But What Happens After The Coming Out Party?

After a Debutante’s debut, what tends to happen? In the old days, she probably got married off and began living a life of luxury. Today — who knows? But surely a tiara or fancy dress is involved. I guess you don’t need me to tell you that times have changed. Absolutely nothing about my own debut happened the way I expected it to. Like in most things I do, I…

Monday, August 18, 2008
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Licking the Frosting By Former Deb Anna

I would say that the main thing that publishing has taught me is how to meet my deadlines and then make a joke about the fact that it’s 4:23 on Saturday where I am and I’ve officially thus missed my deadline for this post. Missing deadlines is atypical for me — I’m actually the opposite, the virtual equivalent of the kid who sat in the front row and raised her…

Saturday, September 22, 2007
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Life Post Ball By Deb Anna

Well, Kristy Kiernan‘s brainchild has made a seemingly seamless transition into its latest incarnation. And, after only a year, we founders — I feel like a bit of a fraud even calling myself a founder, as my big contribution to the group was a MySpace page that has been ever so sadly neglected (new Debs: please ask me for log-in information for it so I can pass that duty onto…

Saturday, August 18, 2007
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The Last Dance

Last dance Last dance for love Yes, it’s my last chance For romance tonight Okay, so maybe the lyrics to this Donna Summer number aren’t completely relevant. Because I suspect that although this is my last Monday post on The Debutante Ball, it isn’t in fact my last chance for romance. But is it possible to say “The Last Dance” and not immediately have this song stuck in your ahead,…

Monday, July 30, 2007
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News Flash! July 15, 2007

PARTY On In the current issue, Tampa Bay Illustrated calls Deb Anna’s PARTY GIRL a novel with “lots of buzz,” praising it for its “candid, fresh style.” And Romantic Times gave the book four stars, calling it “funny, real and poignant,” while Booklist declared that “fans of Candace Bushnell and Jane Green will lap up…this summer’s beach read.” Deb Friend’s Blogging! Workin’ the dream author Scott Johnson has entered the…

Sunday, July 15, 2007
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News Flash! July 8, 2007

PARTY On You can see and hear some of the press Deb Anna’s been doing to promote PARTY GIRL — check her out on Hannity & Colmes here and listen to her interview with KMOX here (scroll to the middle of the page). Also check out the New York Post‘s review of PARTY GIRL, which praises Deb Anna for managing to “eloquently and humorously unveil what could be a new…

Sunday, July 8, 2007
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Big Apple Bite By Deb Anna

Yikes, here I go writing off topic again. I’m winding up a week in New York that I spent publicizing my book. I was tempted to write that I’m winding up my New York book tour, but the fact is, I got myself here (using mileage, but still), paid for my hotel room and booked most of my own media appearances. Just a few tiny words can change the meaning,…

Sunday, July 1, 2007
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News Flash! July 1, 2007

PARTY This Summer! The Hartford Courant included Deb Anna’s PARTY GIRL in their piece, “Good Bets for a Storied Summer” while USA Today featured the book in a “Summer Sizzlers” article, calling the protagonist “quick-witted” and excerpting a section. PARTY in New York! While in Manhattan, Deb Anna did an interview with Galleycat and The Live Desk on Fox News. More GOOD THINGS! The Chico Enterprise-Record called GOOD THINGS a…

Sunday, July 1, 2007
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News Flash! June 24, 2007

Hip Hip Hurra! GOOD THINGS just sold foreign rights to Germany! Guest Blogger! Debut author Amanda Ashby (YOU HAD ME AT HALO – NAL August 2007) will be guest blogging this Thursday. Stop by and say “kia ora” (hi in Maori) – Amanda hails from New Zealand, Deb Mia’s favorite islands next to her own! More PARTY People! Bookfinds.com called Deb Anna’s protagonist in PARTY GIRL “quite possibly the most…

Sunday, June 24, 2007
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News Flash! June 17, 2007

Still PARTYing! A Q&A with Deb Anna ran in Sirensmag.com’s “Quote This!” section, Eonline wrote about PARTY GIRL in their Cool Stuff section, and Mediabistro gave her Book Soup book party a thumb’s up; Debutantes Love Librarians!  So Deb Jennifer is going to the 2007 ALA Conference in Washington DC!  On Monday June 25th, she’ll be signing books and meeting folks at the Harper Perennial booth from 10am-11am and then…

Sunday, June 17, 2007
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