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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[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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Fan Girl

Friday, June 21, 2019

        How will I limit this post to a reasonable length? The list of authors I fangirl over is long. Really long. So I’m just going to start with those at the top and stop when I think you may have passed out from reading too much gushing. You may remember, way back in September when our group took over this blog, that our very first guest…

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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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Just Write and Other Groups

Friday, June 14, 2019

    I’ve moved around a lot in the past decade, and I’ve had to cull my writing friends from a number of different sources. The first time I joined an actual writing group was when I moved to the outskirts of Philadelphia and found one through Meetup that was only a few minutes from my children’s school. In many ways, Just Write changed my life. I had started a…

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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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Interview with Lara Lillibridge and Giveaway for MAMA, MAMA, ONLY MAMA

  I am so excited to welcome former Deb Lara Lillibridge back to the ball this week! I feel as though I’ve known Lara forever, although I suppose it’s been less than a year. She was the deb from last year who first emailed me to ask if I would like to be one of this year’s five, so let’s just say I’ve been fond of her ever since. She…

Saturday, June 8, 2019
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Her First Ball

Friday, June 7, 2019

        A debut year for any writer is exciting and joyful. And it can also be stressful, frightening, frustrating, and lonely. In my little corner of the world, it’s been hard for me to find other writers to connect with, although I’m lucky to have a small circle. Even if you live in a big city, though, with lots of different writers’ groups available, the odds of…

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