Graduate Deb Kristina on How Grandma Taught Her How to Party

Kristina Riggle is a Graduate Debutante from the class of 2009, where she celebrated the release of her debut, Real Life & Liars. Her new book, The Life You’ve Imagined, releases Tuesday. The new novel tells of three friends and a mother connected by a dying family business, learning to cope with life as it is, not as they planned. It’s an IndieNext Notable pick for September. Thanks for having…

Saturday, August 14, 2010
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News Flash – August 8

Simply From Scratch will enjoy a September release in Australia. Here’s the cover; note the title! The Australian publisher is Murdoch Books/Pier 9. Thanks to everyone who participated in last week’s Simply From Scratch giveaway contest. The winner of a signed copy is … Jonita! Congrats, Jonita. You can still win a copy by entering Deb Alicia’s baking disaster contest. Leave a comment describing your most insane baking blunder before…

Sunday, August 8, 2010
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Graduate Deb Meredith Cole is back with a new book!

The 2010 Debs are thrilled to welcome back one of our own, Meredith Cole, who is guest blogging today to tell us about her second novel, Dead in the Water. Graduate Deb Meredith started her career as a screenwriter and filmmaker. She was the winner of the St. Martin’s/Malice Domestic competition, and her book, Posed for Murder, was published by St. Martin’s Minotaur in 2009. She was nominated for an Agatha…

Saturday, May 15, 2010
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Newsflash May 9

Deb Sarah will be speaking at the Gaithersburg Book Festival on Saturday May 15 at 1 p.m. Stop by if you’re in town! And here’s a 90-second clip of a (very unprofessional) interview Sarah did for the festival http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVukm3oftzQ Deb Joelle’s book, Restoring Harmony, was spotted in the wild today and Bri Meets Books sent her a picture from her phone! The Romantic Times gave Deb Joelle’s Restoring Harmony 4…

Sunday, May 9, 2010
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News flash: February 21

REDBOOK Magazine picks The Opposite of Me by Deb Sarah as a”Bookmark” selection for its March issue! Writes REDBOOK: “As early as elementary school, it was crystal clear: Alex was the pretty twin, Lindsey was the smart one. And since then, they’ve shaped their lives around those labels. So what happens when the piece of your life that most strongly defines you is challenged? With her smart, soulful novel, author…

Sunday, February 21, 2010
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News Flash, December 20

Graduate Deb Eve’s FIRST COMES LOVE, THEN COMES MALARIA was chosen by CNN.com as a “great gift for armchair travelers!” Catch up with Graduate Deb Kristina Riggle over on Deb Joelle’s website, where she was the guest for Wild Card Wednesday and enter to win her fabulous book, Real Life & Liars!

Sunday, December 20, 2009
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News Flash, November 22

The very first review of Restoring Harmony by Deb Joelle is up at Princessbookie‘s site and she gave it five cupcakes! If you want a sneak peak, she’s also organizing (for a limited time) an ARC tour by mail. Author Irene Zutell is giving away a copy of her book, Pieces of Happily Ever After! To enter, just leave a comment on Irene’s guest blog on The Debutante Ball from…

Sunday, November 22, 2009
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News Flash, November 1

Graduate Deb Kristina will be signing Real Life & Liars at Literary Life Bookstore & More, 758 Wealthy St. SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan, on Thursday, Nov. 5 starting at 7 p.m. She’ll also have postcards available for a sneek peek at the new book coming out in August, The Life You’ve Imagined. Founding Deb Anna David has a new book deal! As announced recently in Publishers Marketplace: “Author of Party…

Sunday, November 1, 2009
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News Flash, September 6

The Debutante Ball has been nominated for a Book Bloggers Appreciation Week Award for the most collaborative blog. Way to go Debs AND all of our fabulous collaborators! Australian rights sold for The Opposite of Me by Deb Sarah! Simon & Schuster Australia will publish simultaneously with Simon & Schuster’s Atria/Washington Square Press imprint on March 9, 2010. Deb Joelle is excited to announce her first blurb for her novel Restoring…

Sunday, September 6, 2009
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The 2010 Debs’ First Guest – Carolina De Robertis

The 2010 Debs are proud to welcome Carolina De Robertis as our very first guest. Carolina’s debut novel, The Invisible Mountain, published on Aug. 25 by Knopf, has won the kind of praise every author dreams about. The novel is “extraordinary,” (Publishers Weekly), “incantatory” (Elle magazine) and “exceptional” (Booklist). Please check out Carolina’s website to learn more about her and the story behind her book. Q: Tell us a bit…

Saturday, September 5, 2009
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