Announcing Your 2020 Deb Class!

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Today we’re delivering an extra, special edition of our Sunday News Flash to introduce our new Debutante Ball Class of 2020! We are so excited for the new Debs to take over in just a few short weeks and share their amazing books with you. So without further delay please join us in welcoming: Lisa Braxton, THE TALKING DRUM (Inanna Publications, May 2020) Yodassa Williams, THE GODDESS TWINS (Spark Press, May…


[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…


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…


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…


Learn Her Wrath

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

My second novel is slated for fall 2020. It’s not a sequel, but let’s just say it has some themes in common with Temper: like rage, revenge, women making men sorry for their bad behavior (and if they can’t make them sorry, they’ll make them suffer). Learn Her Wrath stars Dr. Scarlett Clark, a college professor with a secret life as a serial killer. She hunts abusive men on the campus…


Attacus Atlas & Other Inventions: What Happens Next

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Aloha! Six months since the publication of The Atlas of Reds and Blues. It’s so hard to believe. I’ve loved every moment since the whirlwind began on publication day — a cool Tuesday in February. I’m so grateful for the warm welcome my debut has received, and for all of the support it continues to get. I’ve been so lucky in the past six months, with the publication, too, of…


What Comes Next?

Monday, August 5, 2019

My second book will be out in just over three months. I’ve been lucky in always knowing what my Book 2 would be – lucky in already having written it before I even knew there’d be a Book 1 and 3. In a way, I feel like I got to skip happily right over yea olde Book Two Syndrome – And land face-first into Book Three Syndrome instead. But this…


[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 @KA_Doore…


Interview with Breanna Teintze and GIVEAWAY for LORD OF SECRETS

Saturday, August 3, 2019

I’m so excited fellow fantasy author and agent sibling and all-around Excellent Human Being (TM) Breanna Teintze to the Ball this week! Breanna Teintze writes novels with magic and explosions (well) and gardens (badly). She lives in Idaho with her husband, where she homeschools her three kids, polishes swords, and perfects her eyeliner. Her debut novel, Lord of Secrets, is the first in the Empty Gods series from Jo Fletcher Books, and…


They Could Have Named Her Anything

Friday, August 2, 2019

  Stephanie Jimenez’s astonishing debut novel follows the evolution of a friendship between Maria and Rocky, two seventeen-year-old students at a private girls’ school. In order for this youthful friendship to take center stage, both characters need to be incredibly rich and real, and I was so impressed with how well Stephanie pulls this off. The two teenagers felt so real, to me, in fact, I found they reminded me…