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News FlashCongratulations to Brandi Megan Grannett, winner of Erika Swyler’s THE BOOK OF SPECULATION!

Check back next week, where we will announce the winner of this weeks giveaway, Katherine Ozment’s GRACE WITHOUT GOD.

From the 2016 Debs:

Louise Miller was absolutely thrilled to discover that THE CITY BAKER’S GUIDE TO COUNTRY LIVING was reviewed in Publishers Weekly, and that the reviewer enjoyed the book!

Jennifer S. Brown had a wonderful discussion/reading with Marian McMahon Stanley at Harvard Bookstore in Cambridge, MA. The rest of the week was somewhat of a blur as it was dominated by her younger child “moving on” from elementary school, which means Jennifer is freed from her volunteer duties (that will feel odd!), and there are only middle schoolers in her house now (sob!). Are you in Long Island? Jennifer will be reading with Lynda Cohen Loigman on Wednesday, June 29 at The Turn of the Corkscrew in Rockville Centre.

Heather Young got to meet Abby face to face in San Francisco. She’s now met every Deb except Jennifer, and is hoping to complete the sweep by the time her term is up. She was also informed that her BOOK EXISTS, and that ACTUAL COPIES are on their way to her NOW! She will spending the next several days camped out by the mailbox.

816ifSxwzULAbby Fabiaschi had a big week! I LIKED MY LIFE has a face & preorder links: IndieBoundAmazon, Barnes & Noble! She’s getting jazzed for her January 31st pub date, which seems both soon and far away.

Aya de Leon is basically copying most of her news over Heather’s shoulder. She was also thrilled for the first Bay Area Debs meetup with Abby and Heather, and she got to see an actual copy of her finished book. In her only original piece of news, she is putting the finishing touches on her 2nd book THE BOSS to turn it in to her editor!

and some great news in from a Deb Alumni:

Coleen Oakley‘s sophomore novel CLOSE ENOUGH TO TOUCH has a new release date! Look for it in stores Feb 14, 2017!

Interesting things we found on the internet this week:

 *  We loved this piece about fatherhood, and how it both ruins and saves a writing career, by Steve Edwards in the Scottish Book Trust: Ruining the Career, Saving the Writing
*   Next week’s topic is launch parties, but none of us will be able to do it as well as Sandra Marchetti. Check out her blog post, How to Throw a Launch Party for Under $100.
*   We could not agree more with the Atlantic’s great piece on women crime writers: Women Are Writing the Best Crime Novels.

Author: Abby Fabiaschi

Abby Fabiaschi is the author of I LIKED MY LIFE (St. Martin's Press, February 2017). She and her family divide their time between Tampa, Florida and Park City, Utah. When not writing or watching the comedy show that is her children, she enjoys reading across genres, skiing, hiking, and yoga. Oh, and travel. Who doesn’t love vacation? Learn more at