News Flash: Checking in with the 2016 Debs


Congratulations to Jeremy Simons for winning a copy of YOUR BOOK, YOUR BRAND by Dana Kaye! 

Thank you to Suzanne Rindell for being our guest on The Debutante Ball yesterday! If you haven’t already, please pick up a copy of her book, THREE-MARTINI LUNCH, or enter our giveaway to win a copy! Simply RETWEET on Twitter, and/or SHARE on Facebook by noon (EST) October 14th for your chance to win (US only). We’ll select and contact the winner on Friday. Good luck! 

From the 2016 Debs

They haven’t been gone long, but the 2016 Debs have been busy, busy, busy! They’re hard at work, writing their new books, attending book clubs, contributing guest blog posts, doing readings…  I guess this is what a post-launch life looks like!

The ebook of Aya de Leon’s UPTOWN THIEF is on sale for $2.99 until nov 6. You can find it here. Aya’s editor accepted her revisions of the 2nd novel in the series, THE BOSS, which comes out in June 2017. Also, she has started working on the 3rd in the series, THE ACCIDENTAL MISTRESS, as well as starting a YA.

Jennifer S. Brown is beginning a crazy tour schedule for MODERN GIRLS, starting with a reading in Seattle. She and Louise (author of the fabulous A CITY BAKER’S GUIDE TO COUNTRY LIVING) are doing a panel at the Boston Book Festival on October 15th. What a great opportunity to see these two debs together again! Here’s more information.


From the 2017 Debs:

Amy Poeppel is on a “writing retreat” in Santa Barbara, trying to finish her new novel. She almost has a confirmed date and venue for the launch party for SMALL ADMISSIONS – stay tuned!

Crystal King is doing hands-on research for her next novel, about the chef, Bartolomeo Scappi. It’s an extra bonus that this research needs to take place in Caput Mundi, Rome!

scholastic-dealJenni L. Walsh is thrilled to announce a new project she’ll be working on, a middle grade narrative nonfiction project with Scholastic! The Brave Like Me series will tell true stories from heroic women who, at a young age, accomplished daring feats of perseverance and bravery. The series will kick off with a two-book release, one profiling surfer Bethany Hamilton (who lost her arm in a shark attack), and the other activist Malala Yousafzai (who, after being shot by the Taliban, became an advocate for women’s education).


Tiffany D. Jackson is editing her ass off and pretending to enjoy it while planning her upcoming trip to South Africa next month. (Details to come!)

Lynn K. Hall is on a home organization binge. She’s pretty sure it’s a pre-publication book baby nesting instinct. At least her home is tidier than it’s been in awhile!

Author: Amy Poeppel

Amy Poeppel grew up in Dallas, Texas and left the south to attend Wellesley College. Since then, she has worked as an actor, a high school English teacher, and most recently as the Assistant Director of Admissions at a school in New York City. Her three fabulous boys are all off in Boston attending school, and she and her husband now split their time between New York and Frankfurt, Germany. A theatrical version of SMALL ADMISSIONS was workshopped at the Actors Studio Playwrights/Directors Unit. She later expanded it into her first novel.