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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Christmas Day News Flash!

Sunday, December 25, 2016

The writers at The Debutante Ball send holiday greetings to all of our readers! Congratulations to Audra from Unabridged Chick for winning a signed hardcover of Breeana Shields‘ book POISON’S KISS. We send our thanks to Lianne Stokes for being our guest on The Debutante Ball yesterday! If you haven’t already, please pick up a copy of her book BELOW AVERAGE. Thank you, Shelf Pleasure, for the fun live #DebBookChat on twitter!         News…

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Books and the authors who wrote them, IRL

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

I love reading the classics. Any fiction from old, dead writers, and I’m in. But as I looked over my reading list from this past year, I was surprised to see that in 2016, I mostly read books by writers who are not only alive and well, but by women I’ve actually met, either online or in person. And I discovered something: I like writers above all other people – they…

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Crystal King’s Top 10 Reads for 2016

Monday, December 19, 2016

This week the Debs are looking back at their favorite reads of 2016.  The Amazon-owned book site, Goodreads, has done a great job with allowing readers to challenge themselves to read more books. I set my challenge at 75 books this year. At the time of this writing, I’m at 79 or so with two weeks left in the year so I’ll probably polish off 4-5 more. There are a…

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On Focusing. Or What’s That Shiny Thing?

Monday, December 5, 2016

This week’s Deb posts are all about our worst time-sucks and temptations as well as our tips on staying focused. Focused? Staying focused? In the time that I started this post, and by the time I wrote this sentence, I have multitasked on a several dozen other things, whittling away whatever precious time I had to potentially accomplish the writing of this post. I have: Tweeted out how depressed I…

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Newsflash – The Post-Thanksgiving Post

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Congratulations to Rebecca Thomson for winning Georgia Clark’s online book marketing course THE PRO-ACTIVE AUTHOR. Jenni L. Walsh is thrilled that BECOMING BONNIE has been included in a 2017 Most Anticipated list! Read her interview with A Glass of Wine and enter for your chance to win an early copy of BECOMING BONNIE, along with Bonnie and Clyde keychains! Tiffany D. Jackson is on an exciting trip to South Africa. We hope…

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News Flash: Readings and Roadtrips and a BIG #DebBallGiveaway!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Congratulations to Rhonda Lomazow for winning a copy of LAST WOMAN STANDING by Thelma Adams!  We send our thanks to Georgia Clark for being our guest on The Debutante Ball yesterday! If you haven’t already, please pick up a copy of her book,THE REGULARS. You can also enter a giveaway to win her online book marketing course The Pro-Active Author! Simply RETWEET on Twitter, and/or SHARE on Facebook using the hashtag #DebBallGiveaway by noon (EST) November 25th for your…

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