[News Flash] September 15, 2019

Sunday, September 15, 2019

If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of The Unbreakables, by Lisa Barr. You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet (make sure you follow @DebutanteBall on Twitter too!): Interview with Lisa Barr, Author of The Unbreakables PLUS BOOK GIVEAWAY @DebutanteBall #ClassOf2020 #guest #author @lisabarr18 News from the Class of 2020 Debs: Lisa Braxton attended an informational session hosted by…

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The Tears That Helped Inspire My Debut Novel

Monday, September 9, 2019

I can point to many sources of inspiration for my novel, The Talking Drum, but one of the major sources of inspiration was an incident that occurred about 10 years ago at my church, Myrtle Baptist, in West Newton, Massachusetts, during a meeting of the history committee. We were making plans to create a commemorative book on the history of the church in celebration of its 135 years in existence….

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[News Flash] Press Release – New Debutantes Take Over for 2020

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

“The Debutante Ball has introduced us to some of the best contemporary authors.” -WeHeartWriting.com For Immediate Release: September 3, 2019– Founded in 2007, 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…

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My second spin around the ballroom

Monday, September 2, 2019

Is it possible to be a debutante more than once? In my case, the answer is yes. When I was 17 years old I was selected as a debutante for the cotillion sponsored in my hometown, Bridgeport, Connecticut. Dressed in a white ballgown, white elbow gloves, white pumps, pearls, and with my hair in an upsweep, I waltzed with my dad, did a modern dance with my escort, and had…

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Introducing: Lisa Braxton, author of THE TALKING DRUM

Monday, August 26, 2019

This week we’re letting the 2020 Debutante Class talk a little about themselves! We spun the mirror around and asked them to answer the same questions we usually ask our guests. Our first new Deb, and the one who’ll be taking over Mondays for you, is Lisa Braxton! An essayist and short story writer, her debut novel, The Talking Drum, will be out May 2020 from Inanna Publications. Lisa Braxton…

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