Interview with Christopher Meades + Giveaway of HANNA WHO FELL FROM THE SKY

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Saturday, November 25, 2017

  This summer, I was lucky enough to attend BookExpo, the big trade show in New York where the year’s brightest literary stars are introduced. In a sea of articulate, fascinating speakers at the conference, one stood out to me: Christopher Meades. His book, Hanna Who Fell from the Sky, sounded like one I’d want to read under any circumstances but after hearing his story, I was desperate to get…

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Interview with Laurie Jean Cannady + Giveaway for CRAVE

Saturday, November 11, 2017

I first met Dr. Laurie Jean Cannady at HippoCamp—Hippocampus Magazine’s 2016 writer’s conference. I have to admit that I was so awestruck to meet her in person that I didn’t talk to her for more than 96 seconds.  Writers are my rockstars, and I’m easily intimidated. It’s not that she was that terror-inducing as a person, it’s just that I loved her book, CRAVE: SOJOURN OF A HUNGRY SOUL so…

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Interview + Giveaway with Thrity Umrigar, Author of EVERYBODY’S SON

Saturday, November 4, 2017

I was first introduced to Dr. Thrity Umrigar’s work last spring when she and I both had the honor of having pieces we wrote performed in Lit Cleveland’s staged reading, Crossing Borders: Immigrant Narratives, a part of Cleveland State University’s Cleveland Humanities Festival. Intrigued to discover that my local writing community included a writer of her caliber, I ordered her latest novel, EVERYBODY’S SON. Umrigar’s book is a complex and…

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An interview with Kellye Garrett, author of the DETECTIVE BY DAY series

Saturday, October 28, 2017

This week’s guest at the Deb Ball is a force to be reckoned with. Kellye Garrett has, in addition to writing a highly acclaimed mystery novel, spearheaded the 17 Scribes group of 2017 debuts for over a year now. She has tirelessly devoted herself to organizing the group and celebrating each release, and I daresay it’s largely due to her that it’s so robust and active. Her own debut, Hollywood Homicide,…

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Interview with K. B. Wagers, Author of BEYOND THE EMPIRE

Saturday, October 14, 2017

I am absolutely delighted to introduce the Deb Ball readers to one of my favorite author friends — hell, one of my favorite people. K.B. Wagers and I met at the Sirens Conference last year, and within 24 hours of knowing each other were singing Hamilton in her hotel room. Yes; all of it. So imagine my delight when I picked up her book and it was awesome. Behind the Throne and After the Crown are…

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Guest Post – Jennifer Caloyeras

Saturday, October 7, 2017

I’m so excited to introduce today’s guest on The Debutante Ball! Jennifer Caloyeras – author of two young adult novels (Urban Falcon, 2009 and Strays, 2015) and now her brand new book of short stories UNRULY CREATURES!   Jennifer and I have been friends since our older sons went to preschool together, and our younger sons were born just a month apart. I’ve watched Jennifer accomplish so many great things in…

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Interview + Giveaway with Courtney Maum, Author of TOUCH

Saturday, September 30, 2017

I’m pleased to introduce everyone to one of the books I’ve talked the most about this summer, and by talking I mean to real people in real conversations in physical locations—not online. Just today I was talking about dog rentals, the run-pee app that tells you the best times during a movie to go to the bathroom, and self driving cars that come equipped with coffee machines. On the other…

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Interview + Giveaway with Artemis Grey, author of CATSKIN

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Hello, Deb Readers! I am so excited to introduce you to Artemis Grey, author of Catskin, a gorgeously written and thoroughly compelling YA fantasy. Artemis and I met last year at the Sirens Conference, a gathering of female and non-binary sci-fi & fantasy authors and the readers who love them. I can’t wait to see her again this October now that I’ve had the chance to read Catskin, and I’m delighted that one…

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[Guest Post] Jenny D. Williams THE ATLAS OF FORGOTTEN PLACES

Saturday, September 16, 2017

I’m so excited to have Jenny D. Williams on the Debutante Ball today! I first met Jenny in one of the many Binders sub-groups for novelists. She’s always funny, always kind, always helpful to other writers. And she’s incredibly talented. Jenny’s debut, THE ATLAS OF FORGOTTEN PLACES (St. Martin’s Press) is an amazing piece of work. Her prose is gorgeous, and this is a book that will resonate with you,…

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Interview with Holly Goddard Jones + #DebBallGiveaway of THE SALT LINE

Saturday, September 9, 2017

I am so excited about this book, especially after meeting Holly at BEA this year. It has already vaulted up to become one of my favorite thrillers ever and I think it is going to be HUGE. But you have to be careful how you describe The Salt Line: if you mention it is set in a dystopian future crawling with killer ticks, some people are undoubtedly going to recoil as they picture…

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