[News Flash] 2018 Debutantes

Congratulations to CJ, @CaffeinatedWyrm, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of THE ATLAS OF FORGOTTEN THINGS by Jenny D. Williams.

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News from the 2018 Debs:

Lara Lillibridge is quietly recovering from a 12-year-old birthday party, by which we mean sitting at an ice rink watching her 9-year-old play hockey. She is also revising her second memoir, “Mama, Mama, Only Mama!” about her six years as a single parent.

Kimmery Martin spent the week in New York City, meeting with her agents and the wonderful people at Penguin. She also encountered four famous people: Blythe Danner on the subway, Gene Simmons in a bar, Benjamin Netanyahu, whose diligent security team at the hotel unrolled all the underwear in Kimmery’s bag, and, best of all, Amy Poeppel.

Julie Clark is thrilled to finally see her book deal posted in Publisher’s Marketplace and Publisher’s Lunch, and reeling from the news that her publication date has been moved from August 2018 to May 2018.

Kaitlyn Sage Patterson has spent the week deep in spreadsheets, planning for the year ahead. She’s also made two cakes for two separate baby showers in the last seven days, turned in her line edits, and is revising her #SecretProject. She’s a little jealous of Cass’s cajun fried chicken experience.

Cass Morris turned 32 on Wednesday! And is honestly still deciding how she feels about that. It was a low-key day involving an excellent dinner of cajun fried chicken and beignets. Yesterday, she was at Staunton, VA’s Queen City Mischief and Magic Party, a Harry Potter-themed event taking place all over downtown, teaching a dueling class.



See you next week when we talk about literary agents!


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Born and raised in Santa Monica, California, Julie Clark grew up reading books on the beach while everyone else surfed. After attending college at University of the Pacific, and a brief stint working in the athletic department at University of California, Berkeley, she returned home to Santa Monica to teach. She now lives there with her two young sons and a golden doodle with poor impulse control. Her debut, THE ONES WE CHOOSE, will be published by Gallery/Simon & Schuster in May 2018.

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