News Flash: Reviews, WIPs & Celebrations!

newsCongratulations to Carrie Mansfield, winner of the signed copy of BETWEEN by guest author Megan Whitmer!

Check back next Sunday for the winner of THE MOMENT OF EVERYTHING, by this week’s guest author — and fellow Deb —  Shelly King

 

From the 2015 Debs…

Colleen Oakley flew to the brrrrrrrrrrrr state of Minnesota (OK, it was 60 degrees, but that’s sweater weather for this Atlanta girl!) this weekend for the Heartland Fall Forum, a Midwest booksellers’ convention, and got to see Meg Wolitzer speak! Also BEFORE I GO received a glowing review in Library Journal and was listed as a Smash Winter Title. Unrelated, Library Journal is Colleen’s favorite journal. Like, ever.

Amy E. Reichert saw an early version of her book’s cover and fell madly in love. No surprise, there’s a cake on it! In continuing her celebration of the little things, she is now listed on her publisher’s website! Wahoo!! Next week, she’s going to start revising the ugly, sloppy mess that is the WIP.

Karma Brown is fully caffeinated and head down, trying to meet her daily word count goal for book two. She’s also still in celebration mode, giddy over the final cover concept for Come Away with Me and that she went indoor skydiving for her (40-something) birthday and didn’t break anything!

Sona Charaipotra is still hard at work on book two, but she’s also started a gig writing to for Vulture.com, interviewing swoony folks like Paul Wesley and recapping the breakneck How to Get Away With Murder.

Shelly King traveled to visit her mother in Pine, AZ where the local brewery threw her a book launch party. Books and beer! Can’t go wrong there. THE MOMENT OF EVERYTHING received a review in the Albany Times Union in which the reviewer said, “When I finished that book, I hugged it.” Shelly also gave an interview on the fabulous Bookalicious Mama site.

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Karma Brown is the author of COME AWAY WITH ME (MIRA/Harlequin, September 2015), an emotional story of one woman’s discovery that life is still worth living, even if it’s not the life you planned. Karma is also a National Magazine award-winning journalist, and lives outside Toronto, Canada, with her family and their mischievous labradoodle puppy, Fred.