News Flash: Conferences & Festivals, Awards & a Giveaway!

newsCongratulations to Caryn Strean, winner of THE FAR END OF HAPPY by guest author Kathryn Craft!

Check back next Sunday for this week’s winner of Renee Ahdieh’s THE WRATH AND THE DAWN …


From the 2015 Debs:

Colleen Oakley sold rights for BEFORE I GO to Hungary! She’s still barreling through her WIP, slowly but (un)surely.

Amy E. Reichert is still in the glamorous writing cave, except when she’s at her children’s lacrosse or baseball games. She getting quite good at typing while sitting on sidelines and in cars.

Karma Brown is tap tap tapping on her keyboard trying to get a few solid chapters done for her next book, and gearing up for the next round of revisions on book 2. She’s also trying to ignore a picture book idea that won’t leave her alone, and suspects she won’t be able to ignore it much longer…especially if her daughter has her way!

Sona Charaipotra is rocking it in Texas! After a fun and fruitful time at RT in Dallas, she’s headed to Austin today for an awesome event at BookPeople! Hope to see you there!







Shelly King is in her home state at the South Carolina Book Festival and got to meet Lori Radar-Day from Debutante Class 2014!


News from past Debs:

Eleanor Brown (Class of 2011) Why should kids get all the summer camp fun? Join Eleanor’s writing workshops (online and in-person), which give you time, space, and permission to write, along with support and creative discussion!

Lori Rader-Day’s (Class of 2014) THE BLACK HOUR was nominated for the Anthony Award for Best First Novel, given out at the Bouchercon mystery conference (to be held in Raleigh, North Carolina in October, 2015)! Best of luck, Lori!


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.