Newsflash: Debs at Work

Sunday, December 4, 2016

We send our thanks to Carolyn Menke for being our guest on The Debutante Ball yesterday! If you haven’t already, please pick up a copy of her book, RETURN TO ME. You can also enter a giveaway to win a copy! Simply RETWEET on Twitter, and/or SHARE on Facebook using the hashtag #DebBallGiveaway by noon (EST) December 9th for your chance to win (US only). We’ll select and contact the winner on Friday. Good luck!  2016 Deb Aya…

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News Flash: Another election, but this one’s about books!

Sunday, November 13, 2016

We send our thanks to Thelma Adams for being our guest on The Debutante Ball yesterday! If you haven’t already, please pick up a copy of her book, THE LAST WOMAN STANDING or enter our giveaway to win a copy! Simply RETWEET on Twitter, and/or SHARE on Facebook by noon (EST) November 18th for your chance to win (US only). We’ll select and contact the winner on Friday. Good luck!  2016 Debs: Missing the election? You can still get…

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Interview with Tara Sim, Author of TIMEKEEPER

Saturday, October 22, 2016

So excited to have the fun and talented Tara Sim on The Ball today! Like us, Tara is a debut, so let’s give her a warm welcome. It won’t be hard after you read the description of her book: In an alternate Victorian world controlled by clock towers, a damaged clock can fracture time—and a destroyed one can stop it completely. The first book in a dazzling new steampunk-fantasy trilogy, TIMEKEEPER introduces…

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Interview with Anjali Mitter Duva + Giveaway of FAINT PROMISE OF RAIN

This week’s guest to the Debutante Ball is Anjali Mitter Duva. Anjali is an Indian-American writer raised in France. She is a co-founder of Chhandika, a non-profit organization dedicated to the Indian classical dance form called kathak. Educated at Brown University and MIT, she lives near Boston where she is working on her next book and also runs a children’s book club and the Arlington Author Salon. Anjali’s debut novel,…

Saturday, September 24, 2016
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Interview with Camille Perri + A Giveaway of THE ASSISTANTS

Saturday, September 17, 2016

The Debutante Ball is thrilled to welcome author Camille Perri to the guest chair! Her debut novel THE ASSISTANTS, released in May 2016, is a fast-paced, fabulous book that J. Courtney Sullivan calls “addictive, hilarious, and smart. It’s “9 to 5 for the student loan generation,” and Publishers Weekly describes it as “if the characters from HBO’s Girls were capable of larceny and blackmail.” I loved meeting Camille at the Point Street Reading Series…

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Interview with Lee Kelly, A Criminally Talented Author

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Please welcome Lee Kelly as the Deb Class of 2017’s first guest! Let it be known: we’re starting with a bang. If you haven’t yet read her novel, A Criminal Magic, you’re missing out on a rich and charming historical fantasy that takes place in an alternative Prohibition-era America, where magic instead of alcohol has been prohibited. The story follows an up-and-coming sorcerer and an undercover federal agent as they become entangled in…

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Interview with Eleanor Brown + double LIGHT OF PARIS giveaway!

THE LIGHT OF PARIS by Eleanor Brown
Saturday, July 16, 2016

Eleanor Brown– Debutante Ball alumni turned bestselling author– is here to visit! I was so wowed by Brown’s first novel, THE WEIRD SISTERS, that I pre-ordered the LIGHT OF PARIS and squealed like my daughter at Disney when it arrived Tuesday. A little background on this thoughtful new release:  In 1924, Margie defies her parents and spends an exhilarating summer in Paris – writing in cafés, living on her own, and falling for…

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Interview with Author Shannon Kirk + Book Giveaway

METHOD 15/33 by Shannon Kirk
Saturday, June 11, 2016

So excited to have the fun and talented Shannon Kirk on The Ball today! METHOD 15/33 has achieved 6 finalist or winner awards in its first year of publication, a movie deal, three starred reviews, and sales with more than 15 foreign publishers. The School Library Journey named it one of 17 best adult books for teens, recommending it for fans of Stephen King. My favorite part is its strong female lead…

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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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Interview with Lynne Griffin + a Giveaway of GIRL SENT AWAY

GIRL SENT AWAY by Lynne Griffin
Saturday, March 26, 2016

I’m delighted to feature this interview with Lynne Griffin on The Debutante Ball. I met Lynne last fall, when she was one of my teachers at Launch Lab, a class on sending your book into the world, at Boston’s writing center, Grub Street. The class was phenomenal so I was eager to have Lynne join us here. Lynne is the author of three novels, the most recent of which is…

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