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…


Interview with THE BOOK OF SPECULATION author Erika Swyler, and a BOOK GIVEAWAY!

Saturday, June 18, 2016

I can’t remember how I first met Erika Swyler. I know it was online, because we haven’t met yet in person. I think I was probably fan-girling over her marvelous debut, THE BOOK OF SPECULATION, which was one of my absolute favorite books last year. It was also one of TARGET’S favorite books–they chose it as the Target Club pick for the month of June! Erika has become a friend…


Interview with Julie Cohen + Book Giveaway

DEAR THING by Julie Cohen
Saturday, April 2, 2016

We’re in for a treat today! Julie Cohen, author of WHERE LOVE LIES, has delivered another moving novel for our reading pleasure: DEAR THING is the internationally bestselling story of Ben and Claire, a couple who cannot have children … until Ben’s best friend Romily offers to be a surrogate mother for them. But Romily has a secret: she’s in love with Ben, and being pregnant with his baby brings up…


Interview with Alum Heather Webb + Book Giveaway!

Saturday, March 12, 2016

There’s nothing more exciting to debut writers than the knowledge that the first year is only the beginning. It is with open arms that we welcome back one of our 2014 debutantes, the marvelous Heather Webb. Today we celebrate her latest release, FALL OF POPPIES, a collaborative effort with a talented group of historical fiction writers and a compelling premise: On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month… November…


Interview with Michelle Hoover, author of BOTTOMLAND

Saturday, March 5, 2016

We are so delighted to have Michelle Hoover as a guest on The Debutante Ball for the 2nd time this year. Last fall she spoke with us about writing conflict. Today she takes the Deb interview! Be sure to check out her latest novel BOTTOMLAND. Here is what The Boston Globe had to say about it. “There are many compelling things about Michelle Hoover’s potent new novel, “Bottomland,” not least…


Interview with Michelle Gable + GIVEAWAY

Saturday, February 13, 2016

There’s just something about Paris, and Michelle Gable captures it. New to the shelves this week is another escape read from this talented author!  About I’LL SEE YOU IN PARIS… It begins when 19-year-old Laurel Haley takes a job in England. She’s just lost her fiancé in the Vietnam War, so she doesn’t expect to meet a man who will take her to Paris and alter everything she believes about love….


Interview with Kate Racculia, author of BELLWEATHER RHAPSODY + GIVEAWAY

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Kate Racculia is one of my favorite authors, teachers, mentors and friends. Her 2nd novel, BELLWEATHER RHAPSODY, is a 2015 ALA/YALSA Alex Award winner. Here is her description of the novel: My second book, Bellweather Rhapsody, is a genre-bendy mystery about teenagers and talent, music and murder, and a great big nostalgic love letter to Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None, Stephen King’s (and Stanley Kubrick)’s The Shining, Ellen Raskin’s…