News Flash: New Debs Edition!



We hope you have enjoyed the first week of the 2016 Debutante Ball! Join us next week, when we will be talking about our writerly education.

Check back next Sunday for the winner of Carolina De Robertis’s THE GODS OF TANGO.


From the 2016 Debs:

Louise Miller just handed in her revision to her editor! And her author questionnaire! And she has loved her first week as a Deb! Louise, a serial abuser of the exclamation mark, is now tackling her website, her neglected community garden plot and her kitchen floor–everything she neglected while finishing her revision.

Jennifer S. Brown is working on the book club guide for Modern Girls. Her manuscript is being copyedited, and she’s beginning to dive into her next novel. She has a short story, “The Baseness of Nature,” up now at Fiction Southeast. Her house smells great, as she’s baking hallah for Rosh Hashanah.

Heather Young is very, very busy making the line edits she just got from her editor.  It’s takeout food for the next month in the Young household.

Abby Fabiaschi submitted the [please say final] edit of I LIKED MY LIFE last week, and is a hot mess waiting for feedback. Book 2 revisions have commenced. Perhaps she should start with a working title.

Aya de Leon is working on her revisions for UPTOWN THIEF and plotting the venue for her cover reveal. Meanwhile, as the official debut year begins, she’s saying a tearful goodbye to freelancing. For the past few years, she has enjoyed writing and pitching short pieces to different web outlets, but now all writing time needs to be devoted to her novelist life. Her final freelance post unrelated to the novel went up last week: 5 OK Things To Do While Black on the Napa Wine Train on her favorite women’s fake news outlet, Reductress.


Author: 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

2 Replies to “News Flash: New Debs Edition!”

  1. Welcome to all the new Debs…I am enjoying learning about all of you! Good Luck this year!

    Louise! I love that you are a great pastry chef in Vermont!! I am eating a Raspberry Danish right now….not yours but it is so good! Oh and I see you love exclamation marks…so you are excited about life I think! Nothing wrong in that!!!! 🙂 !

    1. Carol, thank you so much! We are all very excited to be a part of this wonderful collective.

      I am actually a pastry chef in Boston, but Vermont is the setting of novel, as well as my dream 🙂

      thank you so much for reading!

Comments are closed.