterday on The Debutante Ball. If you haven’t already, pick up a copy of THE DAY I DIED this Tuesday or enter to win a copy by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet: RT to Enter! Interview w/ @LoriRaderDay + #DebBallGiveaway of THE DAY I DIED https://t.co/OQSJ7n43rn pic.twitter.com/B7P1crWBGx — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall) April 8, 2017 BIG…

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Interview with Former Deb Lori Rader-Day + #DebBallGiveaway of THE DAY I DIED

Saturday, April 8, 2017

It is such a pleasure to welcome back former Debutante Lori Rader-Day!! In honor of the release of her new book THE DAY I DIED, Lori will be our special guest today, giving us the scoop on her latest novel and much more!   THE DAY I DIED is the story of Anna Winger, a handwriting expert hired by corporations and the lovelorn who also occasionally works as a specialist with the FBI….

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News Flash: Debs meet up, trade reviews, & giveaway!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

We have two fun giveaways going right now … To win a copy of Ilene Wong’s NONE OF THE ABOVE be sure to check out her visit to the Ball and leave a comment for your chance to win a copy of her book! And because we like to give readers a chance to read OUR books, we have a prize pack of galleys to give away — TINY PRETTY…

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News Flash: Revisions and Secrets

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Congratulations to Cat Kessler, winner of NO PLACE TO FALL by guest author Jaye Robin Brown! Check back next Sunday for this week’s winner of WHEN REASON BREAKS by guest author Cindy Rodriguez … From the 2015 Debs: Colleen Oakley is diligently working on her next novel, and (im)patiently waiting for these twins to be born! Also, she’s grateful to The Sits Girls and The Chirping Moms for both naming BEFORE…

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News Flash: News We Can’t Share, Chicago Deep Dish, and a Deb Ball Meet-Up!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Congratulations to Kathy Roberts, winner of WE CAN WORK IT OUT by guest author Elizabeth Eulberg! Check back next Sunday for this week’s winner of THE MAGICIAN’S LIE by guest author Greer McAllister … From the 2015 Debs: Colleen Oakley is hard at work on her next novel, and trying hard not to obsess over sales numbers for BEFORE I GO. (Spoiler alert: she’s failing.) Amy E. Reichert got to meet Sona…

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News Flash: Keeping in Touch with the Deb Class of 2014

Sunday, August 31, 2014

This isn’t a final goodbye, but a fare-thee-well until we next meet online (or maybe in person!). And, this probably isn’t news to anyone: We’re going to miss being Debs and miss all of you. Keep in touch by bookmarking the individual blogs of all the 2014 Debs: Lisa Alber has just reprised her blog. You can also find her at www.lisaalber.com, Twitter, and Facebook. This week a Northern California…

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What I Loved? A Top Ten List

Monday, August 25, 2014

What I loved about being a debut author? Oh, just everything. I loved being a Deb. I loved talking with readers and other writers. I loved that day I typed “the end” and I especially loved the day I knew my book would be published. I loved so much about the experience that I need to get organized just to tell you about it. I went to college at Ball…

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News Flash: Salons, Conferences, Events, and Paree

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Congrats to Jenna, who won a signed copy of A PINCH OF OOH LA LA from Renee Swindle!   From the 2014 Debs…   Lisa Alber is having a blast at Killer Nashville. Also, silly her, she likes that her bio was included on the Left Coast Crime Crimelandia committee page. Fun to be helping out with that conference coming up in Portland in March, 2015! Susan Gloss says “pinch me!” As part…

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Little Pretty Things for Everyone: A Second Book Gets a First Draft

Monday, August 18, 2014

Update on the second book? You want an update? YOU GET AN UPDATE. “The. End.” Typing that Sunday night, last night—after so much thrashing and kvetching—is as satisfying as it gets. Oh, don’t get me wrong. It’s a steaming pile right now. I look forward to revision, for the chance to make it something you’d want to read. I have until December 1 to do that, and then it will…

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Hindsight Isn’t 20/20 on a Work in Progress

Monday, August 11, 2014

Hindsight? My launch was less than a month ago. I haven’t looked in the rearview mirror yet because I’m still barreling down the highway. And if that metaphorical highway looks anything like the roads I’ve been traveling in real life this week, there are construction hazards blocking half the lanes. Back to the metaphor? I guess the construction hazards mean I’m still learning from my launch. Like: Listen to your…

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