Awkward! The sex life of fictional characters (based on people IRL)

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

My books LIMELIGHT (forthcoming 2018) and SMALL ADMISSIONS are works of fiction, stories I made up to entertain and amuse. I used settings I already knew something about and then further researched, and I invented characters and situations to create drama and humor. However, I, like pretty much every writer I know, have a novel “in the drawer” – the one that never got published. That book is about a…

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NewsFlash! Readings, Reviews, and Rest!

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Congratulations to Emmy Neal, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of Jennifer Latham’s DREAMLAND BURNING. We send our thanks to former Deb Danielle Younge-Ullman for being our guest yesterday on The Debutante Ball. If you haven’t already, pick up a copy of EVERYTHING BEAUTIFUL IS NOT RUINED or retweet the following tweet to enter to win a hardcover copy! RT to Enter! Win @DanielleYUllman‘s #EverythingBeautifulisnotRuined for this week’s… https://t.co/dDuMA9X08B pic.twitter.com/Tc00HsZrTT — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall) February 25,…

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Writing Friends Required

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

We live in an amazing time to be a writer. It’s easier than ever to share work, offer feedback, and commiserate rejection. With the glory that is THE INTERNET (imagine angels singing and the words illuminated by a heavenly glow), we don’t even need to put on pants to do it. There are lots of places to meet fellow writers in person and online, several that Colleen wrote about yesterday. But…

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Deb Susan Doesn’t Know Who She Loves

Thursday, August 8, 2013

… but she’d like to. About a week before my book release, I received an amazing email. A reader  who received an ARC through Goodreads went to the trouble of locating my website and emailing me to tell me how much she enjoyed the book. Not just that … she thanked me for writing it. Talk about blown away. It meant the world to me that someone actually took the…

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Surprise! This Week’s Guest is You!

In keeping with our “week of surprises,” we thought we’d ask YOU – our readers – to take The Deb Interview and let us get to know you a little better! You can answer in the comments or on your blog – and if you blog your answers be sure to leave the link in the comments so we can find you! The Debutante Ball is all about community. It…

Saturday, October 13, 2012
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The Good Life by Deb Mia

Okay. I have rewritten the opening of this post a million times, unsure of where to begin. I’m sure it won’t come as any surprise when I say that life following the debut of my novel, GOOD THINGS (Berkley Books, Feb 2007), was anticlimactic. Every author tells you this: they wake up on the morning of only to discover that they still have the same bad hair and dirty laundry…

Thursday, August 21, 2008
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