[News Flash] February 18, 2018

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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Congratulations to @WordsThatStay1, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of DREAMING IN CHOCOLATE, by Susan Bishop Crispell.   Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Tina LeCount Myers! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of THE SONG OF ALL. You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet: Interview with @tlecountmyers + Giveaway of THE SONG OF ALL https://t.co/4y6PZEIjGH pic.twitter.com/IwIqM13iPb — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall)…

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The Queen of Hearts…and Instagram Posts

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Kimmery is the “queen” of amazing instagram photos. This happens to be my copy of The Queen of Hearts…functioning as a great Lego base. This book has something for everyone!!   Kimmery Martin is first out of the gate with her witty debut, THE QUEEN OF HEARTS. Centered around two best friends who met at camp, went to college together, and then medical school, Kimmery has intertwined their narratives so…

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[News Flash] Sunday February 11, 2018

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Sunday, February 11, 2018

Congratulations to @AngelicaKate5, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of TRAVELING WITH GHOSTS by Shannon Leone Fowler.   Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Susan Bishop Crispell! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of DREAMING IN CHOCOLATE. You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet: Guest Post + Giveaway! #DreamingInChocolate by @sbcrispell https://t.co/HCmYq5gG1Y pic.twitter.com/zFU4BUxM5d — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall) February 10, 2018 News from Former Debs: The…

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Guest Post + Giveaway- Susan Bishop Crispell

Saturday, February 10, 2018

I’m so excited to introduce you to the talented Susan Bishop Crispell! I first met Susan through Pitch Wars. She was one of my formidable mentors, and we soon became fast friends. Susan’s first book, THE SECRET INGREDIENT OF WISHES released in September 2016, and it was a delightful love story with just a dash of magic. Susan writes with a very clear eye toward relationships, the issues that women…

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COVER REVEAL For The Ones We Choose!

Thursday, February 8, 2018

I am breaking away from this week’s topic of self care to REVEAL THE COVER OF MY DEBUT BOOK! Sorry if I get a little shouty about it. This has been a long time coming. I first saw cover drafts in early October. And from there, we had a lot of back-and-forth between me, my agent, my editor, the art department, the sales team, and my publisher, Jen Bergstrom. Even…

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[News Flash] February 4, 2018

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Sunday, February 4, 2018

Congratulations to @grobiemum, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of VOW OF CELIBACY by Erin Judge.   Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Shannon Leone Fowler! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of TRAVELING WITH GHOSTS. You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet:   Interview w/ @shannon_leone + #Giveaway for TRAVELING WITH GHOSTS https://t.co/7ydmxrswrX pic.twitter.com/5oF4B8EVlD — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall) February 3, 2018   News…

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Practical Query Advice

Thursday, February 1, 2018

If you want to be traditionally published by a Big 5 publisher, you need a literary agent. And in order to get an agent, you’re going to have to write a query letter. There’s no getting around it. The others have talked about the importance of the query. But I’m going to get into the nitty gritty about how to write a good one, and I’ll use my query for THE…

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[News Flash] January 28, 2018

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Sunday, January 28, 2018

Congratulations to K. A. Reynolds, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of ODDITY by Sarah Cannon.   Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Erin Judge! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of VOW OF CELIBACY. You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet: Interview with @ErinJudge + Giveaway for VOW OF CELIBACY https://t.co/pAKXhqFOq7 pic.twitter.com/L7FYeNGu5C — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall) January 27, 2018…

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Lifting Up Marginalized Voices

Thursday, January 25, 2018

  I’m going to keep this short for two reasons…the first being that I want my words to have an impact, and to do that, shorter is better. And second, even though words matter, actions matter more.   I’ve been thinking about marginalized voices for a long time. Many, many years. My job as a teacher focuses on lifting those voices out of the noise and making sure they’re heard….

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[News Flash] January 21, 2018

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Sunday, January 21, 2018

  Congratulations to S. M. Roffey, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of a five-page critique by Jennifer Johnson-Blalock!   Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Sarah Cannon! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a signed copy of Oddity. You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet: Interview + Giveaway with Sarah Cannon, Author of Oddity https://t.co/3goutlN7c7 pic.twitter.com/x6uNWaFSpa — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall) January 20, 2018…

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