Interview with Laya Vivian Smith, author of THE LUMBERMILL

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This week’s interview is with Laya Vivian Smith whose book THE LUMBERMILL released just last week! Congratulations Laya! Read below about her proudest writing moment (in eighth grade!), advice for her younger writer self, the in-depth research she did for her book, and the heartbreaking loss of her long-time first reader.   ABOUT LAYA Laya V Smith is a member of International Thriller Writers, SCBWI, AWP, and LUW. Through no…

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Lyn’s World (or Her Novel’s): From NYC to Taiwan

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

I lived in New York City for over fourteen years and have worked there for over twenty-five years (wow I’m old). So it was only natural for me to set my debut, THE TIGER MOM’S TALE, in Manhattan. But I was born in Taiwan and knew I wanted to portray my homeland, so I had my MC, Lexa, travel back to Taiwan to claim her heritage. The Upper East Side…

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[News Flash] September 27, 2020

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Diane Zinna was our guest author this week, talking about her novel, THE ALL-NIGHT SUN, available now. Tune in to our Instagram account this Wednesday, September 30 at 2pm ET when Elizabeth Gonzalez James will interview Zinna about her novel, Ari Aster’s Midsommar, and her path to publication! Early reviews are coming in for Greta Kelly’s THE FROZEN CROWN and they are glowing:   Ehsaneh Sadr has two great events…

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Giveaway Alert!!

Saturday, September 26, 2020

September 26, 2020 A winner has been chosen for Anita Kushwaha’s wonderful new book SECRET LIVES OF MOTHERS & DAUGHTERS. If you haven’t checked out her interview, be sure to follow this link to catch up! If you missed out on the giveaway, but still want to know more about SECRET LIVES OF MOTHERS & DAUGHTERS, what Farah Heron, author of The Chai Factor calls, “An engaging and thought-provoking read, Secret Lives of Mothers &…

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Interview with Diane Zinna, author of THE ALL-NIGHT SUN

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

This week’s interview is with Diane Zinna. I got to hear her speak recently about her book THE ALL-NIGHT SUN and was enthralled by her journey as a writer and some of the themes in her book. Read below about how she writes in her car, books that have guided her, and how she overcomes writer’s block. And don’t forget to share this interview (on Twitter – see link) or…

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From Milwaukee to New York To Rome: Greta’s Intercontinental Path to Publication

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

If you ask most professional writers, they’ll tell you they’ve been writing since childhood, and the same is true for me. I dreamed of writing a book and getting it published for almost as long as I can remember. But how do you actually go about writing a book? I had no idea… and it showed in my writing. For more years than I can honestly count, I worked on…

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[News Flash] September 20, 2020

Sunday, September 20, 2020

We were thrilled to interview Anita Kushwaha this week, author of SECRET LIVES OF MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS. Share or comment here for a chance to win a copy of her novel!     Ehsaneh Sadr will be interviewing A.H. Kim, author of A GOOD FAMILY, this Friday at 3 PT at our Instagram account. Ehsaneh will also be interviewing fellow debs Greta and Elizabeth on Instagram this Friday at 1pm…

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Giveaway Alert!

Saturday, September 19, 2020

September 19, 2020 A winner has been chosen for Ehsaneh Sadr’s wonderful new book A Door Between Us. If you missed her interview, be sure to follow this link to catch up! If you missed out on the giveaway, but still want to know more about MUSICAL CHAIRS, what Ausma Zehanat Kahn, author of Among ruins calls “A deeply compelling story about the struggle for democracy in Iran. The broken dreams of a generation…

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The 3Ps of my Publishing Journey: Partners, Polishing, and Patience

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Thanks so much for stopping by the Deb Ball! This time we’re talking about our paths to publication. Join in the conversation by sharing where you’re at on your own path. Do you have dreams of writing but are having trouble putting pen to paper? Do you already have several full novels written but are struggling to find an agent? Are you somewhere in between? We hope you’ll find some…

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Interview with Anita Kushwaha, author of SECRET LIVES OF MOTHERS & DAUGHTERS

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

We are thrilled to welcome Anita Kushwaha to The Debutant Ball this week! SECRET LIVES has been described as “a breathtaking novel about the ties that bind mothers and daughters together and the secrets that tear them apart.” Read below about her advice for her younger self, how she deals with writer’s block, upcoming projects, and more! Share or comment below for a chance to win a copy of her…

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