It’s The Launching of The Queen of Hearts!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

It is the launch week for first of the 2018 Debs to debut—Kimmery Martin with THE QUEEN OF HEARTS! THE QUEEN OF HEARTS had me at hello, which in this case, was the gorgeous cover. Really, what could be more perfect than an anatomical heart formed out of flowers against a gorgeous robin’s egg blue?   Do you remember all those quizzes based on female friendships, like Are You a Monica,…

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How Did I Get Here? My God!…What Have I Done?!

Monday, April 24, 2017

This week the Debs are helping me celebrate my launch week! Tomorrow FEAST OF SORROW is out in the world! What have I done? I WROTE A BOOK!! And now you can read it! Writing this blog post is a little bit surreal for me. I’ve been working on this book for SO long, for nearly a decade. Long enough that until I got the deal, friends and family had…

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Interview with Jamie Brenner + #DebBallGiveaway of THE FOREVER SUMMER

Saturday, April 22, 2017

What a thrill to have author Jamie Brenner as today’s guest on The Debutante Ball! Jamie, the author of one of my favorite books THE WEDDING SISTERS, has a new book coming out this Tuesday, April 25th called THE FOREVER SUMMER.  Booklist calls THE FOREVER SUMMER “An engaging and emotional read with characters who stay with you […] a good fit for fans of Elin Hilderbrand.” In THE FOREVER SUMMER,…

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Books That Change The World – Like CAGED EYES

Monday, February 6, 2017

This week on the Debutante Ball we celebrate the publication of Lynn K. Hall’s important and moving memoir, CAGED EYES: AN AIR FORCE CADET’S STORY OF RAPE AND RESILIENCE. To start out her pub week, Lynn shares a bit of her story in a moving New York Times Op-Ed, When a Rape Goes Unreported.  This week, Lynn has asked the Debs to write about books and activism and how the…

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Allegedly: “Searing and True.” YES!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

By now, you’ve heard our exciting news: it’s launch week for Tiffany D. Jackson’s ALLEGEDLY!! ALLEGEDLY has been killing it in trade reviews. In fact, it’s earned FOUR starred reviews. (That’s sort of a big deal.) And for great reason. My favorite is this line from Kirkus: “Searing and true.” Those two words sum up Allegedly so succinctly. Allegedly is a book that will make you feel, which will stay with…

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Tiffany Jackson’s ALLEGEDLY and the art of (metaphorically) flipping a dinner table

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

It’s Launch Day for Tiffany!    Mary B. Addison killed a baby. Allegedly. She didn’t say much in that first interview with detectives, and the media filled in the only blanks that mattered: a white baby had died while under the care of a churchgoing black woman and her nine-year-old daughter. The public convicted Mary and the jury made it official. But did she do it? There wasn’t a point…

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The Truth About Tiffany D. Jackson and ALLEGEDLY

Monday, January 23, 2017

This week the Debs are celebrating the launch of Tiffany D. Jackson’s incredible debut book ALLEGEDLY, available at booksellers on Tuesday, January 24th! Orange Is the New Black meets Walter Dean Myer’s Monster in this gritty, twisty, and haunting debut by Tiffany D. Jackson about a girl convicted of murder seeking the truth while surviving life in a group home. Like clockwork, Momma arrives at 2:35 every other Sunday, right after…

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Book Launch Love

Monday, August 22, 2016

Our theme this week is what we loved about our debut year. There are so many wonderful moments in a debut year to choose from—from getting that first request for a full manuscript from an agent to the day your sale goes through, to seeing your cover for the first time to holding your book in your hand—but book launch is really hard to top. The thing about your book…

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Interview with The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living author Louise Miller, and a BOOK GIVEAWAY!

The City Baker's Guide to Country Living by Louise Miller
Saturday, August 13, 2016

I have a ritual that I perform every Friday afternoon that I can. After work, I sit down at my kitchen table with a bowl of popcorn and I read the current issue of People Magazine. Nothing is more relaxing–it’s total escapist fun. One of my favorite features is the One Last Thing interview in the back–so here is my version! One last last thing Last time I cried Full disclosure–I…

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