Interview with Hazel Gaynor + #DebBallGiveaway of THE COTTINGLEY SECRET

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Today on the Debutante Ball, we’re thrilled to welcome one of my favorite historical fiction authors, Hazel Gaynor, to sit in our hot seat and chat about her newest novel THE COTTINGLEY SECRET! The New York Times bestselling author of THE GIRL WHO CAME HOME turns the clock back one hundred years to a time when two young girls from Cottingley, Yorkshire, convinced the world that they had done the impossible and photographed fairies…

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Happy reading, #histfic fans!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

This week the Debs are talking about the books we’ve read during our debut year. And while I’ve read outside of my historical fiction category — some great women’s fiction, chick lit, and thrillers — I spent a lot of time cozying up with my genre. Raise your hand if you also read any of these. If you haven’t had a chance yet, click on any of the covers below…

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Interview with Laurie Lico Albanese + #DebBallGiveaway of STOLEN BEAUTY

Saturday, July 22, 2017

I’m so happy to welcome my friend, author Laurie Lico Albanese to The Debutante Ball! I met Laurie through a writer group we both attend, and I adored her right off the bat. A fellow Atria author, Laurie recently published her novel STOLEN BEAUTY which instantly became a favorite of mine, and I have been recommending her book to everyone ever since. A book The Wall Street Journal called “a work of…

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Interview with Greer Macallister + #DebBallGiveaway of GIRL IN DISGUISE

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Today on the Debutante Ball, we’re thrilled to welcome bestselling author Greer Macallister to chat about her novel GIRL IN DISGUISE! For the first female Pinkerton detective, respect is hard to come by. Danger, however, is not. In the tumultuous years of the Civil War, the streets of Chicago offer a woman mostly danger and ruin-unless that woman is Kate Warne, the first female Pinkerton detective and a desperate widow with…

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Interview with Lindsey Davis + #DebBallGiveaway of THE THIRD NERO

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Today on the Debutante Ball, I’m excited to welcome Lindsey Davis, the author of over thirty novels. Her latest, THE THIRD NERO, is out on St. Martin’s Press. I have been a huge Lindsey Davis fan for many years, long before I embarked upon my own foray into the world of ancient Rome. Some of her most loved novels are those about Marcus Didius Falco, an ancient Roman “private-eye.” She…

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Interview with Emily Hauser + #DebBallGiveaway of FOR THE MOST BEAUTIFUL

Saturday, July 1, 2017

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 connective power of the Internet. Emily made a big mark on my own novel, FEAST…

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Someone is Going to Read This

Monday, June 12, 2017

This week’s topic is about the Debs’ fears when it comes to someone reading our novel and writing about uncomfortable topics–anything from sex to family conflicts, and/or events pulled from real life. How do the Debs handle it? When I first began researching my novel, FEAST OF SORROW, one of the interesting things that I learned about the world of ancient Rome is that there are a lot of die-hard fans of…

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Interview with Kaite Welsh + #DebBallGiveaway of THE WAGES OF SIN

Saturday, June 10, 2017

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. Sarah Gilchrist has fled from London to Edinburgh in disgrace and is determined to become…

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News Flash: Author Events – The DEBS are in the house and on the stage!

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Congratulations to Laurice McClung, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of THE SCRIBE OF SIENA by Melodie Winawer. We were thrilled to have Orly Konig as our guest yesterday. If you haven’t already, pick up a copy of THE DISTANCE HOME or enter to win a copy by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet: RT to Enter! Interview w/ @OrlyKonig + #DebBallGiveaway of #TheDistanceHome https://t.co/Kb44xasqQh pic.twitter.com/rg6Y0f9BHF — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall) May…

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Interview with Melodie Winawer+ #DebBallGiveaway of THE SCRIBE OF SIENA

Saturday, May 20, 2017

I am delighted to welcome one of my Touchstone Books sisters, Melodie Winawer, to the Deb Ball. We both have books set in Italy and have a curiosity and love for cooking history. Her novel, THE SCRIBE OF SIENA, is her first, but what a fantastic first it is! I loved this time-travel, medieval Italian tale with its trifecta of love, science and art, combining together for some fantastic historical fiction….

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