First off, the 2010 Debs would like to thank everyone who applied to join us here on the Ball. It was tough to narrow it down to five debut authors to carry the champagne flutes and wear the tiaras, but we have done it. Please join us in congratulating the newest members of The Debutante Ball, The class of 2011!
Deb Kim – Kim Stagliano lives in Connecticut and her “Kimoir” All I Can Handle; I’m No Mother Teresa: A Life Raising Three Daughters with Autism debuts November 1st from Skyhorse Publishing.
Deb Eleanor – Eleanor Brown lives and writes in Colorado; her debut novel, The Weird Sisters, will be published in February by Amy Einhorn Books.
Deb Sarah – Sarah Jio is a Seattle-based freelance magazine writer, blogger for Glamour magazine, and the author of THE VIOLETS OF MARCH, to be released in June 2011 by Penguin.
Deb Elise – A longtime television writer, L.A.-based Elise Allen is thrilled to branch into books with her debut Y/A novel, Populazzi, set for release in April.
Deb Tawna – A third-generation Oregonian who can peel & eat a banana with her toes, Tawna Fenske writes quirky romantic comedies including her debut, MAKING WAVES, which will be released August 2011.
The new Debs will be taking over the Ball in September, but the 2010 Debs are still here for another month and going strong. In fact, we have one more debut week coming up for Deb Alicia, so make sure you take time out of your lazy summer days to check in with us regularly. We have some great guests coming up too. Again, thanks to everyone who sent in wonderful applications, good luck to you all with your debut, and congrats and welcome to the 2011 Debs.