[News Flash] June 17, 2018

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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Anne Mason Doan! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of THE SUMMER LIST. You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet: Interview with Amy Mason Doan, author of THE SUMMER LIST https://t.co/Ga8rE7Bczk pic.twitter.com/38lOyn8LjR — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall) June 16, 2018 News from the 2018 Debs:   Lara Lillibridge is in full-on editing…

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Interview with Amy Mason Doan, author of THE SUMMER LIST

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Two friends. Ten clues. One breathtaking secret. I am so honored to be able to introduce the incredible book The Summer List—releasing June 26— to our readers! I was lucky enough to score an early copy and tore through it this winter, but whoever wins this week’s drawing is golden: this is the perfect book to enjoy lakeside or poolside or seaside with a cool drink in your hand and…

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Winning and Losing and Writing: Kimmery Talks About Failure

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Failure is an option here. If things are not failing you are not innovating.—Elon Musk Let’s just stipulate that I’m highly innovative. And yes: I fail. A lot. If you want to be a writer, you must brace yourself for a series of truly ridiculous cosmic bitchslaps. Never has there been an endeavor more fraught with options for failure* than deciding to write a book: you can fail at writing…

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Misguided Fear: Why I Almost Didn’t Join The Debutante Ball

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

  This week we kick off the search for next year’s crop of featured writers for The Debutante Ball. To celebrate that, we’re each writing about our (almost-complete) year as one of the debs.  I’m not gonna lie: I was afraid of doing this. I’m about as organized as a toddler and I feared my ability to generate a post every week, let alone a post every week that anyone…

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[News Flash] June 3, 2018

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Sunday, June 3, 2018

Thanks again to last week’s guest, Helene Dunbar, author of Boomerang! We’re super excited about yesterday’s guest, Sue William Silverman! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of her entire collection. You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet: Interview with Sue William Silverman (@SueSilverman) + #GIVEAWAY for Collection https://t.co/lHqmptITrh pic.twitter.com/LYFjR7QJVa — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall) June 2, 2018     News…

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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…

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[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…

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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,…

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[News Flash] May 20, 2018

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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Rowenna Miller! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of Torn. You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet: Interview with Rowenna Miller (@RowennaM) + Giveaway of TORN https://t.co/9GPx677FQU pic.twitter.com/qvOPszjiHW — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall) May 19, 2018 News from Former Debs: Amy Reichert releases her fourth novel, THE OPTIMIST’S GUIDE TO LETTING…

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The Highs And The Lows Of Reviews

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

  Today we are talking about reviews and who they are meant to inform. That’s an easy one: readers. Reviews are not for authors, who tend toward the snowflake end of the spectrum when it comes to feedback. (Or possibly that’s just me…) Reading a horrible review of her own book tends to produce the same feels in an author as if a stranger suddenly marched up and bitch-slapped her…

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