News Flash!–Autumn Edition

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Congratulations to Carol Boyer, winner of EVERYBODY RISE by Debutante Ball guest Stephanie Clifford.  Check back next week, where we will announce the winner of this weeks giveaway–THE SPARROW SISTERS by Ellen Herrick! From the 2016 Debs Louise Miller, a theatre geek, is just back from a road trip to NYC where she saw the play HAND TO…
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Where I Write

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Early in my writing life, I used to be precious about where and when I would write. It had to be the right environment–silent and clean, someplace that smelled good and where I could work uninterrupted, and then only when I had at least 3-4 hours of time. Then I entered into a year-long revision…
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News Flash!

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Congratulations to Elizabeth Mayorca, winner of THE GODS OF TANGO by Debutante Ball guest Carolina De Robertis.  Check back next week, where we will announce the winner of this weeks giveaway–EVERYBODY RISE by Stephanie Clifford!   From the 2016 Debs: Louise Miller is still enjoying her break from revision. In the meantime, she is brainstorming ideas for book…
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From Art School To The Writing Workshop

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My writing education began, oddly enough, in art school. I went to the Portland School of Art (now Maine College of Art) straight out of high school, armed with a Pentax camera and a tackle box full of charcoal and kneaded erasers. PSA had a wonderful two-year foundation program, where every student had to take…
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How a question, a memory and a three-legged dog inspired my debut novel

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I am thrilled to be the first blogger of the Debutante Ball class of 2016! And before I get started, let me say thank you to all of the creative, bright, honest, funny and generous Debs of 2015. It’s an honor to be carrying on the tradition.  I carried around the two sparks that would…
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It’s Not Really Goodbye … more, “See you later!”

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I have been trying to write this post for five days, which is four days longer than I usually take to write a post. I’m generally okay with goodbyes, having been trained by my large extended family to take as long as necessary to say goodbye to a roomful of people without complaint. However, I…
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News Flash: BIG (secret) news, Celebrity Sighting, & a Giveaway!

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Congratulations to Rhonda Lomazow, winner of guest author Sonja Yoerg’s MIDDLE OF SOMEWHERE! Check back next Sunday for the winner of Deb Karma Brown’s debut, COME AWAY WITH ME … From the 2015 Debs: Colleen Oakley got news last week. BIG news. Like, super ridiculously HUGE news! But… she can’t share it yet. Stay tuned on her FB page for announcement…
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Launch week: Karma Brown Takes Deb Ball Interview + a Giveaway!

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I’m now a four-day-old published author, and am still in that place where I can’t believe I have a book out in the wild. On the shelf. In readers hands. Wow. The other Debs have tried to tell me what it’s like, the days after publication, but it truly is one of those things you…
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5 Things You May Not Know About COME AWAY WITH ME

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Well, it’s here. THE DAY has arrived. I’m a published author. I’ve now checked off bucket list item #34 – Write a novel and get it published. The book is out in the wild…which means people are reading it. (Thank you!) People I don’t know. Which is thrilling. And scary. And awesome. And scary. (Wait, did I already…
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News Flash: Events, International Cover Fun & a Giveaway!

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Congratulations to Alexis Larkin, winner of guest author Vicki Lesage’s CONFESSIONS OF A PARIS PARTY GIRL! Check back next Sunday for the winner of guest author Sonja Yoerg’s MIDDLE OF SOMEWHERE … From the 2015 Debs: Colleen Oakley had a great event at the Bookmiser in Roswell, Georgia last week. They still have a few signed copies if anyone missed the event…
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