About the Debutante Ball

The Debutante Ball, established in 2007, is a group blog for authors making their debut in the literary world. We are now in our twelfth season of celebrating up-and-coming authors. Former Debs include bestsellers in the genres of women’s fiction, mystery, literary fiction, nonfiction, young adult, and more.   Click on any of the photos above to learn about The Debutante Ball Class of 2019 and their books. Read about the bestselling…

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With The Perfect Assassin, K.A. Doore is Only Getting Started

There are five of us here at the Debutante Ball, each with separate publication dates, which means we don’t get to just celebrate our publication just once. We get to celebrate it FIVE TIMES. And what’s better than one? Five, obviously. It’s like waking up the day after your birthday to find out it’s your birthday all over again! First there was Devi Laskar, who kicked us off last month…

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Big Gay Fantasy

Kai’s debut features three of my very favorite things (murder, gays, and archives) so I knew I would love it. The Perfect Assassin a fun and absorbing adventure story with an immersive desert setting that made me very grateful for my water-dispensing refrigerator! The Perfect Assassin‘s hero Amastan is not your typical fantasy protagonist – not your typical male character at all, really. He’s both a badass and a sweet-natured nerd…

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Attacus Atlas & Other Inventions: The Perfect Assassin is….Well, Perfect

I’m so honored to be with these debutante ball authors this year – terrific writers with stellar books coming out. Today is Kai’s launch day!!!!! K.A. Doore has written a page-turner of a novel: The Perfect Assassin. Happily for all of her readers, it’s the first of a trilogy — so we have a splendid continuation to look forward to. Book Two will be out in October! I’m not your…

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What’s Important

My book is out tomorrow. My book. Is out. Tomorrow. That is a weird thing to say. A weird thing to type. A weird thing to think. Just two years ago, I was writing The Perfect Assassin. I was carefully setting goals and timelines and getting up early and writing during naps and writing in the middle of the night – forget about sleeping when baby sleeps: write when baby…

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[News Flash] March 17, 2019

Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Soniah Kamal! Don’t forget to snag your copy of Unmarriageable, available now anywhere that sells books! News from the Class of 2019 Debs: K.A. Doore is enjoying the early arrival of Spring in the Mitten. She hasn’t got much on her plate, so it’s a good time to just sit back and relax and – Wait, her book is out next week??? NEVERMIND. PANIC….

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Interview with Soniah Kamal

I’m so excited to welcome Soniah Kamal to the Debutante Ball this week! Her novel UNMARRIAGEABLE, has been described as a retelling of Pride and Prejudice set in modern-day Pakistan. It’s been an Amazon Best Books Pick, a Library Reads Pick, and featured in People Magazine. NPR said it’s “a fun, page-turning romp and a thought-provoking look at the class-obsessed strata of Pakistani society,” Publisher’s Weekly gave it a starred review…

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