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Interview with Margaret George + #DebBallGiveaway of CONFESSIONS OF YOUNG NERO

Today on the Debutante Ball, I’m excited to welcome best-selling historical novelist, Margaret George, whose book, THE CONFESSIONS OF YOUNG NERO, just arrived in bookstores this week. Here’s what it’s all about: THE CONFESSIONS OF YOUNG NERO takes us from the earliest childhood memory of Nero, when his mad uncle Caligula tried to drown him, to the…
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Ask a Book Publicity Expert!

This week we’re asking publishing industry experts to answer the many questions that we debut writers have as we get our careers started as published authors. For my post, I’ve decided to focus on the hard work of in-house publicists. I’ve asked publicists who work at two of the big five publishing houses to help me…
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What Makes a Literary Agent Tick?

This week the Debs are sharing stories about their agents, editors and or publishers. Note, this is a repost of a blog post I wrote on Sep. 26, but fit perfectly for this week’s Deb topic. A few months ago, I wrote a big long article on the Grub Street blog on how long it took me…
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Guest Post by Danielle Younge-Ullman + #DebBallGiveaway of EVERYTHING BEAUTIFUL IS NOT RUINED

We are so thrilled to welcome back to The Debutante Ball former Deb Danielle Younge-Ullman! We were so thrilled to get the news about Danielle’s new book EVERYTHING BEAUTIFUL IS NOT RUINED – Congratulations, Danielle! This novel, that Quill & Quire called in its starred review “An emotionally resonant, fabulously crafted novel,” was just released…
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Interview with Jennifer Latham + #DebBallGiveaway of DREAMLAND BURNING

Today on the Debutante Ball, I’m excited to welcome a fellow historical novelist, Jennifer Latham, whose book, DREAMLAND BURNING, is one I’ve had my eye on for a while and also one that’s accumulating one starred review after another (Congratulations, Jen!!). Here’s what it’s all about: When seventeen-year-old Rowan Chase finds a skeleton on her family’s…
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NewsFlash! Lynn K. Hall’s Memoir Has Launched!

Congratulations to Bonnie Karoly, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of Abby Fabiaschi’s I LIKED MY LIFE! We send our thanks to our very own Lynn K. Hall for being our guest yesterday on The Debutante Ball. If you haven’t already, pick up a copy of CAGED EYES: AN AIR FORCE CADET’S STORY OF RAPE AND RESILIENCE Or you can enter to win a signed hardcover by retweeting…
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Interview with Lynn K. Hall + #DebBallGiveaway of CAGED EYES

Today on the Debutante Ball, I’m honored to welcome our very own Lynn K. Hall, author of CAGED EYES, an insider’s account of misogyny and rape in the US military and her extraordinary path to recovery and activism.   Desperate to realize her childhood dream of being an astronaut, Lynn K. Hall was an enthusiastic young cadet….
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Interview with Abby Fabiaschi + #DebBallGiveaway of I LIKED MY LIFE

We are so thrilled to welcome back 2016 Debutante Abby Fabiaschi to The Debutante Ball! Abby’s debut novel I LIKED MY LIFE was just released this week, and we are thrilled to have an opportunity to hear more about Abby’s book and what she has in store for the future. If you haven’t already, pick up a…
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Interview with DEB Tiffany Jackson + #DebBallGiveaway of ALLEGEDLY

I am so thrilled to present fellow Debutante Tiffany Jackson, author of the newly launched YA novel ALLEGEDLY, to the guest chair. I’m so fortunate that Tiffany lives in New York, as I have had the opportunity to meet her in person, share a drink (or two), and get to know this lovely, smart, fabulous author. I read…
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Interview with Jessica Chiarella + #DebBallGiveaway of AND AGAIN

Today on the Debutante Ball, we’re chatting with Jessica Chiarella. Her debut novel, AND AGAIN, was one of the first books I read in 2016. It is a novel that still haunts me a year later, particularly in a world that seems increasingly fraught with difficult choices. The idea of starting over with a blank slate…
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