The Soundtrack for My Writing Life

Monday, June 19, 2017

This week the Debs are talking about music and its impact on our writing and our life.  Music is something that I have always connected with, very deeply, even as a young child. For a time in my life I worked in radio as a DJ, a radio music manager and eventually as an alternative promoter for Virgin Records. I really wanted to be in music, in a terribly desperate…

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Newsflash: Debs at work!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Congratulations to Lee Elliott, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of THE WAGES OF SIN by Kaite Welsh. We were so pleased to welcome Kelly J. Ford as our guest yesterday. If you haven’t already, pick up a copy of COTTONMOUTHS or enter to win a copy by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet:   RT to Enter! Interview with @Kelly_J_Ford + #DebBallGiveaway of #COTTONMOUTHS https://t.co/bK9EmwKrjM pic.twitter.com/ILGgQnz7K3 — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall)…

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Someone is Going to Read This

Monday, June 12, 2017

This week’s topic is about the Debs’ fears when it comes to someone reading our novel and writing about uncomfortable topics–anything from sex to family conflicts, and/or events pulled from real life. How do the Debs handle it? When I first began researching my novel, FEAST OF SORROW, one of the interesting things that I learned about the world of ancient Rome is that there are a lot of die-hard fans of…

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News Flash: Summer is here! Time for reading and writing

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Congratulations to Rhonda Lomazow, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of THE BOSS by Aya de Leon. We were sp pleased to welcome Kaite Welsh as our guest yesterday. If you haven’t already, pick up a copy of THE WAGES OF SIN or enter to win a copy by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet: RT to Enter! Interview w/ @kaitewelsh + #DebBallGiveaway of #TheWagesOfSin https://t.co/hm7bVs8Jz6 pic.twitter.com/tD7fxlMZXU — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall) June 10, 2017…

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No Woman is an Island

Monday, June 5, 2017

This week the Debs are talking about our support networks. Who helps keep us on track? Who cheers us on? Who gives it to us like it is? I’ve got a long list of people who help bolster me and keep me afloat: My husband, Joe, who is my best friend, my partner in crime, my chef, my biggest supporter and the love of my life. The Grub Street writing…

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News Flash: Writing those pesky second books and more

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Congratulations to Jennifer, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of THE DISTANCE HOME by Orly Konig. We were thrilled to have former Deb Aya De Leon as our guest yesterday. If you haven’t already, pick up a copy of THE BOSS or enter to win a copy by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet: RT to Enter! Interview w/ @AyadeLeon and #DebBallGiveaway of #TheBoss! https://t.co/tkxD1rhggG — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall) June 3, 2017 News…

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I Love Boston!

Monday, May 29, 2017

This week the Debs are going local and sharing five things about the city they call home.  I moved to Boston twenty years ago from Seattle, a city that I truly loved. I thought I would live in Boston for a couple of years then go back, but well, life had other plans for me. It turned out that I love this city. A lot. Here are five things that…

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News Flash: Author Events – The DEBS are in the house and on the stage!

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Congratulations to Laurice McClung, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of THE SCRIBE OF SIENA by Melodie Winawer. We were thrilled to have Orly Konig as our guest yesterday. If you haven’t already, pick up a copy of THE DISTANCE HOME or enter to win a copy by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet: RT to Enter! Interview w/ @OrlyKonig + #DebBallGiveaway of #TheDistanceHome https://t.co/Kb44xasqQh pic.twitter.com/rg6Y0f9BHF — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall) May…

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Gender Bias In the World of Writing

Monday, May 22, 2017

This week the Debs are talking about being a woman writer–how does gender play a role in the business of writing? The world of publishing, reading and writing is fraught with gender bias at every twist and turn. Case in point: The publishing industry is overwhelmingly white and female, US study finds – Keep in mind that these are the people choosing the books that get printed. Male authors accounted for…

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Deb Ball News Flash: Readings and Rewrites and Bears. Oh my!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Congratulations to Bonnie Karoly, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of BECOMING BONNIE by Debutante Jenni L. Walsh. We loved having Melodie Winawer as our guest yesterday. If you haven’t already, pick up a copy of THE SCRIBE OF SIENA or enter to win a copy by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet: RT to Enter! Interview w/ @melodiewinawer + #DebBallGiveaway of THE SCRIBE OF SIENA https://t.co/YhXTAOy6bT — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall) May…

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