Interview with Sarah Kuhn, Author of HEROINE’S JOURNEY + Giveaway!

Saturday, July 7, 2018

The last time someone asked me for a recommendation of a really fun book, Sarah Kuhn’s Heroine Complex is what leapt to mind. Asian-American superhero ladies kicking ass to protect San Francisco from demons as quirky as they are deadly — What’s not to love? But the books also have real heart: the heroines are wrestling not just with their superpowers, but with the chaos of modern existence: life, love, money, status, social…

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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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Interview with Zoraida Córdova

Saturday, April 7, 2018

This week, I am so excited to introduce Zoraida Córdova to the ball! Zoraida has written adult, YA, and short fiction; Labyrinth Lost was a fantastically inventive YA fantasy novel, and it’s one of the most exciting books I read last year. Zoraida’s also a fantastic public speaker. Her keynote at last year’s Sirens Conference was thoroughly entertaining and thought-provoking. The second book in her Brooklyn Brujas series comes out in June,…

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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 + 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 Tara Sim, Author of TIMEKEEPER

Saturday, October 22, 2016

So excited to have the fun and talented Tara Sim on The Ball today! Like us, Tara is a debut, so let’s give her a warm welcome. It won’t be hard after you read the description of her book: In an alternate Victorian world controlled by clock towers, a damaged clock can fracture time—and a destroyed one can stop it completely. The first book in a dazzling new steampunk-fantasy trilogy, TIMEKEEPER introduces…

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Interview with Lee Kelly, A Criminally Talented Author

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Please welcome Lee Kelly as the Deb Class of 2017’s first guest! Let it be known: we’re starting with a bang. If you haven’t yet read her novel, A Criminal Magic, you’re missing out on a rich and charming historical fantasy that takes place in an alternative Prohibition-era America, where magic instead of alcohol has been prohibited. The story follows an up-and-coming sorcerer and an undercover federal agent as they become entangled in…

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It’s Tiny Pretty Things Launch Week! Deb Sona Takes the Deb Ball Interview + GIVEAWAY

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Many months ago, I finally had the opportunity — after reading this blog for nearly six years — to apply to be  a Deb myself. I was excited beyond belief. I love this community — the commiseration and the camaraderie, the fun and the friendships. And it’s been everything I imagined it to be. I’ve made friends for life hear, and it’s been a treasure to share this journey with Amy,…

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Kristin Harmel on THE LIFE INTENDED + GIVEAWAY!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

I first met the lovely Kristin Harmel — author of the internationally bestselling THE SWEETNESS OF FORGETTING — about a million years ago when we were both working for People magazine. I was in awe of the fact that she managed to balance magazine work with her passion for fiction — publishing several novels over the years. We reconnected when I took a Mediabistro class with her — she’s an…

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