The Most Uncomfortable Scene In Allegedly

Friday, June 16, 2017

There’s a scene in Allegedly where Mary is sexually assaulted in her prison cell by a CO. Mary’s twelve and the officer jerks off on her and walks away, without letting her take a shower to clean herself.  That scene really happened. Not to me, but to one of my five interviewees. The girl told me the story over chicken nuggets and french fries in a McDonald’s at Atlantic Terminal, a neutral place…

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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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That’s What Friends Are For!

Friday, June 9, 2017

I’m writing this during my typical #5amwritersclub hours instead of the day before because I just JUST turned in my second novel and I was so mentally exhausted I couldn’t form any more real sentences if I tried. It’s questionable if this blog will even make any sense. We shall see! All week, as I’ve been reading my fellow Debs post about friends and support systems, I couldn’t get Dionne Warwick’s…

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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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HELLOOOOOO BROOKLYN!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, June 2, 2017

This week we’re talking about home and truth be told I can spend all day gushing about why I love Brooklyn so much. It’s one of the main reasons I based #allegedly in the borough of Kings. Born and raised here, I wanted to highlight locations that are being swept under the rug by gentrification. Here are some of my favorite landmarks: 1) Brooklyn Bridge It’s gorgeous from afar, perfect evening…

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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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Smile, Black Girl

Friday, May 26, 2017

I enjoy being a girl. Especially a black girl. I enjoy my curls, my curves, and my culture. I know I’m full of magic and mystery. It’s the secret ingredient that adds flavor to my words. Often imitated, rarely duplicated, I’m Godly ordained for this role and I wouldn’t have it any other way. But I also know being a girl, a black girl, comes with a certain set of…

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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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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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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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