The Amazing Karen White on THE FORGOTTEN ROOM + Giveaway!

THE FORGOTTEN ROOM by Karen White, Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig
Saturday, February 27, 2016

I have already confessed that authors, not actors, bring out the fangirl in me, so it’s no surprise I’m a bit giddy over the opportunity to present an interview with Karen White– yes, KAREN WHITE– who wrote twenty spectacular books including A LONG TIME GONE, THE SOUND OF GLASS, and most recently THE FORGOTTEN ROOM (which effortlessly hit the NYT bestseller list).  THE FORGOTTEN ROOM is a collaborative novel written by three…


Interview with Lisa Borders, author of The Fifty-First State, and a Book Giveaway

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Lisa Borders is an amazing author and a beloved writing instructor.  She co-founder the Novel Incubator program at Grub Street, where I finished revising my novel, as well as created and runs the Novel Generator workshop. In her most recent novel, THE FIFTY-FIRST STATE, Hallie and Josh Corson share a father but little else – until a grisly highway accident leaves them both without parents.  Forced to leave her New York…


Author Ayelet Waldman on All-You-Can-Eat Donuts and the Best Jane Austen

Love and Treasure by Ayelet Waldman
Saturday, November 28, 2015

It’s hard for me to contain my excitement at having New York Times best-selling Ayelet Waldman here on The Ball. Ever since I read LOVE AND OTHER IMPOSSIBLE PURSUITS, I’ve been a fan of her writing. She is not afraid to challenge her readers with her nonfiction, and yet she welcomes them in with her poignant fiction. I devoured her most recent novel, LOVE & TREASURE, in a weekend. As…


Holly Robinson on the Twisty Road to Publication + CHANCE HARBOR Giveaway

Chance Harbor by Holly Robinson
Saturday, November 7, 2015

I’m a sucker for an enticing family drama so I was thrilled at the release last month of Holly Robinson’s fifth novel, CHANCE HARBOR. Her novel is based on the true story of a young girl abandoned at a bus station by her mother, who everyone fears dead. The book is set partly on Prince Edward Island, where Holly’s summer home is one of her favorite places to write. Holly’s…


Amy Sue Nathan on THE GOOD NEIGHBOR + a giveaway!

Saturday, October 24, 2015

At The Debutante Ball, we just love it when authors who blogged with us during their debut year circle back with a new release. Welcome home Amy Sue Nathan, Class of 2013, and congratulations on your tremendous launch of THE GOOD NEIGHBOR! What’s it about? Meet Izzy Lane, a divorced mom who invents a boyfriend and blogs about him. What could possibly go wrong? THE GOOD NEIGHBOR poses today’s most relevant social media…


Diane Chamberlain on PRETENDING TO DANCE + a giveaway!

Pretending to Dance by Diane Chamberlain
Saturday, October 17, 2015

I’m going all bookworm fangirl as I write this. It’s always a thrill to have a preorder you’re excited about appear on your Kindle, and that’s what happened October 6th when Diane Chamberlain’s novel, PRETENDING TO DANCE, came out. I’m HONORED she took a moment from her tour to be a guest! About PRETENDING TO DANCE Molly Arnette is very good at keeping secrets. She and her husband live in San Diego, where they hope to…


Stephanie Clifford on EVERYBODY RISE + GIVEAWAY of this instant NY Times Bestseller

Saturday, September 19, 2015

The Debutante Ball is excited to welcome guest Stephanie Clifford, author of instant NY Times Bestseller EVERYBODY RISE, a book about fitting in and figuring out who you are. It follows a 26-year-old from Maryland who moves to New York, hasn’t quite found her place, and thinks she’s discovered it when she gets a job at a social-networking site aimed at the elite. She’s suddenly in a promised land of Adirondack…


The Debs Interview with Carolina De Robertis + GIVEAWAY of The Gods of Tango

Saturday, September 12, 2015

As this year’s Deb class moves toward publication of our first novels, I was inspired to call on one of the women writers who inspires me, Carolina De Robertis. I met Carolina when she was waiting for her first novel to come out (and expecting her first child!) I have carefully observed her career as a novelist, a wife and mother, and a cultural critic. I am thrilled to have…


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,…


Guest Author MOLLIE COX BRYAN on Truck Stops and Donuts + GIVEAWAY

Saturday, April 26, 2014

We’re delighted to have Agatha Award-nominated Mollie Cox Bryan with us today! Mollie is the author of the Cumberland Creek Mystery series, the third of which, DEATH OF AN IRISH DIVA, is available now. As we meet up with the ladies of the Cumberland Creek Scrapbook Crop, spring is in the air but they hardly have time to stop and smell the roses. Not when famed Irish dancer Emily McGlashen…