[News Flash] July 21, 2019

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Yesterday we checked in on the Class of 2018 Debs, see what they’ve been up to over the past year here: The Deb Class of 2018: Where Are They Now? Updates on last year’s Debs @CassRMorris @only_mama @kimmerym @jclarkab & @verykaitlynsage https://t.co/0Nr55sUtJw pic.twitter.com/bDrNaT8JBR — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall) July 20, 2019 News from the Class of 2019 Debs: K.A. Doore is glad to no longer be solo-parenting. She’s also relieved that…

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Mistakes Were Made

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

This week’s topic is taking me right back to one of my favorite parts of the writing process: copyedits. Copyedits are the most detail-oriented, downright nitpicky phase of editing. Other people might find them tedious or annoying, but I LOVE them. My petty perfectionist heart was filled with delight throughout the whole process. I actually think if I hadn’t become a writer, I could have had a very happy career…

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[News Flash] July 14, 2019

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Christine Hyung-Oak Lee! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of Tell Me Everything You Don’t Remember. You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet (make sure you follow @DebutanteBall on Twitter too!): https://t.co/sBu4zxAO5h we are so excited to host @xtinehlee on @DebutanteBall this week! RT & Follow for a chance to win…

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Cut It Out

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

When I wrote and revised Temper, I didn’t only delete scenes, I deleted an entire character. The book used to include another supporting character named Sophie, who was a playwright and engaged to marry Malcolm (I know, what the hell was she thinking??). The whole first draft included her, and I even wrote about 30,000 words in her POV before jettisoning her in favor of Joanna. Having Sophie in the…

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[News Flash] July 7, 2019

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Kristen Lepionka! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of The Last Place You Look. You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet (make sure you follow @DebutanteBall on Twitter too!): We are delighted to host @KMLwrites from @UnlikeableFCPod on @DebutanteBall this week! RT & follow for a chance to win THE LAST…

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Interview with Kristen Lepionka and The Last Place You Look Giveaway

Saturday, July 6, 2019

This week I’m excited to welcome my other Unlikeable Female Characters podcast co-host Kristen Lepionka to the Ball! (We hosted Wendy Heard way back in December.) Kristen Lepionka is the author of the Roxane Weary mystery series. Her debut, The Last Place You Look, won the Shamus Award for Best First P.I. novel and was also nominated for Anthony and Macavity Awards. She grew up mostly in a public library and…

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TEMPER

Friday, July 5, 2019

    Damn, these debutante ladies are really teaching me some stuff. Constantly reminding me that I need to get out of my literary fiction rut and read books like this more often. This book is absolutely page-turningly fascinating and delicious in every way. Layne’s characters are so real that it feels like they might leap off the page and bite me, and I’m not sure if the bite will…

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My Temper

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Temper is out now! It feels like I’ve been waiting forever for this, and also like it happened in a flash. This is the book of my dark, twisted heart. I wrote it for myself, because it was a book I wanted to read—a book about the kind of woman I want to be, and the woman I am already. I wrote Temper for all the ambitious bitches who want…

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Everybody Should Have a TEMPER

Monday, July 1, 2019

One of the things I’ve loved the most about being a part of the Debutante Ball is getting to read books I wouldn’t normally pick up. TEMPER is quite far outside of my normal wheelhouse, but it was such a suspenseful, tense, sharp, high-speed chase of a time. Kira Rascher’s been struggling to get that perfect theater role for years. When she has the opportunity to audition for a role…

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[News Flash] June 30, 2019

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Katherine Forbes Riley! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of The Bobcat. You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet (make sure you follow @DebutanteBall on Twitter too!): We are thrilled to have @kforbesriley as our guest author this week on @DebutanteBall!! RT & follow for a chance to win a copy…

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