The Good Life by Deb Mia

Okay. I have rewritten the opening of this post a million times, unsure of where to begin. I’m sure it won’t come as any surprise when I say that life following the debut of my novel, GOOD THINGS (Berkley Books, Feb 2007), was anticlimactic. Every author tells you this: they wake up on the morning of only to discover that they still have the same bad hair and dirty laundry…

Thursday, August 21, 2008
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But What Happens After The Coming Out Party?

After a Debutante’s debut, what tends to happen? In the old days, she probably got married off and began living a life of luxury. Today — who knows? But surely a tiara or fancy dress is involved. I guess you don’t need me to tell you that times have changed. Absolutely nothing about my own debut happened the way I expected it to. Like in most things I do, I…

Monday, August 18, 2008
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Oprah? Why Haven’t You Called? by Deb Eileen

Last weekend I spoke at a writing conference. The last event was a panel with all of the speakers and attendees could ask questions. Some asked me: “As a new writer (the other two authors on the panel were swanky NY Times Bestseller types) what about the publishing experience is different from what you expected?” I answered: “I thought it would be a bigger deal.” Everyone laughed. I wasn’t trying…

Friday, May 9, 2008
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Guest Blogger: Author Amanda Ashby and Book Give-Away!

A few months ago, Debutante Mia and the other Debs were kind enough to invite me along to talk about how it felt to have my debut book, You Had Me at Halo (NAL), about to hit the shelves. Anyway, they’ve been nice enough to ask me back so that I can give an update on what the last two months have been like. Well, that’s easy. In fact I…

Saturday, October 13, 2007
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Life Post Ball By Deb Anna

Well, Kristy Kiernan‘s brainchild has made a seemingly seamless transition into its latest incarnation. And, after only a year, we founders — I feel like a bit of a fraud even calling myself a founder, as my big contribution to the group was a MySpace page that has been ever so sadly neglected (new Debs: please ask me for log-in information for it so I can pass that duty onto…

Saturday, August 18, 2007
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The Last Dance

Last dance Last dance for love Yes, it’s my last chance For romance tonight Okay, so maybe the lyrics to this Donna Summer number aren’t completely relevant. Because I suspect that although this is my last Monday post on The Debutante Ball, it isn’t in fact my last chance for romance. But is it possible to say “The Last Dance” and not immediately have this song stuck in your ahead,…

Monday, July 30, 2007
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