The Inspiration Behind The Frozen Crown

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

I can’t believe it! My very first post as a 2021 Debutante Ball Author! Give me one second to freak out…   Okay. That’s done. Now on to this week’s topic: the inspiration behind The Frozen Crown. This is one of the hardest questions for me to answer, because so much of what makes The Frozen Crown special has been swirling around in my head for years. But if I…


Interview and book giveaway: Molly Greeley, Author of The Clergyman’s Wife

Saturday, January 4, 2020

I am thrilled to welcome Molly Greeley to the Ball this week! I met Molly virtually in an online group for debut authors, and she strikes me as kind, genuine, and hardworking. Follow her on Instagram for a sneak peek at the writing life alongside three children, a couple of cats, and whole lotta Jane Austen enthusiasm. Her novel, THE CLERGYMAN’S WIFE has many rave reviews, but I especially like…


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…


Awesome Editor Emilia Rhodes Talks Must-Have Author Traits, Books She Covets and Tiny Pretty Things

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Today I have the great honor of introducing you all to my editor at HarperTeen, Emilia Rhodes! Emilia came on board as editor for TINY PRETTY THINGS just as we were wrapping up book one, and we really got to work together as we hashed out the plot for book two — a five-hour brainstorming session that was actually super-fun! (And we were so well-fed!) She’s very chatty, incredibly smart, and…


In Case of Emergency…by Deb Jess

I was practically rubbing my hands together with glee as I anticipated writing this post. Publishing emergencies…publishing emergencies? Have I got some publishing emergencies for YOU! Okay, it’s not so wild as all that. Before I signed a contract with my agent, I thought that every rejection was a publishing emergency. Eventually I realized that each rejection was like a little piece of disappointed gold, because though I badly wanted…

Friday, May 2, 2008