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Interview with Julie Pennell + #DebBallGiveaway of THE YOUNG WIVES CLUB

We are in for such a treat! I am so happy to welcome Julie Pennell as our special guest on The Debutante Ball today. Originally from the south, Julie is a fellow New Yorker, a wonderful writer, and the author of one of my favorite books THE YOUNG WIVES CLUB. I devoured Julie’s book over…
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Interview with Fiona Davis + #DebBallGiveaway of THE ADDRESS

  It is such an honor to welcome wonderful Fiona Davis to The Debutante Ball! Fiona is the author of one of my favorite books THE DOLLHOUSE (now available in paperback!), and her new book THE ADDRESS is coming out this Tuesday, August 1st! Congratulations, Fiona! As someone who absolutely loved THE DOLLHOUSE, I cannot wait…
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Interview with Emily Hauser + #DebBallGiveaway of FOR THE MOST BEAUTIFUL

Today on the Debutante Ball, I’m excited to welcome Emily Hauser, whose debut novel, FOR THE MOST BEAUTIFUL, captivated me immediately. I met Emily in the most random way…through Twitter. We connected because both of our books are set in the ancient world and it’s yet another time that I have been grateful for the…
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Interview with Kaite Welsh + #DebBallGiveaway of THE WAGES OF SIN

Today on the Debutante Ball, we’re thrilled to welcome a fellow debut Kaite Welsh, from across the pond, to chat about her novel THE WAGES OF SIN! A “nail-biting debut” [Fabulous magazine] set in 1890s Edinburgh, Kaite Welsh’s THE WAGES OF SIN features a female medical student-turned-detective, and will thrill fans of Sarah Waters and Antonia Hodgson….
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Interview with Leah DeCesare + #DebBallGiveaway of FORKS, KNIVES AND SPOONS

Today on the Debutante Ball, I’m excited to welcome Leah DeCesare to talk about her debut FORKS, KNIVES, AND SPOONS, which New York Times bestselling author Ann Hood said that, “Reading Forks, Knives, and Spoons is like having your best girlfriend take you by the hand and tell you a story. A story you want to sit and…
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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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Guest Interview with Former Deb Colleen Oakley + #DebBallGiveaway of CLOSE ENOUGH TO TOUCH

It is with great pleasure that we welcome back to The Debutante Ball author Colleen Oakley. Her latest novel, CLOSE ENOUGH TO TOUCH, has just been released! – Congratulations, Colleen! In CLOSE ENOUGH TO TOUCH, Jubilee Jenkins has a rare condition: she’s allergic to human touch. After a nearly fatal accident, she became reclusive, living in…
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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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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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