Your Path Is Perfect

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

We’re discussing age this week. What’s the perfect age to write a novel? For me, this wasn’t really a choice, per se. I have been an aspiring novelist for basically my whole life, and I penned several books in elementary school. I don’t want to brag, but my mother said they were quite good. What happened later was typical and predictable. I didn’t do all that well in my college…

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The making of my first (but not really first) novel: Before I Go

Monday, September 1, 2014

Hi! I’m Colleen, the first 2015 Deb to kick off this new season on the Ball. And I have a confession: Before I Go is not my first novel. (Whoa. I know — you weren’t expecting that kind of bombshell on a Monday morning. My apologies.) My first novel is languishing on my Mac desktop, never to be read by the general public. And that’s a good thing. Although, it…

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KATIE COYLE on the Best Cover in Human History (Her Own) + GIVEAWAY of VIVIAN VERSUS THE APOCALYPSE!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Today on the Debutante Ball, we have the pleasure of young adult fiction author Katie Coyle’s company. Katie won the Hot Key Books Young Writers Prize with her novel VIVIAN VERSUS THE APOCALYPSE, which will be available in the United States next year. Katie has offered to send a copy of Vivian Versus the Apocalypse to one lucky commenter; details are at the end of this post. Welcome to the…

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Deb Molly Talks About Sex (and Publishing)

Remember the first time you had sex? Maybe you spent months — or years — dreaming about the moment when it would finally happen. Maybe you didn’t think about it much at all. Maybe you were impatient because all your friends had already done it, and you couldn’t wait for your turn. Maybe you were determined to be the first one of your friends to do it. Maybe you were…

Wednesday, April 11, 2012
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Save Holt! Deleted scenes from Fifteen Minutes of Shame by Deb Lisa Daily

As many of you know, Fifteen Minutes of Shame was published in the strangest of ways and I miraculously (insanely? stupidly?) sold it with no novel-writing experience whatsoever. So, check and deadline looming, I sat down and attempted to actually produce a novel. Something I wasn’t exactly sure how to do. Here’s the gist of the story: America’s favorite TV dating expert Darby Vaughn finds out her husband Will is…

Wednesday, July 16, 2008
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