The Debutante Ball Welcomes (back) Joelle Anthony!

 We’re extending a big Deb Welcome (back!) to past Deb Joelle Anthony today. It hasn’t been that long since Joelle was here–she was in the 2010 Deb Class, but in case you’re new in these parts, here’s her official bio: Joëlle currently lives on a tiny island in British Columbia with her musician husband, Victor Anthony, and two cats, Sophie & Marley. As for the future, their only plan is…

Saturday, April 28, 2012
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The Debutante Ball Welcomes Back Deb Alicia Bessette

This week the Debutante Ball has the distinct pleasure of welcoming back Deb Alicia Bessette, from the Deb Class of 2010. She’s here with us today to celebrate the release of the paperback version of her debut novel. Alicia Bessette’s first novel, A Pinch Of Love (also published as Simply From Scratch), became an international bestseller immediately upon publication. People magazine dubbed it “tasty” and Library Journal raved, “a strong,…

Saturday, October 29, 2011
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Deb Elise Sings Pomp and Circumstance

Is it just that I’m the YA author here, or does everyone else also think each Group Goodbye is high school graduation all over again? Group Goodbye.  You know what I mean, not like saying goodbye to far-flung relatives after a vacation.  Those people stay tethered to you, and you know you’ll all get together in the same way sometime in the future. I’m talking about saying goodbye to a…

Monday, August 22, 2011
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Deb Elise on Populazzi, and her Least Favorite Aerosmith Song

True story.  I came back from an overnight at my daughter’s summer camp, sat down at the computer, wondered, “Hmmm… better write Monday’s Deb Ball post.  Wonder what the topic is?”  Then I clicked on the page and realized… I’m the topic!!! Originally, when we realized Tawna and I debuted on the same day, I volunteered to have Populazzi take the week before launch.  Launch week is a big deal,…

Monday, July 25, 2011
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Contest! The Debutante Ball Welcomes (Back) Sarah Pekkanen!

The Debutante Ball is so excited to have Sarah Pekkanen back for a waltz around the dance floor!  Sarah is a 2010 Debutante and is thrilled to be back! Her debut novel, The Opposite of Me, has been published in eight countries and is in a sixth printing. Sarah lives in Maryland with her husband and three young sons. More on Sarah’s brand new book – Skipping a Beat – and…

Saturday, February 26, 2011
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News Flash: February 6, 2011

Congrats to Dawn N. who won Caroline Leavitt’s Pictures of You! From the 2011 Debs… It was a huge week for the 2011 Debs! Deb Sarah had a baby!  Colby William arrived on Monday, January 31 – she’s got some precious pictures on her site! Deb Eleanor‘s The Weird Sisters came in at #18 on the New York Times Best Sellers List, #15 on the Publishers Weekly Best Sellers List,…

Sunday, February 6, 2011
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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
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News Flash: September 12

From the 2011 Debs… Anyone got Barbie-loving kids?  Deb Elise’s latest Barbie DVD, Barbie: A Fashion Fairytale, will be released September 14th.  Word on the street is it includes a fashion show featuring pets in beautifully plussed-out outfits.  Deb Elise’s dog Riley has issued a statement telling the world this does not come from real life, and he would never be caught dead in crinolines. Past Deb Updates… Deb Sarah…

Sunday, September 12, 2010
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News Flash – August 29

Simply From Scratch (in German, Weiss der Himmel von dir) by graduate Deb Alicia Bessette enjoys its sixth straight week on the bestseller list in Germany. The publisher is Kruger Verlag, and the translator is Andrea Fischer. Danke, Deutschland! Books N’ Cooks gave Simply From Scratch a very nice review, calling it “witty,” “well-written,” and “incredibly moving.” Thank you, Books N’ Cooks! The 2011 Debutantes are here! They start their…

Sunday, August 29, 2010
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Please Welcome Debut Author Jenny Nelson!

We’re so pleased to wrap up our time at the ball with debut author, Jenny Nelson here today. Her new book, Georgia’s Kitchen just came out this month. Georgia’s Kitchen tells the story of Georgia Gray, the talented, thirty-three-year-old head chef at a trendy New York restaurant who, suddenly finding herself unemployed and unengaged, travels to Tuscany, where she helps open a trattoria, finds romance with a vineyard owner and…

Saturday, August 28, 2010
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