[News Flash] July 21, 2019

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Yesterday we checked in on the Class of 2018 Debs, see what they’ve been up to over the past year here: The Deb Class of 2018: Where Are They Now? Updates on last year’s Debs @CassRMorris @only_mama @kimmerym @jclarkab & @verykaitlynsage https://t.co/0Nr55sUtJw pic.twitter.com/bDrNaT8JBR — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall) July 20, 2019 News from the Class of 2019 Debs: K.A. Doore is glad to no longer be solo-parenting. She’s also relieved that…

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The Deb Class of 2018: Where Are They Now?

Saturday, July 20, 2019

As we prepare to announce the 2020 Deb class (soon!!) we thought it would be fun to check in on last year’s Deb Class and see what they’re up to these days. Cass Morris has a kick-ass Patreon account where she, among other things, performs in-depth rhetorical analysis of the musical Hamilton. Lin-Manuel Miranda himself is a fan, no big deal. Lara Lillibridge‘s second book Mama, Mama, Only Mama came…

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Why Can’t I Name Characters Not After Famous People

Friday, July 19, 2019

  Let’s see, hilarious mistakes. There is no doubt in my mind that I made far more of these than I can remember right now. Actually, I can remember a lot of mistakes I made, and I even caught a lot of them myself before we went to copy edits (that woman missed NOTHING I tell you), but they’re not particularly funny. One of the things I had to be…

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[News Flash] July 14, 2019

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Christine Hyung-Oak Lee! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of Tell Me Everything You Don’t Remember. 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/sBu4zxAO5h we are so excited to host @xtinehlee on @DebutanteBall this week! RT & Follow for a chance to win…

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Interview with Christine Hyung-Oak Lee and Giveaway for TELL ME EVERYTHING YOU DON’T REMEMBER

I am so pleased to welcome debut author Christine Hyung-Oak Lee to The Debutante Ball! Lee is the author of the memoir Tell Me Everything You Don’t Remember, which was featured in The New York Times, Self Magazine, Time Magazine, and NPR’s Weekend Edition with Scott Simon. Her short fiction and essays have appeared in The New York Times, Zyzzyva, Guernica, The Rumpus, and BuzzFeed, among other publications. She is a…

Saturday, July 13, 2019
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Cutting Room Floor

Friday, July 12, 2019

    When I finally felt as though I had a reasonable draft of The Dream Peddler, the one I began sending out to agents, it came in at right around seventy-nine thousand words. This was a nice length for a debut literary book, as in, appropriate to the genre and not so long as to be scary. I had cut many things, because I tend to go on and…

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[News Flash] July 7, 2019

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Kristen Lepionka! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of The Last Place You Look. 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 delighted to host @KMLwrites from @UnlikeableFCPod on @DebutanteBall this week! RT & follow for a chance to win THE LAST…

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TEMPER

Friday, July 5, 2019

    Damn, these debutante ladies are really teaching me some stuff. Constantly reminding me that I need to get out of my literary fiction rut and read books like this more often. This book is absolutely page-turningly fascinating and delicious in every way. Layne’s characters are so real that it feels like they might leap off the page and bite me, and I’m not sure if the bite will…

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[News Flash] June 30, 2019

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Katherine Forbes Riley! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of The Bobcat. 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 thrilled to have @kforbesriley as our guest author this week on @DebutanteBall!! RT & follow for a chance to win a copy…

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Green-Eyed Writer

Friday, June 28, 2019

  Beware of jealousy. It creeps up on a debut writer like that unexpected knife-wielding plot twist that she threw into chapter sixteen just for fun, never considering how it might feel if the knife was suddenly plunged into her sensitive debut heart. Or something like that. When I first noticed that we were going to cover the topic of jealousy this week, I pictured my post being thousands (and…

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