A person's first appearance or performance in a particular capacity or role.
Welcome to author Victoria Schwab's debutante ball...
Victoria enters the ballroom wearing a vintage black and white halter dress. Escorting her is none other than Alexander Skarsgard of True Blood.
And now (mostly) ladies and (a few) gentlemen, I introduce to you...Victoria Schwab! *cue applause* This new author in the literature realm is debuting in August with her book The Near Witch.
If the wind calls at night, you must not listen. The wind is lonely, and always looking for company.
And there are no strangers in the town of Near.
These are the truths that Lexi has heard all her life. But when an actual stranger—a boy who seems to fade like smoke—appears outside her home on the moor at night, she knows that at least one of these sayings is no longer true. The next night, the children of Near start disappearing from their beds, and the mysterious boy falls under suspicion. Still, he insists on helping Lexi search for them. Something tells her she can trust him. As the hunt for the children intensifies, so does Lexi’s need to know—about the witch that just might be more than a bedtime story, about the wind that seems to speak through the walls at night, and about the history of this nameless boy.
The setting of your party: If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
I'd have it in a forest, fey-style, right at dusk when the whole world smears at the edges. Lights in the trees, a thousand small ones like stars or fireflies, or magic.
The guest list: Who are the top three authors (dead or alive) that you would like to meet?
The menu: What do you consider your "brain food", the snacks that kept you going while you wrote your novel?
The deb's high heels: If you could step into someone else's shoes for a day, who would it be and why?
The table centerpiece: What's the #1 thing that you can't go anywhere without?
Now it's time for the debutante and her date to share their first dance! What song has stuck with you through life?
We have a special guest tonight at the ball...Lexi from The Near Witch! Lexi, what was your favorite scene from the novel you starred in?
The heartfelt speech: How has the publishing process changed you? What have you learned from your experiences?
The future: Now that you are officially introduced to society, what's next? Do you plan to write another book?
My next book is called THE ARCHIVED. I'm positively shaking with excitement for this project. I am not really supposed to talk about it right now, but I'll say it's kind of like Buffy meets If I Stay. That mash-up seems to change daily.
Must be a blog follower. Ends on August 30.
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