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[News Flash] June 3, 2018

Thanks again to last week’s guest, Helene Dunbar, author of Boomerang! We’re super excited about yesterday’s guest, Sue William Silverman! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of her entire collection. You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet: Interview with Sue William Silverman (@SueSilverman) + #GIVEAWAY for Collection https://t.co/lHqmptITrh pic.twitter.com/LYFjR7QJVa — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall) June 2, 2018     News…

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Interview with Sue William Silverman + GIVEAWAY for Collection

I’m beyond excited to introduce one of my writing heroes to the Debutante Ball this week: Sue William Silverman. I was introduced to her work in grad school, at which time I read Love Sick: One Woman’s Journey Through Sexual Addiction and wrote a five-page annotation about her beautiful use of description to slow time and build tension. I normally wrote 2-3 page annotations, so five pages was proof of how…

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YA Fangirl Alert

This week the Debs and I are talking about authors we fangirl over. I’d like to highlight some of my favorite YA authors, some folks you may or may not have heard of.   Julia Ember, author of Unicorn Tracks, The Seafarer’s Kiss, and The Tiger’s Watch. I love jumping into Julia’s worlds. They are so fully imagined and diverse and infinitely swoony. Highly recommend. I am absolutely in love with Ersel from The…

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Upcoming Authors I Can’t Wait to Tell You About

Instead of raving about already-established authors, I thought I’d use this platform to promote some of my favorite upcoming and aspiring authors. People I’ve met along the way who have a wicked talent that hasn’t yet hit the bookshelves.   First up is Amy Mason Doan, who is also my partner at a couple book events this summer (here and here). Her debut, THE SUMMER LIST, is a gorgeous book…

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Kimmery’s Top Ten Favorite Authors

  Asking me to name a favorite author is like asking a wine snob to name the best vino. I struggle mightily with this question—which is one of the top three questions I’m asked in interviews—both because I have eclectic reading taste and because I don’t want to leave anyone out. I read across genres and I read constantly: I could literally name at least a hundred books I’ve read…

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The Writer Lara Lillibridge is Currently Fangirling Over

Writers are my movie stars. There are the writers who got me through childhood, and writers who changed the way I thought about writing, and others whose names I chanted to give me courage in the months leading up to the release of my memoir, Girlish: Growing Up in a Lesbian Home. I can’t forget my writing mentors in grad school or the yet-unpublished writers I am dying to see emerge…

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Not of an age, but for all time

This week, the Debs are discussing authors we fangirl over, and I’ve decided to focus on the one writer who has influenced my brain more than any other. William Shakespeare I mean that so sincerely and entirely. I worked for the man for seven years, after all! My Master’s degree is in Shakespeare studies. I’ve not only read all of his plays, I’ve actually seen all of them. Most of…

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[News Flash] May 27, 2018

Congrats to Nicole Asselin, winner of Deb Giveaway for TORN by Rowenna Miller! Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Helene Dunbar! Interview with Helene Dunbar, author of Boomerang! https://t.co/ZV8MuF0hxo pic.twitter.com/TLWxXUAJ4w — The Debutante Ball (@DebutanteBall) May 26, 2018 News from former Debs: Lori Rader-Day’s 2017 book, The Day I Died has been nominated for a Mary Higgins Clark Award, Thriller Award, Barry Award, and now Anthony Award. Check out this review…

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Interview with Helene Dunbar, author of Boomerang!

Today we are thrilled to bring you an interview with Helene Dunbar! Boomerang is the story of Sean, a boy who everyone assumes was kidnapped when he was 12, but who really ran away. Five years later, Sean returns to his old home – not necessarily by choice – in order to try to claim a possibly mythical inheritance to save the boy he developed an intensely complicated relationship with…

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