In Which Founder Kristy Gets All Mushy

What a delight to be invited back to The Debutante Ball. Nice place you got here, filled with interesting, brilliant, and gorgeous women. Thanks for having me, I shall try to recall some of my own dancing skills for my visit so I don’t embarrass anyone. When the 2009 Debs asked if I’d like to do a guest blog they said I should tell you all about my new book,…

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Beyond The Ball

I have so enjoyed catching up with my fellow founders this week! How lucky we were to have found such talented women, and how amazing that they’ve all gone on to be so successful. I’ve also had a great time following the 2008 Debutantes, the second class, the one the future of The Ball hinged on. And what a wonderful job they’ve done, not only growing the original concept to…

Saturday, August 23, 2008

And So We Come To The End by Founder Kristy

Wow, it’s my LAST POST! Tish did such an elegant job with her last post, no long good-byes, good info on what her upcoming year looks like. I want to be elegant. But I have such mixed feelings about this! This year has been so busy that in some ways I am relieved to give up an “obligation,” to turn it over to those with more energy and more exciting…

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Wish on a Shooting Star by Founder Kristy

I was considering writing about the Thanksgiving that my grandmother threw my mother, me, and my brother out of her condo, not because I wanted to expose family secrets, but because I happen to think it’s one of the funniest stories I’ve ever been privileged to actually be there for, and every time someone says the word “turkey” all I can think of is that it’s a “dirty, filthy bird,”…

Saturday, November 24, 2007

My Big Chill Epiphany by Founder Kristy

So I’m going for a two-parter today, a double-header, a literary hat trick…wait, is that a three-item thing? You know, I never was a big sports fan. Anyway, I’ll be writing about two seemingly unrelated issues today, and by seemingly, I mean completely. First, the thing I wasn’t originally going to write about: The Big Chill. Have you watched it lately, and I mean watched as in sat there and…

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Warning: Gross Lesson Dead Ahead by Founder Kristy

When I read the topic this week I couldn’t help but laugh. And then I couldn’t stop. And then I read it to my husband, and he couldn’t stop laughing either. And then he said something like: “Well, you can blather on about that for days,” which only proves that he, too, is unable to learn a lesson without being beaten about the head and shoulders repeatedly. What lesson haven’t…

Saturday, September 15, 2007

News Flash! August 26, 2007

Deb News! A wonderful endoresment for Deb Danielle’s FALLING UNDER: “Danielle Younge-Ullman redefines modern fiction with this finely wrought, edgy debut. With her crisp dialogue, precisely drawn characters, and heartrending prose, Stephen Elliot and Heather O’Neill fans will have a new literary crush to thrill them. Younge-Ullman is the best kind of new author– enormously talented and utterly unafraid.” Kristy Kiernan, author of CATCHING GENIUS Founding Debs on Lists! Founding…

Sunday, August 26, 2007

News Flash! August 12, 2007

Well, a week into our tenure as Debs and we’re thrilled that so many loyal Debutante Ball readers have given us a chance, and excited that we’ve been able to bring on new readers as well. Thank you all!! Deb News! Deb Lisa’s Daily’s Fifteen Minutes of Shame received a fabulous endorsement this week. USA WEEKEND columnist Dennie Hughes said, “I laughed, I cried, I cringed, I cheered! Fifteen Minutes…

Sunday, August 12, 2007

How hot is it? by Founder Kristy

What a great week at the Ball! I think you’ll agree that we managed to pick fabulous new Debs and we couldn’t be more excited that their first week was such a rousing success.   Now, on to the title question: It’s so hot that we’ve all decided to stop dancing for a day to go sit in a pool with a cold one and moan about the heat. We suggest you…

Saturday, August 11, 2007

It’s A Brand New Dance!

THE DEBUTANTE BALL is honored to introduce the new DEBUTANTES of 2008! Starting tomorrow, August 6, 2007, the new season of The Debutante Ball is officially open. Please join Debutantes Eileen Cook, Gail Konop-Baker, Jenny Gardiner, Jess Riley, Danielle Younge-Ullman, and Lisa Daily on their journey to their 2008 debuts. For more on the new Debs and their books, please take a look at the new pages on the sidebar…

Sunday, August 5, 2007