Interview with Fran Dorricott and Giveaway for AFTER THE ECLIPSE

Saturday, June 15, 2019

This week we’re thrilled to welcome to the Ball Fran Dorricott, author of the debut psychological thriller After the Eclipse! Fran Dorricott is an author based in Derby, where she lives with her family, a cat, and three dogs (one of whom weighs more than she does). In 2013 she completed a degree in American Literature with Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia, and from there went on…

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Interview with Claire Bartlett + Giveaway of WE RULE THE NIGHT!

Saturday, March 30, 2019

This week, we are so thrilled to welcome amazing human and debut YA author Claire Bartlett to the Debutante Ball! Claire is my agent-sibling and our publishing journey has been in (mostly) parallel for the last year or so. I am so, so excited for the world to finally read her brilliant debut novel, We Rule the Night, a complex and kind-hearted take on female relationships and self-determination with magic!!…

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Interview with Rowenna Miller + Giveaway of TORN

Saturday, May 19, 2018

This week, I am excited to introduce Rowenna Miller to the Debutante Ball! I know Rowenna through her editor, who was my editor back before she moved over to Orbit, and I’m delighted to have made her acquaintance this year. Torn is one of my favorite things that I’ve read in the past few months, a delightfully unique take on fantasy fiction. Rowenna sets her story in a world analogous to 1780s/90s France/England,…

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An Eloquent Defense of Writing Degrees (Not Written By Kimmery)

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

This week’s topic is “MFA and Writing Classes” and I’ve got precious little to say here. It’s probably glaringly apparent I don’t have an MFA or a graduate degree in writing. I’ve taken no writing classes either, although I have signed up for a few sessions at various conferences. When it comes to writing, I’m an autodidact. I’m also fond of doing things the hard way: I don’t outline, pre-plot,…

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Interview w/ Lindsay Ribar + Winner’s Choice Giveaway!

Saturday, March 24, 2018

This week, I have the pleasure of welcoming to the ball one of my oldest friends within the publishing industry, Lindsay Ribar. Lindsay was actually one of the first people who ever knew anything about From Unseen Fire, as she was one of the agents I pitched the book to back at a Harry Potter convention in 2012! I was brave enough to pitch to her, honestly, only because her younger sister…

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Interview with Tina LeCount Myers + Giveaway of THE SONG OF ALL

Saturday, February 17, 2018

This week, I am delighted to bring to the ball Tina LeCount Myers! I had the good fortune to meet Tina at the Sirens Conference, one of the best book-loving events out there. Sirens celebrates women in sci-fi and fantasy: characters, writers, editors, readers, librarians, teachers, everyone, and it’s one of the most positive, affirming atmospheres I’ve ever been in. So, I’m tremendously happy that we can celebrate another Siren here on…

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Interview with K. B. Wagers, Author of BEYOND THE EMPIRE

Saturday, October 14, 2017

I am absolutely delighted to introduce the Deb Ball readers to one of my favorite author friends — hell, one of my favorite people. K.B. Wagers and I met at the Sirens Conference last year, and within 24 hours of knowing each other were singing Hamilton in her hotel room. Yes; all of it. So imagine my delight when I picked up her book and it was awesome. Behind the Throne and After the Crown are…

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Interview + Giveaway with Artemis Grey, author of CATSKIN

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Hello, Deb Readers! I am so excited to introduce you to Artemis Grey, author of Catskin, a gorgeously written and thoroughly compelling YA fantasy. Artemis and I met last year at the Sirens Conference, a gathering of female and non-binary sci-fi & fantasy authors and the readers who love them. I can’t wait to see her again this October now that I’ve had the chance to read Catskin, and I’m delighted that one…

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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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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…

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