Check back next week, where we will announce the winner of this weeks giveaway, Shannon Kirk’s METHOD 15/33!
From the 2016 Debs:
Louise Miller tossed out the book she was working on. It was liberating. And scary. She has a setting she is crazy-excited about, and a character, and is playing with plot.
Jennifer S. Brown is visiting book groups in the evenings (two this past week, one tonight) and researching Prohibition during the days. She loves the research but is eager to learn enough to be able to get deep into the writing.
Heather Young’s oldest child graduated from high school this week, and this eclipsed all things literary. Launching a child and launching a book within the same six week period will make a great essay someday.
Abby Fabiaschi sold a house, boat, and car this week. Almost all of her belongings are in boxes, and those that aren’t should be because a truck is coming. SOON.
Aya de Leon is waist-deep in promotional tasks for UPTOWN THIEF. Meanwhile, she is freshly inspired by a few recent appearances: a reading with RadarLit and the Bay Area Book Festival, including a great panel with women from the San Francisco chapter of Romance Writers of America.
Interesting things we found on the internet this week:
* A great essay on the rich, complicated, dark female friendships in this summer’s books In Elle. (Also, we need to put in a plug for Heather Young’s THE LOST GIRLS, which explores a relationship between sisters that’s every bit as dark).
* In The Guardian, an interesting interview with Annie Proulx about her latest novel, BARKSKINS: “It’s different, but I think people probably miss those books that were written some time ago – the big book that was written with care.” Hmm. Color us interested.