News Flash!


Congratulations to Elizabeth Mayorca, winner of THE GODS OF TANGO by Debutante Ball guest Carolina De Robertis. 

Check back next week, where we will announce the winner of this weeks giveaway–EVERYBODY RISE by Stephanie Clifford!


From the 2016 Debs:

Louise Miller is still enjoying her break from revision. In the meantime, she is brainstorming ideas for book two, and thinking about all the ways she wants to approach it differently–like maybe trying to outline this time.

Jennifer S. Brown raided her 12-year-old’s book collection to research gangsters and bootleggers of the 1920s, while she waits for MODERN GIRLS to come back from copyediting. She is starting to think about who to approach for blurbs, and just the idea of it all is making her anxious.

Heather Young is still working on her revisions, which are due next Friday, while fending off a vicious stomach flu.  (Telling herself that vomiting is a great core workout is not making her feel any better.)

Abby Fabiaschi has not received feedback on her latest I LIKED MY LIFE revision, but is suppressing panic. Book 2 work is in full swing. It is unclear if the current deadline of November 1st is humanly possible.

Aya de Leon is plotting her cover reveal for UPTOWN THIEF, and revising for a September 30th deadline. Also, her five-(almost six)-year-old daughter said “Wow, mom, you’re becoming a real writer!” And whispered to her: “Mommy, even if no one else likes UPTOWN THIEF, I will like UPTOWN THIEF.” Heart melting was involved.

Author: Louise Miller

Louise Miller is the author of THE CITY BAKER'S GUIDE TO COUNTRY LIVING (Pamela Dorman Books/Viking/August 9, 2016), the story of a commitment-phobic pastry chef who discovers the meaning of belonging while competing in the cut-throat world of Vermont county fair baking contests. Find out more at

3 Replies to “News Flash!”

  1. Did sombody say OUTLINE??? If you haven’t tried Scrivener, it was so worth the $40. (You will notice I am ignoring all news of deadlines and anxiety. My denial is still working great!)

  2. I bought Scrivener, but I gave it up because figuring it out was such a monstrously left-brain activity that it overwhelmed the entire right-brain, writing side. But I think the problem was that I was trying to switch to it mid-novel. I’m going to try it from the beginning for the next novel, because so many writers I know say it’s great.

    Deadline? What deadline??

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