The Debs Take Utopia by Deb Danielle Younge-Ullman

One of my biggest dreams came true this year with the publication of Falling Under. Of course, it didn’t all happen the way I imagined it, which means it was both more and less than I expected. I didn’t realize it would be so stressful. I didn’t realize how little control I would have over the process. But I also never dreamed of the friendship and generosity that could be…

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Debutantes Love to Do The Funky Chicken by Deb Lisa Daily

You know how at the beginning of a night out dancing, you head out onto the dance floor and do that subdued side-to-side move because you don’t want to look like a dork? And then, by the end of the night, fortified with a few tequila shooters or a bottle of Veuve, you’ve kicked off your shoes, begged the DJ to play Oh, What a Night or Dancing Queen or…

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow by Deb Jenny

“Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, That I shall say good night till it be morrow.”–William Shakespeare It’s true, parting is such sweet sorrow. To have been a part of this magical group has been a high point of an exciting year in which I realized what seemed at times to be an unattainable dream: to have my novel published. That in and of itself was such…

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

My Maudlin Post to The Debs by Deb Gail

When Kristy Kiernan called me last June to invite me to join The Debutante Ball, I told her while I was flattered that she’d thought of me, I didn’t think I could be a deb. Not because I didn’t think The Debutante Ball was a brilliant concept created by a writer I loved and trusted but because I didn’t think I was deb material. In fact I knew I wasn’t….

Monday, August 25, 2008

I Never Knew When To Leave A Party- By (long term) Deb Eileen

I’m the only Founder who didn’t leave. It was certainly my plan, but when my publisher pushed back my pub date, I found myself introducing myself to a whole new class and sticking around for another year. I got to be the crusty older deb, the one who smoked cigarettes in the bathroom and threw around publishing wisdom like I knew what I was talking about. I find it hard…

Friday, August 22, 2008

And So We Come To The End by Founder Kristy

Wow, it’s my LAST POST! Tish did such an elegant job with her last post, no long good-byes, good info on what her upcoming year looks like. I want to be elegant. But I have such mixed feelings about this! This year has been so busy that in some ways I am relieved to give up an “obligation,” to turn it over to those with more energy and more exciting…

Saturday, December 29, 2007

I Could Have Danced All Night by Founder Tish

I’ve never been one for drawn-out goodbyes, especially when I have children and dogs running into the room full of delicious ideas, like blueberry pancakes and long walks in the snow. I just want to say to my fellow founders, I’ve loved getting to know you all. It was heaven having others to share in the publication process. I wish you the very best and hope we’ll stay in touch….

Saturday, December 8, 2007

And For the Last Time: by Deb Kristy

So this is it. The Last Dance. Okay, technically, it’s not really the LAST dance, just the last one as an actual Debutante. I and my fellow 2007 Debs are turning, like Jess Riley’s little caterpillars turned into monarch butterflies, into Founders. If you regular readers (god bless ya!) are having anxiety attacks at the mere thought of being without your favorite Deb, have no fear, we’ll each be here…

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Is it that time already? by Deb Jennifer

It’s been almost exactly a year since I was graciously invited to join a little something called The Debutante Ball.  I admit, I hesitated.  I was worried that I would never get the whole blogging thing (I scarcely knew what a blog was), that I didn’t have the time to commit fully, and that both myself and my book were a bit, well, dark for the rest of the group. …

Wednesday, August 1, 2007