[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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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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[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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[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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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…

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About a Girl

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

What a perfect way to wrap up my year of reading Debutante Ball novels! I absolutely loved Stephanie’s debut novel They Could Have Named Her Anything and its unforgettable heroine Maria Rosario. No way can I top the eloquence of her recent LitHub piece about learning to write girls with agency, so I’ll shamelessly quote from it: “Through a friendship that is ultimately destroyed, Maria’s life expands in ways she…

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Attacus Atlas & Other Inventions: They Could Have Named Her Anything!

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

I’m thrilled that Stephanie Jimenez’s debut, They Could Have Named Her Anything, is out in the world this week! I had a chance to snag an advance copy and I was not disappointed — this novel has it all: a young but strong protagonist who tackles racism, loyalty, classism; she slingshots between poverty and privilege and learns the hard way of the bittersweet nature of love. Beautifully written and well-realized….

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A Surprising, Feminist Literary Debut with Heart

Monday, July 29, 2019

This week we’re celebrating our fellow deb Stephanie’s release of THEY COULD HAVE NAME HER ANYTHING! A heartfelt, warm, and occasionally disturbing literary novel about family, racism, and dreams – those both fragile and terrifying. This is the story of a teenager caught between two worlds – her close-knit family in Queens and her private school full of rich white girls swimming in privilege they can’t even see. As one…

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[News Flash] July 28, 2019

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Erin A. Craig! Pick up a copy of her amazing YA Gothic debut House of Salt and Sorrows Tuesday, August 6th, wherever books are sold! We are delighted to host @Penchant4Words this week on @DebutanteBall! Check out @LayneFargo’s interview and read all about Erin’s forthcoming novel HOUSE OF SALT AND SORROWS https://t.co/rjPW1cwDKy @KA_Doore @estefsays @MFournierWatson @devislaskar pic.twitter.com/pjeyiLtX4u — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall) July 27,…

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