Science and Love: The Ones We Choose

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

It is with massive excitement that I finally have the chance to review fellow Deb Julie Clark’s debut novel, The Ones We Choose. Julie is the last of us to publish, and having her book on my shelf alongside the others feel like a family reunion … which is a great segue into what her story is about. The great love of Paige Robson’s life is her son, Miles, whom…

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Big and Beautiful: From Unseen Fire

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

FROM UNSEEN FIRE is a big, luscious, complex book, the kind that makes you want to wall yourself off from the world in your most comfortable pajamas with a cup of something warm and sweet to drink. Some books you skim through, racing to reach the denouement; others, like this novel, are immersion reads, so full-fledged and epic you are a bit startled to find yourself in your own world…

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Happy Birthday, FROM UNSEEN FIRE!

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

  I love that my normal posting day is Tuesday, which is the day new books come into the world. (No one knows why this is, not even Judy Blume. I know this because I was in her bookstore on a Tuesday when they were shelving new books and I asked Judy Blume why books always release on Tuesdays and she said that she had no idea. Investigative journalism at…

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The Diminished: You Cannot Put It Down

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Aside from bestsellers, I rarely read Young Adult novels. So I’m not going to try to sell YA fans—especially YA fantasy fans— on The Diminished. Those readers will find this book on their own and I believe it will become an instant classic for them. You read mainstream fiction, women’s fiction, literary fiction, sci-fi? You are going to want to own this book. Kaitlyn Sage Patterson is an incredibly talented…

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Let’s Talk About THE DIMINISHED

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Let’s talk about THE DIMINISHED by Kaitlyn Sage Patterson. I’ve been screaming with anticipation for this book to come out now it is finally here!   In a world populated by twins, Vi is “diminished” meaning the sole surviving twin of her pair, and the world waits for her to succumb to grief or murderous rage. Meanwhile, Bo, as single-born, is preparing to take the throne. There are sun ships…

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It’s My Release Day!

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Here it is: release week. It’s rather fitting that my regular posting day here is also my release day.  Today I’m driving to my hometown—Rochester, New York—for my release party. I am looking forward to seeing some of my childhood friends, some of whom are mentioned in the book, and others who were present at the time but not mentioned. I’m looking forward to my snack trays from Wegmans. (Wegmans…

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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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