My 3 Writer Confessions

Friday, October 14, 2016

(Only Game of Thrones nerds like me would know why I used this pic!) This week we’re talking about confessions. Seems a bit counterintuitive, exposing our deepest darkest secrets before launching our debuts. It’s like open up the closet, letting all of our bodies tumble out while cheering “BUY MY BOOK!” (by the way, you CAN pre-order my book. I’m just saying!) But I’ll play along. Here are three writer…


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! …


And The Winner is … My top 5 reads? Impossible.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Best books ever? This is going to be so easy! The Art of the Deal The Bible Just kidding No, I definitely do NOT find this easy. Who came up with such a terrible blog topic? I did? Well, shit. There are so many books I love – and for so many different reasons – I’m going to need categories. (We’re supposed to list five books here, but math was really never…


Yes, I’m a Bookaholic, and These Are My Five Favorite Books

Monday, October 3, 2016

This week the Debs are going to talk about one of our most favorite topics, books!  I have been reading since the age of two, which may seem a bit ridiculous, but it’s true. I was never one for dolls as a child. I wanted to read, to explore the world through stories. Throughout my life, I have always sucked down books like they were candy. On average, I read…


Interview with Anjali Mitter Duva + Giveaway of FAINT PROMISE OF RAIN

This week’s guest to the Debutante Ball is Anjali Mitter Duva. Anjali is an Indian-American writer raised in France. She is a co-founder of Chhandika, a non-profit organization dedicated to the Indian classical dance form called kathak. Educated at Brown University and MIT, she lives near Boston where she is working on her next book and also runs a children’s book club and the Arlington Author Salon. Anjali’s debut novel,…

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Location is Meaningless

Friday, September 23, 2016

This week’s topic is all about location and I’m addressing my post to YOU, the manically busy writer. I’m sure you have idealistic expectations of where you need to write your New York Times Best Seller. Maybe you’ve fantasized about being the next Hemingway, writing the great American novel by the sea or in cozy cottage, thick in the woods. Maybe you feel without the right conditions, you can’t possibly…


I’m Not Just A Girl…

Friday, September 9, 2016

Four years ago this October, a hurricane named Sandy arrived to NY with a dream. Of course, we had seen hurricanes before but were cocky in our assumptions that nothing Mother Nature birthed could truly touch us. Until the waters swallowed up our streets and the winds knocked off our crowns. Sandy succeeded where her predecessors failed. After Sandy made her debut, my office on Wall Street was closed for…


NEWS FLASH–Keep in Touch with the 2016 Debs!

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Love and thanks from the 2016 Debs! We would love to hear from you–please keep in touch!  Louise Miller has had an incredible year being a part of the Debutante Ball! She will miss blogging about all things novel and publishing here on  the blog. If you would like to see what she is up to, Louise shares all book news on her author Facebook page and on her author Tumblr….


The End of My Deb Year: Goodbye, Welcome, and Becoming a Sophomore

Friday, September 2, 2016

I distinctly remember coming back to college after my freshman year (freshwoman, really). I still felt fresh. Being new to the school was part of my identity. And yet, I came back from my first summer vacation, I saw this new group of people I didn’t recognize. They were walking around with maps in their hands, looking lost. Seeing those dazed and anxious faces, I realized that I was indeed…


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…