Books for Women. It’s a Thing.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

This week we’re chatting about being a woman in the world of publishing. Crystal’s post was really informative, breaking down lots of different statistics related to the topic. And while women are sadly underrepresented in literary awards, I’d like to take a moment to celebrate that women have their very own genre. Women’s Fiction. Go women! I’ve heard people say that women’s fiction are books written by women, but that’s actually…

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Interview with Amy Poeppel + #DebBallGiveaway of SMALL ADMISSIONS

Saturday, December 31, 2016

It is my distinct pleasure to interview fellow Deb Amy Poeppel for this week’s post. I was lucky to be able to meet Amy early on in our journey for the Debutante Ball. We instantly clicked over dinner and cocktails, talking about everything under the sun–our books, the publishing process, our families and so much more. I walked out of the restaurant that night thinking that she is someone that…

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8.5 Ways to Support Your Friend’s Debut Book

Friday, December 30, 2016

Given how we’re about to walk into 2017, I thought I’d share some tips on how to support debut author’s book launch! And what better way than to lead by example with the launch of Amy’s book, Small Admissions. First, a note: HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY TO AMY!! This book is hilarious and fun. When I call something FUN, I mean it. So make sure you buy it! Now, the key…

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Jenni L. Walsh Shares Her “Ass Cheeks on the Slats” Moment

Thursday, December 29, 2016

In honor of the launch of Amy Poeppel’s hilarious debut, SMALL ADMISSIONS, this week we’re writing on topics related to some of the book’s themes – parenting, school admissions, broken hearts, relationships, and friendships. Let’s first start by gushing over this book. I began reading on a particularly hard work week. I cozied up in bed. I sipped on a glass of wine. I spat that wine all over myself. I…

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I Feel You, Kate Pearson

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

  On the surface, I don’t have a lot in common with Kate Pearson, the main character in SMALL ADMISSIONS. She’s a New Yorker; I’m a Colorado mountain girl. She went to a prestigious university; I went to a military academy. She fell in the love with a Frenchman; I’m not positive I could find France on a map (Kidding, of course. I mean….mostly). I might lead a very different…

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Small Admissions and Helicopter Parents

This is the launch week for Debutante Amy Poeppel’s SMALL ADMISSIONS! Whip out that gift card already and go buy it! To celebrate, the Debs this week are writing on topics related to some of the book’s themes – parenting, school admissions, broken hearts, relationships and friendship. SMALL ADMISSIONS is a book with a helicopter parenting problem to the nth degree. Rich parents and entitled kids help form the backbone of…

Monday, December 26, 2016
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I have a thing for balconies (and other true confessions)

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

We talk often, so often, about why we write and what we write, but this week the group decided to focus on where we write. How important are our surroundings? Does location matter? And am I right that this doesn’t sound like a particularly sexy topic? Well… As a woman who has moved many times, I have become pretty flexible about where I can get my writing done. I’ve lived…

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News Flash for New Debs

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Congratulations to Maddie Woods, Sophie Woods, Chris Von Turk, winners of Amy Poeppel’s SMALL ADMISSIONS, as part of our Tag to Win contest series on Facebook. The next contest will begin on 11/17 with a chance to win Tiffany D. Jackson’s ALLEGEDLY. Beginning 9/17, you’ll have the opportunity to win our first Guest Author giveaway: Camille Perri’s fabulous debut novel, THE ASSISTANTS. From the 2017 Debs: Crystal King is finishing up…

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Celebrating Acceptance, Rejecting Rejection

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

When I sent in my application to The Debutante Ball to see if I could be one of the five lucky writers to participate this year, I knew I was putting myself in that familiar, yucky position we have all been in many times before: waiting nervously for either good news or bad. “How perfect,” I thought. My book, Small Admissions, is about exactly that — those absurd moments of waiting…

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Press Release: Announcing the 2017 Debs

Sunday, September 4, 2016

PRESS RELEASE: The 2017 Debutante Ball to feature a down-in-the-dumps dumpee, an accused black teen, a rape survivor, an ancient Roman gourmand, and an American outlaw. September 4, 2017 – Founded in 2006, The Debutante Ball celebrates the journey of five female, debut authors on their paths to publication. The collaborative, daily blog has helped to introduce the careers of industry elite, such as New York Times bestselling authors Eleanor…

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