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Romans Had Refrigerators?? Feast of Sorrow Enlightens

It’s the morning after Feast of Sorrow’s book launch, and I bet Crystal is waking up thinking, “Holy Cr@p! My book is out!” Except, I don’t know, maybe she isn’t cursing to herself because she’s a slightly more polite person than I am! Don’t pinch yourself, Crystal! It’s real. Launch day arrived, and Feast of Sorrow is…
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Happy Pub Day, Crystal! FEAST OF SORROW has launched!!!

“King’s descriptions of the food and entertainment are exquisite, her characters are beautifully drawn, and events and people of the times are deftly woven throughout . . . A delight to the senses, King’s debut novel is to be savored and devoured.”  – Library Journal, starred review The first order of the day is to send…
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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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The Becoming of BECOMING BONNIE (Aka Deleted Scenes)

This week, we’re sharing deleted scenes from our novels. BECOMING BONNIE has a bit of an interesting history, besides being inspired by history. When my agent and I pitched editors, the novel was originally for young adult audiences. We ended up with two offers, one from a young adult publisher and another from an adult publisher….
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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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Writing Historical Fiction – My Process

This week the Debs are writing about technology. What do we use to help our writing, what couldn’t we live without? What do we love and hate about technology? How do we use social media? Do we stress over it? I have written a zillion articles on social media since I work in community and…
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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 Susan Rivers + #DebBallGiveaway of THE SECOND MRS. HOCKADAY

Today on the Debutante Ball, we’re chatting with another debut novelist, Susan Rivers, who has a remarkable road-to-publication story below, but first, let’s learn about her novel, THE SECOND MRS. HOCKADAY. When Major Gryffth Hockaday is called to the front lines of the Civil War, his new bride is left to care for her husband’s…
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2017 is the Year of the Crystal

It’s also the Year of the Amy, the Tiffany, the Lynn and the Jenni, because it’s the year when our books will shake the world! This week the Debs are writing about our New Years dreams, resolutions, hopes, goals, and ambitions.  On April 25th, my dream will come true. I’ll truly be a published author….
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