How to Handle Jealousy

Monday, June 24, 2019

The thing about jealousy is that it’s natural. It’s normal. It happens to everyone. But jealousy is your responsibility. What you choose to do with it matters. As I told my Toddler just this past weekend: you can have your feelings, just don’t hurt anybody with them. That is to say, you feeling jealousy toward a colleague, or even a friend, is fine. You acting on that jealousy in a…

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[News Flash] June 23, 2019

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Loan Le! You can follow Loan’s website and sign up for her newsletter for updates on when A PHO LOVE STORY, out in 2020! Today we’re talking to Loan Le, author of A PHO LOVE STORY, on the writing process & the inevitability of change: “One book doesn’t define our writing style.” https://t.co/eqcEvNlnto pic.twitter.com/zan4wyLgcU — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall) June 22, 2019 News…

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Just a Fangirl, in a Fanworld

Monday, June 17, 2019

This week we’re writing about the authors we fangirl over. For me, that doesn’t just mean I love their books, but that I love them as a person – or at least the person they present – and get ridiculously excited about anything they do. Often, I’ve learned a lot from these authors – from their fiction, yes, but also from what they’ve shared online. Seanan McGuire is the first…

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[News Flash] June 16, 2019

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Fran Dorricott! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of After the Eclipse. You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet (make sure you follow @DebutanteBall on Twitter too!): https://t.co/RXZvlnGls2 we are thrilled to host Fran Dorricott @FranWritesStuff this week @DebutanteBall – RT & follow for #Giveaway of sapphic psychological thriller AFTER THE…

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My Writing Family

Monday, June 10, 2019

Families are an amorphous thing. Parts of them you’re born with, parts of them you marry into, and parts of them you kinda just adopt extralegally. They grow and they shrink and they grow some more – the only thing that’s truly consistent about them is that they’re in flux. But there’s always a core, too, a heart to any family. Same is true of your writing community. Mine’s been…

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[News Flash] June 9, 2019

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest (and past Deb!), Lara Lillibridge! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of Mama, Mama, Only Mama! You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet (make sure you follow @DebutanteBall on Twitter too!): We are so excited to welcome back @only_mama to @DebutanteBall this week — read, RT & follow for a chance to…

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What Kai Got Out of the Debutante Ball

Monday, June 3, 2019

Omygoodness it’s that time already?? I remember reading the Debutante Ball all of last year, waiting and waiting for that application window to open. I love writing about writing, about process, about story and worldbuilding and characters and other books. I also wanted a regular, dependable outlet during all the Crazy Wot Is Debut Year, and an opportunity to meet other authors in a similar place. I was thrilled beyond…

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[News Flash] June 2, 2019

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Lillian Li! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of Number One Chinese Restaurant. You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet (make sure you follow @DebutanteBall on Twitter too!): We are so excited to host @ZillianZi this week @DebutanteBall! RT & follow for a chance to win NUMBER ONE CHINESE RESTAURANT @MFournierWatson @KA_Doore…

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Summer is Gay

Monday, May 27, 2019

When I think of summer reads, I think of my youth spent staying up much too late devouring books with a flashlight or paging through books in the library while the a/c is going hard as it can. I think of the books read in one sitting, as light and satisfying as ice cream, or books read at the beach without getting (too) sunburnt. Books tucked into your backpack for…

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[News Flash] May 26, 2019

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Roselle Lim! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune. You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet (make sure you follow @DebutanteBall on Twitter too!): So excited to host @rosellewriter this week on @DebutanteBall RT & follow for a chance to win Natalie Tan’s Book…

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