Deb Dana’s Recipe Addiction

Ladies and gents, I have a problem. Not a problem on the scale of the Euro crisis or our national debt. Not a problem that warrants hand wringing or tears. It is a first-world problem, but it is a problem nonetheless. The problem is this: my recipe collection is out of control, and it’s taking over my kitchen. See? Not exactly “red” on the Homeland Security Advisory System. But allow…

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Deb Kerry Asks, “What the Heck is a Hobby?”

This week’s topic is hobbies, or “what do you do when you’re not writing?” My initial reaction when I saw it was a blank and clueless stare, followed by the question, “Can Twitter be a hobby?” And then I literally clicked on over to Google to help me out. The first definition supplied by the All Knowing Google is this: An activity done regularly in one’s leisure time for pleasure….

Monday, September 10, 2012

Newsflash: September 9, 2012

From the 2013 Debs… Deb Kerry is looking forward to finally revealing her book cover, which she now has on her phone and inflicts regularly on random strangers. “Hey, you wanna see something cool?” Deb Susan is speaking at the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers’ Colorado Gold Conference this weekend, and receiving an award from the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers’ organization in recognition of her novel’s sale to Thomas Dunne Books. Deb Amy‘s…

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Where Deb Amy Writes. Be Afraid. Be Very, Very, Afraid.

It’s a big deal to be a Deb, and here I am, confessing right out of the gate. Well, that’s the point, right? To share the scoop, offer insights, challenge some conventional notions perhaps, and all the while, keep dancing.  What does that mean to me? It means I tell you where most of my early writing REALLY gets done. I have desks, sofas, chairs, beds, a patio, and a…

Friday, September 7, 2012

Deb Susan Writes With Dragons and Seahorses

Hello from sunny (and currently far-too-hot) Northern California! I’m Deb Susan, and I’m at the ball because I was attacked by ninjas. (Well, one ninja – and he’s fictitious – but I digress.) Although my Shinobi mystery series is set in 16th century Japan, I write in two very different (and much more mundane) places. On days when I finish the clients’ work before quitting time, I spend the remaining…

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Deb Kelly writes anywhere she can wear pajama pants

Hello loyal readers! My name is Kelly, and I’ll be your Wednesday Debutante. I recommend the soup. I am thrilled to be here with my fellow 2013 Debs, a crowd so wild, so wonderful, that I am willing to give you the KELLY WIMMER™ guarantee* that this is going to be a fabulously epic year for The Debutante Ball. It’s humbling to be coming into a tradition of debutante bloggers…

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Deb Dana Writes from Her Brand New Desk (preferably in sweatpants)

When I decided to give up my full-time job to try my hand at freelancing and writing novels, I envisioned leisurely days spent at coffeehouses, where I’d park myself with my laptop while I sipped lattes and cappuccinos and penned works of genius. I’d become buddies with the baristas, who would shout to me over the hiss of the milk frother as they made another caramel macchiato. “Hey, Dane —…

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Deb Kerry Writes Between

Oooh, looks like I’m the first new Deb on the dance floor. I’m feeling a little self conscious all decked out in pearls and this shiny new tiara, but I’m so thrilled and excited to be here. I had hoped to put my best foot forward and show you all of my star quality dance moves right up front, but alas, it is not to be. The band is playing a…

Monday, September 3, 2012

The Dance is Over, but Deb Joanne’s Card is Full

This week’s theme is endings and if you follow along with us, you’ll know why: it’s the Class of 2012’s last week here at the Deb Ball.*sniff* Wow. Has it been a year already since I first came out as a Deb? I kind of want to stay here forever and force you shiny new Debs to drag me out of here, kicking and screaming like we did with those…

Monday, August 27, 2012