[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…

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Big Gay Fantasy

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

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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[News Flash] March 17, 2019

Sunday, 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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The TEMPER Tour of Chicago

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

The world of Temper is my world: the main character lives just a few blocks away from my North side Chicago apartment. If she were real, I’d probably see her on the train or pass her on the street regularly (she would glare at me, but it’s not personal, Kira glares at everyone). Here are some of the real-life locations I featured in Temper (with my own photos, taken over the almost…

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[News Flash] March 10, 2019

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Toni Kirkpatrick! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of The Bolero of Andi Rowe. You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet (make sure you follow @DebutanteBall on Twitter too!): Read this week’s interview with Toni Kirkpatrick (@tmargaritaplum) & follow & RT for a chance to win The Bolero of Andi Rowe! https://t.co/Tu8YD6mE1H…

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Self-Defined

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

This week is all about personality type and how it informs our writing. I LOVE personality tests and may be a little too obsessed with putting both myself and other people into categories. It’s mostly just for fun, but I think personality type definitions can tell us a lot about ourselves, even if they aren’t scientifically accurate. So here are a few of my favorites: ISTJ My Myers-Briggs type definitely…

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[News Flash] March 3, 2019

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Kristin Wright! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of Lying Beneath the Oaks. You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet (make sure you follow @DebutanteBall on Twitter too!): Interview with Kristin Wright and Giveaway of LYING BENEATH THE OAKS https://t.co/D1hZvCaivm pic.twitter.com/2UtraHlKqf — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall) March 2, 2019 News from the Class…

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Writing to the Beat

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Besides books, the bulk of my writing inspiration comes from music. I make elaborate Spotify playlists for all my projects and listen to them on repeat throughout every stage of the writing process. It helps keep me in right mood and headspace for the book, and I also get lots of great ideas while zoning out to the music. So for my post this week, I thought I’d share a…

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[News Flash] February 24, 2019

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, YOU! If you haven’t already, please answer a question in the comments so we can get to know you better. And please do share our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet (make sure you follow @DebutanteBall on Twitter too!) so that all our fans have a chance to introduce themselves! Surprise, lovely readers! This week’s guest is YOU! Answer a question…

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TEMPER: The Movie

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Coming up with a dream cast for my book is one of the first steps in my writing process. Maybe it’s my theater background, but I don’t feel like I fully understand a character until I have an idea of the actor who could play them. Sometimes I even come up with whole book ideas based on actors I’m into (like the Gothic family drama I currently have on the…

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