Lying in Wait

When I decided I wanted to be a professional writer, I was eleven years old, and at that time, it seemed utterly impossible that I wouldn’t be famous by the time I finished high school. I mean, that seemed like plenty of time. Seven years? That was more than half my life so far! In many of the stories written during those pre-teen and early-teen years, the main characters died…


[News Flash] October 22

Congratulations to Marilyn, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of BEYOND THE EMPIRE by K.B. Wagers.   Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Francesca Hornak! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of Seven Days of Us. You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet:   Take a peek at this wonderful interview and RT for a chance to win a copy of SEVEN DAYS OF US by @FrancescaHornak!…


Interview with Francesca Hornak, Author of SEVEN DAYS OF US

I was lucky enough to get my hands on an advance copy of Francesca Hornak’s debut novel SEVEN DAYS OF US last spring at BookExpo. This is exactly the kind of book I like most: clever, snarky, touching, relatable. She’s a gifted writer, filling the pages with finely-wrought sentences so engaging in their own right, you could read them without a plot and still enjoy the book. Fortunately, however, there…


Julie’s Personality Type: I, I, I, I (with a little S, F and J)

This picture is just a joke. I don’t have a cat. I’ve never been hooked on personality types to explain why I am the way I am. I’m an introvert, and I usually put a period at the end of that sentence. Why go on? But this week we’re talking about how our personalities influence our writing, so I decided to take a few personality tests and see what else…


Take Kimmery’s Custom Quiz: Do You Have The Personality Of A Writer?

This week on The Debutante Ball, we are describing our personalities. To be honest, I have a hard time describing my personality, which varies according to the person with whom I am interacting and whether or not I’ve had my coffee. Plus, meta-cognition is not really my thing. Therefore, I have decided to focus on your personality. Specifically, I am going to assess whether or not you have the personality…


What personality is that exactly?

I’m an extroverted introvert—or what I like to call a “social introvert.” I’ve taken the Myers-Briggs test several times, and half the time it decides I’m an introvert, and the other half of the time it goes the opposite direction, depending on how long it’s been since I’ve had large-scale social interaction. My personality can best be summed up as, “Please don’t make me go anywhere! How come we never…


Do you know who you are?: On a certain captivation with personality tests

I am, and always have been, a complete and total personality type junkie. I have taken, I’m sure, tens of thousands of quizzes over the years, all the way back to email-based ones and things posted to AOL chat boards where you had to tally up the results yourself. I recall the heyday of Quizilla, filling entire LiveJournal posts with colorfully graphic results. I made quite a few of those…

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[News Flash] October 15, 2017

Congratulations to Terry Pearson, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of Unruly Creatures by Jennifer Caloyeras.   Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, K.B. Wagers! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of Beyond the Empire. You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet: Interview with @kbwagers, Author of BEYOND THE EMPIRE. RT to win a copy of this #scifi adventure! — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall)…


Interview with K. B. Wagers, Author of BEYOND THE EMPIRE

I am absolutely delighted to introduce the Deb Ball readers to one of my favorite author friends — hell, one of my favorite people. K.B. Wagers and I met at the Sirens Conference last year, and within 24 hours of knowing each other were singing Hamilton in her hotel room. Yes; all of it. So imagine my delight when I picked up her book and it was awesome. Behind the Throne and After the Crown are…

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