The Conundrum of a Unique Book Like Caged Eyes

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

This week we’re writing about publishing as women, and of course I’m here to put my usual memoirist’s spin on the topic: I’m not just publishing as a woman; I’m publishing a deeply personal woman’s story. Youch! I know, how dare I? In Crystal’s Monday post, she mentioned that she wonders how people would respond differently to her novel if she used initials as a pen name, that way readers…

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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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I’m Going To Run Away

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

I’m in a dark place. Leave it to me to be so direct, right? Post-publication depression, or at least angst, is a thing. I’ve been talking with a few authors lately who recently debuted, and it seems like all of us struggle with some kind of reaction in the pub day wake. I’m not just talking about sales figures and earning back advances though that can obviously be an enormous…

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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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Bring on the Giggle Juice

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

I’m Bonnelyn Parker! I’ve taken Jenni’s fun character test a few times now, and I can’t help it, each time I come up most similar to Bonnelyn. We’re both determined, grit-filled ladies (Is it okay I say so myself?), though maybe we’re both naïve at times too. We’re both flawed, to be sure. I’ve mentioned this quote a few times when talking about Becoming Bonnie, but I love it so…

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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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Six Excellent Cups of Coffee

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

  There’s only one difference between me and Anne, Amy’s fictional author in her hilarious post yesterday: unlike Anne, I know exactly where every cent of my advance went. My advance was split into three payments – the first third upon signature of the book contract, the second third upon delivery of the final manuscript, and the last third upon publication. Each time my agent sent me a check, I…

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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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Romans Had Refrigerators?? Feast of Sorrow Enlightens

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

It’s the morning after Feast of Sorrow’s book launch, and I bet Crystal is waking up thinking, “Holy Cr@p! My book is out!” Except, I don’t know, maybe she isn’t cursing to herself because she’s a slightly more polite person than I am! Don’t pinch yourself, Crystal! It’s real. Launch day arrived, and Feast of Sorrow is now out into the world. As a fellow writer who also spent the better part…

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News Flash: Springing into spring launches

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Congratulations to Elizabeth Glenn, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN IN FLORENCE by Alyssa Palombo. We send our thanks to Jamie Brenner for being our guest yesterday on The Debutante Ball. If you haven’t already, pick up a copy of THE FOREVER SUMMER or enter to win a copy by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet: RT to Enter! Interview w/ @JamieLBrenner + #DebBallGiveaway of THE FOREVER SUMMER https://t.co/vkjh6SaJyC — The…

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