News Flash: Announcing the 2018 Debs!

Sunday, August 6, 2017

BIG NEWS! The 2017 Debs are thrilled to announce The Debutante Ball Class of 2018! We will be doing a detailed introduction soon, but we are so excited to share the names of next year’s Debs. Please join us in welcoming: Julie Clark Kimmery Martin Cass Morris Lara Lillibridge Please join us in welcoming these wonderful writers to the Deb Ball family! ******** Congratulations to Cora Hannold, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway…

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A Wished For Child

Friday, August 4, 2017

I’m pretty excited about today’s post! Mary’s name is one of my favorite Easter eggs in Allegedly! During edits, I actually debated with the copy editor over the following excerpt. The name Mary has several different meanings but this one fit the story best:   I thought it was very fitting to have Mary’s Momma, a deeply religious woman, name her after one of the most loyal women in the…

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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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The Joys of Summer Rest

Friday, July 28, 2017

I absolutely love summer and every that goes along with it, including my favorite activity: rest. Nothing beats doing absolutely nothing while sitting by the pool, on a beach, or just chilling in the park. After the type of tumultuous debut year we’ve had, we deserve to take a breath and enjoy the sunshine. Which technically means I haven’t done much writing. And that’s ok. When you become a debut, you are…

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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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5 Fun Facts About Moi!

Friday, July 21, 2017

Calling Debut Authors! Now Accepting Applications for the 2018 Debutante Ball! Read this post to learn more. Hurry! THE DEADLINE IS JULY 28! — I’m having deja vu because I could’ve sworn we’ve written this blog before. BUT I have no problem sharing more fun facts with you guys! So, here we go: 1) I LOVEEEEE Mariah Carey. She’s my absolute favorite singer next to Whitney. I could listen to…

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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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Hindsight is 20/20

Friday, July 14, 2017

Calling ALLLLLL Debut Author Folk! Now Accepting Applications for the 2018 Debutante Ball! Read this post to learn how. THE DEADLINE IS JULY 28!   A part of me wants to sing Faith’s “Again” to you in my horrible singing voice.   “If I had to do it all again I wouldn’t take away the rain Cause I know it made me who I am!” I try very hard not…

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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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New Year’s Resolution Check-In

Friday, July 7, 2017

Do you recall my resolution not to OVER-plan this year? (i.e The Planner Has No Plans). Remember how I said I wanted to enjoy the moments and cherish the idea of being an debt author? Well, I sort of kept up with it. Every author I spoke to agreed, this was a tough year to debut. Between Trump taking office, the lives lost needlessly, the climate of YA publishing, and…

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