News Flash: WIPs, #WeNeedDiverseBooks & catch up with past Debs!

newsCongratulations to Melissa Engaldo, winner of LEAVING TIME by guest author Jodi Picoult!

Check back next Sunday for the winners of THE GOOD GIRL, by this week’s guest author Mary Kubica



From the 2015 Debs…

Colleen Oakley is head down, hard at work on her WIP. She is also trying very hard not to stay up until 3 a.m. binging on Friday Night Lights.

Amy E. Reichert is taking this lull in the action to revise her WIP, binge read (she just finished Susan Gloss’s VINTAGE and loved it!), and play bingo at the local casino! Here’s hoping she’ll actually win something.

Karma Brown is still toiling away on her daily wordcount goals, and gearing up for NaNoWriMo 2014 to sprint to the finish of book 2! There are a number of other things happening but all behind the scenes, which means she can’t share…yet. Did she mention patience is not her forte?

Sona Charaipotra is excited to be a part of the #WeNeedDiverseBooks team, which launched its IndiGoGo campaign on Friday. There’s no greater cause than helping kids find themselves in books, so go check out the site and contribute! Every dollar counts — and you can grab cool writerly prizes, including agent critiques! 

Shelly King had a blast hanging out with indie booksellers at the Northern California Independent Bookseller’s Association meeting in South San Francisco. She got to seem some old friends and meet lots of new ones. Thanks NCIBA!

From our past Debs…

Lori Rader-Day (class of 2014) is thrilled to reveal her cover for her next book, LITTLE PRETTY THINGS, which is also now available for pre-sale! Congrats, Lori!

Susan Gloss (class of 2014) had the honor of speaking to a fantastic crowd last weekend at the Wisconsin Book Festival — way to go, Susan!

Lisa Alber had a busy month of authorial events, including readings, a library talk, a mystery panel, and being a book club guest author. But the best news is that she broke through a problem with her second County Clare mystery! We love it when that happens, Lisa!

Author: Karma Brown

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.