[News Flash] July 19, 2021

Monday, July 19, 2021

The reign of our 2020-2021 debs is drawing to a close and the application for next year’s deb class is available now. If you’re a female or non-binary writer with a debut novel coming out September 2021 – August 2022, please apply and spread the word! And a huge congratulations to Lyn Liao Butler whose debut, THE TIGER MOM’S TALE came out July 6th! THE TIGER MOM’S TALE is available…


[News Flash] July 4, 2021

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Elizabeth Gonzalez James had an absolutely fantastic launch week for MONA AT SEA! And if you missed the conversation between Elizabeth and Lyn Liao Butler, you can watch it on our Instagram account. And big congratulations to Lyn Liao Butler whose debut, THE TIGER MOM’S TALE comes out July 6th! MONA AT SEA by Elizabeth Gonzalez James is “sharply written Millennial malaise that dares to be hopeful,” says the San Francisco…


[News Flash] June 27, 2021

Sunday, June 27, 2021

Many thanks to our guest authors, Jennifer Nissley, Vera Kurian, and Lilly Dancygar! Jennifer Nissley spoke to us about her debut, THE MYTHIC KODA ROSE, an offbeat and romantic novel that follows a teen girl whose desire to find out more about her late rock star father rings her closer to the last person he expected. Read her interview here. Vera Kurian is the author of the forthcoming, NEVER SAW…


[News Flash] June 7, 2021

Monday, June 7, 2021

Many thanks to our last two guest authors, Laura Brooke Robson and Brenda Peynado! Laura Brooke Robson spoke to us about her debut GIRLS AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD, a fascinating story about snarky girls and climate peril. Read her interview here. And Brenda Peynado spoke to us about her debut short story collection, THE ROCK EATERS, a series of fabulist stories about love transcending barriers. Read her interview…


[News Flash] May 24, 2021

Monday, May 24, 2021

Many thanks to our last two guest authors, Mary Pauline Lowry and Angela Super! Mary Pauline Lowry spoke to us about her hilarious novel, THE ROXY LETTERS, now in paperback. Watch Elizabeth Gonzalez James interview her about The Roxy Letters, sex cults, and more! Angela Super joined us to talk about her thrilling sci-fi debut, EREBUS DAWNING, available now. Watch Greta Kelly interview Angela on our Instagram Live channel! And…


[News Flash] May 10, 2021

Monday, May 10, 2021

This week we were very excited to speak with Olivia Black, author of KILLER CONTENT and NO MEMES OF ESCAPE. Read more about her love of cozy mysteries here. And MONA AT SEA by Elizabeth Gonzalez James is The Rumpus Book Club selection for June! Another great review for WILD WOMEN AND THE BLUES by Denny S. Bryce, this time from the Historical Novel Society! Read the full review here….


[News Flash] May 2, 2021

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

This week we were excited to interview Antoinette Walker, Co-Founder of The Chaptr, an exciting new monthly book subscription box and book club rolled into one that just launched last week! Read her interview here. And for more information about their subscription box, make sure to visit their website and follow them on Instagram. And congratulations to Ehsaneh Sadr because A DOOR BETWEEN US is Chaptr’s first pick! Just in time…


[News Flash] April 26, 2021

Monday, April 26, 2021

Thanks to Amanda Skenandore, author of THE SECOND LIFE OF MIRIELLE WEST, for joining us this week. Read her full interview here. And THE TIGER MOM’S TALE by Lyn Liao Butler is included in Penguin Random House’s list of books celebrating Asian voices! Way to go Lyn! Denny S. Bryce (author of WILD WOMEN AND THE BLUES) spoke with former Deb Ball guest, Vanessa Riley, about diversity in historical fiction…


[News Flash] April 19, 2021

Monday, April 19, 2021

Many thanks to Pamela Skjolsvik for joining us to speak about her delightful novel of an eternally menopausal vampire, FOREVER 51. Read the full interview here. And join Pamela on April 21, as she discusses her book with the Litchicks Book Club. Follow Litchicks for more information. And Elizabeth Gonzalez James made a trailer for her debut MONA AT SEA! Congratulations to Greta Kelly who received a starred review in…


[News Flash] April 13, 2021

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Many thanks to J.S. Dewes for joining us this week to talk about her novel, THE LAST WATCH. Read her interview here. And please join her Tuesday 4/20 at 7pm CT for a conversation with John Scalzi hosted by A Room of One’s Own. For more exciting events please visit her website. And join Greta Kelly and Genevieve Gornichec this Friday at 6:30 CT as they talk about THE FROZEN…