NewsFlash: Passover/Easter Edition

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Congratulations to Patty Smith, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of THE DAY I DIED by Lori Rader-Day We send our thanks to Alyssa Palombo for being our guest yesterday on The Debutante Ball. If you haven’t already, pick up a copy of THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN IN FLORENCE or enter to win a copy by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet: RT to Enter! Interview w/ @AlyssInWnderlnd + #DebBallGiveaway of THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN IN FLORENCE…

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News Flash: Updates from the Debs, past and present

Sunday, April 9, 2017

We send our thanks to Lori Rader-Day for being our guest yesterday on The Debutante Ball. If you haven’t already, pick up a copy of THE DAY I DIED this Tuesday or enter to win a copy by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet: RT to Enter! Interview w/ @LoriRaderDay + #DebBallGiveaway of THE DAY I DIED https://t.co/OQSJ7n43rn pic.twitter.com/B7P1crWBGx — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall) April 8, 2017 BIG…

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Interview with Former Deb Lori Rader-Day + #DebBallGiveaway of THE DAY I DIED

Saturday, April 8, 2017

It is such a pleasure to welcome back former Debutante Lori Rader-Day!! In honor of the release of her new book THE DAY I DIED, Lori will be our special guest today, giving us the scoop on her latest novel and much more!   THE DAY I DIED is the story of Anna Winger, a handwriting expert hired by corporations and the lovelorn who also occasionally works as a specialist with the FBI….

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NewsFlash! Deb Party Weekend!

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Congratulations to Krysti from YA & Wine, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of Tiffany D. Jackson’s ALLEGEDLY! We send our thanks to our very own Abby Fabiaschi for being our guest yesterday on The Debutante Ball. If you haven’t already, pick up a copy of I LIKED MY LIFE. Or you can enter to win a signed hardcover by retweeting on twitter: Interview with Abby Fabiaschi + #DebBallGiveaway of I LIKED MY LIFE https://t.co/g6NNpL1Wty…

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The Graceful Exit

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

It occurred to me recently that many folks who read this blog don’t know its history. It was started in 2007 by five women who had their first books coming out, and for a year, they blogged together about their experiences. Then, after all their books were published, they decided to do a rather unusual thing in the blogoverse: they picked five more women debut authors, and entrusted their blog…

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Former Deb Kelly Harms Takes the Deb Interview + A Giveaway of THE MATCHMAKER OF MINNOW BAY

Saturday, August 27, 2016

We are thrilled to welcome back a former Deb, Kelly Harms, whose second novel, THE MATCHMAKER OF MINNOW BAY, follows in the delightful footsteps of her debut, THE GOODLUCK GIRLS OF SHIPWRECK LANE. Frustrated painter Lily Stewart can’t pay the rent on her apartment, so she packs up to leave…and, in the back of a drawer, finds a letter telling her her impulsive Las Vegas marriage of ten years before…

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What I Loved Best About My Debut Year

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Oh, this one’s easy. What did I love best about my year as a debut novelist? I PUBLISHED A GODDAMNED NOVEL, PEOPLE!! Okay, I won’t just exit stage right. Even though that was what I loved best, there were other things I also loved. Things like:   Getting to know my fellow Debutantes. Other than Louise, whom I’d “met” on the AgentQuery website, all of these women were strangers to me. One year…

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My Favorite Books of 2016 (So Far)

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

2016 has been a delicious year for reading, a state of perfect bibliophilic equilibrium wherein the “read” stack and the “to-be-read” stack have stayed even most of the time. Here are my favorites of the year so far, with helpful links to Indiebound so you can buy them at a bookstore near you: (1) DEAR COMMITTEE MEMBERS, Julie Schumacher An epistolary novel that consists of a series of hilarious and…

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The City Baker’s Guide to Putting On Your Big Girl Pants

THE CITY BAKER'S GUIDE TO COUNTRY LIVING by Louise Miller
Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Over the past year, we five Debutantes have cheered each other on, cheered each other up, and bumbled our way through the publication process together. So it’s no surprise that after eleven months of this, we’ve come to know each other very well. But there are also a bunch of other women we’ve gotten to know along the way, shadow women who live in different centuries and places, and who face…

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UPTOWN THIEF: Taking Me Back While Taking Us Forward

UPTOWN THIEF by Aya de Leon
Wednesday, August 3, 2016

When I was growing up, I read widely. Fantasy, historical, the classics, adventure, you name it, I read it all. But two of my favorite genres were thrillers and romance. I loved the male-dominated, plot-propelled, chase/spy books of the 1980s by people like Robert Ludlum and Ken Follett. THE BOURNE IDENTITY? Oh, yes. EYE OF THE NEEDLE? For sure. I tore through those pulpy paperbacks like candy, hanging on every…

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