In Publishing, Ya Gotta Just Keep Writing

Calling Debut Authors! Now Accepting Applications for the 2018 Debutante Ball! Read this post to learn more. Hurry! The deadline is July 28! This week the Debs are writing about what we’ve learned in our debut year and what advice we’d give to forthcoming authors. Mine: ya gotta keep writing (and reading). That big scary…
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My Support Network: WWOWW, fur, family, and Debs

WWOWW (= wine with other women writers) has become my new favorite hobby/necessity. I write and write and write for hours all by myself, and at the end of the day, I LOVE to meet with other writers to bitch, laugh, encourage, and commiserate. The best part of being a debut writer — hands down — has been…
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Bring on the Giggle Juice

I’m Bonnelyn Parker! I’ve taken Jenni’s fun character test a few times now, and I can’t help it, each time I come up most similar to Bonnelyn. We’re both determined, grit-filled ladies (Is it okay I say so myself?), though maybe we’re both naïve at times too. We’re both flawed, to be sure. I’ve mentioned…
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Happy Pub Day, Jenni Walsh!!! BECOMING BONNIE Has Arrived!

Happy Pub Day, Jenni!! Today is THE BIG DAY for fellow Deb, dear friend, and loveliest of human beings Jenni L. Walsh – Congratulations, Jenni, on the publication of your wonderful debut novel BECOMING BONNIE!!! Jenni’s book is full of intrigue and entertainment: Jenni takes the reader along for the ride as Bonnelyn Parker discovers…
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Ask a Book Publicity Expert!

This week we’re asking publishing industry experts to answer the many questions that we debut writers have as we get our careers started as published authors. For my post, I’ve decided to focus on the hard work of in-house publicists. I’ve asked publicists who work at two of the big five publishing houses to help me…
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NewsFlash! Lynn K. Hall’s Memoir Has Launched!

Congratulations to Bonnie Karoly, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of Abby Fabiaschi’s I LIKED MY LIFE! We send our thanks to our very own Lynn K. Hall for being our guest yesterday on The Debutante Ball. If you haven’t already, pick up a copy of CAGED EYES: AN AIR FORCE CADET’S STORY OF RAPE AND RESILIENCE Or you can enter to win a signed hardcover by retweeting…
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Interview with Abby Fabiaschi + #DebBallGiveaway of I LIKED MY LIFE

We are so thrilled to welcome back 2016 Debutante Abby Fabiaschi to The Debutante Ball! Abby’s debut novel I LIKED MY LIFE was just released this week, and we are thrilled to have an opportunity to hear more about Abby’s book and what she has in store for the future. If you haven’t already, pick up a…
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