Interview with Sarah Kuhn, Author of HEROINE’S JOURNEY + Giveaway!

Saturday, July 7, 2018

The last time someone asked me for a recommendation of a really fun book, Sarah Kuhn’s Heroine Complex is what leapt to mind. Asian-American superhero ladies kicking ass to protect San Francisco from demons as quirky as they are deadly — What’s not to love? But the books also have real heart: the heroines are wrestling not just with their superpowers, but with the chaos of modern existence: life, love, money, status, social…

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Interview with Katherine Locke + Giveaway of THE GIRL WITH THE RED BALLOON

Saturday, January 6, 2018

I am delighted to introduce YA & NA author Katherine Locke to the Debutante Ball! Katherine and I have been Twitter-friends for quite some time now, and our publishing journeys started around the same time. I’ve long admired Katherine for how outspoken, tenacious, and brave they are on the social and political matters that are important to them. In addition to writing, Katherine also offers editing services, which you can learn…

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Interview with K. B. Wagers, Author of BEYOND THE EMPIRE

Saturday, October 14, 2017

I am absolutely delighted to introduce the Deb Ball readers to one of my favorite author friends — hell, one of my favorite people. K.B. Wagers and I met at the Sirens Conference last year, and within 24 hours of knowing each other were singing Hamilton in her hotel room. Yes; all of it. So imagine my delight when I picked up her book and it was awesome. Behind the Throne and After the Crown are…

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Interview with Susan Rivers + #DebBallGiveaway of THE SECOND MRS. HOCKADAY

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Today on the Debutante Ball, we’re chatting with another debut novelist, Susan Rivers, who has a remarkable road-to-publication story below, but first, let’s learn about her novel, THE SECOND MRS. HOCKADAY. When Major Gryffth Hockaday is called to the front lines of the Civil War, his new bride is left to care for her husband’s three-hundred-acre farm and infant son. Placidia, a mere teenager herself living far from her family…

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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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Interview with Emily Liebert + SOME WOMEN book giveaway!

SOME WOMEN by Emily Liebert
Saturday, April 16, 2016

Have y’all ever met someone who had no reason to help you out, but did anyway? Well, meet Emily Liebert– a woman who did just that for me. I’m ecstatic to have her as a guest today, so I can sing praises about her latest and greatest. SOME WOMEN is an engrossing and thought provoking novel that examines the intricacies of marriage, friendship, and the power of unexpected connections. On the surface, Mackenzie,…

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Guest Blogger Stephanie Gayle, author of IDYLL THREATS

Saturday, November 14, 2015

  Stephanie Gayle is the author of MY SUMMER OF SOUTHERN DISCOMFORT, one of Redbook magazine’s Top Ten Summer Reads, and IDYLL THREATS, the first in a mystery series featuring police chief Thomas Lynch. Her short fiction and non-fiction have appeared in Kenyon Review Online, The Potomac Review, Punchnel‘s, and several other publications. She has been twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Ms. Gayle is also the co-founder of the…

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The Fabulous Renee Ahdieh Talks THE WRATH AND THE DAWN! + GIVEAWAY!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

I first met the awesome RENEE AHDIEH last year at BEA, and I liked her even before I knew what her amazing book, THE WRATH AND THE DAWN, was about. She’s a straight-shooting Southern belle with a strong penchant for food and books. What’s not to love? And her book? Well, trust me, you definitely want to read this gorgeous, moody, complicated and swoonworthy spin on THE ARABIAN NIGHTS. It’ll be one…

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Deb Linda’s QUICK FIX

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Please welcome returning Deb LINDA GRIMES, who’s joining us today to take the Deb Interview and tell us a little about her novel, QUICK FIX, which releases this coming week! QUICK FIX is the sequel to Deb Linda’s wonderful debut novel, IN A FIX, which released last summer. **Deb Linda will be giving away a copy of QUICK FIX to one lucky commenter, so leave a comment on this post…

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The Debutante Ball Welcomes Mystery Author Shannon Baker!

Today the Debutante Ball welcomes Shannon Baker, author of TAINTED MOUNTAIN, Nora Abbott Mysteries #1 (Midnight Ink, March 2013) – (and check at the end of the interview for a chance to WIN THE BOOK!)  Shannon Baker is lover of mountains, plains, oceans and rivers and can often be found traipsing around the great outdoors.  Tainted Mountain, the first in her Nora Abbott Mystery Series, is set in Flagstaff, AZ,…

Saturday, March 16, 2013
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