[News Flash] December 2, 2018

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News from the Class of 2019 Debs:

K.A. Doore just caught the cold everybody else has been dealing with (thanks guys). That’s okay, because December’s gonna be pretty quiet for her. All she has to do is work and read and keep a small embodiment of chaos from tearing town the holiday lights.
Devi S. Laskar no longer has a cold but is recovering from NaNoWriMo 2018 (falling short of the 50K goal but still gaining ground for Book 2) and writing an experimental essay that’s part movie review of Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman and part critique of the pitfalls of journalism.
Layne Fargo is still not over the amazing picture Kai took of the Temper ARC in its natural habitat, surrounded by knives. This weekend, she’s trying to get as much as possible crossed off her to-do list so she can focus on Book 2 stuff for the rest of the year.
Stephanie Jimenez is looking for something new to listen to. She’s silently adjusting to the cold weather by drinking lots of hot chocolate.
Martine Fournier Watson had a quiet week recovering from her Thanksgiving cold. She is almost finished revisions on book two–now to find some beta readers!

See you next week when we share advice from teachers, mentors, and other inspirational figures in our writing lives!

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Layne Fargo

Layne Fargo has Master’s degrees in theater and library science, which seem slightly less useless now that she writes very dramatic books. She’s a Pitch Wars mentor and a member of the Chicagoland chapter of Sisters in Crime. Layne lives in Chicago with her partner and their pets. Her debut, TEMPER, will be published by Scout Press in the summer of 2019.

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