Book Two: Blessing or Curse?

Monday, July 30, 2018

When I sold From Unseen Fire, I got that coveted thing: a multi-book deal. Three, in fact! A guarantee that the story would go on, and we could stop trying to sell the blatant lie that the first book was “a standalone with series potential”. How magnificent! I could traipse merrily into Book Two in a state of security and confidence. After all, I’d already written some scenes, back when…

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[News Flash] July 29, 2018

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Sunday, July 29, 2018

Congratulations to Sandy McMahon, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of HEART BERRIES BY TERESE MAILHOT.   Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Rebecca Fish Ewan! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of BY THE FORCES OF GRAVITY. You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet:   Interview with Rebecca Fish Ewan (rfishewan) and #GIVEAWAY of BY THE FORCES OF GRAVITY! https://t.co/YPBoIPBA0O…

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Finding the Details that Fill a World

Monday, July 23, 2018

I. Love. Research. I mean, if you’ve read From Unseen Fire, you could probably guess that. As much as I’m a writer, I’m also a historian. It was my second major in undergrad, and my Master’s degree certainly relies heavily upon it as well. I live with my head as much in the past as the present, and while it’s not always the Roman past, for the past seven years,…

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[News Flash] July 22, 2018

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Sunday, July 22, 2018

  Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Terese Mailhot! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of Heart Berries. You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet: Interview with Terese Mailhot and GIVEAWAY for Heart Berries https://t.co/TBI42cy6jg pic.twitter.com/DHXpxl7XLl — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall) July 21, 2018 News from the 2018 Debs:   Julie Clark had a full week of book…

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Expectations and Exceptions

Monday, July 16, 2018

Debut authors get told, a lot, to moderate their expectations. I didn’t need to be told that. Sure, I might dream of selling millions of copies of From Unseen Fire, getting a Netflix deal, having people obsessively discuss the series and write fanfic and wonder what will happen next. My parents certainly think all that’s going to happen. I want all that to happen. But expect? Of course not. I…

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[News Flash] July 15, 2018

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

Congratulations to Kris Erin Clink, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of Sarah Kuhn’s Heroine Complex.   News from the 2018 Debs: Julie Clark had a great time with the Oceanside Moms book club…a very special group near and dear to my heart.   Kaitlyn Sage Patterson is excited to finally be able to share that she’ll be in Greenville, South Carolina for Read Up! Greenville in October!   Cass Morris is drafting. Definitely not working…

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[News Flash] July 8, 2018

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Sunday, July 8, 2018

Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Sarah Kuhn! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of Heroine’s Journey. You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet:   Check out our interview with Sarah Kuhn, Author of HEROINE’S JOURNEY + Giveaway! https://t.co/Zi0JfOuMc7 — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall) July 7, 2018   News from the 2018 Debs:   Kimmery Martin escaped the hellish heat…

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Cass is a Pack Animal

Monday, July 2, 2018

There are a lot of difficult and frustrating things about existing as a woman, period, let alone as a woman in the publishing world. It’s a strange and particularly maddening state of affairs. More readers are women, more of the money spent on books (as on entertainment in general) is spent by women, and more of the people working in publishing houses are women. And yet — Men still occupy…

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[News Flash] July 1, 2018

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Sunday, July 1, 2018

Congratulations to K. J. Harrowick, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of Lisa Romeo’s STARTING WITH GOODBYE. Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Ashley Poston, author of GEEKARELLA and HEART OF IRON. Check out our interview here.   News from the 2018 Debs:   Julie Clark had an amazing time up in the Bay Area, doing two book events with Amy Mason Doan at Books, Inc in Alameda, and Rakestraw Books in Danville. Thanks to…

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Industry Interview Week: Introducing the Amazing Connor Goldsmith!

Monday, June 25, 2018

This week, the Deb Ball is interviewing industry pros who aren’t authors, to give y’all a bit of a view of the rest of this wild publishing world. I decided, since he’s used to me pestering him for odd things, to ask my spectacular agent, Connor Goldsmith, if he’d tell the Deb Ball readership a little about the mysterious workings of his role:   Tell us your tale! Who are you,…

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