[News Flash] September 27, 2020

Diane Zinna was our guest author this week, talking about her novel, THE ALL-NIGHT SUN, available now. Tune in to our Instagram account this Wednesday, September 30 at 2pm ET when Elizabeth Gonzalez James will interview Zinna about her novel, Ari Aster’s Midsommar, and her path to publication! Early reviews are coming in for Greta Kelly’s THE FROZEN CROWN and they are glowing:   Ehsaneh Sadr has two great events…

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Giveaway Alert!!

September 26, 2020 A winner has been chosen for Anita Kushwaha’s wonderful new book SECRET LIVES OF MOTHERS & DAUGHTERS. If you haven’t checked out her interview, be sure to follow this link to catch up! If you missed out on the giveaway, but still want to know more about SECRET LIVES OF MOTHERS & DAUGHTERS, what Farah Heron, author of The Chai Factor calls, “An engaging and thought-provoking read, Secret Lives of Mothers &…

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Interview with Diane Zinna, author of THE ALL-NIGHT SUN

This week’s interview is with Diane Zinna. I got to hear her speak recently about her book THE ALL-NIGHT SUN and was enthralled by her journey as a writer and some of the themes in her book. Read below about how she writes in her car, books that have guided her, and how she overcomes writer’s block. And don’t forget to share this interview (on Twitter – see link) or…

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From Milwaukee to New York To Rome: Greta’s Intercontinental Path to Publication

If you ask most professional writers, they’ll tell you they’ve been writing since childhood, and the same is true for me. I dreamed of writing a book and getting it published for almost as long as I can remember. But how do you actually go about writing a book? I had no idea… and it showed in my writing. For more years than I can honestly count, I worked on…

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[News Flash] September 20, 2020

We were thrilled to interview Anita Kushwaha this week, author of SECRET LIVES OF MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS. Share or comment here for a chance to win a copy of her novel!     Ehsaneh Sadr will be interviewing A.H. Kim, author of A GOOD FAMILY, this Friday at 3 PT at our Instagram account. Ehsaneh will also be interviewing fellow debs Greta and Elizabeth on Instagram this Friday at 1pm…

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Giveaway Alert!

September 19, 2020 A winner has been chosen for Ehsaneh Sadr’s wonderful new book A Door Between Us. If you missed her interview, be sure to follow this link to catch up! If you missed out on the giveaway, but still want to know more about MUSICAL CHAIRS, what Ausma Zehanat Kahn, author of Among ruins calls “A deeply compelling story about the struggle for democracy in Iran. The broken dreams of a generation…

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The 3Ps of my Publishing Journey: Partners, Polishing, and Patience

Thanks so much for stopping by the Deb Ball! This time we’re talking about our paths to publication. Join in the conversation by sharing where you’re at on your own path. Do you have dreams of writing but are having trouble putting pen to paper? Do you already have several full novels written but are struggling to find an agent? Are you somewhere in between? We hope you’ll find some…

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Interview with Anita Kushwaha, author of SECRET LIVES OF MOTHERS & DAUGHTERS

We are thrilled to welcome Anita Kushwaha to The Debutant Ball this week! SECRET LIVES has been described as “a breathtaking novel about the ties that bind mothers and daughters together and the secrets that tear them apart.” Read below about her advice for her younger self, how she deals with writer’s block, upcoming projects, and more! Share or comment below for a chance to win a copy of her…

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The Road to Publication is Paved with Vampires, Witches, and Romance!

Think of this as a slide show. One of those old-school slide shows that happen during trips to family or friends on a holiday, and they pull out the photos from their latest trip–well, that’s what’s about to happen here so settle in, relax, and enjoy the ride. It is almost painful to look back at my path to publication. Not because it was literally painful, but part of the…

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[News Flash] September 13, 2020

We hope you enjoyed our first interview of the 2020 – 2021 season, Eddy Boudel Tan talking about his forthcoming novel, AFTER ELIAS, which is available for purchase right now!   Denny S. Bryce is a co-mentor in this year’s Pitch Wars and her wishlist is live right now. Pitch Wars is a mentoring program where published or agented authors, editors, and industry professionals choose a writer and guide them…

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