I Owe You The Moon

  There are a great many people to whom I owe a hefty debt of gratitude for the fact that in just a few months I’ll be able to walk into my local indie and see a piece of my heart on the shelf. Each and every one of those people (Hopefully! Good glory, you would not believe the nightmares!) will be thanked in my acknowledgments. But there are a…

September 15, 2017
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An Introduction in Books

What better way to get to know a person than through the books that shaped their imaginations, right? When I say I grew up with my nose in a book, I really mean it. I took home stacks of books from the library every week and invariably read my way through the whole pile before our next visit. Couple that with the fact that I lived in a small town…

September 8, 2017
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Book Nerd Extraordinaire: Meet Kimmery

Kimmery Martin
September 6, 2017

  Kimmery here. I am so excited to be a member of the Debs! However, I must confess that the challenge of writing a post introducing myself caused me to spin off into a brief but dramatic existential crisis where I stared at my blank computer screen for a few hours wondering who I was. Eventually my writer’s group poured some ice water over my head and I snapped out…

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My Slightly Awkward Introduction

I always find introductions fairly awkward. My goal is to be friendly, approachable, and professional, but not boring. Like this: I’m casually leaning in front of my bookshelf, so you know I have books. If you zoom in, you can see what the books are if the picture is in high enough resolution. My bestie’s book is to my right (your left) and I get a kick out of having…

September 5, 2017
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Shall We Dance? Kicking things off for the Deb Class of 2018

September 4, 2017

Hey there, y’all. I’m Cass, and my historical fantasy epic From Unseen Fire, Book One of the Aven Cycle, comes out on April 3rd. I’m giddily excited to be part of the 2018 Debutante Ball! To best sum up who I am: Slytherin, Targaryen, Bajoran, ENFJ, Leo, bisexual, pagan, proudly geek chic. I’m a lifelong Virginian — born in Harrisonburg, grew up in Richmond, went to the College of William…

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Interview with former Deb Aya De Leon + #DebBallGiveaway of THE BOSS

June 3, 2017

It is with great pleasure that we welcome back former Deb Aya De Leon to The Debutante Ball for our Saturday interview! Aya, author of UPTOWN THIEF, has a brand new book that came out last week – Congratulations, Aya!!! Want to know more about Aya and THE BOSS? Here’s the scoop! Justice Hustlers Book #2 THE BOSS (2017): Tyesha Couvillier seems to have escaped her disastrous past on Chicago’s South Side. She’s…

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What I’m into … this week

March 21, 2017

This week the Debs are sharing all the stuff we love. I change my mind from time to time about what really wins me over, but here are some of my current favorite people, places, and things that make everyday life more enjoyable (in absolutely no particular order): Favorite foods: Avocado toast at Dominique Ansel and steak tartar at The Dutch, both in Soho (NYC): Favorite place to have dinner with the Obamas…

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News Flash: Happy New Year from the Debs!

January 1, 2017

HAPPY 2017 FROM THE DEBS, PAST AND PRESENT!!! 2017 Deb Amy Poeppel was the Debutante Ball guest yesterday. If you haven’t already, pick up a copy of Amy’s book SMALL ADMISSIONS. Or you can enter to win a CD, signed by Carly Robins, the wonderful narrator, and Amy. Simply RETWEET on Twitter: Interview with Amy Poeppel + #DebBallGiveaway of SMALL ADMISSIONS https://t.co/x0rYrBQrUi pic.twitter.com/aL5pIXPL12 — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall) December 31, 2016 Or you can also…

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Books and the authors who wrote them, IRL

December 20, 2016

I love reading the classics. Any fiction from old, dead writers, and I’m in. But as I looked over my reading list from this past year, I was surprised to see that in 2016, I mostly read books by writers who are not only alive and well, but by women I’ve actually met, either online or in person. And I discovered something: I like writers above all other people – they…

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Newsflash – The Post-Thanksgiving Post

November 27, 2016

Congratulations to Rebecca Thomson for winning Georgia Clark’s online book marketing course THE PRO-ACTIVE AUTHOR. Jenni L. Walsh is thrilled that BECOMING BONNIE has been included in a 2017 Most Anticipated list! Read her interview with A Glass of Wine and enter for your chance to win an early copy of BECOMING BONNIE, along with Bonnie and Clyde keychains! Tiffany D. Jackson is on an exciting trip to South Africa. We hope…

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