Interview with Tara Sim, Author of TIMEKEEPER

Saturday, October 22, 2016

So excited to have the fun and talented Tara Sim on The Ball today! Like us, Tara is a debut, so let’s give her a warm welcome. It won’t be hard after you read the description of her book: In an alternate Victorian world controlled by clock towers, a damaged clock can fracture time—and a destroyed one can stop it completely. The first book in a dazzling new steampunk-fantasy trilogy, TIMEKEEPER introduces…


Interview with Suzanne Rindell + Giveaway of THREE-MARTINI LUNCH

Saturday, October 8, 2016

  What a pleasure to have author Suzanne Rindell with us in the guest chair today! Suzanne discusses her latest novel THREE-MARTINI LUNCH, a story of hipsters and editors crossing paths in Greenwich Village during the Beatnik Generation. She gives us some insight into her earlier novel, THE OTHER TYPIST, as well. If you haven’t already, pick up a copy of THREE-MARTINI LUNCH! Or retweet on Twitter, and/or share on Facebook by noon (EST) October 14th to win a…


Interview with Camille Perri + A Giveaway of THE ASSISTANTS

Saturday, September 17, 2016

The Debutante Ball is thrilled to welcome author Camille Perri to the guest chair! Her debut novel THE ASSISTANTS, released in May 2016, is a fast-paced, fabulous book that J. Courtney Sullivan calls “addictive, hilarious, and smart. It’s “9 to 5 for the student loan generation,” and Publishers Weekly describes it as “if the characters from HBO’s Girls were capable of larceny and blackmail.” I loved meeting Camille at the Point Street Reading Series…


Interview with Lee Kelly, A Criminally Talented Author

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Please welcome Lee Kelly as the Deb Class of 2017’s first guest! Let it be known: we’re starting with a bang. If you haven’t yet read her novel, A Criminal Magic, you’re missing out on a rich and charming historical fantasy that takes place in an alternative Prohibition-era America, where magic instead of alcohol has been prohibited. The story follows an up-and-coming sorcerer and an undercover federal agent as they become entangled in…


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…


Aya de Leon Remixes the Deb Interview and GIVEAWAY of UPTOWN THIEF

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Over this past year being a Deb, I’ve shared the interview questions with several guest authors. Each time, one or two questions have caught my eye, and I’ve wondered how I would answer them. Now that it’s my turn to be a guest author, here’s my chance! As a continually hybrid writer, I’m remixing them with some fresh questions from the other Debs about UPTOWN THIEF… Talk about one book…


Interview with Eleanor Brown + double LIGHT OF PARIS giveaway!

THE LIGHT OF PARIS by Eleanor Brown
Saturday, July 16, 2016

Eleanor Brown– Debutante Ball alumni turned bestselling author– is here to visit! I was so wowed by Brown’s first novel, THE WEIRD SISTERS, that I pre-ordered the LIGHT OF PARIS and squealed like my daughter at Disney when it arrived Tuesday. A little background on this thoughtful new release:  In 1924, Margie defies her parents and spends an exhilarating summer in Paris – writing in cafés, living on her own, and falling for…


Interview with Karma Brown + Giveaway of THE CHOICES WE MAKE

Saturday, July 9, 2016

We are so excited today to welcome back our former Deb, Karma Brown, whose second book, THE CHOICES WE MAKE, is publishing this Tuesday! Kirkus Reviews said it has “a compelling premise with a plot that intensifies satisfyingly.” THE CHOICES WE MAKE is a story of friendship, and motherhood, and what we’re willing to do for the ones we love. Hannah is unable to conceive, and so her best friend…


Interview with Author Shannon Kirk + Book Giveaway

METHOD 15/33 by Shannon Kirk
Saturday, June 11, 2016

So excited to have the fun and talented Shannon Kirk on The Ball today! METHOD 15/33 has achieved 6 finalist or winner awards in its first year of publication, a movie deal, three starred reviews, and sales with more than 15 foreign publishers. The School Library Journey named it one of 17 best adult books for teens, recommending it for fans of Stephen King. My favorite part is its strong female lead…


An Interview with Memoirist and Screenwriter Antonia Crane – Plus GIVEAWAY!

SPENT by Antonia Crane
Saturday, May 28, 2016

Since having a kid, I have to confess that I haven’t read a single print book that wasn’t required for one reason or other. As a working mom, I listen to plenty of books in audio format. But if I actually have a free moment, where my hands aren’t busy washing dishes, carrying laundry, or driving the car to schlep my kid around, those free hands are on my computer…