[News Flash] March 11, 2018

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Sunday, March 11, 2018

Congratulations to @SFBluestocking, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of Lara Elena Donnelly’s Nebula-Nominated AMBERLOUGH!   Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Nicole Brinkley, whose post about establishing a relationship with your local bookstore is so informative and helpful!  News from the 2018 Debs:  Cass Morris is really pleased that moving to another city is currently distracting her from freaking out about release-related things. (This is a lie. It’s not a distraction. She’s just freaking…

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Schedules and Deadlines are My Superpower

Thursday, March 8, 2018

  My day job pretty much ensures that I’m an expert on deadlines and schedules. I teach fifth grade, and everything is either part of a schedule or a deadline for myself or my students. For example, I need to make sure I finish teaching multiplication and division of fractions before spring break (deadline: me), or my students need enough time to finish writing their research-based argument essay by March…

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[News Flash] March 4, 2018

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Sunday, March 4, 2018

Congratulations to @prettystronggir   and @way2butch, winners of our #DebBallGiveaway of Rae Theodore’s LEAVING NORMAL: ADVENTURES IN GENDER.   Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest,Lara Elena Donnelly . If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy ofNebula-Nominated AMBERLOUGH. You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet: Interview with Lara Elena Donnelly and Giveaway of Nebula-Nominated AMBERLOUGH https://t.co/5euDIFzvae pic.twitter.com/lp7nqHbmKr — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall) March 3,…

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Tips for Handling the Edit Letter

Book Editing
Thursday, March 1, 2018

      This week we’re talking about edit letters, and today I’m going to talk about what to do WITH your edit letter…concrete strategies to make something that feels overwhelming just a little more manageable. Getting an edit letter is hard. It can sometimes be painful to realize how much work you have left to do. While fishermen sit around comparing the size of the fish they’ve caught, writers…

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[News Flash] February 25, 2018

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Sunday, February 25, 2018

Congratulations to @elliott37341, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of THE SONG OF ALL by Tina LeCount Myers.   Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Rae Theodore!  If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of LEAVING NORMAL: ADVENTURES IN GENDER. You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet: Interview with Rae Theodore + Giveaway for LEAVING NORMAL: ADVENTURES IN GENDER https://t.co/YB5EO0RRqF — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall)…

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Support Systems

Thursday, February 22, 2018

    I could talk all day long about my writing support groups…my fellow Debs, my critique partners, my supportive friends both near and far. And all of them have, in some way, contributed to helping me get where I am now.  As a single parent, having a strong support system is critical to my day-to-day functioning. It’s getting a little easier, now that my kids are growing older and…

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[News Flash] February 18, 2018

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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Congratulations to @WordsThatStay1, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of DREAMING IN CHOCOLATE, by Susan Bishop Crispell.   Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Tina LeCount Myers! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of THE SONG OF ALL. You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet: Interview with @tlecountmyers + Giveaway of THE SONG OF ALL https://t.co/4y6PZEIjGH pic.twitter.com/IwIqM13iPb — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall)…

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The Queen of Hearts…and Instagram Posts

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Kimmery is the “queen” of amazing instagram photos. This happens to be my copy of The Queen of Hearts…functioning as a great Lego base. This book has something for everyone!!   Kimmery Martin is first out of the gate with her witty debut, THE QUEEN OF HEARTS. Centered around two best friends who met at camp, went to college together, and then medical school, Kimmery has intertwined their narratives so…

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[News Flash] Sunday February 11, 2018

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Sunday, February 11, 2018

Congratulations to @AngelicaKate5, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of TRAVELING WITH GHOSTS by Shannon Leone Fowler.   Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Susan Bishop Crispell! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of DREAMING IN CHOCOLATE. You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet: Guest Post + Giveaway! #DreamingInChocolate by @sbcrispell https://t.co/HCmYq5gG1Y pic.twitter.com/zFU4BUxM5d — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall) February 10, 2018 News from Former Debs: The…

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Guest Post + Giveaway- Susan Bishop Crispell

Saturday, February 10, 2018

I’m so excited to introduce you to the talented Susan Bishop Crispell! I first met Susan through Pitch Wars. She was one of my formidable mentors, and we soon became fast friends. Susan’s first book, THE SECRET INGREDIENT OF WISHES released in September 2016, and it was a delightful love story with just a dash of magic. Susan writes with a very clear eye toward relationships, the issues that women…

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