[News Flash] April 28, 2019

Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Danya Kukafka! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of Girl in Snow. You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet (make sure you follow @DebutanteBall on Twitter too!):

News from the Class of 2019 Debs:

K.A. Doore has been reading and writing and going outside and generally just enjoying life. This week, she wrote a post on her personal blog with 5 Tips for Debut Authors, if you’re looking for advice and help in surviving as a baby author.
Devi S. Laskar is prepping for the Bay Area Book Festival next weekend, specifically Sunday, May 5! She’ll be on the “No Happy Endings, No Easy Answers: Seeking Truth Through Trauma” panel with Kiese Laymon and Lacy M. Johnson and moderating “On 21st Century Mothering” panel with Lydia Kiesling, Vanessa Hua and Dani McClain! Thanks again to Shoba Viswanathan & Bloom for the lovely interview and discussion of The Atlas of Reds and Blues – and thanks to Andrew Tonkovich for hosting a thoughtful discussion on Bibliocracy Radio/ KPFK 90.7 (April 14 Bibliocracy episode).
Layne Fargo tried to visit 10 bookstores for Independent Bookstore Day but only made it to 7 because of the snow (yes, it’s still snowing here in Chicago). She also got to see the final jacket design for Temper last week, and It. Is. STUNNING.
Stephanie Jimenez is sort of done with that draft of her second novel that she’s been talking about! This week, she’s just trying to hang in before she goes on vacation in California.
Martine Fournier Watson would like to thank A Likely Story Bookstore for choosing The Dream Peddler for their June book club! She’s also trying to distract herself from watching her book go up and down on Amazon and other rankings by actually writing. Book Three. It’s going very slowly.

See you next week when we blog about how where we live influences our writing.

Author: Layne Fargo

Layne Fargo is a thriller author with a background in theater and library science. She’s a Pitch Wars mentor, a member of the Chicagoland chapter of Sisters in Crime, and the cocreator of the podcast Unlikeable Female Characters. Layne lives in Chicago with her partner and their pets.