Interview with Jennifer Latham + #DebBallGiveaway of DREAMLAND BURNING

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Today on the Debutante Ball, I’m excited to welcome a fellow historical novelist, Jennifer Latham, whose book, DREAMLAND BURNING, is one I’ve had my eye on for a while and also one that’s accumulating one starred review after another (Congratulations, Jen!!). Here’s what it’s all about: When seventeen-year-old Rowan Chase finds a skeleton on her family’s property, she has no idea that investigating the brutal century-old murder will lead to a…

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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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2017 is the Year of the Crystal

Monday, January 2, 2017

It’s also the Year of the Amy, the Tiffany, the Lynn and the Jenni, because it’s the year when our books will shake the world! This week the Debs are writing about our New Years dreams, resolutions, hopes, goals, and ambitions.  On April 25th, my dream will come true. I’ll truly be a published author. It’s the start of what I hope will be a long, lucrative career. But, unless…

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Jenni L. Walsh’s Must-Read Books from 2016

Thursday, December 22, 2016

This week the Debs are sharing their favorite reads from 2016. I tend to read various age groups, drawn to a book because of a must-read premise, so my fave books from 2016 are both adult and young adult. Though, it just so happens all of these novels are historical fiction. Looks like I did quite a bit of reading in my own genre. Without further ado – and in…

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Interview with Breeana Shields + #DebBallGiveaway of POISON’S KISS

Poison's Kiss Cover
Saturday, December 17, 2016

Today on the Debutante Ball, I had the pleasure of interviewing Breeana Shields, author of POISON’S KISS, coming from Random House on January 10th! How awesome does this book sound? Poison’s Kiss is about an assassin who can kill with a single kiss, but when she receives orders to kill a boy she knows—a boy she’s sure doesn’t deserve to die—she starts to question who she’s really working for. And you,…

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Interview with Carolyn Menke + #DebBallGiveaway of RETURN TO ME

Saturday, December 3, 2016

I’m really excited to welcome Carolyn Menke to the Deb Ball today because she’s my person. My book bestie. My go-to in this crazy book world. I also happen to LOVE her book (and spent the last 20 or so pages sobbing and laughing interchangeably). But since I’m biased, here’s what someone else had to say: “A sweeping, romantic debut that brings the war-time forties to vivid life in this Titanic meets…

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Interview with Thelma Adams + #DebBallGiveaway of THE LAST WOMAN STANDING

Saturday, November 12, 2016

This week I had the privilege of interviewing Thelma Adams, the author of the historical novel The Last Woman Standing. It is the first biographical novel about Josephine Marcus, Wyatt Earp’s wife, the gutsy Jewish beauty who captured the lawman’s heart in 1981, the year he fought the legendary gunfight at the OK Corral. NY Times bestselling author Caroline Leavitt says, The Last Woman is “a wild west story made even…

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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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Lettin’ The Scene Roll—With Bonnie Parker

Thursday, October 20, 2016

This week we’re writing about protagonists, in terms of conflict and drama. Do we make choices for them? Or let our characters lead the way? As a writer, I’m a mixture of a plotter and a seat-of-my-pants drafter. Considering I write historical fiction (and I don’t want to piss people off who study history…) I try to align with historical fact as much as possible. The beauty with BECOMING BONNIE is not…

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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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