Interview with Stephanie Burgis and giveaway of SNOWSPELLED!

Saturday, August 17, 2019

I’m so excited to welcome the multi-talented and amazing Stephanie Burgis to the Ball this week! Stephanie grew up in East Lansing, Michigan, but now lives in Wales with her husband and two sons, surrounded by mountains, castles and coffee shops. She writes fun MG fantasy adventures and has published five so far, including The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart (Bloomsbury 2017), The Girl with the Dragon Heart (Bloomsbury 2018) and the Kat, Incorrigible…



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…


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…


[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…


[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 @KA_Doore @estefsays @MFournierWatson @devislaskar — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall) July 27,…


Interview with Erin A. Craig, Author of House of Salt and Sorrows

Saturday, July 27, 2019

The best part of being a writer is getting to be friends with people you also fangirl over, and I am the BIGGEST fangirl of Erin A. Craig and her upcoming debut novel House of Salt and Sorrows! I was lucky enough to read an early copy of this book, and it’s the spooky Gothic fantasy of my dreams. Erin A. Craig has always loved telling stories. After getting her B.F.A….


Bluebeard’s Drawer

Friday, July 26, 2019

    I have two manuscripts in the drawer. Although they’re not actually in a drawer, and I have no idea where they went. They are so old now that I know not if any current software could even read them, so I’ve pretty much abandoned the idea of ever looking at them again. This may be for the best. The first time I wrote a book, I sat down…


[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 — 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…