Writing Tips for Writers: Sure, I Have A Few!

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Hello Friends, I’m here today writing about tips for writers. I am the social media maven for The Debutante Ball this year and lead a team of 2021 debut authors on our Instagram account. One of the things I/we focus on is creating attractive visuals. We want to snare attention from those who use and enjoy social media, especially those folks who see social media as a means to find…

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Writing Through Distractions: What Distractions? (Add insane laugh, here:)!

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Good morning! First, I’m writing this post at 5:30 AM. That’s about the time I rise this time of year…I’m a seasonal creature, so my sleep pattern shifts. I am an early riser in the fall and winter and am down for the count around eleven o’clock. But my sleep habits aren’t the topic today. The question before me is how do I deal with distractions and such. Well, here…

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[News Flash] October 11, 2020

Sunday, October 11, 2020

It’s finally here! Lyn Liao Butler’s cover for THE TIGER MOM’S TALE was released this week and it’s gorgeous! And make sure you sign up for Lyn’s newsletter so you don’t miss any updates.   Elizabeth Gonzalez James’ cover for MONA AT SEA was also revealed this week at Vol.1 Brooklyn. Way to go Lyn and Elizabeth!   Denny S. Bryce is interviewing Stacie Murphy, author of A DEADLY FORTUNE…

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Chicago That Toddlin’ Town – My Story World

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Location. Location. Location. (Oh, the song in the title is NOT from the 1920s, but the 1950s, but it’s so iconic:)! (Also, note photos were snagged from DuSable to Obama WTTW article: From Riots to Renaissance, The Black Metropolis) The story world for WILD WOMEN AND THE BLUES begins with a journey back in time. My debut novel is historical fiction, so as you might imagine, the past (and the…

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[News Flash] September 13, 2020

Sunday, September 13, 2020

We hope you enjoyed our first interview of the 2020 – 2021 season, Eddy Boudel Tan talking about his forthcoming novel, AFTER ELIAS, which is available for purchase right now!   Denny S. Bryce is a co-mentor in this year’s Pitch Wars and her wishlist is live right now. Pitch Wars is a mentoring program where published or agented authors, editors, and industry professionals choose a writer and guide them…

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New Year, New Format

Monday, September 7, 2020

This year, the 2021 Debs are going to do things a bit differently. I know you’re used to having a daily post from each Deb, but this year, Greta, Elizabeth, Ehsaneh, Denny and myself (Lyn) have decided to incorporate more interaction on Social Media. When The Debutante Ball was born in 2007, Instagram hadn’t been created. People weren’t on social media as much. Now, in 2020, so much happens on…

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[News Flash] September 6, 2020

Sunday, September 6, 2020

We hope you enjoyed getting to know our 2021 debs and the inspiration behind their novels!    Ehsaneh Sadr’s debut novel, A DOOR BETWEEN US, released this week. You can watch an       interview with Ehsaneh here, and order her fabulous book here.  Greta Kelly, author of the forthcoming, THE FROZEN CROWN, will be participating in a sci-fi   panel hosted by the California Independent Booksellers Alliance (CALIBA) Thursday, Sept….

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Wild Women and the Blues – A Novel: Inspiration Begins with a Song

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Hi Everybody! Glad you could take a few minutes to stop by and check us out. First off, I am thrilled to be a part of The Debutante Ball Class of 2021! What a pleasure to join Ehsaneh, Lyn, Greta, and Elizabeth as we finally, finally, finally (most of those I will claim for me), release our books to the world.  Oh my! (Nervous bubble in stomach explodes!) But what…

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PRESS RELEASE: A New Class of Debs Takes Over The Debutante Ball

Monday, August 31, 2020

Press Release – New Debutantes Take Over for 2021   “The Debutante Ball has introduced us to some of the best contemporary authors.” -WeHeartWriting.com For Immediate Release: August 31, 2020– 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…

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