[News Flash] September 1, 2019

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Shelby Mahurin! Be sure to pick up a copy of her debut Serpent and Dove Tuesday, September 3rd, wherever books are sold! https://t.co/PTVpITZAbz @DebutanteBall #ClassOf2019 final #guest #author is @shelbymahurin, author of SERPENT & DOVE — please welcome her and read this interview! #magic #humor #scifi #fantasy @estefsays @LayneFargo @KA_Doore @MFournierWatson @devislaskar #WritingCommnunity pic.twitter.com/IBGEMwhR84 — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall) August 31, 2019 News…

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Introducing Amy Klein: Author of THE TRYING GAME

Friday, August 30, 2019

I’m beyond thrilled to introduce you all to your new Friday blogger, Amy Klein! Amy is the author of The Trying Game: How to Get Pregnant and Get Through Fertility Treastment Without Losing your Mind (Ballantine, 2020) based on her New York Times Fertility Diary column. As soon as I read her application, I knew I wanted her to be on the Debutante Ball, and now I’ve got my wish. It…

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Year’s End

Friday, August 23, 2019

  In many ways my debut year was full of surprises. I received so many wonderful gifts that I hadn’t planned on—a blurb from one of the writers I most admire, positive reviews in outlets that still terrify me (can you say Kirkus, anyone?), pictures of my book purchased by friends old and new, near and far. I was truly surprised by how many friends not only bought the book…

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Attacus Atlas & Other Inventions: Mahalo and Aloha

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Aloha! I can’t believe it’s been a year since I first joined the Debutante Ball. Mahalo to the previous class for giving me the opportunity to work alongside K.A. Doore, Martine Fournier Watson, Layne Fargo and Stephanie Jimenez, as part of the Class of 2019. I had no idea what kind of ride to expect as a debut author, and it was truly wonderful to be part of the DB-Hive….

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[News Flash] August 18, 2019

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Stephanie Burgis! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of Snowspelled. 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 @stephanieburgis on @DebutanteBall this week! RT and follow for a chance to win a copy of SNOWSPELLED #giveaway https://t.co/LLODXlNW38 @KA_Doore @LayneFargo…

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A Party for THE DREAM PEDDLER

Friday, August 16, 2019

  I considered not having a launch party for my book. I’m not a big fan of being the center of attention (which is funny, because when I was ten years old this was my favorite thing ever), and I didn’t want to hand sell books to close friends. I was excited for them to buy it—I just didn’t want to be the one selling it. But publishing a book…

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[News Flash] August 11, 2019

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Lana Wood Johnston! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of Technically, You Started It. 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 so excited to host @muliebris on @DebutanteBall this week! RT and follow for a chance to win Technically You Started…

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Interview with Lana Wood Johnson and Giveaway for TECHNICALLY, YOU STARTED IT

Saturday, August 10, 2019

  I am beyond thrilled to be hosting my agent sister, YA author Lana Wood Johnson, on the ball today! Lana was born and raised in Iowa in the time before the internet but has spent the rest of her life making up for that. After years working in wireless communication for companies of all sizes, she now works doing the same for a local youth shelter. Lana lives in Minnesota…

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Work in Progress

Friday, August 9, 2019

    I used to have this weird typo tic where I never got the acronym for work-in-progress right. It always came out WOP. I’ve even tweeted about my wop and never noticed until it was too late. Maybe there was something Freudian about this little tic. Because “wop” always makes me think about a cartoon where some character is being repeatedly bludgeoned over the head. Not that my works…

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[News Flash] August 4, 2019

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Breanna Teintze! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of Lord of Secrets. You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet (make sure you follow @DebutanteBall on Twitter too!): So excited to host @BreannaTeintze this week on @DebutanteBall! RT & follow for a chance to win #giveaway of LORD OF SECRETS https://t.co/Om3jOpQueY @KA_Doore…

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