Author Gail Nall, BREAKING THE ICE, & a Giveaway!

Saturday, July 11, 2015

We’re so excited to welcome today’s guest author Gail Nall to the Deb Ball! I met Gail when I discovered the #5amwritersclub on Twitter (if you’re an early morning writer, come and find us — we’re the crazy group that gets up in the dark to write :)), and have been in awe ever since at how prolific she is. Along with three more middle grade books publishing in the next year, she’s also…


Wanted: Debut Authors for The Debutante Ball Class of 2016!

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Before we jump into today’s post, congratulations to Michelle Westenbroek, winner of TINY PRETTY THINGS by our very own Sona Charaipotra! Check back next week to find out who won THE PERFECT SON by this week’s guest author Barbara Claypole White … It’s hard to believe 10 months have passed since we put up our first posts as 2015 Debs. Along the way we’ve celebrated book birthdays (Shelly, Colleen, Sona)…


Ballerinas Doing Very Bad Things: TINY PRETTY THINGS is finally here!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Note: Yesterday was our very own Sona’s book birthday – TINY PRETTY THINGS is now out in the wild, and I can’t wait for all of you to read it! Blurbed as “Black Swan meets Pretty Little Liars,” this high-drama, deliciously dark and absolutely addictive book features three teenaged girls — Gigi, Bette, and June — trying to dance their way to the prima ballerina status at an elite NYC…


Author Bethany Chase, THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY & a Giveaway!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

We’re thrilled to welcome guest author Bethany Chase to the Ball this week, and can’t wait to read her upcoming debut novel, THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY, which hits shelves March 31st! (How gorgeous is that cover?!) Here’s what Emily Giffin (yes, THE Emily Giffin) had to say about Bethany’s book: “A warm, witty, and wise novel. THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY announces the arrival of a great new voice…


Jaye Robin Brown on NO PLACE TO FALL, what makes her laugh & a giveaway!

Saturday, February 7, 2015

I’ve had the pleasure of writing and revising virtually alongside Jaye Robin Brown during our #5amwritersclub sessions on Twitter, and am thrilled that her book, NO PLACE TO FALL (HarperTeen), is out in the world! Described as THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE meets THIS LULLABY, Jaye‘s poignant debut novel is about family, friendships, and first romance. Here’s the blurb: As good girl Amber prepares for her audition at the North Carolina School…


Tracey Garvis Graves on being a homebody, an early bird, and a self-publishing success story + GIVEAWAY!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

We are so excited to welcome Tracey Garvis Graves to the Ball this week! New York Times Bestselling author of five books and counting, Tracey has two releases this fall — one being Every Time I Think of You, which features a dashing, chivalrous crime reporter as the hero. Here’s the blurb: Thirty-year-old Daisy DiStefano has two people she holds dear: the grandmother who raised her, and her three-year-old son,…


Take Three: Come Away with Me

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Today is my first post as a 2015 Deb and I’m a bundle of nervous excitement. Sure, it’s also back to school for the mini (who is starting grade one and handling it much better than I am), and I have some fairly prickly deadlines looming, which explain the nerves. But I’m also psyched I’m part of this amazing group of debut writers for the next year! I’ve talked about…


5 Lessons Learned from KILMOON’s Book Launch

Friday, April 4, 2014

KILMOON launched March 18th, so this week’s topic comes at the perfect time to think about my lessons learned. What can I improve upon for the next release? 1. Start earlier. I did a pretty good job of my launch despite the fact that I truly began planning for it about 2-1/2 months beforehand. Given the sheer number of details and my tendency toward chaos, I need to start way ahead of…


GUEST AUTHOR || Dave Jackson Talks Tattoos and Breaking Bad + Ebook Giveaway of Tattoo Rampage

Saturday, September 7, 2013

We’re honored to introduce fellow debut author Dave Jackson. Our first guest author! Not your typical author, “Gusto” Dave started writing in his constant pursuit to become a renaissance man. Then he fell in love with the art form. Comedy is one of his many passions. He writes and performs skits as well as performs stand-up. Also a songwriter and guitarist, he has composed over 300 musical titles. In TATTOO…