[News Flash] November 12, 2017

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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Congratulations to Leonora Morales, winner of EVERYBODY’S SON by Thrity Umrigar!   Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Laurie Jean Cannady! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of CRAVE. You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet:   Interview with Laurie Jean Cannady + Giveaway for CRAVE https://t.co/ixgkkVb3mR pic.twitter.com/JF4vuktcwn — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall) November 11, 2017   News…

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Julie’s Real Author Bio

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Writing an author bio is challenging for many debut authors, who often don’t have many/any publishing credits to list. It’s always a toss-up on what tone you want to strike—brief and professional? Or longer and folksy? You want to be real, but not too real. This week I decided to write the author bio that could never make the final cut.   Version 1: Julie Clark grew up in Santa…

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[News Flash] November 5, 2017

Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Thrity Umrigar! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of Everybody’s Son. You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet: RT to win a copy of EVERYBODY’S SON by @ThrityUmrigar https://t.co/f5tURCTkiz — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall) November 4, 2017 News from the 2018 Debs:   Kimmery Martin just received word that she is keeping her original…

Sunday, November 5, 2017
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The Conquest of It

Monday, October 30, 2017

I really don’t like talking about fear. Oh, little fears, sure. I detest rollercoasters because I’m sure they’re going to break and kill me, I’ve been known to dive under picnic tables to get away from wasps which are clearly dark minions sent forth from the bowels of hell, and my horror of open water has been reinforced for decades by nightmares and augmented by that time my baby sister almost…

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[News Flash] October 29, 2017

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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Congratulations to Lee Elliott, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of SEVEN DAYS OF US, by Francesca Hornak.   Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Kellye Garrett, author of the DETECTIVE BY DAY series! Thanks, @kellyekell, author of the DETECTIVE BY DAY series, for visiting with us this week! Take a look! https://t.co/EWBRnOHcGN pic.twitter.com/8miQIhzDm0 — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall) October 29, 2017 Former Debutantes in the News: Former Deb Sarah Pekkanen has some…

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Lying in Wait

Monday, October 23, 2017

When I decided I wanted to be a professional writer, I was eleven years old, and at that time, it seemed utterly impossible that I wouldn’t be famous by the time I finished high school. I mean, that seemed like plenty of time. Seven years? That was more than half my life so far! In many of the stories written during those pre-teen and early-teen years, the main characters died…

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[News Flash] October 22

Congratulations to Marilyn, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of BEYOND THE EMPIRE by K.B. Wagers.   Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Francesca Hornak! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of Seven Days of Us. You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet:   Take a peek at this wonderful interview and RT for a chance to win a copy of SEVEN DAYS OF US by @FrancescaHornak!…

Sunday, October 22, 2017
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Do you know who you are?: On a certain captivation with personality tests

Monday, October 16, 2017

I am, and always have been, a complete and total personality type junkie. I have taken, I’m sure, tens of thousands of quizzes over the years, all the way back to email-based ones and things posted to AOL chat boards where you had to tally up the results yourself. I recall the heyday of Quizilla, filling entire LiveJournal posts with colorfully graphic results. I made quite a few of those…

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[News Flash] October 15, 2017

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Congratulations to Terry Pearson, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of Unruly Creatures by Jennifer Caloyeras.   Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, K.B. Wagers! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of Beyond the Empire. You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet: Interview with @kbwagers, Author of BEYOND THE EMPIRE. RT to win a copy of this #scifi adventure! https://t.co/GsqgupxckV — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall)…

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How My Creativity Found Me

Thursday, October 12, 2017

I come from a right-brained family. As a child, I’d wander the neighborhood, lost in my imagination, while my brother would stay home and draw. I never thought of what I did as being creative though. That was my brother, who knew he was going to be a comic book artist from a very young age. I left the art to him, and spent all my time reading. But many years…

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