[News Flash] July 22, 2018

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Sunday, July 22, 2018

  Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Terese Mailhot! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of Heart Berries. You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet: Interview with Terese Mailhot and GIVEAWAY for Heart Berries https://t.co/TBI42cy6jg pic.twitter.com/DHXpxl7XLl — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall) July 21, 2018 News from the 2018 Debs:   Julie Clark had a full week of book…

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Interview with Terese Mailhot and GIVEAWAY for Heart Berries

Saturday, July 21, 2018

I am so excited to welcome Terese Marie Mailhot to the blog today, and introduce her and her searingly beautiful memoir to the Deb community! About Heart Berries: Heart Berries is a powerful, poetic memoir of a woman’s coming of age on the Seabird Island Indian Reservation in the Pacific Northwest. Having survived a profoundly dysfunctional upbringing only to find herself hospitalized and facing a dual diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder…

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If You Can Visualize It, It Can Be Yours—Or Maybe Not

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

I held a story in my chest and this story breathed when I breathed, and it flowed through my veins and pulsed with my heartbeat. I couldn’t shut it off. Everything else I tried to write was colored by it. My story needed to be told, so I put it down on pages and it became a book, and then I didn’t have to carry it any longer. As I…

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[News Flash] July 15, 2018

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

Congratulations to Kris Erin Clink, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of Sarah Kuhn’s Heroine Complex.   News from the 2018 Debs: Julie Clark had a great time with the Oceanside Moms book club…a very special group near and dear to my heart.   Kaitlyn Sage Patterson is excited to finally be able to share that she’ll be in Greenville, South Carolina for Read Up! Greenville in October!   Cass Morris is drafting. Definitely not working…

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In Which Lara Lillibridge raves about RED: A CRAYON’S STORY

Saturday, July 14, 2018

I am breaking with the interview format today because I am so completely nuts over RED by Michael Hall, a 40-page picture book about a blue crayon who is mistakenly given a red label at the factory. While it is a wonderful resource for trans and gender-queer kids and those who love them, I think it will resonate with anyone who has ever felt as if the world expects them to…

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[News Flash] July 8, 2018

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Sunday, July 8, 2018

Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Sarah Kuhn! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of Heroine’s Journey. You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet:   Check out our interview with Sarah Kuhn, Author of HEROINE'S JOURNEY + Giveaway! https://t.co/Zi0JfOuMc7 — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall) July 7, 2018   News from the 2018 Debs:   Kimmery Martin escaped the hellish heat…

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Being Female is my Super Power

    When I decided to leap over the abyss of common sense and devote myself to writing, I came across the infamous “Write Like a Motherfucker” essay by Cheryl Strayed. So write, Elissa Bassist. Not like a girl. Not like a boy. Write like a motherfucker. —Cheryl Strayed I held onto Cheryl Strayed’s words all through college. When I needed help, I turned to my Facebook Binders group. I met…

Tuesday, July 3, 2018
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[News Flash] July 1, 2018

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Sunday, July 1, 2018

Congratulations to K. J. Harrowick, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of Lisa Romeo’s STARTING WITH GOODBYE. Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Ashley Poston, author of GEEKARELLA and HEART OF IRON. Check out our interview here.   News from the 2018 Debs:   Julie Clark had an amazing time up in the Bay Area, doing two book events with Amy Mason Doan at Books, Inc in Alameda, and Rakestraw Books in Danville. Thanks to…

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Interview with Book Publicist Andrea Kiliany Thatcher 

For Industry Insiders week, I wanted to introduce you to Andrea Kiliany Thatcher of Smith Publicity, whom I worked with in the months leading up to the release of my memoir,  Girlish: Growing Up in a Lesbian Home.   Andrea Kiliany Thatcher is a Marketing Manager and a Book Publicist at Smith Publicity. Andrea has a long relationship with the independent bookselling community having been a bookseller and social media manager for…

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
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[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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