January News Flash! Read All About It!

Congratulations to Sarah Fox, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of THE MARRIAGE LIE!

We send our thanks to author Susan Rivers for being our guest yesterday on The Debutante Ball. If you haven’t already, pick up a copy of THE SECOND MRS. HOCKADAY. Or you can enter to win a copy by retweeting on twitter:

Or you can share our post from Facebook. We will select and contact the very lucky winner on Friday, January 20th at noon (US Only). Good luck!

News from the 2017 Debs

Crystal King is so excited about the second review for FEAST OF SORROW, this time from Booklist (login required to view the link).

In first-century Rome, Thrasius’ skill in the kitchen has become well known. When his master decides to sell him, he is bought at an exorbitant price by Marcus Gavius Apicius, whose goal is to become Caesar’s gastronomic advisor. Thus begins the saga of Thrasius and Apicius, destined for success together in the culinary business but at a high personal cost. Feast of Sorrow follows Thrasius throughout a period of more than 30 years. During those years, Thrasius serves as Apicius’ cook (called aCoquus); his advisor on the guest lists for the dinners that facilitate Apicius’ political standing; the author of a cookbook written under Apicius’ name; and a teacher at the cooking school Apicius opens. Woven throughout is the backstory of Apicius, his family drama, political intrigues, and even murders, keeping the plot finely paced. Set against the political backdrop of Augustus and Tiberius Caesar’s reigns, the novel combines exotic menus with the melodrama of a Greek tragedy. King’s debut is a compelling historical drama with an appetizing center.

Plus she went to the launches for Emily Hauser’s FOR THE MOST BEAUTIFUL and Erica Ferencik’s RIVER AT NIGHT, both books that she had the chance to read in advanced copies and that she highly recommends!

Amy Poeppel had a fabulous time with friends and family at the SMALL ADMISSIONS book launch in New York City. Corner Bookstore hosted the event, and Amy was thrilled to see so many wonderful people attending. Anyone in the Providence, RI area? Please join her at The Point Street Reading Series this Tuesday evening! Details here and here’s line-up of authors:

Lynn K. Hall is off on her fabulous adventure, hiking the Aconcagua in Argentina! Please follow Lynn on Twitter to see the amazing pictures of her trip!

Jenni L. Walsh had a fun book-related week. On Tuesday, she went up to New York City and had lunch with her agent, her editor, her publicist, the VP of publicity, and also her publisher. It was so exciting to meet her publishing team! Later that evening, she went uptown to celebrate the release of SMALL ADMISSIONS with Amy Poeppel, and fellow deb Tiffany D. Jackson. It was so wonderful to meet these ladies for the first time! All in all, such a wonderful day!

Tiffany D. Jackson is super excited to see ALLEGEDLY in US WEEKLY this week! Also prepping for her launch party at Powerhouse Arena on Jan 25th. 

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.