News Flash–Countdown Edition


News FlashCongratulations to pomsmith, winner of J. Ryan Stradal’s KITCHENS OF THE GREAT MIDWEST!

Check back next week, where we will announce the winner of this weeks giveaway, Deb alum Karma Brown’s THE CHOICES WE MAKE

From the 2016 Debs:

Louise Miller has been having fun searching for fiddle players and planning the menu for her launch party, which will include lots of PIE. She cannot believe THE CITY BAKER’S GUIDE TO COUNTRY LIVING will be published in FOUR SHORT WEEKS!!

Jennifer S. Brown is digging into the huge pile of books she bought at the Strand Bookstore in NYC and is knee-deep in research. Even though she’s still not 100 percent sure where her novel’s going, she’s writing every day.

Heather Young got her books. That is all. books

Abby Fabiaschi spent the week on an island with her hubby and kids paddle boarding, reading, snorkeling, and day drinking. Oh, and her galleys arrived.

Aya de Leon completed her Twitter outreach & it took ten times longer than she imagined. Now she has even more respect respect for publicists. She’s also offer a chance to win an advance copy of UPTOWN THIEF? Sign up for her mailing list and open Tuesday’s newsletter to see if you’ve won:

Interesting things we found on the internet this week:

* A hilariously snarky take on those “little free libraries,” which are apparently a seeping cancer on our body politic, in Salon: My Little Free Library War

* This post in Book Riot about the Oxford comma — to comma, or not to comma, that is the question — reignited Deb Jennifer’s grammatical fury (which, to be honest, is a bunch of dry sticks in a lightning storm any day of the week): Oxford Comma or GTFO

* This advice from Allison Wynn Scotch on just being chill about the whole publishing thing was like aloe on a burn to our anxious about-to-be-published Debs: Lessons from a Sixth Book Place

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Louise Miller

Louise Miller is the author of THE CITY BAKER'S GUIDE TO COUNTRY LIVING (Pamela Dorman Books/Viking/August 9, 2016), the story of a commitment-phobic pastry chef who discovers the meaning of belonging while competing in the cut-throat world of Vermont county fair baking contests. Find out more at

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