Speaking of Distractions…

Friday, January 12, 2018

I totally forgot to write my blog post yesterday. This isn’t a bit. I was distracted by life and day job and eight million other things and totally freaking spaced. So definitely listen to what I’m about to tell you. Writing has never been an act of perfection for me. I write messy first drafts and carve moments out of my life wherever I can find them to get words…

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[News Flash] January 7, 2018

Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Katherine Locke! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of The Girl With The Red Balloon. You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet: Interview with Katherine Locke (@bibliogato) + Giveaway of THE GIRL WITH THE RED BALLOON https://t.co/OaUKQqEld6 pic.twitter.com/Xj6APn4tMu — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall) January 6, 2018 News from the 2018 Debs:  …

Sunday, January 7, 2018
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So Begins the Year of Disconnect

Thursday, January 4, 2018

That may sound strange, coming from someone about to launch a book into the world, who will have to promote that book, sign hundreds of copies of that book, speak and write about said book to (hopefully) hundreds of people.   But my hope for this year is to stay disconnected—from my ego, which is eager to read reviews of THE ONES WE CHOOSE, comparing them to others, being on…

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2018: Hope is like the sun

Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year! For us Debs that means… our year is here! At last! This is both exciting and, well, terrifying. My book comes out in 105 days, and that simultaneously feels like it will never get here and like there’s still so much to do in so little time. I’m a high-functioning bundle of nerves on a good day, so I can only imagine how tightly-wound I’m likely to…

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[News Flash] December 31, 2017

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Sunday, December 31, 2017

Congratulations to @LilySasson, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of GOOD BONES by Maggie Smith.   Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, JAMIE QUESTALL author of BY A CHARM AND A CURSE. Check out our interview here: Interview with @JaimeQuestall, Author of BY A CHARM AND A CURSE! https://t.co/plWzZnc9o9 — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall) December 30, 2017   News from the 2018 Debs:   Cass Morris finished her copy edits, sent her dedication & acknowledgments in,…

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Lara’s 8 Favorite Books of 2017

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

I decided to limit myself to eight books, because eight is my lucky number. Besides, many of us have a short attention span and ten books seems like too many. I selected three novels, two Young Adult, and three memoir.  Here are my Eight favorite books that came into print in 2017:   The novels: Beartown  by Fredrick Backman. This story could take place in any small town in any…

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[News Flash] December 24, 2017

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Sunday, December 24, 2017

Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Maggie Smith! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of GOOD BONES. You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet: Interview with Maggie Smith + #Giveaway for GOOD BONES. https://t.co/Xc9ppMmbem pic.twitter.com/u5CcKnuOF5 — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall) December 23, 2017     News from the 2018 Debs: Cass Morris is baking All The Cookies! It’s…

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Winter Writing Zones

Friday, December 22, 2017

I’m writing this on day 3 of a fever, so please excuse me if it’s super loopy. I get stir crazy being quarantined for this long, but I’d hate to get anyone else sick. I love my office. It’s a tiny room at the top of the stairs that I painted navy blue just before we moved into this house. I have a bitsy green velvet sofa and a phrenology…

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Julie’s Dedicated Writing Space

Thursday, December 21, 2017

When it comes to writing, there’s really only one place I can consistently focus and get the words down: my bed. It’s not ideal, and it doesn’t do my back any favors, but this is where I do my best thinking. Not only that, my best thinking happens between the hours of 3:45 AM and 6:00 AM. (I know. It’s weird.) Sometimes, I panic when I realize I’m going to…

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[News Flash] December 17, 2018

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Sunday, December 17, 2017

Thanks again to last week’s guest, Samira Ahmed, Author of LOVE, HATE AND OTHER FILTERS. Did you read our interview with this week’s guest, Melissa Bashardoust, author of GIRLS MADE OF SNOW? If you haven’t already, check out our interview here: Check out our interview with @mothlissa , author of GIRLS MADE OF SNOW AND GLASS https://t.co/UAhVJ2aPNb pic.twitter.com/lNzc0LGmdz — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall) December 16, 2017   News from the 2018 Debs:…

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