The Debutante Ball Welcomes Deb Alum Erika Marks!

Deb alum Erika Marks is a native New Englander, raised in Maine, and now lives and writes in Charlotte, NC with her husband and two daughters. She has worked as an illustrator, a cake decorator, an art director and a carpenter. THE MERMAID COLLECTOR is her second novel after LITTLE GALE GUMBO. A little about THE MERMAID COLLECTOR: More than a century ago, lighthouse keeper Linus Harris left his beloved…

Saturday, October 6, 2012
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The Debutante Ball Welcomes Back Deb Alicia Bessette

This week the Debutante Ball has the distinct pleasure of welcoming back Deb Alicia Bessette, from the Deb Class of 2010. She’s here with us today to celebrate the release of the paperback version of her debut novel. Alicia Bessette’s first novel, A Pinch Of Love (also published as Simply From Scratch), became an international bestseller immediately upon publication. People magazine dubbed it “tasty” and Library Journal raved, “a strong,…

Saturday, October 29, 2011
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News Flash: June 26, 2011

Congrats to Ashlyn Rae who won Katie’ Alender’s From Bad to Cursed. Katie can be found online at KatieAlender.com, Twitter, and Facebook. From the 2011 Debs… Deb Eleanor is excited to be spending a few days in New Orleans, visiting with some of her favorite kind of people….librarians! The annual ALA conference is wrapping up, and I can’t wait to talk books and eat beignet! Oh, and I’ll be at the…

Sunday, June 26, 2011
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News Flash: June 19, 2011

Congrats to Jennifer who won Camille Noe Pagan’s The Art of Forgetting. From the 2011 Debs… Deb Eleanor is so excited to be visiting The Bookworm in Edwards, CO this Thursday the 23rd! I’ve been hearing about The Bookworm since I moved to Colorado, and I can’t wait to see it in person. Mountains, here I come! Deb Elise spent Friday night at the Emmys!  She was nominated for her writing…

Sunday, June 19, 2011
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News Flash: June 12, 2011

Congrats to Jane Cook who won Liane Moriarty’s What Alice Forgot. From the 2011 Debs… Deb Elise is over the moon that GirlsLife.com picked Populazzi as one of its Top 40 Hits of the Summer — a list that includes movies, TV shows, and music as well as books!  Squee! Deb Kim IS CHEAP! Has watched her book fly out the door in the Amazon SUNSHINE DEALS: You can buy…

Sunday, June 12, 2011
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The Debutante Ball Welcomes Laurie Halse Anderson!

Congrats to contest winner Leslie Nagel! It is an extreme pleasure for us to welcome the incomparable Laurie Halse Anderson to The Debutante Ball.  While we could rave on and on about her and her incredible body of work, we’ll let her speak for herself.  As she says on her website: Laurie Halse Anderson is the New York Times-bestselling author who writes for kids of all ages.  Known for tackling…

Saturday, December 18, 2010
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Contest! The Debutante Ball Welcomes Erin Blakemore

Erin Blakemore learned to drool over Darcy and cry over Little Women in suburban San Diego, California. These days, her inner heroine loves roller derby, running her own business, and hiking in her adopted hometown of Boulder, Colorado. A testament to inspirational women throughout literature, The Heroine’s Bookshelf explores what classic heroines and their equally admirable authors have to teach today’s women how to best tap into their inner strengths…

Saturday, November 13, 2010
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CONTEST! The Debutante Ball Welcomes Lisa Unger

Lisa Unger is an award-winning New York Times, USA Today and international bestselling author. Her novels have been published in over 26 countries around the world. She was born in New Haven, Connecticut (1970) but grew up in the Netherlands, England and New Jersey. A graduate of the New School for Social Research, Lisa spent many years living and working in New York City. She then left a career in…

Saturday, October 16, 2010
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