[News Flash] October 28, 2018

Sunday, October 28, 2018

And thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Vanessa Hua! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of A River of Stars. You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet (make sure you follow @DebutanteBall on Twitter too!): This week we interviewed author @vanessa_hua! Read & RT to enter our giveaway of her masterful debut novel A RIVER OF STARS, the…

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Add Sex, Rage, & Suffering, Then Stir

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Writing Temper involved multiple major rounds of revision – first on my own, then with my Pitch Wars mentor, then with my agent, and finally with my editor. Looking back over the process now, there are several things that seem like such integral parts of the book, I almost can’t believe they weren’t there in the first draft. But they all came about through revision, and often as a result…

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[News Flash] October 21, 2018

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Congratulations to Nidia, winner of last week’s book giveaway — LOVE WAR STORIES by Ivelisse Rodriguez! And thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Sam Hawke! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of City of Lies. You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet (make sure you follow @DebutanteBall on Twitter too!): Read an Interview with the fantastic fantasy author…

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My Bookshelf, Myself

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

I am on vacation this week, so I’m going to shamelessly take the easy way out and just give you a list of ten authors who’ve influenced my writing, in alphabetical order by last name: Margaret Atwood – Her writing is so exceptional it simultaneously inspires me and makes me want to pack it all in since there’s no way I’ll ever be as good as she is. Truly we…

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[News Flash] October 14, 2018

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Ivelisse Rodriguez! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of Love War Stories. You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet (make sure you follow @DebutanteBall on Twitter too!): This week, @IvelisseWrites talks about Latinx literature & writing new models of love. Follow us + RT for a chance to win LOVE WAR STORIES –…

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The Worst Part of Writing is the Writing

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

So first drafts. I hate them. See you next week. …just kidding! But this is one Debutante Ball topic where I’m especially interested in seeing what my fellow Debs have to say. First drafts freak me the fuck out, so I’m hoping for some sage wisdom from these smart and talented ladies I’m lucky enough to be working with. I am the kind of person who likes things neat and…

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[News Flash] October 7, 2018

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Congrats to Rhonda, winner of last week’s giveaway of Survivor Café by Elizabeth Rosner! And thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Nicole Blades! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of Have You Met Nora? You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet (make sure you follow @DebutanteBall on Twitter too!): Interview with @NicoleBlades and Have You Met Nora? Giveaway https://t.co/mEEJ76Ap4m pic.twitter.com/NhWt9Zf9Xa…

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Interview with Nicole Blades and Have You Met Nora? Giveaway

Saturday, October 6, 2018

So excited to welcome another one of my agent sisters to the blog today! Nicole Blades is the author of the novels The Thunder Beneath Us, Earth’s Waters, and Have You Met Nora?  She’s also a prior Deb Ball guest author, so we’re thrilled to have her back! After you’ve read her interview below, check out her previous post, The Truth About Diversity in Publishing. Nicole Blades is a novelist, speaker, and journalist who…

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All’s (Not) Fair in Love & Rejection

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

When I queried my first novel, I got rejected. A lot. Over 100 times in fact. I kept track of my rejections on these sticker charts, which hung on the back of my office door for over a year: Was it fun? No, of course not. (Okay, well, the stickers made it a little fun.) But it was good for me, being rejected so many times. It taught me perspective…

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[News Flash] September 30, 2018

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Congrats to Michelle, Megan, and S.C., winners of last week’s giveaway of Trouble Brewing by Suzanne Baltsar! And thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Elizabeth Rosner! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of Survivor Café: The Legacy of Trauma and the Labyrinth of Memory. You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet: Check out this week’s guest interview with @elizabethrosner! Follow…

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