Goodbye, Hello!

All I know about real debutantes I learned from reading Susan McBride’s yummy YA series The Debs, and from one episode of the O.C. where a hapless and suddenly destitute Mischa Barton dons a white dress and a fight breaks out over her father’s embezzling. It’s a pretty good episode, actually. (You’ve got to skip to the end for the white dresses and drama. But then you may miss out on some pretty fine acting…)

So far, no fights have broken out here on the Debutante Ball, but we still have three days left.

Likewise, I have never once, not one single time, been asked to curtsey low enough that an escort has to come and help me back to my feet. That’s a real thing. People do it. Here is a video.

I don’t own a pair of white gloves, not even for dusting, and tiaras make my head hurt.

And yet somehow my debut year has come to an end.

I’m so happy to have met my fellow debs, and honored to be joining a very talented bunch of alums. But I am also incredibly glad to see what comes next on this blog. The new debs for the class of 2014 are an exciting bunch full of energy and big plans, and there will be plenty to see when you tune in here on Wednesdays, or any other day. Plus there will be five new books to read, which is kind of the whole point, when it comes to what I love about the Deb Ball.

I hope you’ll join me in staying tuned here on the Ball, and keep in touch as I move my online presence to a quiet tweet here, a newsy facebook post there, and throw the rest of my creative juices into my next book and into keeping up with the BLB. Thank you for coming with me this year as I put one little part of my soul out there, sandwiched between two covers and covered in a bright blue jacket with swirly white writing.

Thank you, most of all, for being a lover of books. It’s way better than a white gown and a deep curtsey, if you ask me. And it looks good on everyone.

9 Replies to “Goodbye, Hello!”

  1. Wow, that was some curtsy in the vid you linked to. I think I’d fall on my tush if I tried to do that. Good thing my Deb days are behind me. *grin*

    May your writing career continue to proper! 🙂

  2. Hi Kelly,

    Thanks so much for your help and support during the transition to Class of 2014! I loved your bright blue novel with swirly white writing, received courtesy of a Debs giveaway. I’m looking forward to your next one!

    OK, so Amy’s bow in the video? I can’t believe that’s for real even though it obviously is. Wow. 🙂

  3. Tiaras make my head hurt, too, and the only white gloves I ever owned were filthy within days. But, like you, I’ve loved the synergy we formed during our year as debs together and I’m looking forward to what 2014 has in store!

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