[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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Author Interview with Lisa Romeo + GIVEAWAY!

Saturday, June 23, 2018

I first met Lisa at HippoCamp 2016 where I attended her incredibly useful session on writing about one topic across multiple pieces. That was my first writing conference ever, and I was so intimidated by everyone that I only spoke to something like five people, of which Lisa was one. We chit chatted in the waiting area to pitch agents and editors for our then-unpublished memoirs, and although I don’t…

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Lara Lillibridge’s Thoughts on Perfect Summer Days

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

  Summer—the most wonderful time of the year, in spite of Christmas carols stating otherwise. Swimming and sundresses and Birkenstocks and never being too cold. Baseball games with mom friends who have delightful puppies that I get to pet and play with and give back again. Taking the boys to the lake. Jumping off of rocks and skipping stones and the freezing bite of water against sunburned skin. Sitting outside…

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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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Navigating Failure is Easier Than Navigating Success

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Trigger warning: depression, anxiety.   People who have experienced trauma may associate the excitement of success with the same physiological reactions as trauma. They avoid subjecting themselves to excitement-inducing circumstances, which causes them to be almost phobic about success.  Psychology Today  This week’s topic (navigating failure) isn’t hard or scary for me, because I’ve chosen failure for so much of my life. Navigating failure is historically pretty comfortable for me….

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What Lara Lillibridge Got Out Of Being on the Debutante Ball

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Last month, the final Deb Class of 2018 book hit the shelves. It was Julie Clark’s debut novel, THE ONES WE CHOOSE. When I finally held Julie’s book in my hands for the first time, I cried. I didn’t cry the first time I saw my own book, but I sure cried over Julie’s book. My fellow Deb’s successes feel just as good as my own—perhaps better, because I don’t…

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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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The Writer Lara Lillibridge is Currently Fangirling Over

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Writers are my movie stars. There are the writers who got me through childhood, and writers who changed the way I thought about writing, and others whose names I chanted to give me courage in the months leading up to the release of my memoir, Girlish: Growing Up in a Lesbian Home. I can’t forget my writing mentors in grad school or the yet-unpublished writers I am dying to see emerge…

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