NewsFlash: Passover/Easter Edition

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Congratulations to Patty Smith, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of THE DAY I DIED by Lori Rader-Day We send our thanks to Alyssa Palombo for being our guest yesterday on The Debutante Ball. If you haven’t already, pick up a copy of THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN IN FLORENCE or enter to win a copy by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet: RT to Enter! Interview w/ @AlyssInWnderlnd + #DebBallGiveaway of THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN IN FLORENCE…

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Interview with Former Deb Lori Rader-Day + #DebBallGiveaway of THE DAY I DIED

Saturday, April 8, 2017

It is such a pleasure to welcome back former Debutante Lori Rader-Day!! In honor of the release of her new book THE DAY I DIED, Lori will be our special guest today, giving us the scoop on her latest novel and much more!   THE DAY I DIED is the story of Anna Winger, a handwriting expert hired by corporations and the lovelorn who also occasionally works as a specialist with the FBI….

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Time for Spring… and the Deb Ball News Flash!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Congratulations to Nancy Harris, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of FOLLOW ME DOWN by Sherri Smith. News from the 2017 Debs Tiffany D. Jackson is writing, writing, writing! Crystal King has lost her voice due to illness and is rather annoyed that Alexa won’t turn on the lights for her because it can’t hear/understand her. But this means she won’t be sick for her book launch on April 25, right? Amy Poeppel was thrilled to get…

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Guest Interview with Former Deb Colleen Oakley + #DebBallGiveaway of CLOSE ENOUGH TO TOUCH

Saturday, March 18, 2017

It is with great pleasure that we welcome back to The Debutante Ball author Colleen Oakley. Her latest novel, CLOSE ENOUGH TO TOUCH, has just been released! – Congratulations, Colleen! In CLOSE ENOUGH TO TOUCH, Jubilee Jenkins has a rare condition: she’s allergic to human touch. After a nearly fatal accident, she became reclusive, living in the confines of her home for nine years. But after her mother dies, Jubilee is…

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Interview with Lynn K. Hall + #DebBallGiveaway of CAGED EYES

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Today on the Debutante Ball, I’m honored to welcome our very own Lynn K. Hall, author of CAGED EYES, an insider’s account of misogyny and rape in the US military and her extraordinary path to recovery and activism.   Desperate to realize her childhood dream of being an astronaut, Lynn K. Hall was an enthusiastic young cadet. For Hall, the military offered an escape from her chaotic home—her erratic mother, absent biological…

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Interview with Breeana Shields + #DebBallGiveaway of POISON’S KISS

Poison's Kiss Cover
Saturday, December 17, 2016

Today on the Debutante Ball, I had the pleasure of interviewing Breeana Shields, author of POISON’S KISS, coming from Random House on January 10th! How awesome does this book sound? Poison’s Kiss is about an assassin who can kill with a single kiss, but when she receives orders to kill a boy she knows—a boy she’s sure doesn’t deserve to die—she starts to question who she’s really working for. And you,…

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On being a Method Author

Friday, December 16, 2016

I am what they call a Method Author (or did I just make that term up? If so, I am a genius!) It’s similar to that of a method actor, when they immerse themselves in extreme surroundings or situations in order to prepare for a role. I love learning what actors go through to make characters more believable. One of the most famous examples, for “The Last of the Mohicans” Daniel…

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Interview with Carolyn Menke + #DebBallGiveaway of RETURN TO ME

Saturday, December 3, 2016

I’m really excited to welcome Carolyn Menke to the Deb Ball today because she’s my person. My book bestie. My go-to in this crazy book world. I also happen to LOVE her book (and spent the last 20 or so pages sobbing and laughing interchangeably). But since I’m biased, here’s what someone else had to say: “A sweeping, romantic debut that brings the war-time forties to vivid life in this Titanic meets…

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Interview with Destiny Soria, Author of IRON CAST

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Before we get started… just look at that cover. I love it. Here’s a quick blurb, so you can fully swoon before we interview Destiny Soria, author of this amazing debut, IRON CAST from Amulet. It’s Boston, 1919, and the Cast Iron club is packed. On stage, hemopaths – whose “afflicted” blood gives them the ability to create illusions through art – captivate their audience. Corinne and Ada have been…

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Former Deb Kelly Harms Takes the Deb Interview + A Giveaway of THE MATCHMAKER OF MINNOW BAY

Saturday, August 27, 2016

We are thrilled to welcome back a former Deb, Kelly Harms, whose second novel, THE MATCHMAKER OF MINNOW BAY, follows in the delightful footsteps of her debut, THE GOODLUCK GIRLS OF SHIPWRECK LANE. Frustrated painter Lily Stewart can’t pay the rent on her apartment, so she packs up to leave…and, in the back of a drawer, finds a letter telling her her impulsive Las Vegas marriage of ten years before…

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