Tuesday, January 26, 2021

There are so many articles out there documenting the trials and tribulations of the publishing industry. And for good reason. The journey from first draft to published book is a loooonggg one—often filled with crushing blows. And it can be hard to shout out about the highlights. Not only because it can feel cocky, but also because—until your book actually gets released—no one really understands what the big deal is….

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Sometimes You Just Feel Stabby….

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Many, many (many) years ago, I was a soccer player. Mind you, I wasn’t amazing—I knew I’d never play professionally (no matter how many times my Dad made me run around the block with a tire strapped to my waist. Seriously.) But I was good enough to play for my college. My non-athlete friends always looked at me like I was a mad-woman when I came back from practice dripping…

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Daydreaming My Way Into Writing

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

When I look back through the years, thinking about where I found the inspiration and the drive to become a writer, it’s impossible not to think about my childhood. As the youngest of four kids, I spent countless hours chasing after my older brothers, trying to weasel my way into their Nerf games and Lego battles. (Sure, I have an older sister too, but the eight-year age gap between us…

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GIVEAWAY ALERT

October 12, 2020 A winner has been chosen for Diane Zinna’s powerful debut novel, THE ALL-NIGHT SUN. If you haven’t checked out her interview, be sure to follow this link to catch up! If you missed out on the giveaway, but still want to know more about THE ALL-NIGHT SUN, what Publisher’s Weekly calls, “Inventive and luminous . . . ­­­­­Zinna’s intimate debut dazzles with original language, emotional sentience, and Swedish folklore as…

Monday, October 12, 2020
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From Milwaukee to New York To Rome: Greta’s Intercontinental Path to Publication

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

If you ask most professional writers, they’ll tell you they’ve been writing since childhood, and the same is true for me. I dreamed of writing a book and getting it published for almost as long as I can remember. But how do you actually go about writing a book? I had no idea… and it showed in my writing. For more years than I can honestly count, I worked on…

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Giveaway Alert!

Saturday, September 19, 2020

September 19, 2020 A winner has been chosen for Ehsaneh Sadr’s wonderful new book A Door Between Us. If you missed her interview, be sure to follow this link to catch up! If you missed out on the giveaway, but still want to know more about MUSICAL CHAIRS, what Ausma Zehanat Kahn, author of Among ruins calls “A deeply compelling story about the struggle for democracy in Iran. The broken dreams of a generation…

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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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Giveaway Alert

Saturday, September 5, 2020

  September 5, 2020 A winner has been chosen for Amy Poeppel’s wonderful new book MUSICAL CHAIRS. If you missed her interview, be sure to follow this link to catch up! If you missed out on the giveaway, but still want to know more about MUSICAL CHAIRS, what People calls “A fiercely funny tale of family, friendship, and later-in-life love.” please be sure to follow Amy here. And now onto this week’s Giveaway!!…

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A Door Between Us – The Inspiration

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Hi! Thank you for stopping by. The Debs are here to support your experience as a new writer by sharing our own journey toward and through our debut year. Wherever you are on your path, whether you’re staring at a blank page or you just signed your first publishing deal, we’ll be sharing tips and experiences that can inform your next step. Help us help you by letting us know…

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