Heading into August: Deb Ball News Flash

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Congratulations to Kim Lynch, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of STOLEN BEAUTY by Laurie Lico Albanese. Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Fiona Davis! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of THE ADDRESS!! You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet: RT to Enter! Interview w/ @FionaJDavis + #DebBallGiveaway of THE ADDRESS https://t.co/ObwDPVOpqL pic.twitter.com/BfdfoNle9Q — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall) July…

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Summer Turns Me Into a Dirt-Bag Trail Runner

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

I wait all fall, winter, and spring for summer. I watch the snow melt on the peaks just west of my house, waiting for the days when I can go on high-country trail runs or climbs without bringing snow shoes and avalanche beacons. I recognize I’m extremely privileged to take off for weeks at a time in the summer to camp and run in the mountains. For me, summer means…

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NewsFlash: Final Week To Apply For The Deb Class of 2018!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Calling All Debut Authors! Want to be part of a lovely, tight-knit group of writers? Want to go through your debut year as a member of The Debutante Ball? We are currently accepting applications for the 2018 class! Information on who is eligible and how to apply can be found right here! Congratulations to Diana Fahrenbruck, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of GIRL IN DISGUISE by Greer Mccallistar. We were so excited…

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Two Lies and a Truth

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

What would a Wednesday post be without my usual memoirist tilt on the Debs’ topic? This week we’re writing random fun facts about ourselves, but since, as a memoirist, I have so many opportunity to talk about the details of my life, I thought it would be fun to instead FABRICATE! Novelists get to make crap up all the time, but I am extremely shackled to telling the truth. Not…

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News Flash: Seeking Debs for the Class of 2018!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Calling All Debut Authors! Want to be part of a lovely, tight-knit group of writers? Want to go through your debut year as a member of The Debutante Ball? We are currently accepting applications for the 2018 class! Information on who is eligible and how to apply can be found right here! Congratulations to Marilyn Grable, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of THE THIRD NERO by Lindsey Davis. We were so excited…

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Find the Joy…Even at Mile 93

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Calling Debut Authors! Now Accepting Applications for the 2018 Debutante Ball! Read this post to learn more. Hurry! THE DEADLINE IS JULY 28! This week we are writing about what we’ve learned in our debut year and what advice we’d give to forthcoming authors. My advice is simple: find the joy in this journey. One of the most surprising things about being a debut author is that in some ways, the stress is…

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News Flash: Summer means writing, reading, and seeking Debs for 2018!

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Congratulations to Suzanne Leopold, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of FOR THE MOST BEAUTIFUL by Emily Hauser. We were truly thrilled to have Lindsey Davis as our guest yesterday! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway of THE THIRD NERO or enter to win a copy by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet:   RT to Enter! Interview w/ Lindsey Davis + #DebBallGiveaway of THE THIRD NERO https://t.co/M3c88bpfMc pic.twitter.com/YnkSxK57uK…

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Non-Resolutions are the Easiest to Keep

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Well, I’m feeling quite smart at the moment. At the beginning of the year, I made a resolution to NOT write my second book, my follow-up memoir (the recovery half of the the ordeal I wrote about in Caged Eyes, centered around my journey to climb Colorado’s 14,000-foot peaks). It turns out it’s super easy to keep resolutions which are a commitment to NOT do something difficult. Actually what I…

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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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It’s Your Party and You Can Cry if You Want To

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Look, y’all, there are already enough pressures put upon authors. Don’t heap onto that pile needlessly, okay? I didn’t have a “launch party” per se; I had a hometown reading at my favorite local, independent bookseller the week Caged Eyes released. I kept it simple: One of my fellow Deb Ball rock stars helped me create an image to spread the word on Facebook (Thank you, Jenni!!). Because they were…

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