Lara’s Remarkable Memoir

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

  Yesterday was the release day for Lara’s memoir. Over the past half-year, I’ve grown to adore both Lara and her writing as I’ve gotten to know her as a colleague on the Debutante Ball. I’ve read many a memoir before so I knew to expect a lot of personal information, but this is the first time I’ve read one written by someone I know. And man, was I surprised….

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[News Flash] April 1, 2018

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Sunday, April 1, 2018

Congratulations to @ReadRedRead, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of one of Lindsay Ribar‘s books! Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Crystal Wilkinson! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of THE BIRDS OF OPULENCE. You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet: Interview with @CrystalWilki + #Giveaway for THE BIRDS OF OPULENCE https://t.co/NNAdMbwPmw pic.twitter.com/UT5ZxRnNFW — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall) March 31, 2018  News from the…

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Kimmery’s Favorite Thing

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

  Look, I know I am supposed to write something every week, but today writing is hard. I’m on vacation. And it’s especially hard to write now, not only because I’m in chill mode but also because I’m out of the country with no wifi and some kind of stone-age 2G network on my phone. This article is taking twenty hours to upload. I’m going to do my best, though,…

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[News Flash] March 25, 2018

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Sunday, March 25, 2018

Congratulations to Rhonda Lomazow, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of NOT THAT I COULD TELL by Jessica Strawser. Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Lindsay Ribar! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway for a WINNER’S CHOICE—select your choice from The Art of Wishing, The Fourth Wish, Rocks Fall Everyone Dies, or The Pros of Cons!  You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet: Interview w/…

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Kimmery Tries Not To Write

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

  This week’s topic is the importance of NOT writing and I was sorely tempted to turn in a blank page as my offering. Who doesn’t love irony? When I first heard I’d been selected as a Debutante writer for 2018, I experienced a brief thrill, followed by an immediate stab of horror. What had I done? Producing an article a week—on a strict schedule, on top of having to…

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[News Flash] March 18, 2018

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Sunday, March 18, 2018

Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Jessica Strawser! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of NOT THAT I COULD TELL. You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet: Interview w/ Jessica Strawser + Giveaway for NOT THAT I COULD TELL https://t.co/yVcqbQylat pic.twitter.com/7u14G1LYDH — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall) March 17, 2018   News from the 2018 Debs:   Cass Morris moved!…

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Interview w/ Jessica Strawser + Giveaway for NOT THAT I COULD TELL

Saturday, March 17, 2018

I am all kinds of delighted to be able to interview one of my writer heroines this week. Jessica’s Strawser’s debut novel, Almost Missed You, was named to Barnes & Noble’s Best new Fiction shortlist upon its release in March 2017 and it was one of my favorite books of the year. I’ve admired Jessica for years at the fantastic Writer’s Digest Conference held in New York City each summer;…

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The Call: It Doesn’t Always Go Like You’d Think

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

  When I was an aspiring author, I read every query letter success story I could get my hands on. There was a common theme to these essays, which tended to go something like this: the writer, having long since given up hope that she’d ever become published, is strolling through Target one day when her phone rings. She glances at it, realizes the phone is displaying the 212 area…

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[News Flash] March 11, 2018

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Sunday, March 11, 2018

Congratulations to @SFBluestocking, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of Lara Elena Donnelly’s Nebula-Nominated AMBERLOUGH!   Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Nicole Brinkley, whose post about establishing a relationship with your local bookstore is so informative and helpful!  News from the 2018 Debs:  Cass Morris is really pleased that moving to another city is currently distracting her from freaking out about release-related things. (This is a lie. It’s not a distraction. She’s just freaking…

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Inside Kimmery’s Brain: Deadline Edition

Kimmery's Brain: Deadline Edition
Wednesday, March 7, 2018

  One week until article about deadlines is due. No problem; is loads of time. Would start immediately, except, much like childbirth, you cannot force creativity. It happens when it’s ready to happen. Well, technically you can force childbirth, but you know what I mean: forcing creativity would result in boring article. Which is not to say, of course, that forcing childbirth results in boring child. Omigod, Kimmery, please focus….

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