News Flash–April Fools Edition


newsCongratulations to Cheryl Montgomery, winner of 

Lynne Griffin’s GIRL SENT AWAY!

Check back next week, where we will announce the winner of this weeks giveaway, Julie Cohen’s DEAR THING.

From the 2016 Debs:

A quick note about our book giveaways–to enter a book giveaway, simply share our giveaway link on our Facebook page or retweet one of our giveaway tweets from our Twitter feed!

Louise Miller is on her way back from the AWP conference.

Jennifer S. Brown has bought pens for signing books, picked out a dress to wear at her launch, and is trying not to think about the fact that for the next Deb News she posts, she’ll be a published author….

Heather Young is cheering on Jenny Brown from the Left Coast, as she sails into her life as Published Author next week. She also went to the AWP Conference in LA, where she met Aya and Louise face to face, and is writing this entry in the Los Angeles airport, on her way home to bed, where she will sleep for about sixteen hours.

Abby Fabiaschi is back from her ski adventure, working on plotting book 2 revisions chapter by chapter and 2015 taxes. Which do you think she’s enjoying more?

Aya de Leon has returned, exhuasted but excited, from AWP (the Association of Writers Programs conference). The highlights were meeting other debut writers, especially fellow debs!! It’s all becoming more real, thrilling, terrifying, but real.

For Writers

Here are some of the best things we saw on the internet this week:

* Some great advice on how to promote your book without pissing off everyone you’ve ever met, courtesy of Elisa Gabbert: Promoting Your Book Without Being Annoying

* Romance v. Real Life: a coldhearted but realistic look at 10 terrible literary couples who would never get a happy-ever-after outside the pages of a book, thanks to Bustle: Doomed Literary Couples

*  “Don’t forget your meds.” This is one day too late, but we love this hilarious advice on navigating the jungle of AWP from Vincent Scarpa, a true crankypants: AWP Advice From a Young Curmudgeon

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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

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