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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 Alyssa Palombo + #DebBallGiveaway of THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN IN FLORENCE

Today on the Debutante Ball, I’m excited to welcome Alyssa Palombo, a fellow historical novelist, whose book THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN IN FLORENCE is inspired by Sandro Botticelli’s muse, Simonetta Cattaneo. Here’s what it’s all about: A girl as beautiful as Simonetta Cattaneo never wants for marriage proposals in 15th Century Italy, but she jumps at the chance…
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Interview with Former Deb Lori Rader-Day + #DebBallGiveaway of THE DAY I DIED

It is such a pleasure to welcome back former Debutante Lori Rader-Day!! In honor of the release of her new book THE DAY I DIED, Lori will be our special guest today, giving us the scoop on her latest novel and much more!   THE DAY I DIED is the story of Anna Winger, a handwriting expert hired…
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Interview with Sherri Smith + #DebBallGiveaway of FOLLOW ME DOWN

Today on the Debutante Ball, I’m excited to welcome a fellow Tor/Forge novelist, Sherri Smith, whose book, FOLLOW ME DOWN, is a rare find: a gutsy, visceral, and beautifully crafted psychological thriller that will keep you guessing right up to the ending. Here’s what it’s all about: Mia Haas has built her life far from the…
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Guest Interview with Melanie Brooks + #DebBallGiveaway of WRITING HARD STORIES

I have a confession: when I found out that my publisher, Beacon Press, would be publishing a book about “writing hard stories” on the same day that my memoir dropped, I was dubious.  I was worried because I didn’t think there’d be any way for a single book to elucidate the complicated feelings of putting trauma…
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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 Kimberly Belle + #DebBallGiveaway of THE MARRIAGE LIE

We’re thrilled to welcome back Kimberly Belle into the Debutante Ball guest chair this week! Belle’s latest novel, The Marriage Lie, hit shelves just last week, and is already earning rave reviews! Iris and Will’s marriage is as close to perfect as it can be: a large house in a nice Atlanta neighborhood, rewarding careers…
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