2017 Continues with Bold Changes, Steady Success!

Thursday, July 6, 2017

This week, the Debs are looking back at our resolutions from January. Besides the normal “work out more, eat better, focus better, have more patience…” I was at a loss for what to focus on so I turned to my horoscope (read my original post and horoscope here). Here are some of the highlights from my 2017 horoscope: You will need to be bold this year and face some transitions…

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News Flash: Happy July 4th weekend from the Debs!

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Congratulations to Debbi Lucas DuBose, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of SMALL ADMISSIONS by Amy Poeppel. We were so happy to have Emily Hauser as our guest yesterday! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway of FOR THE MOST BEAUTIFUL: A NOVEL OF THE WOMEN OF TROY or enter to win a copy by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet: RT to Enter! Interview w/ @ehauserwrites + #DebBallGiveaway of…

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4 Surprising (And Gratifying) Book Release Party Moments

Thursday, June 29, 2017

This this the Debs are talking about book launches. I gotta say, the posts so far have been really informative. Crystal gave 10 tips for the best launch ever Amy hilariously listed out the dos and don’ts of a launch party Lynn talks about keeping it simple at a hometown reading And spoiler alert: Tiffany has 7 more tips for ya coming tomorrow. So, I thought I’d talk about some…

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News Flash: Exciting News On The Debs, Past and Present, and Future!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Congratulations to Lisa Romeo, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of COTTONMOUTHS by Kelly J. Ford. If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway of a signed, not-yet-released paperback of SMALL ADMISSIONS or enter to win a copy by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet: RT to Enter! Win a shiny new paperback of #SmallAdmissions by @AmyPoeppel! #BeachReads https://t.co/CFPXWCfpXN pic.twitter.com/K8U6L7pEcY — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall) June 24, 2017 Calling all debut authors! Want…

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Clyde Barrow: The Boy Who Wrote Bonnie Parker a Doggone Song to Show Her How He Cares

Thursday, June 22, 2017

This week the Debs are talking about music and its impact on our writing and our life.  As Amy said on Tuesday, we like it quiet when we write. No distractions, please (besides kids, social media, and those voices in our heads…). Even though music doesn’t get any billing while I’m writing, I still incorporate music in my writing life–as motivation. Prior to my book deal, almost on a daily…

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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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Fiction Fears vs Nonfiction Fears

Thursday, June 15, 2017

This week’s topic is about the Debs’ fears when it comes to someone reading our books. Besides the “please don’t hate my book” fear, I’ve got a big bag of fears as both a fiction and nonfiction author. I’ve got a few books in the works. Next year the follow up to BECOMING BONNIE releases. That one, called BEING BONNIE, is also fiction and completes Bonnie Parker’s story, diving into…

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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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Interview with Kaite Welsh + #DebBallGiveaway of THE WAGES OF SIN

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Today on the Debutante Ball, we’re thrilled to welcome a fellow debut Kaite Welsh, from across the pond, to chat about her novel THE WAGES OF SIN! A “nail-biting debut” [Fabulous magazine] set in 1890s Edinburgh, Kaite Welsh’s THE WAGES OF SIN features a female medical student-turned-detective, and will thrill fans of Sarah Waters and Antonia Hodgson. Sarah Gilchrist has fled from London to Edinburgh in disgrace and is determined to become…

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Book People are the Best People

Thursday, June 8, 2017

This week we’re chatting about our support systems, so I paused for a moment and thought about who I’ve chatted with in the past few days. I texted my two IRL bffs to finalize a date for a summer BBQ. But besides those two lovely ladies, and of course interacting with my family, my week has been mostly bookish encounters. I DM’ed with my mentee from Pitch Wars 2016 as she went…

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