News Flash!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Congratulations to Elizabeth Mayorca, winner of THE GODS OF TANGO by Debutante Ball guest Carolina De Robertis.  Check back next week, where we will announce the winner of this weeks giveaway–EVERYBODY RISE by Stephanie Clifford!   From the 2016 Debs: Louise Miller is still enjoying her break from revision. In the meantime, she is brainstorming ideas for book two, and thinking about all the ways she wants to approach it differently–like maybe trying…


My piecemeal writing education…

Thursday, September 17, 2015

My honors English teacher turned me into a lifetime reader. She talked about characters as if they were real, as if to read about them was to be included in their adventures. She introduced me to To Kill a Mockingbird and laughed with me about passing the damn ham. When she asked why I didn’t care for The Catcher in the Rye, I told her Holden Caulfield was a whiner; she grinned….


News Flash: New Debs Edition!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

  We hope you have enjoyed the first week of the 2016 Debutante Ball! Join us next week, when we will be talking about our writerly education. Check back next Sunday for the winner of Carolina De Robertis’s THE GODS OF TANGO.   From the 2016 Debs: Louise Miller just handed in her revision to her editor! And her author questionnaire! And she has loved her first week as a…


Okay life, you can stop providing writing material any time now…

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Thank you for sticking with The Debutante Ball as it passes the baton to its 10th class! This blog peppered me with humor & hope for years as an aspiring author; I’m honored to have the opportunity to contribute. My 52-week stint starts now: A friend recently commented that life has thrown enough complications my way to merit a memoir, but an exceptional memoir requires you to hand over the whole…


The New Debs: Please Welcome the Class of 2016!

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Please return next Saturday for the Deb class of 2016’s first guest, Carolina De Robertis — author of THE GODS OF TANGO — and a giveaway! We’re excited to announce the new blog schedule as of Monday, September 7th. We know the 2016 class will continue the Deb traditions in fine form, and we look forward to following their journeys over the next year! So please join the fabulous 2016 Deb Class next…