My biggest inspiration in the writing industry

Thursday, June 18, 2020

I really honestly don’t connect with the energy of jealousy when it relates to personal endeavors. I am invigorated by seeing others find their success and way in the world, and in no way think it diminishes the possibility for me. My favorite inspiration in the writing industry is Issa Rae. I have been following her since I was in my early days of graduate school for Fashion at University…


How my personality type informs my writing

Thursday, February 27, 2020

I grew up very introverted, completely over sensitized to the world on a daily basis and retreating inside my head to cope. From ‘Baby Yoda’ me, till I was around 17, my personality type could be very easily summed up by the words “bookworm”. Books were my escape, my safety blanket, and my deepest friends. Looking back, it was my own form of obsessive coping mechanism. I was a depressed…


Keep. Moving. Forward.

Friday, November 11, 2016

This was a hard and stressful week for us Debutantes for reasons I’m sure you all are aware of by now. I planned to write about how last week, after being let go from my full-time job, I decided to take a break from television and pursue writing full time. I was going to tell you that this was one of the scariest decisions I’ve ever made. How I’ve been…


My 2016 Pre-order List

Thursday, December 24, 2015

I LOVE to pre-order! It’s like having a Secret Santa with yourself. Books long ago selected magically appear on your doorstep like a much needed, but totally unexpected hug. Plus, it’s the best way to support your favorite authors. Pre-orders influence buy counts, print runs, foreign sales, and more. Every serious readaholic has a list of authors they stalk for new material. Today I’m offering up the 2016 books I’ve pre-ordered…


Amy Sue Nathan on THE GOOD NEIGHBOR + a giveaway!

Saturday, October 24, 2015

At The Debutante Ball, we just love it when authors who blogged with us during their debut year circle back with a new release. Welcome home Amy Sue Nathan, Class of 2013, and congratulations on your tremendous launch of THE GOOD NEIGHBOR! What’s it about? Meet Izzy Lane, a divorced mom who invents a boyfriend and blogs about him. What could possibly go wrong? THE GOOD NEIGHBOR poses today’s most relevant social media…


Diane Chamberlain on PRETENDING TO DANCE + a giveaway!

Pretending to Dance by Diane Chamberlain
Saturday, October 17, 2015

I’m going all bookworm fangirl as I write this. It’s always a thrill to have a preorder you’re excited about appear on your Kindle, and that’s what happened October 6th when Diane Chamberlain’s novel, PRETENDING TO DANCE, came out. I’m HONORED she took a moment from her tour to be a guest! About PRETENDING TO DANCE Molly Arnette is very good at keeping secrets. She and her husband live in San Diego, where they hope to…


Confessions of an Extroverted Introvert

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

I never really thought of myself as an introvert or an extrovert until recently. I’ve always been fine speaking in front of groups, going out to parties, and being generally festive, as well as hibernating at home with my books and movies. I have always liked a balance of both. It wasn’t until I started staying home and having hours and hours of alone time that I really noticed it, the pronounced reluctance…