So Begins the Year of Disconnect

Thursday, January 4, 2018

That may sound strange, coming from someone about to launch a book into the world, who will have to promote that book, sign hundreds of copies of that book, speak and write about said book to (hopefully) hundreds of people.   But my hope for this year is to stay disconnected—from my ego, which is eager to read reviews of THE ONES WE CHOOSE, comparing them to others, being on…

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[News Flash] December 31, 2017

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Sunday, December 31, 2017

Congratulations to @LilySasson, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of GOOD BONES by Maggie Smith.   Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, JAMIE QUESTALL author of BY A CHARM AND A CURSE. Check out our interview here: Interview with @JaimeQuestall, Author of BY A CHARM AND A CURSE! https://t.co/plWzZnc9o9 — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall) December 30, 2017   News from the 2018 Debs:   Cass Morris finished her copy edits, sent her dedication & acknowledgments in,…

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Julie’s Top Five Books of 2017

Thursday, December 28, 2017

  I read a lot. Probably close to 200 books a year. I enjoy the great majority of books I read, some more than others. But it takes something really special to catapult it to the top of my list, to make it one of the books I push onto friends, insisting they need to read it right now, RIGHT NOW.   This year, I know I read more than…

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[News Flash] December 24, 2017

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Sunday, December 24, 2017

Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Maggie Smith! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of GOOD BONES. You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet: Interview with Maggie Smith + #Giveaway for GOOD BONES. https://t.co/Xc9ppMmbem pic.twitter.com/u5CcKnuOF5 — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall) December 23, 2017     News from the 2018 Debs: Cass Morris is baking All The Cookies! It’s…

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Julie’s Dedicated Writing Space

Thursday, December 21, 2017

When it comes to writing, there’s really only one place I can consistently focus and get the words down: my bed. It’s not ideal, and it doesn’t do my back any favors, but this is where I do my best thinking. Not only that, my best thinking happens between the hours of 3:45 AM and 6:00 AM. (I know. It’s weird.) Sometimes, I panic when I realize I’m going to…

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[News Flash] December 17, 2018

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Sunday, December 17, 2017

Thanks again to last week’s guest, Samira Ahmed, Author of LOVE, HATE AND OTHER FILTERS. Did you read our interview with this week’s guest, Melissa Bashardoust, author of GIRLS MADE OF SNOW? If you haven’t already, check out our interview here: Check out our interview with @mothlissa , author of GIRLS MADE OF SNOW AND GLASS https://t.co/UAhVJ2aPNb pic.twitter.com/lNzc0LGmdz — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall) December 16, 2017   News from the 2018 Debs:…

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Quotes That Kept Me Writing

Thursday, December 14, 2017

  I’m pretty sure Nelson Mendela said something like this, but I swear, I came up with it all on my own. When I first decided I wanted to pursue a career in writing, it seemed impossible. First, I’d have to write a book. Then, it would have to be good enough to get an agent. From there, I’d have to have enough talent to land a publishing contract. All…

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[News Flash] December 10, 2017

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Sunday, December 10, 2017

  Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Samira Ahmed, author of Love, Hate & Other Filters! Check out our interview Interview with @sam_aye_ahm, author of LOVE, HATE AND OTHER FILTERS https://t.co/OdjfnCzLnJ pic.twitter.com/AM7GTcns41 — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall) December 9, 2017   News from the 2018 Debs:   Cass Morris is hip-deep in copy edits and trying not to let them lead her into questioning everything about the way she uses language. As…

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I Made It! (Say What, Now?)

Thursday, December 7, 2017

  You’re a writer who dreams of publishing a book. You write and write and write, until you think perhaps you have something that someone, somewhere, would like to read. You research agents and devour every blog post, Facebook post, and twitter announcement, trying to glean the secret, trying to figure out how you can move from form rejections to personal rejections to R & R’s to an email saying…

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[News Flash] December 3, 2017

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Sunday, December 3, 2017

Congratulations to Jessica McCann, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of Christopher Meades’s HANNA WHO FELL FROM THE SKY!   Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Jacinda Townsend, Author of SAINT MONKEY!     News from the 2018 Debs: Kaitlyn Sage Patterson got her advanced reader copies in the mail and will be wallowing in bed with her books until further notice. If you’d like a chance to win an ARC of THE DIMINISHED…

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