News Flash: Some past Deb excitement and present Deb updates!

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Congratulations to Laurice McClung for winning a copy of Elizabeth Brundage’s book ALL THINGS CEASE TO APPEAR. We send our thanks to Breeana Shields for being our guest on The Debutante Ball yesterday! If you haven’t already, please pick up a copy of POISON’S KISS or enter to win a signed hardcover by retweeting: Enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win @BreeanaShields‘ #PoisonsKiss! RT to Enter, Ends 12/23 — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall) December 17,…


The Fat Lady’s Singing: The End of My Deb Year

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

“Tomorrow’s gone—we’ll have tonight!” ―Dorothy Parker This is it. I have no more tomorrows. This is my final Deb Ball post. Feels strange as I’m starting so many other things: my older child became a teenager last week, and in just three weeks, he will become a bar mitzvah. My younger is starting her first year in middle school. My whirlwind book tour ramps up in October. The Jewish new…


A Rock Star Year as a Debut Author

MODERN GIRLS at the Tenement Museum
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

This week, I stumbled upon a blog that had a negative review of MODERN GIRLS. I’ve been quite fortunate; while I have received the occasional poor review, for the most part, people have been extremely kind. And this reviewer was fairly kind in her dislike of my book. What do I do when I read a bad review? I get this giggly feeling inside: Someone read my book and felt…


What You Should Be Reading

My to-read book pile
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Like Louise, I have a towering stack of to-be-read books. The pile is threatening my bed and I’ve had to stack up the overflow on the shelves. I keep the TBR books faced out so I can always grab them. Of course these piles are deceptive because it doesn’t show the twenty or so unread books I also have on my Kindle. You can see by these piles that I…



Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Today is launch day for our Louise. I feel emotional, not just because I’ve known Louise longer than any of the other Debs or because, as a local, I will be able to celebrate in person with Louise tonight (which I will, with great joy!), but because Louise is the last to launch during our season as Debs. While we still eagerly await the launch of Abby’s book come January,…


NEWS FLASH–More Books to Launch Edition

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Congratulations to Patty Smith, winner of Heather Young’s THE LOST GIRLS! Check back next week, where we will announce the winner of this weeks giveaway, our own Aya de Leon’s UPTOWN THIEF! From the 2016 Debs: Louise Miller is thrilled that The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living was featured in Read Simple Magazine’s The Best New Books to Read This Month article! She is a little teary, all the time, as she approaches her…


The Debut of THE LOST GIRLS by Heather Young

THE LOST GIRLS by Heather Young
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

As the Tuesday blogger, I feel like I’m personally introducing Heather Young’s THE LOST GIRLS into the world, never mind that we’ve been talking about it on the blog for eleven months now and it’s been reviewed everywhere. But it’s Tuesday and today is the day that you can walk into any Barnes & Noble and most indie bookstores and pick up your own copy of THE LOST GIRLS or…


8 Things about My Life and My Novel

Eugene Debs for President
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Fun facts abound this week! Which is kind of a lot of pressure. What if my facts aren’t fun? What if the fun* parts aren’t facts? I’ve told you all so much already. What is there possibly left to spill? Normally this is where I’d retreat to my bourbon and gummy bears to find my inspiration, but husband and I have decided to try to modify our diet in hopes…


How to Conquer the Book Launch and Keep Your Soul Intact

Sell Your Soul
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

As the only Deb who has launched (but only for TWO MORE WEEKS because TWO WEEKS FROM TODAY both Aya’s and Heather’s books pub!!!), I’m going to focus a bit more on post-launch and let the others give you soothing words for the pre-launch. First let me say, my headline is a lie. I have no idea how one keeps one’s soul intact. I sold mine to the devil two…


A Mid-Year Resolution Check-In

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Hey look, Louise kept all her resolutions. Rah, rah, Louise. (I’m sorry, did that sound sarcastic? Because it was TOTALLY SUPPOSED TO!) Since this is a new year’s resolution check-in, it’s going to be really short. Because the answer to the question “Have you achieved your goals?” is swift and easy: No. Okay? End of post. [What do you mean 56 words isn’t long enough for a post? You want…