Deb Ball News Flash: Another Week in the Lives of Debut Writers

Congratulations to Kathryn Balteff, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of WRITING HARD STORIES by Melanie Brooks.

We send our thanks to Margaret George for being our guest yesterday on The Debutante Ball. If you haven’t already, pick up a copy of THE CONFESSIONS OF YOUNG NERO or enter to win a copy by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet:

We will select and contact the very lucky winner on Friday, March 17th at noon (US Only). Good luck!

 Congratulations to former Deb Colleen Oakley on the publication of her new novel CLOSE ENOUGH TO TOUCH! Kirkus Reviews raves: “Oakley masterfully creates a high-stakes story that still feels solidly real. All of her characters are well-rounded and charming, especially Jubilee. Readers will cheer each time she takes a risk and delight in her triumphs. A romantic, sweet story about taking chances and living life fully.” Tune in next Saturday for our interview with Colleen!

News from the 2017 Debs

Amy Poeppel recently read and loved Lynda Cohen Loigman’s novel THE TWO-FAMILY HOUSE. She’s currently reading an ARC she won in a Goodreads giveaway: THE PEOPLE WE HATE AT THE WEDDING.

Lynn K. Hall is excited to do two readings this coming week. If you are in the Denver area, she’d love to see you at the Schlessman Library at 2pm next Sunday the 19th.

Jenni L. Walsh is having a moment because…. there’s officially less than two months to the release of BECOMING BONNIE! But before mine, there’s Crystal’s release!! And, Boston friends, she’s having a shindig you should definitely go to! Details here.

Tiffany D. Jackson is busy participating in events at the NOVA Teen Book Festival.

Crystal King is about ready to hit SEND on the invite to her book launch! She’s also starting to line up interviews and readings and holy moly, it’s all coming together!

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Amy Poeppel grew up in Dallas, Texas and left the south to attend Wellesley College. Since then, she has worked as an actor, a high school English teacher, and most recently as the Assistant Director of Admissions at a school in New York City. Her three fabulous boys are all off in Boston attending school, and she and her husband now split their time between New York and Frankfurt, Germany. A theatrical version of SMALL ADMISSIONS was workshopped at the Actors Studio Playwrights/Directors Unit. She later expanded it into her first novel.

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