News Flash: Updates from the Debs, past and present

Sunday, April 9, 2017

We send our thanks to Lori Rader-Day for being our guest yesterday on The Debutante Ball. If you haven’t already, pick up a copy of THE DAY I DIED this Tuesday or enter to win a copy by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet: RT to Enter! Interview w/ @LoriRaderDay + #DebBallGiveaway of THE DAY I DIED https://t.co/OQSJ7n43rn pic.twitter.com/B7P1crWBGx — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall) April 8, 2017 BIG…

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The Debutante Ball Welcomes (Back) Deb Eleanor!

Eleanor Brown is the author of the New York Times and national bestseller The Weird Sisters, and was a member of the Debutante Ball class of 2011. She reads, writes, and tends to one very spoiled cat in Denver, Colorado. About The Weird Sisters: The Andreas family is one of readers. Their father, a renowned Shakespeare professor who speaks almost entirely in verse, has named his three daughters after famous…

Saturday, February 4, 2012
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News Flash: September 18, 2011

Congrats to Carolyn, winner of a copy of Laura Goode’s Sister Mischief!   From the 2012 Debs… Deb Joanne Deb Joanne is very excited to refer to herself in third person. She thinks it makes her sound sophisticated and important, even when she has no real news to tell you about. Deb Rachel was thrilled to read the first review of MWF Seeking BFF this week! Apparently, this whole book thing…

Sunday, September 18, 2011
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News Flash: September 11, 2011

Congratulations to Shakespeare, winner of a signed copy of Kendare Blake’s Anna Dressed in Blood! Winners of Deb Joanne’s bookshelf sharp-eyes challenge: Tania and because I can hand-deliver her copy of FADE, I picked a second winner – Zoe who will receive her choice of my duplicate books – PLEASE IGNORE VERA DIETZ by A.S. King Thank you all for playing along. I hope you had fun! See below for…

Sunday, September 11, 2011
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Deb Eleanor’s Debut Year in Numbers

In homage to the lovely Deb Sarah Pekkanen’s goodbye post, an homage in itself to the fabulous Bridget Jones , I give you my debut year in numbers. Debutante Ball posts written: 49 Debutante Ball guests wrangled: 56 Debutante Ball comments left: 757 Messages on the 2011 Deb mailing list: 976 Miles traveled to promote the book: Oh, thousands. Frequent flyer program elite status: 2 Times I woke up in…

Tuesday, August 23, 2011
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Characters We Love and Loathe, by Deb Eleanor

One of the highest compliments I get talking to readers of The Weird Sisters is when they say something like, “The characters were so real!” or “Character X is just like me!” (though usually they use the name of the character and don’t call them Character X). I love that, and I love “the shock of recognition” when I see a character that’s so very real, or so like me…

Tuesday, August 16, 2011
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Be a Homebody With Deb Eleanor

So our theme this week is travel. Yeah. I just spent nearly five months traveling to promote The Weird Sisters, and while every event was a blessing, the parts in between – the constant flying (not a fan), the endless hotel rooms, trying to find a vegetable so I wasn’t eating fried food all the time – was not so fun. If it hadn’t been for all the wonderful readers,…

Tuesday, August 9, 2011
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Love, Lust, and Deb Tawna’s MAKING WAVES! (Giveaway!)

I was raised by romance novels. Not literally. I mean I do have actual parents. But I grew up reading them. I started out with the Sweet Dreams series, which had covers like this one (and according to the Wikipedia article, models included Diane Lane and Courteney Cox – don’t you love Wikipedia?), and gave me a very skewed view of teen romance. Or maybe I was just choosing my…

Tuesday, August 2, 2011
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The Fabulousness That Is Deb Elise’s POPULAZZI! (Giveaway!)

Guess what? It’s time to celebrate Deb Elise Allen’s Populazzi! I met Deb Elise when I was in LA, but we only got to talk for about three minutes, and we were so excited we forgot to take a picture, but I loved her immediately, and reading this book only cemented that. Let me catch you up with a back-of-the-book summary first: Cara has never been one of those girls:…

Tuesday, July 26, 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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