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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[News Flash] March 4, 2018

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Sunday, March 4, 2018

Congratulations to @prettystronggir   and @way2butch, winners of our #DebBallGiveaway of Rae Theodore’s LEAVING NORMAL: ADVENTURES IN GENDER.   Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest,Lara Elena Donnelly . If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy ofNebula-Nominated AMBERLOUGH. You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet: Interview with Lara Elena Donnelly and Giveaway of Nebula-Nominated AMBERLOUGH https://t.co/5euDIFzvae pic.twitter.com/lp7nqHbmKr — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall) March 3,…

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The World’s Longest Edit Letter

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

  This week’s topic: the edit letter. Before I published The Queen of Hearts, I’d assumed the edit letter was just that: a letter with some suggested editorial changes, but that turned out not to be the case for me. I never actually got an edit letter. When I got the call from my agent that we had an offer on my book, I was out of the country. Cell…

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[News Flash] February 25, 2018

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Sunday, February 25, 2018

Congratulations to @elliott37341, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of THE SONG OF ALL by Tina LeCount Myers.   Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Rae Theodore!  If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of LEAVING NORMAL: ADVENTURES IN GENDER. You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet: Interview with Rae Theodore + Giveaway for LEAVING NORMAL: ADVENTURES IN GENDER https://t.co/YB5EO0RRqF — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall)…

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Kimmery Gets A Little Sappy

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

When I first saw this week’s topic–finding support as a writer– I figured I’d discuss writer’s groups. But then my debut novel, The Queen of Hearts, was released last week, and I realized I have a new perspective on a new phase of this writing journey: the publication period. I’ve had some intense weeks in my life. I’m an ER doctor and a mother, so I’m often surrounded by literal…

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