[News Flash] January 28, 2018

Latest News
Sunday, January 28, 2018

Congratulations to K. A. Reynolds, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of ODDITY by Sarah Cannon.   Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Erin Judge! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of VOW OF CELIBACY. You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet: Interview with @ErinJudge + Giveaway for VOW OF CELIBACY https://t.co/pAKXhqFOq7 pic.twitter.com/L7FYeNGu5C — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall) January 27, 2018…

Read More >>

Kimmery Uneasily Discusses Ethics

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Gahhhh. I have been marking the approaching date of this week’s Debutante Ball topic—the ethics of representing marginalized characters—with fervent dread. Who in their right mind is going to want to listen to me yammer on about the ethics of representing marginalized characters? I’m straight, I’m Christian, I’m able-bodied, and I’m whiter than Gollum. (Yep. I did my DNA one time and it came back greater than 99% English and…

Read More >>

[News Flash] January 21, 2018

Latest News
Sunday, January 21, 2018

  Congratulations to S. M. Roffey, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of a five-page critique by Jennifer Johnson-Blalock!   Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Sarah Cannon! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a signed copy of Oddity. You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet: Interview + Giveaway with Sarah Cannon, Author of Oddity https://t.co/3goutlN7c7 pic.twitter.com/x6uNWaFSpa — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall) January 20, 2018…

Read More >>

Kimmery Discusses Beta Readers

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

  You’ve seen the statistics: 80% of Americans want to write a book. Let’s assume for a moment that 10% of those are somewhat serious about pursuing the idea. Math is not my forte but I believe that would wind up being somewhere in the neighborhood of twenty million people, all of whom have contacted me personally in the last few months to ask for advice. I’m sort of kidding,…

Read More >>

[News Flash] January 14, 2018

Latest News
Sunday, January 14, 2018

Congratulations to Cassie Frye, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of THE GIRL WITH THE RED BALLOON by Katherine Locke .   Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Jennifer Johnson-Blalock! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a five page critique from Hyphen. You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet: Guest Post by Jennifer Johnson-Blalock on the Dreaded Synopsis https://t.co/twMSfPbsxU pic.twitter.com/ijoYyW2F3b — The Debutante…

Read More >>

When Kimmery Gets Distracted

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

  Today’s topic is Writing Through Distraction, which I feel eminently qualified to discuss because my God, it is freakishly cold in here. I think my hand just fell off. Where did I put those fingerless gloves and the little ski-package hand warmer thingies? The key to writing through the inevitable maelstrom of carnage that will occur as you are trying to finish your assignment is holy smoke! Modern Mrs….

Read More >>

[News Flash] January 7, 2018

Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Katherine Locke! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of The Girl With The Red Balloon. You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet: Interview with Katherine Locke (@bibliogato) + Giveaway of THE GIRL WITH THE RED BALLOON https://t.co/OaUKQqEld6 pic.twitter.com/Xj6APn4tMu — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall) January 6, 2018 News from the 2018 Debs:  …

Sunday, January 7, 2018
Read More >>

Kimmery’s 2018 Writing Resolution Checklist

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

  I typically don’t make New Year’s Resolutions, on the theory that I’m more of a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants girl (a pantser, as we dorks say in writing parlance). However, I’ve been assigned the topic of resolutions so I’d better acquire some, stat. In the interest of making other writers feel better about themselves, I’m going to be brutally honest.   Writing: Ideal: Finish Novel-In-Progress. Achievable: Finish current chapter. Keeping It Real:…

Read More >>

[News Flash] December 31, 2017

Latest News
Sunday, December 31, 2017

Congratulations to @LilySasson, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of GOOD BONES by Maggie Smith.   Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, JAMIE QUESTALL author of BY A CHARM AND A CURSE. Check out our interview here: Interview with @JaimeQuestall, Author of BY A CHARM AND A CURSE! https://t.co/plWzZnc9o9 — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall) December 30, 2017   News from the 2018 Debs:   Cass Morris finished her copy edits, sent her dedication & acknowledgments in,…

Read More >>

Kimmery’s Must-Read Books of 2017

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

  Leonardo da Vinci (biography) by Walter Isaacson: A masterpiece befitting its remarkable subject, this epic tome about one of history’s most fascinating human beings is not a quick read. Nor is it a light one: aside from medical textbooks and coffee table art books, it’s the heaviest book I own. I nearly fell over when I first picked it up. But I’ve long been consumed with curiosity about da Vinci,…

Read More >>