[News Flash] April 22, 2018

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Congratulations to @KateRockLitChik, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of Meg Wolitzer’s THE FEMALE PERSUASION.

 

Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Kelly de Dos! If you haven’t already, check out her wonderful essay, The Wrong Kind of Fat Girl and retweet to share the love:

 

News from the 2018 Debs:

 

Kaitlyn Sage Patterson had a ball meeting readers at the Southern Kentucky Book Festival this weekend!

 

Cass Morris is so, so grateful for all the support she’s received during her debut week. Hearing congratulations from friends across the country was such fun, and she’s loved seeing the pictures as they receive or download their copies! And, of course, her fellow Debs were beyond fantastic. She is beyond delighted to be part of such a wonderful group.

 

Lara Lillibridge decided that the manuscript she thought was 99% finished needed to be torn to shreds and rebuilt. After a week of having no idea what to do with the mess, she thinks she has the beginnings of an idea. Luckily, she is a big believer in saving many drafts so everything can be restored if needed.

 

Kimmery Martin had a wonderful time touring in Atlanta, where they designed flower arrangements to look like The Queen of Hearts. You MUST check out Story on the Square, the new bookstore in McDonough, which is destined to be one of the greatest independent bookstores in the U.S. when it finishes its remodel later this year. Bookstagram heaven!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Julie Clark was so thrilled to get this amazing review from RT Book Reviews: “A powerful story about the bonds that tie us together and how fragile they can be, this novel sheds light on a unique way that families can be created and the difficult emotions around this alternative path…the emotion infused in the dynamics between the characters will tug on the heartstrings and have readers up all night waiting to see where the story leads.”

 

 See you next week when we talk about MFA programs and writing classes.

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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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