[News Flash] 2018 Debutante News


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Former Debutante News:

2007 Deb Eileen Cook’s newest book, THE HANGING GIRL, hit shelves October 3rd.
Here is some of what people are saying:

“A surprisingly dark thriller that will find a home in libraries where there is a need for strong female protagonists and engrossing mysteries.”SLJ

…The multiple twists in the ending pack several hefty wallops of surprise and reward the reader with a more than satisfactory payout.”Bulletin

The third novel by 2014 Deb Lori Rader-Day, THE DAY I DIED, has been named a finalist for the Chicago Writers Association’s Book of the Year Award for traditional fiction. The winners will be named in January.
2014 Deb Heather Webb’s newest book with co-author Hazel Gaynor LAST CHRISTMAS IN PARIS also released on October 3rd.
The reviews are excellent:
”Beautifully told…With the epistolary form, the authors fully capture the characters’ voices as each person is dramatically shaped by the war to end all wars.” –Booklist

”Gaynor and Webb have created a WWI novel, told through letters and telegrams, that depicts the heartache and horrors of war and the war’s effect on the youthful innocence of three remarkable people.”RT Book Reviews 

And finally, RITA-nominated, USA Today bestselling romantic comedy author and 2011 Deb Tawna Fenske released her newest book, AT THE HEART OF IT on October 3rd. The best news is that you can grab a copy of it for $1.99 through the end of October!
A short description:
Kate Geary is a talented producer who lands her dream gig running a reality TV show starring her self-help idol, Dr. Viv. But Kate gets a shock when superhot book nerd, Jonah (a guy with whom Kate had one amazing date) arrives on set with ties to the storyline that force him to join the show.

News from the 2018 Debs:

Julie Clark is hard at work on book #2 while she waits for copy edits. Which should come soon since they moved her publication date up to May 2018.

Kaitlyn Sage Patterson got copyedits on Friday and trying to figure out how to juggle three books at the same time. So far, it’s involved watching a lot of Doomsday Preppers and glaring at her computer like it betrayed her.

Cass Morris has been mistaken for a Disney princess twice this week by elementary schoolers she was trying to teach science. Part of her feels guilty about coasting on the beauty privilege, but if it gets the kids to pay attention, she’ll take it.

Lara Lillibridge wrote three new chapters for her next memoir and did laundry in the same week. She is a little afraid that she has raised the bar impossibly high for the rest of the month. She also figured out the perfect ending for the book, and is patiently waiting for it to happen in real life so she can write it down.

Kimmery Martin has BIG news. Owing to the quirky, unpredictable world of publishing, her book cover is changing. This caused much angst, as the original cover is a work of art. Stay tuned to see the replacement.





Next week, we’ll talk about our personality types and how that informs our writing. See you then!





Author: Julie Clark

Born and raised in Santa Monica, California, Julie Clark grew up reading books on the beach while everyone else surfed. After attending college at University of the Pacific, and a brief stint working in the athletic department at University of California, Berkeley, she returned home to Santa Monica to teach. She now lives there with her two young sons and a golden doodle with poor impulse control. Her debut, THE ONES WE CHOOSE, will be published by Gallery/Simon & Schuster in May 2018.

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