NEWS FLASH–Last of the Launch Edition

newsCongratulations to RVR, winner of Aya de Leon’s UPTOWN THIEF!

Check back next week, where we will announce the winner of this weeks giveaway, our own Louise Miller’s THE CITY BAKER’S GUIDE TO COUNTRY LIVING

Okay, before we got to our news this week, we’d like to introduce you to the Deb class of 2017! Now, we’ll still be here for a few more weeks, but then we’ll be passing the tiara and pearls (and posts, and news flashes, and publishing news fun…) over to the new class of debutantes: Amy Poeppel, Crystal King, Jenni L. Walsh, Lynn Hall, and Tiffany Jackson. Thank you to all who applied! We were overwhelmed by the amazing books and authors in the applications and it was a tough and tight run this year. We wish there were more days in the week! We’ll more formally introduce our class of 2017 on Saturday, September 3, in time for them to take on the Ball on Monday, September 5. Congratulations, ladies!

From the 2016 Debs:

Louise Miller is finally getting some sleep after a marvelous joy-filled launch week!

Jennifer S. Brown is excited that MODERN GIRLS was named an editors’ choice by Historical Novel Society. It also got a lovely review from the Jewish Book Council. When Jennifer wasn’t writing this week, she was attending Louise’s readings: She was the obnoxious person at both Tuesday and Wednesday nights’ readings who kept snapping pictures. But she couldn’t help it; Louise did such an amazing job and Jennifer wanted to capture it for posterity.

Heather Young is preparing to take her daughter to college in two days. Where did the summer go? Where did all the summers go?

Abby Fabiaschi is thrilled that two ARC recipients she’s never met or knew existed gave I LIKED MY LIFE 5 stars on goodreads! People are reading her book out in the wild and enjoying it! PHEW.

Aya de Leon has been hard at work on revisions for book #2 THE BOSS, which are due September 15th. Yikes!

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