News Flash: Announcing the 2018 Debs!


The 2017 Debs are thrilled to announce The Debutante Ball Class of 2018! We will be doing a detailed introduction soon, but we are so excited to share the names of next year’s Debs. Please join us in welcoming:

Julie Clark

Kimmery Martin

Cass Morris

Lara Lillibridge

Please join us in welcoming these wonderful writers to the Deb Ball family!


Congratulations to Cora Hannold, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of THE ADDRESS by Fiona Davis.

Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Julie Pennell! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of THE YOUNG WIVES CLUB! You can enter by sharing this post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet:

News from former Debs
I’m thrilled to report that 2011 Deb Eleanor Brown has edited an anthology, A PARIS ALL YOUR OWN: BESTSELLING WOMEN WRITERS ON THE CITY OF LIGHT! and it is now out in the world! Featuring essays from our favorite authors, including Paula McLain (THE PARIS WIFE), Therese Anne Fowler (Z: A NOVEL OF ZELDA FITZGERALD), Julie Powell (JULIE & JULIA) and lots more. Eleanor will be in Minnesota and San Diego talking about it – check out her website or Facebook for more info!
Exciting news from 2014 Deb Lori Rader-Day: Lori, author of THE BLACK HOUR, has won the 2017 Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award, regional category. The Award was established when The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation received a generous grant from The Glick Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation. This program seeks to recognize the contributions of Indiana authors to the literary landscape in Indiana and across the nation. Lori is a native of Indiana and now lives in Chicago. Congratulations, Lori!!
More information about the award can be found here:
More exciting news: THE MATCHMAKERS OF MINNOW BAY by 2013 Deb Kelly Harms came out in paperback on Tuesday! Congrats, Kelly! Get your copy today!
2016 Deb Lousie Miller is looking forward to the paperback release of her book THE CITY BAKER’S GUIDE TO COUNTRY LIVING in November. It has an awesome new cover!
Also, Louise has just completed her latest novel – stay tuned for news!!
News from the 2017 Debs
Lynn K. Hall is busy! She’s writing, hiking, and reading!

Jenni L. Walsh is excited to be returning as a mentor as part of Pitch Wars, a contest where published/agented authors, editors, or industry interns work with an unagented authors to help their manuscript shine for an Agent Showcase. The submission window runs through August 6th at 10pm (EST). Writers, get those submissions in!

Tiffany Jackson is SUPER excited to welcome the new debs and just started working on copy edits for book two!

Crystal King is editing her new manuscript and enjoying the summer!

Amy Poeppel is driving to Providence, RI today (8/6) for a Point Street Reading Series event at Suite Tart – Join us at 5:00! Details below and ticket information here!

Author: Amy Poeppel

Amy Poeppel grew up in Dallas, Texas and left the south to attend Wellesley College. Since then, she has worked as an actor, a high school English teacher, and most recently as the Assistant Director of Admissions at a school in New York City. Her three fabulous boys are all off in Boston attending school, and she and her husband now split their time between New York and Frankfurt, Germany. A theatrical version of SMALL ADMISSIONS was workshopped at the Actors Studio Playwrights/Directors Unit. She later expanded it into her first novel.

6 Replies to “News Flash: Announcing the 2018 Debs!”

  1. Congratulations to the Class of 2018 Debs! We look forward to spending the year with you. And a big THANK YOU to the Class of 2017 who have kept us to entertained and amazed by their brilliance and dedication. A big warm hug to all (who want one 🙂 )
    xxxx I look forward to promoting your novels on my blog

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