What Inspired Me to Write The Tiger Mom’s Tale

Monday, August 31, 2020

Hi! My name is Lyn Liao Butler and I’m so excited to be here. Not only is this my very first post as a Deb, it’s also the first post for the Class of 2021! I’m so excited to be here with Denny, Ehsaneh, Greta and Elizabeth.   I first found The Debutante Ball back in 2015, when I started querying. I had NO idea what I was doing and…

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Annals of Self-Promotion

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Self-promotion! Yes! It’s required! Once you write a book, find an agent and have your manuscript accepted for publication, you’re required to talk about it and all of your adjacent accomplishments non stop for the rest of your life. Have you read Elyssa Friedland’s hilarious piece for McSweeney’s, “Did You Know That I Have a Book Coming Out?” One of my favorite passages reads: “Did you know that I have…

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Chill! Or, Kathleen’s New Year’s Non-Resolution

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Yesterday, Lisa wrote about how she doesn’t do New Year’s Resolutions. I’m the opposite. I’m usually 100% all in on resolutions. I’m also in on relentless self-improvement, overwhelming workout plans, and just-in-general pushing of myself. This year, though, I’m going to chill.  Ok, but I’m looking at that sentence now and thinking “chill” seems like a weird and sort of inadequate resolution.  In fact, I’m declaring right now that it’s…

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