Jenni L. Walsh Says Goodbye (For Now)

Thursday, August 31, 2017

This week the 2017 Debs say goodbye and welcome in the 2018 class! The other gals have also said it, but I want to parrot how it’s hard to believe this is my last post as part of the Deb Ball Class of 2017. It’s been a wonderful year and I’m not sure it’s possible to list all the ways in which I’m grateful for this experience. But, I simply…

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Interview with Former Deb Kerry Schafer + #DebBallGiveaway of WORLD TREE GIRL & I WISH YOU HAPPY

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Today on the Debutante Ball, we’re thrilled to welcome back Kerry Schafer, who was part of our Class of 2013! And we’ll be doing a little something special today where we’re giving away signed copies of two of her latest paperbacks. The first is WORLD TREE GIRL and the second is I WISH YOU HAPPY, where Kerry is writing as Kerry Anne King. To win these books, please enter by retweeting…

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A Snapshot of Jenni L. Walsh’s Debut Year

Thursday, August 24, 2017

After spending many years and numerous manuscripts to reach the point where I can proclaim, “I’m a published author!” it’s a bit surreal that my debut year — and my time on the Debutante Ball — is winding down. It’s been our goals to give everyone a glimpse into our author lives, our book journeys, and even into our personal lives. We’ve shared our publishing fears, our covers, our celebrity…

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Interview with Hazel Gaynor + #DebBallGiveaway of THE COTTINGLEY SECRET

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Today on the Debutante Ball, we’re thrilled to welcome one of my favorite historical fiction authors, Hazel Gaynor, to sit in our hot seat and chat about her newest novel THE COTTINGLEY SECRET! The New York Times bestselling author of THE GIRL WHO CAME HOME turns the clock back one hundred years to a time when two young girls from Cottingley, Yorkshire, convinced the world that they had done the impossible and photographed fairies…

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Happy reading, #histfic fans!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

This week the Debs are talking about the books we’ve read during our debut year. And while I’ve read outside of my historical fiction category — some great women’s fiction, chick lit, and thrillers — I spent a lot of time cozying up with my genre. Raise your hand if you also read any of these. If you haven’t had a chance yet, click on any of the covers below…

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Jenni L. Walsh’s Three Tips for Book Two

Thursday, August 10, 2017

This week the Debs are talking about their second books. I feel very blessed to continue my career as an author. It’s a dream come true and a profession I highly enjoy. That, of course, doesn’t mean it doesn’t come with challenges. So I’ve cobbled together three quick-ish (they got longer than I expected…) tips for tackling a sophomore book and beyond, based on my own publishing journey. Results may…

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Bonnie Parker: From Doll to Gangster’s Moll

Thursday, August 3, 2017

This week the Debs are talking about their character names, which is a fun topic, in general, but even with a book based on real-life figures, I had a great time with naming my characters. BECOMING BONNIE is the untold story of how Bonnelyn Parker became half of the infamous Bonnie and Clyde duo during the 1920s. My novel’s been referred to as a “female Breaking Bad,” and I’m down…

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A Glimpse Into Summers to Come

Thursday, July 27, 2017

*** Calling Debut Authors! Now Accepting Applications for the 2018 Debutante Ball! Read this post to learn more. Hurry! The deadline is July 28! *** This week the Debutantes are talking all about summer, and what that means for our writing life. I chuckled as I read Amy’s post about fitting it all in during her chaotic summer months. I’ve got to imagine, with two kids and as a stay-at-home mom, I’ve got…

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10 Things Ya Didn’t Know You Wanted to Know About Jenni L. Walsh

Thursday, July 20, 2017

***Calling Debut Authors! Now Accepting Applications for the 2018 Debutante Ball! Read this post to learn more. Hurry! The deadline is July 28!*** This week the Debs are sharing things about themselves that might be weird, strange or that most people might not know. So, hi, I’m Jenni and… 1. When I was little, my mom would make our Halloween costumes. Here I am, as a flower. My older brother is a…

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Interview with Greer Macallister + #DebBallGiveaway of GIRL IN DISGUISE

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Today on the Debutante Ball, we’re thrilled to welcome bestselling author Greer Macallister to chat about her novel GIRL IN DISGUISE! For the first female Pinkerton detective, respect is hard to come by. Danger, however, is not. In the tumultuous years of the Civil War, the streets of Chicago offer a woman mostly danger and ruin-unless that woman is Kate Warne, the first female Pinkerton detective and a desperate widow with…

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