An Introduction in Books

What better way to get to know a person than through the books that shaped their imaginations, right? When I say I grew up with my nose in a book, I really mean it. I took home stacks of books from the library every week and invariably read my way through the whole pile before our next visit. Couple that with the fact that I lived in a small town…

Friday, September 8, 2017
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News Flash: Reading, Writing, and The Writer’s Digest Conference

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Congratulations to Anna May Russell, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of LITTLE & LION by Brandy Colbert. Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Hazel Gaynor! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway of THE COTTINGLEY SECRET to win a copy by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet: RT to Enter! Interview w/ @HazelGaynor + #DebBallGiveaway of THE COTTINGLEY SECRET! https://t.co/07xLoV4SS3 pic.twitter.com/M4ytY643a5 — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall) August 19,…

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Newsflash: Debs at work!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Congratulations to Lee Elliott, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of THE WAGES OF SIN by Kaite Welsh. We were so pleased to welcome Kelly J. Ford as our guest yesterday. If you haven’t already, pick up a copy of COTTONMOUTHS or enter to win a copy by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet:   RT to Enter! Interview with @Kelly_J_Ford + #DebBallGiveaway of #COTTONMOUTHS https://t.co/bK9EmwKrjM pic.twitter.com/ILGgQnz7K3 — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall)…

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Awkward! The sex life of fictional characters (based on people IRL)

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

My books LIMELIGHT (forthcoming 2018) and SMALL ADMISSIONS are works of fiction, stories I made up to entertain and amuse. I used settings I already knew something about and then further researched, and I invented characters and situations to create drama and humor. However, I, like pretty much every writer I know, have a novel “in the drawer” – the one that never got published. That book is about a…

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Vice: A Catalog

Monday, May 15, 2017

This week the Debs are writing about our vices.  Aldous Huxley once said that “Most vices demand considerable self-sacrifices.” I think that is apt. All of my vices force me to sacrifice something else, be it health, time or money. But oh, how fun a vice can be! Of mine, these are my worst: Video Games If I think about how many hours I’ve whittled away at video games over…

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What I’m into … this week

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

This week the Debs are sharing all the stuff we love. I change my mind from time to time about what really wins me over, but here are some of my current favorite people, places, and things that make everyday life more enjoyable (in absolutely no particular order): Favorite foods: Avocado toast at Dominique Ansel and steak tartar at The Dutch, both in Soho (NYC): Favorite place to have dinner with the Obamas…

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These Are A Few of My Favorite Things

Monday, March 20, 2017

This week the Debs are singing songs from the Sound of Music…wait, no, that’s just Deb Crystal. But we are talking about some of our favorite things–the things that make us happy, that make us smile, that make us laugh. The Roman orator and philosopher, Seneca, once said, “True happiness is… to enjoy the present without anxious dependence on the future.” I’m not always good about the anxious dependence part, but…

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NewsFlash! Deb Party Weekend!

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Congratulations to Krysti from YA & Wine, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of Tiffany D. Jackson’s ALLEGEDLY! We send our thanks to our very own Abby Fabiaschi for being our guest yesterday on The Debutante Ball. If you haven’t already, pick up a copy of I LIKED MY LIFE. Or you can enter to win a signed hardcover by retweeting on twitter: Interview with Abby Fabiaschi + #DebBallGiveaway of I LIKED MY LIFE https://t.co/g6NNpL1Wty…

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News Flash: Taking 2017 by Storm

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Congratulations to Jacqueline Bridges, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of the SMALL ADMISSIONS audiobook! We send our thanks to author Kimberly Belle for being our guest yesterday on The Debutante Ball. If you haven’t already, pick up a copy of THE MARRIAGE LIE. Or you can enter to win a copy! Simply RETWEET on Twitter: Enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win THE MARRIAGE LIE by Kimberly Belle! RT to Enter, Ends 1/13 https://t.co/pdYKZqWfBL pic.twitter.com/GPDO2BH9eF — The Debutante…

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Small Admissions and Helicopter Parents

This is the launch week for Debutante Amy Poeppel’s SMALL ADMISSIONS! Whip out that gift card already and go buy it! To celebrate, the Debs this week are writing on topics related to some of the book’s themes – parenting, school admissions, broken hearts, relationships and friendship. SMALL ADMISSIONS is a book with a helicopter parenting problem to the nth degree. Rich parents and entitled kids help form the backbone of…

Monday, December 26, 2016
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