On Sunday, The Debutante Ball blog announced the incoming “Class of 2013” – and my name is on the list. Starting in September, I’ll be joining a fantastic group of debut authors whose novels are scheduled to release between September 2012 and August 2013.
My own novel, Claws of the Cat – a Shinobi Mystery, is now scheduled for publication in July 2013, and I’m honored and delighted to be sharing the pre-release months with the lovely, talented ladies of The Debutante Ball.
If you’re not familiar with the Debutantes, consider this your invitation. The conversations are lively, the topics varied and interesting. I’ve been a fan of the blog for several years and jumped at the chance to join the fun myself.
As the weeks progress, I’ll be adding sidebar links and a lot of new Shinobi-related content (“shinobi” means “ninja” for those not in the know) so stay tuned!
And for an added bonus, head over to the Debutante Ball and check out current Debutante Linda Grimes’ upcoming release: IN A FIX (August 2012, Tor Books). She even dyed her hair fuchsia for it….no lie.
And yes, I mean the post title literally. I tend to go barefoot (even in winter) but if they’re sending me to a ball, I probably need to find some appropriate shoes.