NewsFlash! Readings, Reviews, and Rest!

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Congratulations to Emmy Neal, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of Jennifer Latham’s DREAMLAND BURNING. We send our thanks to former Deb Danielle Younge-Ullman for being our guest yesterday on The Debutante Ball. If you haven’t already, pick up a copy of EVERYTHING BEAUTIFUL IS NOT RUINED or retweet the following tweet to enter to win a hardcover copy! RT to Enter! Win @DanielleYUllman‘s #EverythingBeautifulisnotRuined for this week’s… https://t.co/dDuMA9X08B pic.twitter.com/Tc00HsZrTT — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall) February 25,…

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Interview with Abby Fabiaschi + #DebBallGiveaway of I LIKED MY LIFE

Saturday, February 4, 2017

We are so thrilled to welcome back 2016 Debutante Abby Fabiaschi to The Debutante Ball! Abby’s debut novel I LIKED MY LIFE was just released this week, and we are thrilled to have an opportunity to hear more about Abby’s book and what she has in store for the future. If you haven’t already, pick up a copy of Abby’s debut novel today, and you can also enter to win a signed hardcover by…

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I LIKED MY LIFE Makes Us Think About Life

Thursday, February 2, 2017

It’s a big week for Abby Fabiaschi. By now, you should know… it’s her launch week! Abby rocked it as a Deb last year, but when her publication date did a dance from 2016 to 2017, we wanted to make sure she had a full debut with us. So this week, our posts are aligning with some themes found in I LIKED MY LIFE and we’re writing about what we’ve learned from…

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I Liked My Life and Maddy the Meddler

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

  I know you’ve already heard the news this week: Abby Fabiaschi’s novel, I Liked My Life, dropped into book stores yesterday! We are so excited for Abby – and for readers who get to devour her debut novel just like all of us at the Debutante Ball did. I Liked My Life opens with Maddy, recently deceased, looking down upon her daughter Eve and husband Brady and doing everything in…

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It’s Pub Day!! And I Like My Life, even the sad parts

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

HAPPY PUB DAY, ABBY! Big congratulations to our very own 2016 Deb Abby Fabiaschi on the release of her wonderful debut novel, I LIKED MY LIFE. I loved every page of this poignant family drama; it is a thought-provoking, sad, important book about love and loss and how one picks up the pieces to move forward after unexpected, inexplicable tragedy. It also shows the value in finding the little bits…

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I Liked My Life (and Still Do)

Monday, January 30, 2017

Sometimes publishers like to change things up on us authors. That happened when 2016 Deb Abby Fabiaschi’s publisher changed the publication date of her fantastic novel, I LIKED MY LIFE, to several months after her Debutante year was over. But we Debs stick together! To that end, we are thrilled to be able to celebrate the launch of her book all week long! For our posts this week, Abby asked…

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News Flash: Checking in with the 2016 Debs

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Congratulations to Jeremy Simons for winning a copy of YOUR BOOK, YOUR BRAND by Dana Kaye!  Thank you to Suzanne Rindell for being our guest on The Debutante Ball yesterday! If you haven’t already, please pick up a copy of her book, THREE-MARTINI LUNCH, or enter our giveaway to win a copy! Simply RETWEET on Twitter, and/or SHARE on Facebook by noon (EST) October 14th for your chance to win (US only). We’ll select and contact the winner on Friday. Good luck! …

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I’m Like a Rash

Thursday, September 1, 2016

I’ve met people whose knowledge and everything else will die with them, as Shel Silverstein conceived in this poem: I’m grateful to report that Jennifer S. Brown is no such hoarder. She selflessly forked over all she learned and endured as first at bat. Aya explained the “conceptual cover” and convinced me there’s no harm asking contacts for support (after all, the boys all do it). Louise laid the emotional reality…

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The Delay that Saved the Day

Thursday, August 25, 2016

I am a believer that many things happen for a reason. Not everything. Not, say, death. But many life hiccups have proven to serve a greater purpose for me. Even loss offers up slivers of beauty, togetherness, and understanding that– while not making up for the empty chair at the table– certainly deliver insight and strength. So it’s odd but not totally unexpected that I was initially devastated by what…

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Books: A Case Study

Thursday, August 18, 2016

I’ve never met an avid reader who was also an asshole; I’m convinced the two are mutually exclusive. I’m a white, financially secure, American who empathetically did “the skedaddle” with Jeanette Walls in THE GLASS CASTLE, endured footbinding through Lisa See’s SNOW FLOWER AND THE SECRET FAN, feared Biafra alongside southeastern Nigerians in HALF OF A YELLOW SUN (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie), struggled as a teenager with Scout to understand things that cannot be understood in TO…

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