Upcoming Authors I Can’t Wait to Tell You About

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Instead of raving about already-established authors, I thought I’d use this platform to promote some of my favorite upcoming and aspiring authors. People I’ve met along the way who have a wicked talent that hasn’t yet hit the bookshelves.   First up is Amy Mason Doan, who is also my partner at a couple book events this summer (here and here). Her debut, THE SUMMER LIST, is a gorgeous book…


Kimmery’s Top Ten Favorite Authors

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

  Asking me to name a favorite author is like asking a wine snob to name the best vino. I struggle mightily with this question—which is one of the top three questions I’m asked in interviews—both because I have eclectic reading taste and because I don’t want to leave anyone out. I read across genres and I read constantly: I could literally name at least a hundred books I’ve read…


The Writer Lara Lillibridge is Currently Fangirling Over

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Writers are my movie stars. There are the writers who got me through childhood, and writers who changed the way I thought about writing, and others whose names I chanted to give me courage in the months leading up to the release of my memoir, Girlish: Growing Up in a Lesbian Home. I can’t forget my writing mentors in grad school or the yet-unpublished writers I am dying to see emerge…


Not of an age, but for all time

Monday, May 28, 2018

This week, the Debs are discussing authors we fangirl over, and I’ve decided to focus on the one writer who has influenced my brain more than any other. William Shakespeare I mean that so sincerely and entirely. I worked for the man for seven years, after all! My Master’s degree is in Shakespeare studies. I’ve not only read all of his plays, I’ve actually seen all of them. Most of…


[News Flash] May 27, 2018

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Sunday, May 27, 2018

Congrats to Nicole Asselin, winner of Deb Giveaway for TORN by Rowenna Miller! Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Helene Dunbar! Interview with Helene Dunbar, author of Boomerang! https://t.co/ZV8MuF0hxo pic.twitter.com/TLWxXUAJ4w — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall) May 26, 2018 News from former Debs: Lori Rader-Day’s 2017 book, The Day I Died has been nominated for a Mary Higgins Clark Award, Thriller Award, Barry Award, and now Anthony Award. Check out this review…


Interview with Helene Dunbar, author of Boomerang!

Today we are thrilled to bring you an interview with Helene Dunbar! Boomerang is the story of Sean, a boy who everyone assumes was kidnapped when he was 12, but who really ran away. Five years later, Sean returns to his old home – not necessarily by choice – in order to try to claim a possibly mythical inheritance to save the boy he developed an intensely complicated relationship with…

Saturday, May 26, 2018

On the Connective Power of the Internet

Friday, May 25, 2018

Y’all, sometimes being the Friday blogger is a little rough. I was going to write about my love of Scrivener, but Cass beat me to it, and then I very nearly wrote an entire blog post of all the weird things I googled while writing The Diminished, but Julie beat me to it! I started writing novels while I was living overseas, half a world away from all of the other writers…


Google is a Writer’s Best Friend

Thursday, May 24, 2018

I love tech-y things. I love my iPhone, adore my iPad, and absolutely love my Macbook. Can you tell that I’m an iPerson? I’ve been one since I was a kid, when my dad bought my brother and sisters a few shares of stock in this new company called “Apple”. Haha, isn’t that a clever name?   Anyways. Aside from my heavy reliance on Scrivener, I’d actually say the biggest…


Writing Technologies: 4 Websites I Love, 1 Website I Tolerate, and 1 Website I Want To Murder

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Well, it’s official. I have become old. Settle down, young’un, and listen to me bitch about this newfangled writer technology. Writer-specific software! Graphic design! Grammarlys and Dropboxes and writing in the cloud! Next thing you know, authors will be obsolete because brain-scanning cyborgs will be writing all our fiction using templates designed by teenaged nerds. Back when I was coming up, we had to write with wood-encrusted lumps of lead,…


Technology I Can’t Live Without—Wow am I Privileged

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

I can’t write on paper. Not only is my handwriting wretched, but my hand can’t keep up with my brain, so I’m constantly writing letters out of order. Add in that I’m left-handed, and it’s a miracle that anyone can ever read anything I write at all. I didn’t like writing much of anything until my mother bought our first home computer circa 1985, when I was twelve. Suddenly, I…