Sharing my debut year here on this blog has been a huge privilege.
I loved sharing the experience with my fellow debs. I loved “meeting” book bloggers, other writers, and readers in the comments.
I learned how to blog, how to use WordPress, how to tweet. I’m grateful.
Starting next Monday, The Debutante Ball has a new line-up!
We had a tough time choosing. These were my favorite lines from each new deb’s application:
Memoir: All I Can Handle; I’m No Mother Teresa: A Life Raising Three Daughters with Autism
Skyhorse Publishing, November 2010
“How one woman raises three daughters with autism, loses one at Disney World, stays married, has sex, bakes gluten-free, goes broke, and keeps her sense of humor.”
Novel, women’s fiction: The Weird Sisters
Amy Einhorn Books, February 2011
“When I finally met my editor in person, she was totally bowled over by how tall I am (about 6’1″), so apparently that is the first thing I should tell people who have never met me.”
Y/A novel: Populazzi
Harcourt, April 2011
“In addition to TV, I’ve written about 12 Barbie DVD-movies, and a couple internet shows, one of which starred my absolute heroes, The Muppets. During a particularly slow period, I wrote the dialogue for Furby toys.”
Novel: The Violets of March
Penguin, June 2011
“I make really good cupcakes, which hold up well in overnight shipping.” [Sarah, where are our cupcakes?? You have till next Monday to make good on your implicit bribe!]
Novel, romance/caper: Making Waves
Sourcebooks, August 2011
“I got a call from my editor informing me they were canceling the line a month prior to my scheduled debut. My [first] book would not be hitting the shelves after all. Incidentally, this was also my birthday. And the day my cat died. Oh, and the same morning, my employer at the time informed me that they would terminate me the following week if I continued to disobey the company’s hosiery requirement.”
Don’t they sound fun? You’re in good hands now!