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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Vice: A Catalog

Monday, May 15, 2017

This week the Debs are writing about our vices.  Aldous Huxley once said that “Most vices demand considerable self-sacrifices.” I think that is apt. All of my vices force me to sacrifice something else, be it health, time or money. But oh, how fun a vice can be! Of mine, these are my worst: Video Games If I think about how many hours I’ve whittled away at video games over…

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Deb News Flash: BECOMING BONNIE Has Launched!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Congratulations to Rebecca Wasniak, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of FORKS, KNIVES AND SPOONS by Leah DeCesare. It was wonderful having sister Debutante Jenni L. Walsh as our guest yesterday. If you haven’t already, pick up a copy of BECOMING BONNIE or enter to win a copy by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet: RT to Enter! Interview w/ @jennilwalsh + #DebBallGiveaway of #BecomingBonnie! https://t.co/3XGPXGkSUH pic.twitter.com/VxV6VbAOJ6 — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall)…

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It’s DEB JENNI’S LAUNCH WEEK and Crystal King is ‘Bonnie Parker’ from BECOMING BONNIE

Monday, May 8, 2017

This week, for the launch of BECOMING BONNIE (YAY!), Jenni has asked each of the Debutantes to take a quiz that tells them which member of Bonnie and Clyde’s gang they are. Before I dig into the details, I need to throw a few HOORAYS! into the air about this wonderful book and the even more wonderful author behind it all. Jenni is my other historical fiction sister out of the Debs…

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News Flash: Busy Days, Busy Debs!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Congratulations to Jess Dimovski, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of FEAST OF SORROW by Crystal King. It was wonderful having Leah DeCesare as our guest yesterday on The Debutante Ball. If you haven’t already, pick up a copy of FORKS, KNIVES AND SPOONS or enter to win a copy by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet: RT to Enter! Interview w/ @LeahDeCesare + #DebBallGiveaway of FORKS, KNIVES AND SPOONS https://t.co/uYSAHUlcT3…

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Making Money, the Author-ly Way

Monday, May 1, 2017

This week the Debs are talking about the business of writing and earning money through writing. My book, FEAST OF SORROW, launched this last Tuesday. I’m over the moon about it, as you can imagine. NPR Food interviewed me for their blog The Salt this last week and that sent books flying off the shelves and my Amazon ranking upward, breaking into the bestsellers for Italian historical fiction and biographical historical…

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Debutante Ball News Flash: Crystal’s book has launched!

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Congratulations to Laura Bryant, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of THE FOREVER SUMMER by Jamie Brenner. It was wonderful having our very own Crystal King as our “guest” yesterday on The Debutante Ball. If you haven’t already, pick up a copy of FEAST OF SORROW or enter to win a copy by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet: RT to Enter! Interview w/ @crystallyn + #DebBallGiveaway of FEAST OF SORROW https://t.co/aTwQSnPXnX pic.twitter.com/PmDSZRSRv0…

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Interview With Crystal King + #DebBallGiveaway of FEAST OF SORROW

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Today it is our very own Crystal King’s turn to sit in the Deb Ball guest chair! By now you have heard the exciting news: Crystal’s debut novel, Feast of Sorrow, released this week from Touchstone. Set amongst the scandal, wealth, and upstairs-downstairs politics of a Roman family, Crystal King’s seminal debut features the man who inspired the world’s oldest cookbook and the ambition that led to his destruction. On…

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What’s In A Name…

Friday, April 28, 2017

  First order of business…CONGRATULATIONS CRYSTAL!!!!!!!!!! HAPPY LAUNCH WEEK!!! I’m so super excited and proud to celebrate with you. Crystal is a force in this industry. She’s about to take over! The best part about being a deb is meeting awesome fellow writers who inspire you to be better. Crystal undoubtedly steers our debutante ship. Always encouraging us with informative articles, always pushing us to be just as tech-savvy as she is, always…

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