[News Flash] July 29, 2018

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Sunday, July 29, 2018

Congratulations to Sandy McMahon, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of HEART BERRIES BY TERESE MAILHOT.   Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Rebecca Fish Ewan! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of BY THE FORCES OF GRAVITY. You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet:   Interview with Rebecca Fish Ewan (rfishewan) and #GIVEAWAY of BY THE FORCES OF GRAVITY! https://t.co/YPBoIPBA0O…

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Research in The Ones We Choose

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Everyone who has been following this blog knows that I am not a geneticist. Or a scientist of any kind.  I’m a fifth grade teacher. Therefore, in order to make my main character, Paige, believable as a preeminent geneticist on the cusp of a major genetics breakthrough, I had to do a lot of research.   First, I read some books. Three were heavily influential in the development of both…

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[News Flash] July 22, 2018

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Sunday, July 22, 2018

  Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Terese Mailhot! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of Heart Berries. You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet: Interview with Terese Mailhot and GIVEAWAY for Heart Berries https://t.co/TBI42cy6jg pic.twitter.com/DHXpxl7XLl — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall) July 21, 2018 News from the 2018 Debs:   Julie Clark had a full week of book…

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Julie’s Five Minutes of Zen

Thursday, July 19, 2018

I am the queen of low expectations. Especially in publishing. But I’m also a believer in setting your intentions, because the universe is listening to what you put into it, and is ready to give it back to you.   Did I expect my book to hit the New York Times bestseller list? No. I knew early on The Ones We Choose wasn’t going to get the kind of push…

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[News Flash] July 15, 2018

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

Congratulations to Kris Erin Clink, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of Sarah Kuhn’s Heroine Complex.   News from the 2018 Debs: Julie Clark had a great time with the Oceanside Moms book club…a very special group near and dear to my heart.   Kaitlyn Sage Patterson is excited to finally be able to share that she’ll be in Greenville, South Carolina for Read Up! Greenville in October!   Cass Morris is drafting. Definitely not working…

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Hidden Gems in The Ones We Choose

Thursday, July 12, 2018

I don’t have very many hidden Easter eggs in my book…aside from locations that Angelinos might recognize — Pitfire Pizza is a real restaurant on Venice Blvd, Annesley College where Paige works is located where Pepperdine University resides, although I completely rewrote the architecture and overall vibe to match my own University of the Pacific in Stockton (Pepperdine architecture is much more modern than the brick and ivy buildings I…

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[News Flash] July 8, 2018

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Sunday, July 8, 2018

Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Sarah Kuhn! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of Heroine’s Journey. You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet:   Check out our interview with Sarah Kuhn, Author of HEROINE’S JOURNEY + Giveaway! https://t.co/Zi0JfOuMc7 — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall) July 7, 2018   News from the 2018 Debs:   Kimmery Martin escaped the hellish heat…

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Women Get the Job Done

Thursday, July 5, 2018

The other day I sent the following text to a good friend: I have to write a post about publishing as a woman and I really don’t know what to say that hasn’t been said a thousand times already. “Fewer review opportunities” blah blah “80 cents to the dollar” blah blah. Truth is…I’m surrounded by incredible women in publishing. My agent is a woman. My editor, marketing team, and publicist…all…

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[News Flash] July 1, 2018

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Sunday, July 1, 2018

Congratulations to K. J. Harrowick, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of Lisa Romeo’s STARTING WITH GOODBYE. Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Ashley Poston, author of GEEKARELLA and HEART OF IRON. Check out our interview here.   News from the 2018 Debs:   Julie Clark had an amazing time up in the Bay Area, doing two book events with Amy Mason Doan at Books, Inc in Alameda, and Rakestraw Books in Danville. Thanks to…

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Interview with Editorial Assistant Sara Quaranta

Thursday, June 28, 2018

I’m so excited to introduce you to the amazing Sara Quaranta, who is the editorial assistant to my editor, the indomitable Lauren McKenna. In case you don’t already know this…editorial assistants are the ones who literally keep the publishing world running smoothly. Sara is a magician when it comes to editing, but she’s also got her hand in everything else, from coordinating with the art department and sales and marketing…

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