[News Flash] September 30, 2018

Congrats to Michelle, Megan, and S.C., winners of last week’s giveaway of Trouble Brewing by Suzanne Baltsar!

And thank you so much to yesterday’s guest, Elizabeth Rosner! If you haven’t already, enter the #DebBallGiveaway to win a copy of Survivor Café: The Legacy of Trauma and the Labyrinth of Memory. You can enter by sharing our post on Facebook and/or retweeting the following tweet:

News from the Class of 2019 Debs:

K.A. Doore is taking a break from the news to hold her toddler close and, afterwards, she’s going to fill her newest Work in Progress with rage.
Devi S. Laskar is writing an essay about the toppling of Silent Sam and the courage of her classmate, from undergrad, Christine Blasey Ford.
Layne Fargo is proofreading the first pass pages of Temper by having her computer’s text-to-speech read the whole book to her in a robot voice. It’s an excruciating process, but worth it to catch all the typos!
Stephanie Jimenez is scheduling a time to take her official author photo this weekend (say baiiii to this beauteous face to the left!!!) She’s also looking forward to the fact that so many magazines have open submission periods now. For a great list, check out Entropy.
Martine Fournier Watson is still plugging away at book two. It’s at about 96k words, which is…much longer than The Dream Peddler at this stage.

See you next week when we talk about every writer’s favorite topic, rejection and failure!

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Layne Fargo

Layne Fargo has Master’s degrees in theater and library science, which seem slightly less useless now that she writes very dramatic books. She’s a Pitch Wars mentor and a member of the Chicagoland chapter of Sisters in Crime. Layne lives in Chicago with her partner and their pets. Her debut, TEMPER, will be published by Scout Press in the summer of 2019.

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