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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Congratulations to Lee Elliott, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of SEVEN DAYS OF US, by Francesca Hornak.   Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Kellye Garrett, author of the DETECTIVE BY DAY series! Thanks, @kellyekell, author of the DETECTIVE BY DAY series, for visiting with us this week! Take a look! https://t.co/EWBRnOHcGN pic.twitter.com/8miQIhzDm0 — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall) October 29, 2017 Former Debutantes in the News: Former Deb Sarah Pekkanen has some…

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News Flash: Giveaways, Spines, and Signature Drinks

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Congrats to Linda, who won a copy of WAKEWORLD by guest author Kerry Schafer! From the 2014 Debs… Susan Gloss is pleased to announce that her publisher is giving away 20 copies of VINTAGE on Goodreads! Enter here. Lori Rader-Day started receiving copy edits from her publisher this week, and made plans for her visit to the Public Library Association’s March conference in Indianapolis, where she will be signing ARCs…

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News Flash: Welcome to the New Debutante Ball!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Welcome to the new Debutante Ball, and to a new class of Debs! We, the 2014 Debs, are so very pleased to meet you and pull back the curtain on our new space. For starters, if you’re a regular reader of this blog, you’ll notice we’ve done some remodeling of the old dance floor. Take a spin around and see! And, in case  you missed it, you can learn more…

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The Debutante Ball Welcomes Former Deb Sarah Pekkanen!

The Debutante Ball is thrilled to welcome back former Deb Sarah Pekkanen! Sarah is the internationally-bestselling author of four novels, including THE BEST OF US, which won a starred Publishers Weekly review and is the Marie Claire book pick for April. Hailed as a “rising star” by publications including Library Journal, her novels are often compared to those by Jennifer Weiner and Emily Giffin. Her books have won rave reviews from…

Saturday, April 13, 2013
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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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See you soon…

Writing this final post is conjuring all sorts of emotions in me. I’ve loved my year as a Debutante – loved connecting with my fellow Debs and the women who have gone before us, loved chatting with the readers and bloggers who have been kind enough to leave comments — and yet, it feels right to turn over the reins to a fresh new group of debut authors. (And, by…

Tuesday, August 24, 2010
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News Flash – August 22

Although the cover is yet to be revealed, galleys for Deb Sarah’s second book, SKIPPING A BEAT, will arrive this week! The book is already up for sale on amazon and barnesandnoble.com Deb Joelle is excited to say that due to some enthusiastic parents, funding has been found and she will become a writer in residence this year at the local elementary school. She will develop and teach a program…

Sunday, August 22, 2010
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