[News Flash] March 24, 2019

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Jessica Strawser! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of Forget You Know Me. You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet (make sure you follow @DebutanteBall on Twitter too!): We interviewed Jessica Strawser (@jessicastrawser) about her newest novel FORGET YOU KNOW ME! Follow @DebutanteBall & RT for a chance to win a…


The Perfect Assassin

Friday, March 22, 2019

      “How do you know when you’re the monster?” Fantasy is not really my thing. I’m a literary fiction addict. Once in a while I force myself outside my zone and I read a thriller or YA or what have you, but mostly I just jones until I’m onto my next literary book. They are piling up on my kindle at an alarming rate. In general, if I…


Big Gay Fantasy

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Kai’s debut features three of my very favorite things (murder, gays, and archives) so I knew I would love it. The Perfect Assassin a fun and absorbing adventure story with an immersive desert setting that made me very grateful for my water-dispensing refrigerator! The Perfect Assassin‘s hero Amastan is not your typical fantasy protagonist – not your typical male character at all, really. He’s both a badass and a sweet-natured nerd…


What’s Important

My book is out tomorrow. My book. Is out. Tomorrow. That is a weird thing to say. A weird thing to type. A weird thing to think. Just two years ago, I was writing The Perfect Assassin. I was carefully setting goals and timelines and getting up early and writing during naps and writing in the middle of the night – forget about sleeping when baby sleeps: write when baby…

Monday, March 18, 2019

[News Flash] March 17, 2019

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Soniah Kamal! Don’t forget to snag your copy of Unmarriageable, available now anywhere that sells books! News from the Class of 2019 Debs: K.A. Doore is enjoying the early arrival of Spring in the Mitten. She hasn’t got much on her plate, so it’s a good time to just sit back and relax and – Wait, her book is out next week??? NEVERMIND. PANIC….


Interview with Soniah Kamal

Saturday, March 16, 2019

I’m so excited to welcome Soniah Kamal to the Debutante Ball this week! Her novel UNMARRIAGEABLE, has been described as a retelling of Pride and Prejudice set in modern-day Pakistan. It’s been an Amazon Best Books Pick, a Library Reads Pick, and featured in People Magazine. NPR said it’s “a fun, page-turning romp and a thought-provoking look at the class-obsessed strata of Pakistani society,” Publisher’s Weekly gave it a starred review…



Friday, March 15, 2019

    When I was in the stage of getting feedback on early drafts of this book, more than one reader told me they wished I would just come out and say precisely when and where the story takes place. “It’s obviously American,” they said. “Why not just name the town? And why not just say what year it is? Why do we have to guess?” Well, because I said…


The TEMPER Tour of Chicago

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

The world of Temper is my world: the main character lives just a few blocks away from my North side Chicago apartment. If she were real, I’d probably see her on the train or pass her on the street regularly (she would glare at me, but it’s not personal, Kira glares at everyone). Here are some of the real-life locations I featured in Temper (with my own photos, taken over the almost…


The World of The Perfect Assassin

Monday, March 11, 2019

As the only fantasy Deb this year, I’ve been looking forward to the topic of worldbuilding since, well, we first started. This is my jam, my butter, my easily spreadable confection of choice. Some people say worldbuilding is hard, but I can’t seem to stop. All it takes is a seed and a little water and it all but grows itself. The seed for Ghadid was a line in a…


[News Flash] March 10, 2019

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Toni Kirkpatrick! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of The Bolero of Andi Rowe. You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet (make sure you follow @DebutanteBall on Twitter too!): Read this week’s interview with Toni Kirkpatrick (@tmargaritaplum) & follow & RT for a chance to win The Bolero of Andi Rowe! https://t.co/Tu8YD6mE1H…