[News Flash] June 24, 2018

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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Congratulations to Susan Roberts, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of THE SUMMER LIST by Amy Mason Doan. Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Lisa Romeo! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of STARTING WITH GOODBYE. You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet: Read our Author Interview with @LisaRomeo + RETWEET to enter #GIVEAWAY for STARTING WITH GOODBYE https://t.co/AO1AGweRvm pic.twitter.com/UTI8VGXcwA…

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Ingredients for a Perfect Day

Monday, June 18, 2018

In honor of the summer solstice, this week, the Debs are talking about our idea of a perfect day. But what sort of perfect day? I mean, in some ways, it’s hard to imagine any day being perfect that didn’t involve being at Disney World. A perfect day of writing looks a lot different than a perfect day of relaxation. A perfect day at the beach is different than a…

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[News Flash] June 17, 2018

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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Anne Mason Doan! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of THE SUMMER LIST. You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet: Interview with Amy Mason Doan, author of THE SUMMER LIST https://t.co/Ga8rE7Bczk pic.twitter.com/38lOyn8LjR — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall) June 16, 2018 News from the 2018 Debs:   Lara Lillibridge is in full-on editing…

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Failing Advantageously

Monday, June 11, 2018

Content Warnings: suicide, self-harm It’s hard to write this post in a week where two high-profile, objectively massively-successful people have killed themselves. And I’m not really going to write about that. I don’t tend to comment on celebrity deaths, whatever the cause. It always feels… I don’t know. Performative, somehow, in a way I feel awkward about. So that’s not what this is about. But we are talking about dealing…

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I get by with a little help from my friends

Monday, June 4, 2018

I knew well in advance that I wanted to be a member of The Debutante Ball, and not only because it fulfilled some portion of my Southern soul that I failed to do justice to as a teenager. I’m a nerd who loves blogging, so the project excited me as soon as I learned about it. I followed the 2017 Debs, some of whom I also knew through 17 Scribes,…

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[News Flash] June 3, 2018

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Sunday, June 3, 2018

Thanks again to last week’s guest, Helene Dunbar, author of Boomerang! We’re super excited about yesterday’s guest, Sue William Silverman! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of her entire collection. You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet: Interview with Sue William Silverman (@SueSilverman) + #GIVEAWAY for Collection https://t.co/lHqmptITrh pic.twitter.com/LYFjR7QJVa — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall) June 2, 2018     News…

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[News Flash] May 27, 2018

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Sunday, May 27, 2018

Congrats to Nicole Asselin, winner of Deb Giveaway for TORN by Rowenna Miller! Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Helene Dunbar! Interview with Helene Dunbar, author of Boomerang! https://t.co/ZV8MuF0hxo pic.twitter.com/TLWxXUAJ4w — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall) May 26, 2018 News from former Debs: Lori Rader-Day’s 2017 book, The Day I Died has been nominated for a Mary Higgins Clark Award, Thriller Award, Barry Award, and now Anthony Award. Check out this review…

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How Tech Controls My Chaos

Monday, May 21, 2018

In life, I’m inseparable from my cell phone, but when it comes to writing, there is one program I can no longer function without: Scrivener. I love this program to bits. I’m a non-sequential writer, and I spent the first ten years or so of my writing life struggling with endless Word docs. This goes back to the days when a full manuscript wouldn’t all fit on one 3.5″ disk…

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[News Flash] May 20, 2018

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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Rowenna Miller! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of Torn. You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet: Interview with Rowenna Miller (@RowennaM) + Giveaway of TORN https://t.co/9GPx677FQU pic.twitter.com/qvOPszjiHW — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall) May 19, 2018 News from Former Debs: Amy Reichert releases her fourth novel, THE OPTIMIST’S GUIDE TO LETTING…

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Reviews: An Object Lesson in Subjectivity

Monday, May 14, 2018

Reviews — Who are they for? Honestly? I have no gods-damned idea. The standard line is “Reviews are for readers, not writers,” but I’m not sure they’re even that. Maybe in aggregate — if a book has a large number of ratings, the average may be some sort of an indication of overall merit. And maybe some of the large, reputable reviewers serve that reader-informing purpose — I’m thinking of…

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