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Interview with Jamie Brenner + #DebBallGiveaway of THE FOREVER SUMMER

What a thrill to have author Jamie Brenner as today’s guest on The Debutante Ball! Jamie, the author of one of my favorite books THE WEDDING SISTERS, has a new book coming out this Tuesday, April 25th called THE FOREVER SUMMER.  Booklist calls THE FOREVER SUMMER “An engaging and emotional read with characters who stay…
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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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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 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 Destiny Soria, Author of IRON CAST

Before we get started… just look at that cover. I love it. Here’s a quick blurb, so you can fully swoon before we interview Destiny Soria, author of this amazing debut, IRON CAST from Amulet. It’s Boston, 1919, and the Cast Iron club is packed. On stage, hemopaths – whose “afflicted” blood gives them the…
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Interview with Kathy Sherbrooke + #DebBallGiveaway of FILL THE SKY

This week’s guest to the Debutante Ball is Katherine Sherbrooke, the author of the novel, FILL THE SKY (SixOneSeven Books) and a family memoir, Finding Home. She is also the proud owner of the Hemingway House writing retreat in SouthEastern MA. She lives outside Boston with her husband, two sons and black lab. Her novel, FILL…
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Interview with Tara Sim, Author of TIMEKEEPER

So excited to have the fun and talented Tara Sim on The Ball today! Like us, Tara is a debut, so let’s give her a warm welcome. It won’t be hard after you read the description of her book: In an alternate Victorian world controlled by clock towers, a damaged clock can fracture time—and a destroyed…
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Interview with Suzanne Rindell + Giveaway of THREE-MARTINI LUNCH

  What a pleasure to have author Suzanne Rindell with us in the guest chair today! Suzanne discusses her latest novel THREE-MARTINI LUNCH, a story of hipsters and editors crossing paths in Greenwich Village during the Beatnik Generation. She gives us some insight into her earlier novel, THE OTHER TYPIST, as well. If you haven’t already, pick…
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Interview with Camille Perri + A Giveaway of THE ASSISTANTS

The Debutante Ball is thrilled to welcome author Camille Perri to the guest chair! Her debut novel THE ASSISTANTS, released in May 2016, is a fast-paced, fabulous book that J. Courtney Sullivan calls “addictive, hilarious, and smart. It’s “9 to 5 for the student loan generation,” and Publishers Weekly describes it as “if the characters from HBO’s Girls…
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Interview with Lee Kelly, A Criminally Talented Author

Please welcome Lee Kelly as the Deb Class of 2017’s first guest! Let it be known: we’re starting with a bang. If you haven’t yet read her novel, A Criminal Magic, you’re missing out on a rich and charming historical fantasy that takes place in an alternative Prohibition-era America, where magic instead of alcohol has been prohibited. The…
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