[News Flash] September 23, 2018

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Congratulations to Wendy, winner of last week’s giveaway of Under a Dark Sky! Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Suzanne Baltsar! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of Trouble Brewing. You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet: Check out this week’s guest interview with @SuzMWrites and RT for a chance to win a copy of her debut novel…

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Interview with Suzanne Baltsar and Trouble Brewing Giveaway

Author Suzanne Baltsar
Saturday, September 22, 2018

I’m so thrilled to feature debut author Suzanne Baltsar on the blog this week! Suzanne and I are agent AND publisher sisters – both repped by the fabulous Sharon Pelletier and debuting with Gallery Books/Simon & Schuster. Suzanne’s long history with books can be traced back to the second grade when she learned she could earn free pizzas in exchange for book reports, thus beginning her addiction to personal pan…

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Five Hundred Twenty-Five Thousand Six Hundred Minutes

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

A couple months back, I had my first (and so far only) viral tweet: Last year, on the eve of my 33rd birthday, I filled 3 pages of my journal despairing over whether I should just give up on this whole writing thing This year, on the eve of my 34th, I’m headed to the bank to deposit the first advance check from my book deal Keep going. — Layne…

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[News Flash] September 16, 2018

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Congrats to Amy, winner of last week’s giveaway of The Child Finder, the acclaimed novel by Rene Denfeld! And thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Lori Rader-Day! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of Under a Dark Sky. You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet: 💫🌟 A MURDER MYSTERY GIVEAWAY! 💫🌟 RT this interview with award-winning author @LoriRaderDay…

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Main Character Seeking Plot

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

My writing ideas tend to start with characters, and that’s especially true for Temper. The main character of Temper came into my life years before I wrote the book. In fact, she started out in a different book entirely. Back in 2012, I wrote my first-ever novel during National Novel Writing Month. It was a silly, trashy story set in a dystopian version of Chicago, about a Shakespearean actress recruited to seduce…

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[News Flash] September 9, 2018

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Rene Denfield! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of The Child Finder. You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet: Interview & giveaway! RT for a chance to win @ReneDenfeld’s best-selling novel #TheChildFinder, the book Paula McClain called a”page-turning suspense! #amreading #amwriting https://t.co/ChIJK49xi5 — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall) September 8, 2018 News from Previous…

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Let’s Have a Ball

Layne Fargo © Katharine Hannah Photography
Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Hi everyone! I’m so thrilled to be blogging about my debut year along with my fabulous fellow Debs Kai, Devi, Stephanie, and Martine. Here’s a little bit about me: I’m a Midwesterner through and through – originally from central Ohio, but I’ve lived in Chicago for the past 9 years. Chicago is my favorite city in the world, and I find it endlessly inspiring (yes, even during the brutal winters)….

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[News Flash] Press Release – New Debutantes Take Over for 2019

Sunday, September 2, 2018

“The Debutante Ball has introduced us to some of the best contemporary authors.”-WeHeartWriting.com For Immediate Release: September 4, 2018– Founded in 2006, The Debutante Ball celebrates the journey of five female debut authors on their paths to publication. Through discussions that range from craft and creativity to copy edits and cover designs—plus weekly guest posts by published authors—The Debutante Ball offers guidance and a supportive community for aspiring and published…

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The New Debs: Please Welcome the Class of 2019!

This week, we take a break from our traditional Saturday Guest Author posts in order to introduce you to the new class of Debutante Ball authors! We are so excited for them to begin their tenure starting tomorrow! Layne Fargo will be taking over the weekly News Flash. Layne Fargo has Master’s degrees in theater and library science, which seem slightly less useless now that she writes very dramatic books….

Saturday, September 1, 2018
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