[News Flash] October 15, 2017

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Congratulations to Terry Pearson, winner of our #DebBallGiveaway of Unruly Creatures by Jennifer Caloyeras.


Thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, K.B. Wagers! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of Beyond the Empire. You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet:


Former Debutantes in the News:

2010 Debutante, Emily Winslow, has three books coming out in the UK this month!
The UK debut of Look For Her, the fourth novel in her Cambridge-set crime series, releases on October 19th (February 2018 in the States); the UK paperback release of Jane Doe January, Emily’s memoir, which came out in hardcover last year (already in paperback in the States); and Deadlier, an anthology of women crime writers in which she has a short story. Emily’s getting some great reviews!
“A match to the DNA found on a long-dead girl’s clothing makes the case look open and shut, but nothing is easy or simple, thanks to Winslow’s delightfully devious mind. Surprising and satisfying, you won’t be able to stop turning the pages of LOOK FOR HER.” – Karen Dionne, author THE MARSH KING’S DAUGHTER
LOOK FOR HER ratchets up the tension while also offering moments of sheer grace. The cold case at the novel’s heart—and the chorus of voices obsessed with it—linger long after the last page is turned.” – Riley Sager, bestselling author of FINAL GIRLS
You can learn more about Emily and her books at:


And 2017 Debutante Tiffany D. Jackson has an amazing new cover to share with you!

 You can read more about it here: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/blog/teen/exclusive-cover-reveal-mondays-not-coming-tiffany-d-jackson/


News from the 2018 Debs:

Kaitlyn Sage Patterson is furiously trying to meet all of her many deadlines and rewarding herself with lots of SimCity and Love it or List It.  

Cass Morris is delighted to share that the Witches & Warriors anthology, in which she has a short story, is now available in both paperback and e-book format! All proceeds from this anthology benefit the Sirens Conference, an annual gathering dedicated to the diverse, remarkable women of fantasy literature: authors, readers, editors, bloggers, librarians, and more. Each year, Sirens makes scholarships available to provide registrations across three groups of people: fans of color/non-white fans, those submitting exemplary programming proposals, and those with financial hardships. Cass is utterly delighted to have contributed to one of the projects that will support those scholarships! 

Lara Lillibridge finally wrote the ending of her second book, and now gets to go back to the beginning and start editing. She also ate a lot of baked goods this week but did not photograph any of them for the internet.

Kimmery Martin met Maria Semple last week, who had many encouraging words for female debut novelists.

Julie Clark is madly trying to draft as much as she can before copyedits come back in another week.


Next week we’ll talk about how our personality types inform our writing. See you then!






Author: Julie Clark

Born and raised in Santa Monica, California, Julie Clark grew up reading books on the beach while everyone else surfed. After attending college at University of the Pacific, and a brief stint working in the athletic department at University of California, Berkeley, she returned home to Santa Monica to teach. She now lives there with her two young sons and a golden doodle with poor impulse control. Her debut, THE ONES WE CHOOSE, will be published by Gallery/Simon & Schuster in May 2018.