[News Flash] March 31, 2019

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Claire Bartlett! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of We Rule the Night. You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet (make sure you follow @DebutanteBall on Twitter too!): Today @KA_Doore interviews amazing YA debut @bartlebett + giveaway of WE RULE THE NIGHT! https://t.co/12q0TafFKq pic.twitter.com/7UmcgnbGJW — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall) March 30,…


Interview with Claire Bartlett + Giveaway of WE RULE THE NIGHT!

Saturday, March 30, 2019

This week, we are so thrilled to welcome amazing human and debut YA author Claire Bartlett to the Debutante Ball! Claire is my agent-sibling and our publishing journey has been in (mostly) parallel for the last year or so. I am so, so excited for the world to finally read her brilliant debut novel, We Rule the Night, a complex and kind-hearted take on female relationships and self-determination with magic!!…


Love Story, Perfect Day

Friday, March 29, 2019

  If you’ve never seen Love Story starring Ryan O’Neal and Ali MacGraw, then you many not know that yes, it’s a love story but spoiler, she dies at the end. When I started thinking about my “perfect” day for this week’s post, for some reason my mind went to that movie, because there’s a scene near the end that I’ve always found interesting. I can’t remember exactly what Ali…


Loan forgiveness, bike rides, and creative hallucinations

My perfect day would consist of turning on the news and learning that all of our world leaders have come together to reduce carbon emissions to save what’s left of the planet. It would also consist of finding out that our president has miraculously turned into a progressive woman of color. This ethereal POTUS will secure reparations, protect reproductive justice, enact appropriate taxes for the wealthy, stop detaining and deporting…

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Almost Perfect

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

I’m obsessed with productivity and optimizing my time, so when I think of a “perfect” day, I think of a day where I get a lot of work done (with a little bit of relaxation built in too, of course). I’m definitely a morning person. If can get up and get to work without procrastinating (big if), 7:00-11:00 a.m. is by far my most productive time of day. Unfortunately I…


Attacus Atlas & Other Inventions: A Perfect Day

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Aloha. What a perfect day? A day to organize, a day to catch up, a day to relax, a day to write, and a day to read, a day to edit, and another day to read (because you really can’t have enough days to read). So the perfect day is really a week. So…. So there’s no such thing as a perfect day. I may not be able to have…


A Sunrise, A Coffee, A Long Walk

Monday, March 25, 2019

This week we’re sharing what our perfect day might look like, which I suppose might say a lot about ourselves. I’ve been lucky enough in my life to get real close to perfect more than once, so I’ve got a pretty good grasp on what would make up my perfect day – in case any benevolent god is listening in.   After living in Arizona for six years, I know…


[News Flash] March 24, 2019

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Jessica Strawser! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of Forget You Know Me. You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet (make sure you follow @DebutanteBall on Twitter too!): We interviewed Jessica Strawser (@jessicastrawser) about her newest novel FORGET YOU KNOW ME! Follow @DebutanteBall & RT for a chance to win a…


Interview with Jessica Strawser + Giveaway of FORGET YOU KNOW ME!

This week, we are so thrilled to welcome Jessica Strawser to the Debutante Ball! Jessica has joined us here before, when her book Not That I Could Tell came out last year, and we are so excited to have her back to talk about her newest novel Forget You Know Me. Molly and Liza have always been enviably close. Even after Molly married Daniel, the couple considered Liza an honorary…

Saturday, March 23, 2019

The Perfect Assassin

Friday, March 22, 2019

      “How do you know when you’re the monster?” Fantasy is not really my thing. I’m a literary fiction addict. Once in a while I force myself outside my zone and I read a thriller or YA or what have you, but mostly I just jones until I’m onto my next literary book. They are piling up on my kindle at an alarming rate. In general, if I…