The Debutante Ball Welcomes Kate Ledger!

Please put on your long white gloves and give an enthusiastic Debutante Ball welcome to Kate Ledger! Kate’s written a gorgeous post about book clubs, the way we interact with books we love, and she’s giving away THREE copies of Remedies, so stick around for the comments! Kate Ledger received a Master of Fine Arts in fiction at the University of Arizona. She worked as the senior writer at the…

Saturday, July 23, 2011

The Debutante Ball Welcomes Liane Moriarty (Giveaway!)

Today Liane Moriarty joins us to put on her tiara and gloves and take a spin around the floor! Stick around after her interview for a chance to win a copy of her latest book! Liane Moriarty is the author of three novels: Three Wishes, The Last Anniversary and most recently, What Alice Forgot (Amy Einhorn/Putnam). Liane is also the author of the Nicola Berry series for children, and all…

Saturday, June 4, 2011

The Debutante Ball Welcomes Paul Elwork

Today on the Ball, we’re delighted to welcome Paul Elwork, the author of The Girl Who Would Speak for the Dead. Paul’s book was released by Amy Einhorn Books (the same publisher as Deb Eleanor’s The Weird Sisters!) in March. Paul Elwork lives in Philadelphia and is the father of two sons. His work has appeared in a variety of journals, including Philadelphia Stories, Short Story America, SmokeLong Quarterly, and…

Saturday, May 21, 2011

The Debutante Ball Welcomes Beth Fish Reads!

Today The Debutante Ball is delighted to welcome one of our favorite semi-incognito book bloggers – Beth Fish Reads! Beth Fish – The Woman, The Myth, The Legend Candace is a full-time freelance book editor whose clients include both major publishing firms and prominent independent presses. She also reviews books, both on her blog and professionally, in a range of genres from adult literary fiction to middle reader fantasy, from…

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Three Cheers for Deb Eleanor and THE WEIRD SISTERS!

It’s party time this week as another Deb’s book makes its debut! This time we’re polishing up our tiaras and putting on our dancing shoes in honor of Deb Eleanor Brown and her stunning debut, The Weird Sisters, out on Thursday (January 20) from Amy Einhorn Books! If you haven’t heard all the buzz about this book, I think there’s a fairly good chance you’ve been snoozing for the last…

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Deb Eleanor Really Meant to…

There was a fascinating book review recently in The New Yorker about The Thief of Time, a book of essays on procrastination.  I read the article, but have put off buying the book.  Surprise.  The article points out some ways in which procrastination can benefit us,  which made me feel a little better about my habits of putting off ’til tomorrow what I could easily do today, but mostly it…

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Deb Eleanor Says, It’s Not You…

I’ve gotten – and given – some really terrible advice in my time. But the advice doesn’t matter. Here’s what makes bad advice really bad: taking it.  After all, advice is just words.  It’s taking it that makes it terrible. I think very often people ask for advice even when they know what they should do, or what they want to do. We’re looking for confirmation and support.  And when…

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Best Advice Is No Advice, by Deb Eleanor

So recently J.C. and I were mattress shopping, as our old mattress was nearly 10 years old and we weren’t about to haul it to Colorado in its droopy, sagging state.  We were, in fact, those last few weeks of sleeping on it, ready to volunteer it for ritual sacrifice, as it had hit the point where sleeping on the bathroom floor was looking better and better, and if we…

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Deb Eleanor on Friendships, Lost and Found

Okay, so you know how cool it is on Facebook when you run into someone you haven’t heard from in ages? Like ages ages, like you went to 2nd grade with them and you always remembered them because of some particular incident, like maybe it was the boy you had a big crush on until he PUNCHED YOU IN THE STOMACH because you got OUT in a stupid KICKBALL GAME….

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Hobbies Deb Eleanor Does Not Have

I’ve tried to be a hobby kind of person.  I really have.  But ultimately I think I’m just not cut out for it.  I envy people who do have hobbies, and I love to hear about them – listening to people talk about something that brings them joy and peace makes me tremendously happy.  It’s just the actual doing that I’m not so good at.  For example… Scrapbooking:  My mother…

Tuesday, September 7, 2010