News Flash: May 8, 2011

Congratulations to Jenny Ryan, who won Kelly O’Connor McNees’ The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott! Congratulations to Jackie, who won Kyran Pittman’s Planting Dandelions: Field Notes from a Semi-Domesticated Life From the 2011 Debs… Deb Eleanor is spending Mother’s Day at the Schlessman Family Branch of the Denver Public Library, giving a talk at 2 pm. If you’re local, I’d love to say hello! And if you’re in South…

Sunday, May 8, 2011

News Flash: April 3, 2011

Congrats to Joan O’Toole who won Kristan Higgins’ book My One and Only. From the 2011 Debs… Deb Eleanor will be at the Arkansas Literary Festival with Kyran Pittman next Saturday, and then in St. Louis and Orlando. Check out the Events page and come visit!  You can also now buy The Weird Sisters at Target! Deb Sarah is freaking out. This is the month that The Violets of March debuts!…

Sunday, April 3, 2011

News Flash: January 9, 2011

From the 2011 Debs… Deb Tawna has never claimed to be good at math. For several weeks, she’s been telling people Making Waves will hit shelves in eight months. On Monday, her agent (who is clearly the brains in this partnership) patiently pointed out that the August 2 release date is actually less than seven months away. We’re less than two weeks away from the release of The Weird Sisters,…

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Deb Eileen Cook on New Beginnings

In honor of today’s release of Deb Eileen’s The Education of Hailey Kendrick, Deb Eleanor is taking a break from all this dancing and letting one of our favorite Debs take a turn around the dance floor.  Deb Eileen, we’re so glad to have you come by for a visit! Deb Eileen Cook on New Beginnings The Education of Hailey Kendrick is my fourth book.  In theory I should know…

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

News Flash: November 14, 2010

From the 2011 Debs… Can’t wait until January 20th to read Deb Eleanor’s The Weird Sisters?  Enter to win an ARC giveaway at Putnam or Goodreads or Reading Group Guides.  Or, show some love by pre-ordering – links are at Eleanor’s website! Deb Sarah’s book, The Violets of March, is now listed on for pre-order! Sarah is probably a little too excited about this, she realizes, but that still…

Sunday, November 14, 2010

News Flash: September 5

From The 2011 Debs… Deb Eleanor’s ARCs are in, and they’re absolutely gorgeous!  You can read about the process of choosing a cover for The Weird Sisters here, and see pictures of the ARCs here, on her Facebook fan page! The 2011 Debs are all a-Twitter!  Follow the official Debutante Ball Twitter stream – @debutanteball, and @EliseLAllen, @EleanorWrites,  @KimStagliano, @SarahJio, and @TawnaFenske! Past Deb Updates… One of the Deb Founders,…

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Newsflash March 28

In a review, The Washington Post newspaper praises The Opposite of Me for its “sharp-tongued zingers and Pekkanen’s spot-on portrayal of the existential dilemmas of young adulthood.” The Seattle Post-Intelligencer also runs a good review, writing, “Hats off to Sarah Pekkanen for painting such intimate portraits.” The Opposite of Me will also be published in Germany this week under the title Frauen Sind So. Deb Sarah will be reading at Politics&Prose…

Sunday, March 28, 2010

News Flash, January 24

Here’s the latest from Founder Deb Mia! Her second novel, SWEET LIFE, topped the list on CNN’s winter staycation reading list and sold rights to Norway. She also has a new public page on Facebook, Friendship Bread Kitchen (, and is currently hosting a giveaway for a Emile Henry ceramic loaf pan from Williams-Sonoma. She’ll be sharing details soon about book four but if you or someone you know has…

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Graduate Deb Eileen Cook is back with a new book!

The Debs are thrilled to welcome back Founding Deb Eileen Cook. Eileen’s first book, a romantic comedy titled Unpredictable was released in February 2008 and optioned by New Line Cinema and Benderspink Productions. Her next book, a young adult novel, What Would Emma Do, was released in December 2008. Author Meg Cabot said, “Sassy and sly and sweet all at the same time, this book made me laugh out loud.” Her latest,…

Saturday, January 2, 2010