Congrats to Debra, Gayle and Jen who won Kate Ledger’s Remedies.
Deb Sarah is so excited to share that her second novel is coming out three months early! The pub date for The Bungalow has been moved up to December 27 (from March 27), which officially means that Sarah has had two books come out, and given birth to one baby, in one year. This makes her feel like taking a nap. Right now.
Deb Tawna would like to thank her fellow Debs for not telling her how chaotic the weeks surrounding a book release can be. Had she known, she might have canceled the book’s publication and done something more relaxing. Like water torture.
Deb Kim wants to say WELCOME to the 2012 Debs. I’m clapping as hard as I can, but these darn gloves are so quiet!
Past Deb Eileen Cook is signing TODAY at the Young Adult Summer Extravaganza at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park, WA at 4:00. Seattleites, that’s SIX YA authors in one place – go visit and send her all of our love!
Past Deb Jenny Gardiner says, “Hi,there! I’ve recently released a few novels direct to Kindle, including my award-winning debut novel Sleeping with Ward Cleaver, which was a victim of the demise of Dorchester Publishing. They’re all perfect summertime reads: Sleeping with Ward Cleaver, Slim to None (both on Kindle and in Print), House of Cards, and Over the Falls.
And some other big news, I have a funny story (“My Dog the Dominatrix”) in the upcoming dog anthology I’m Not the Biggest Bitch in This Relationship (spearheaded by our practically honorary Deb Wade Rouse) that is a fundraiser for the Humane Society and is getting a lot of early buzz (it got picked for the September Indie Next List and there’s going to be a big froo-froo launch at a fancy dog boutique in Manhattan 😉 and another in Chicago with Jen Lancaster. it’s going to be a hilarious book with a powerhouse list of contributors (including Chelsea Handler’s dog Chunk, as well as 11 NY Times bestsellers, 2 Emmy award-winners and a Tony award-winner).
Last but not least, my memoir Winging It: A Memoir of Caring for a Vengeful Parrot Who’s Determined to Kill Me is still doing well with the animal lovers!
Thanks for indulging me! — Jenny”
Meet The Debutante Ball Class of 2012!
They’re here! They’re here! Well, almost. The class of 2011 will be sticking around for a few more weeks – and what a few weeks those will be: we’re celebrating the debuts of Deb Elise Allen’s Populazzi and Deb Tawna Fenske’s Making Waves!
But fear not, we’re not just celebrating – we’ve been hard at work selecting next year’s class of debut authors, who will take over at the end of August. So put on your tiara and welcome our 2012 Debutantes to the Ball…
By day, Canadian Joanne Levy wrangles bank executives; by night, she wrangles her menagerie of pets while writing books for kids; her middle grade novel, Small Medium at Large, will hit shelves June 14, 2012.
A native New Englander who now lives and writes in North Carolina, Erika Marks is the author of Little Gale Gumbo, which will be published by NAL in October.
Virginia resident Linda Grimes is an ex-actress who used to support her theater habit by teaching English, and now channels her love of words and drama into writing light urban fantasy; her debut novel, In a Fix, will be released by Tor in July 2012.
Rachel Bertsche lives in Chicago, where she spends her time writing (for magazines, websites and, now, books) and trying to make new friends; her memoir, MWF Seeking BFF, is due out in January 2012 from Ballantine Books.
M. Molly Backes teaches creative writing at StoryStudio Chicago; her young adult novel The Princesses of Iowa will be published by Candlewick Press in May 2012.
We’re so happy to have them here! Please give them a big Debutante Ball welcome in the comments!