Books and the authors who wrote them, IRL

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

I love reading the classics. Any fiction from old, dead writers, and I’m in. But as I looked over my reading list from this past year, I was surprised to see that in 2016, I mostly read books by writers who are not only alive and well, but by women I’ve actually met, either online or in person. And I discovered something: I like writers above all other people – they…

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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…

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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…

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Press Release: Announcing the 2017 Debs

Sunday, September 4, 2016

PRESS RELEASE: The 2017 Debutante Ball to feature a down-in-the-dumps dumpee, an accused black teen, a rape survivor, an ancient Roman gourmand, and an American outlaw. September 4, 2017 – Founded in 2006, The Debutante Ball celebrates the journey of five female, debut authors on their paths to publication. The collaborative, daily blog has helped to introduce the careers of industry elite, such as New York Times bestselling authors Eleanor…

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