News Flash: Exciting News On The Debs, Past and Present, and Future!

Congratulations to Lisa Romeo, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of COTTONMOUTHS by Kelly J. Ford.

If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway of a signed, not-yet-released paperback of SMALL ADMISSIONS or enter to win a copy by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet:

Calling all debut authors! Want to be part of a small, tight-knit group of writers? Want to go through your debut year as a member of The Debutante Ball? We are accepting applications for the 2018 class! Information on who is eligible and how to apply can be found right here!

News from past Debs

Some fabulous news from 2016 Deb Heather YoungTHE LOST GIRLS has been nominated for a Strand Literary Award! Congratulations, Heather!! The Strand Awards, given by Strand Magazine, honor “excellence in the field of mystery fiction” and are judged by a group of book critics and journalists. Heather’s book is nominated for Best Debut!! The awards will be presented in July.

And speaking of class of 2016, we are so thrilled to hear that Aya De Leon‘s book UPTOWN THIEF is a finalist for the International Latino Book Awards in 2 categories: best fiction debut & best popular fiction! Wow! Congrats, Aya!!

Aya will be reading from her new Justice Hustlers novel THE BOSS at Trident Booksellers on Monday, July 3rd at 7pm. More information on that fun event, for all you Boston area people, is right here:   Don’t miss it!!

2015 Deb Colleen Oakley has some fabulous news as well: CLOSE ENOUGH TO TOUCH will be on sale for $1.99 across all e-book platforms from June 19 to July 2!  Also, the paperback will be released on August 15 and will be featured at Target as an Emerging Author selection. Check out Colleen’s awesome new paperback cover – we LOVE it!!

We have exciting news from former Deb Kerry Schafer (Class of 2013)!! Her new women’s fiction work, under the pen name Kerry Anne King, I WISH YOU HAPPY, is a Kindle First pic in the UK and Australia through June. It releases on July 1st! Congrats, Kerry!

Between July 1st through 7th, Kerry will give away one signed physical copy of I WISH YOU HAPPY daily. To enter, just post a picture of yourself with your copy of I WISH YOU HAPPY (ebook or physical), to Twitter or Facebook, hashtag it #mywishyouhappy, and also tag the person you will give the book to if you win. Multiple entries encouraged – just put up a new post and tag a different person!

Each evening between July 1st through 7th,  Kerry will randomly choose a winner. The person who was tagged by the winner gets the book!! The participating winner will be entered into a grand prize drawing. On July 8th, she will choose a grand prize winner out of the seven finalists for this prize:

GRAND PRIZE: $500 to go to an animal rescue or mental health nonprofit of your choice, PLUS a beautiful little wishing pot for making your own wishes. Wow!! Don’t miss this excellent opportunity!

Also, under her name Kerry Schafer, the book WORLD TREE GIRL, the 2nd Shadow Valley Manor novel, will be releasing August 8. Congratulations, Kerry!


Also from the class of 2013, Kelly Harms has an upcoming paperback release coming for THE MATCHMAKERS OF MINNOW BAY! Congrats, Kelly! There is a Goodreads giveaway starting today, so enter to win here

News from the 2017 Debs

Amy Poeppel had an amazing time reading a story at the inaugural Generation Women event Wednesday night in Brooklyn. This evening brings one writer in her 20s, one in her 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s (yours truly was the 50s woman) to tell a story on a compelling topic chosen by the event’s founder Georgia Clark. If you’re in the NYC area for the next gathering, I highly recommend attending!!

Lynn K. Hall is lost in Rocky Mountain National Park. Please send an air drop of Pringles!

Jenni L. Walsh is days away from hitting her deadlines. But for the time being… back into the writing/revision cave she goes.

Tiffany Jackson is in San Juan, enjoying rum and catching up on all her reading.

Crystal King had an incredible event with local restaurant, Benedetto, where Chef Michael Pagliarini recreated the dishes of Apicius and Ancient Rome. Her take: “It was an incredible night. A real dream come true for me. I’ve been thinking about a dinner like this for nearly a decade. I still get all warm and fuzzy when I think about how perfect Tuesday night was!”

Oh, and she also ended up on television! Check out her seven minutes of fame.

Author: Amy Poeppel

Amy Poeppel grew up in Dallas, Texas and left the south to attend Wellesley College. Since then, she has worked as an actor, a high school English teacher, and most recently as the Assistant Director of Admissions at a school in New York City. Her three fabulous boys are all off in Boston attending school, and she and her husband now split their time between New York and Frankfurt, Germany. A theatrical version of SMALL ADMISSIONS was workshopped at the Actors Studio Playwrights/Directors Unit. She later expanded it into her first novel.