Interview with Orly Konig + #DebBallGiveaway of THE DISTANCE HOME

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Today on the Debutante Ball, I’m excited to welcome Orly Konig, a fellow author with Tor/Forge, whose book THE DISTANCE HOME is was such a delight to read. I found this novel to be so authentic and real, which is something I love when reading (I mean, who doesn’t?). Here’s what it’s all about: Sixteen years ago, a tragic accident cost Emma Metz her two best friends―one human and one equine. Now,…

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Books for Women. It’s a Thing.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

This week we’re chatting about being a woman in the world of publishing. Crystal’s post was really informative, breaking down lots of different statistics related to the topic. And while women are sadly underrepresented in literary awards, I’d like to take a moment to celebrate that women have their very own genre. Women’s Fiction. Go women! I’ve heard people say that women’s fiction are books written by women, but that’s actually…

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Interview with Leah DeCesare + #DebBallGiveaway of FORKS, KNIVES AND SPOONS

Saturday, May 6, 2017

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 listen to until the very end.” There are three types of guys: forks, knives, and…

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I LIKED MY LIFE Makes Us Think About Life

Thursday, February 2, 2017

It’s a big week for Abby Fabiaschi. By now, you should know… it’s her launch week! Abby rocked it as a Deb last year, but when her publication date did a dance from 2016 to 2017, we wanted to make sure she had a full debut with us. So this week, our posts are aligning with some themes found in I LIKED MY LIFE and we’re writing about what we’ve learned from…

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Interview with Carolyn Menke + #DebBallGiveaway of RETURN TO ME

Saturday, December 3, 2016

I’m really excited to welcome Carolyn Menke to the Deb Ball today because she’s my person. My book bestie. My go-to in this crazy book world. I also happen to LOVE her book (and spent the last 20 or so pages sobbing and laughing interchangeably). But since I’m biased, here’s what someone else had to say: “A sweeping, romantic debut that brings the war-time forties to vivid life in this Titanic meets…

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Strong Women

Thursday, May 26, 2016

When I was nine years old I was attacked by a Rottweiler. The last stitch on either side of the wound was inside each eyelid. The dog– aptly named Gator– missed both my eyes by an amount so small as to be immeasurable. The ER doctor heralded this a miracle and I decided, right then, that no matter what I looked like the next day I would focus on that piece of good fortune: I could still…

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Books > Authors > Women > Louise

Monday, May 23, 2016

  Something you should know about me: I am not a big fan of categorization. Of course I am made up of all sorts of sortable facts. You can put me in the female subgroup and the writers subgroup and the cat owners subgroup and the old time banjo players subgroup and the people who hate the taste of cucumbers so much they can’t eat lettuce that has been leaning…

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5 More Reasons to Read COME AWAY WITH ME!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Like my fellow Deb Amy, I sort of put off reading COME AWAY WITH ME for a while. I knew, with the inciting incident, that it would weigh heavily on me, and, of course, that crying was inevitable. I also knew that once I started reading it, the book would consume me. I wouldn’t be able to put it down. And of course I was right there, too. This is…

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Greer Macallister On The Magician’s Lie + Giveaway!

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Today on the Ball, we welcome fellow debut author GREER MACALLISTER, who’s first novel, THE MAGICIAN’S LIE, which is being called WATER FOR ELEPHANTS meets THE NIGHT CIRCUS The book centers on a notorious female illusionist who stands accused of murdering her husband — and she has only one night to prove her innocence. We caught up with Macallister to talk about parenting and writing, her childhood fave, and how…

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Kristin Harmel on THE LIFE INTENDED + GIVEAWAY!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

I first met the lovely Kristin Harmel — author of the internationally bestselling THE SWEETNESS OF FORGETTING — about a million years ago when we were both working for People magazine. I was in awe of the fact that she managed to balance magazine work with her passion for fiction — publishing several novels over the years. We reconnected when I took a Mediabistro class with her — she’s an…

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