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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Congratulations to Beth Tibbals-Benson, winner of AFTER I DO, and Linda Childers, winner of FOREVER, INTERRUPTED by guest author Taylor Jenkins Reid! Check back next Sunday for the winners of BETWEEN, by this week’s guest author Megan Whitmer…   From the 2015 Debs… Colleen Oakley found out she’s having twins! Which adds an entirely extra layer of pressure on completing her second book by December. She’s also finalizing the details of her…


Megan Whitmer on Spiders and Pep Talks + GIVEAWAY

Friday, September 26, 2014

We are so excited to welcome Megan Whitmer to the Ball this week! Her debut, BETWEEN, tells the story of seventeen-year-old Charlie, who finds out she’s protected by the Fellowship—the secret group in charge of keeping humans from knowing that mythical creatures actually exist. (Except Bigfoot. That attention whore is a total lost cause.) As Charlie uncovers the Fellowship’s secrets, she finds herself dealing with a power she never asked for, falling…


Deb Kerry’s Writing Journey is the Ultimate Road Trip

Monday, August 12, 2013

Road trip. Can you feel the lure? Just whisper those two words to me and I’m tempted to walk away from all of my responsibilities, pack a bag, buy some snacks, and cue up the music. My heart sings to me of  freedom, adventure, and the discovery of new and interesting places. On the contrary, heading for a specific destination on a timeline is misery. Within a couple of hours…


Deb Kerry is Diving In

Trust or fear. When you look at this picture is your initial reaction one of, “Dude! I totally want to do that?” Or do you shudder and snuggle closer into your armchair? I think we all have sort of a built in knee-jerk tendency to go one way or the other. Some of us proceed more cautiously through life, weighing every risk and always choosing on the side of greatest…

Monday, June 3, 2013

I’m a Reject, You’re a Reject, and Why This is Okay

Rejection sucks. Big time. I’m pretty sure we can all agree on that. But the truth is, nobody gets through this life without experiencing it somewhere along the way, no matter how rich or beautiful or talented you might happen to be. Everybody’s been there. Some other kid gets the part you wanted in the school play. Another candidate is selected for the job. The person you are sure is…

Monday, April 8, 2013

Deb Kerry Has Decision Fatigue

This week’s topic here at the Ball is Deb’s Choice. I’m pretty sure this idea was meant to be in the spirit of freedom and fun, as in, “Yay!! No boundaries! No limits! I’m free!!” My response was a little more on the groaning side of things. The fact is, I’m not crazy about making decisions. I mean, it’s great to have wide open choices, so long as I’m not…

Monday, March 4, 2013

Deb Kerry’s Thoughts on Revision, with an Outtake from BETWEEN

Revision and I have a love hate relationship. I love the parts where I get to deepen characters, add details, and smooth words. I hate it when I have to cut. Sometimes the cutting is not so very bad – a piece of gratuitous writing, a bit of unnecessary drivel, even a deadbeat scene that is slowing down the action. But sometimes cutting feels more like severing a limb. BETWEEN…

Monday, February 18, 2013

Deb Amy Dishes About Deb Kerry

This week we’ve celebrated Deb Kerry’s debut novel, BETWEEN, with a look inside the Deb interview, multiple giveaway opportunities, fabulous food, and lots of penguins. Don’t forget to leave a comment each day (there’s still time) to have a chance to win your own copy of BETWEEN and more! As we wrap up BETWEEN week here at The Ball, I wanted to slow things down a bit to tell you…

Friday, February 1, 2013


When I first heard about Deb Kerry’s novel, BETWEEN, the fantasy lover in me rejoiced. I’ve loved fantasy and sci-fi all my life, and BETWEEN sounded great. Then I heard about the penguin. In fairness, I have a *thing* for penguins. Always have. I can spend hours in the penguin exhibit at Sea World or the zoo. The Madagascar penguins are my Firefox theme. And all my life, I’ve found…

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Our Very First Deb Launch Week!

For those of you used to catching the lovely and gracious Deb Kerry on Mondays…surprise! Deb Dana here, stepping in for Deb Kerry to tee up the 2013 Debs’ very first book launch, a gripping urban fantasy by Ms. Schafer herself! Let me tell you: I am so excited for Kerry’s debut to hit the shelves tomorrow. And you should be, too. Before reading Between, I didn’t have much experience…

Monday, January 28, 2013