The Deep Irony in Asking Me to Write About Balance

Y’all. I didn’t get home until almost 7 last night. I’ve only spent one entire day at home since August 13th, and I am a homebody. I (try to) maintain a full-time job, a healthy marriage, and I’m currently actively working on THREE manuscripts. And that’s not taking into account the dogs, or exercise, or eating real, healthy food on a regular basis. I clearly did not get the memo…

Friday, September 22, 2017
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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…

Friday, September 15, 2017
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Guest Post by Danielle Younge-Ullman + #DebBallGiveaway of EVERYTHING BEAUTIFUL IS NOT RUINED

Saturday, February 25, 2017

We are so thrilled to welcome back to The Debutante Ball former Deb Danielle Younge-Ullman! We were so thrilled to get the news about Danielle’s new book EVERYTHING BEAUTIFUL IS NOT RUINED – Congratulations, Danielle! This novel, that Quill & Quire called in its starred review “An emotionally resonant, fabulously crafted novel,” was just released on February 21st. We Debs are so excited to read this book which is described…

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News Flash: Taking 2017 by Storm

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Congratulations to Jacqueline Bridges, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of the SMALL ADMISSIONS audiobook! We send our thanks to author Kimberly Belle for being our guest yesterday on The Debutante Ball. If you haven’t already, pick up a copy of THE MARRIAGE LIE. Or you can enter to win a copy! Simply RETWEET on Twitter: Enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win THE MARRIAGE LIE by Kimberly Belle! RT to Enter, Ends 1/13 https://t.co/pdYKZqWfBL pic.twitter.com/GPDO2BH9eF — The Debutante…

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Focusing in Paradise

Friday, December 9, 2016

As a writer with A.D.D, I know ALL about writing through distractions and attempting to keep focus. This past week has been particularly tough due to these amazing Cape Town views. Like, how does anyone expect me to write when the weather is gorgeous and there’s not a cloud in the sky? Same thing happens during the summer in New York. All I want to do is be outside in…

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News Flash: Readings and Roadtrips and a BIG #DebBallGiveaway!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Congratulations to Rhonda Lomazow for winning a copy of LAST WOMAN STANDING by Thelma Adams!  We send our thanks to Georgia Clark for being our guest on The Debutante Ball yesterday! If you haven’t already, please pick up a copy of her book,THE REGULARS. You can also enter a giveaway to win her online book marketing course The Pro-Active Author! Simply RETWEET on Twitter, and/or SHARE on Facebook using the hashtag #DebBallGiveaway by noon (EST) November 25th for your…

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Deb News Flash: Past and Present

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Congratulations to Elle G. for winning a copy of THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIES by Mindy McGinnis!  News from former Debs 2016 Deb Louise Miller is “thrilled, honored & crazy-happy” that THE CITY BAKER’S GUIDE TO COUNTRY LIVING was in last Sunday’s NYT Book Review!!!!! – Check it out: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/16/books/review/female-protagonists.html?_r=0 2014 Deb Lori Rader-Day, author of LITTLE PRETTY THINGS and THE BLACK HOUR will be a keynote speaker at the 2017 Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Colorado Gold Conference. Congratulations, Lori!…

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Characters: Puking, Plane Trips, and Other Adventures

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

I started my professional life in theater, specifically in the David Mamet school-of-thought, and Mamet reminded actors all the time that “character” is defined by what people do. It’s all about action. Throwing up, in my opinion, is a fabulous action. For some reason I love making my characters throw up. I’m not sure what that says about me or them, but there’s something about vomiting that appeals to me. In…

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News Flash: October 16

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Congratulations to Laurice McClung for winning a copy of THREE-MARTINI LUNCH by Suzanne Rindell!  We send our thanks to Mindy McGinnis for being our guest on The Debutante Ball yesterday! If you haven’t already, please pick up a copy of her book, THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIES, or enter our giveaway to win a copy! Simply RETWEET on Twitter, and/or SHARE on Facebook by noon (EST) October 21st for your chance to win (US only). We’ll select and contact the winner on…

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Things I Never Regret

Monday, May 30, 2016

Our theme this week is regrets, but here is the thing–i’m not big on regret. We are all human and we all make choices both good and not so good and we learn from them. I am a firm believer that every experience in your life has made you who you are now. So, instead, i’ve decided to share a few things I never regret doing: hanging out with friends and family eating…

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