News Flash–Sunshine Edition

Extra, extra, read all about it!Congratulations to Dr. Miller-Young, winner of Antonia Crane’s SPENT!

Check back next week, where we will announce the winner of this weeks giveaway, Julie Christine Johnson’s IN ANOTHER LIFE

From the 2016 Debs:

Louise Miller had the delightful task of listening to clips of actors reading and offering her opinion on who would make the best Livvy for THE CITY BAKER’S GUIDE TO COUNTRY LIVING audiobook!

Jennifer S. Brown had a completely relaxing Memorial Day weekend with her family and no computer. During the week she had a book group, a coffee date with another writer friend, and blissful time to work on novel 2. While she still has end-of-school-year things to finish up for kids, she’s already started falling down research rabbit holes, as she tries to make herself an expert on Prohibition (she may or may not have cornered a poor unsuspecting soul at the elementary school picnic to give a 15 minute diatribe on the relationship between the suffragette and temperance movements, all while drinking her exquisite, contraband bourbon slush just as they would have done during Prohibition).

Heather Young celebrated a wonderful review of THE LOST GIRLS in The New York Journal of Books. It won’t be online until her book launches, but her publicist got it in advance and shared it. Yay!

Abby Fabiaschi was thrilled to get two beautiful cover choices and begin the process of fine tuning. Her baby will soon have a face!

Aya de Leon is living the dream this week with several days of literary events. The Bay Area Book Festival is invading her town. On Sunday, she’ll be on a panel on Feminsim and Romance Fiction as well as a Disruptors panel with Rebecca Solnit, Chinaka Hodge, and Julia Serrano. Also, next week, Aya will be reading from UPTOWN THIEF at the RADAR Superstar show at the SF Public Library.

Interesting things we found on the internet this week:

* Sounds simple, but it’s so hard to do: Stephanie Gayle on the writerly superpower of writing anywhere.

* This is the stuff of the Debutantes’ nightmares, and we applaud Matthew Norman for writing an entire piece about it for LitHub: What to Do When Nobody Comes to Your Reading

* HA! HAHAHAHAHA! We’re just going to leave this right here: Sixteen Texts You Might Actually Get From Your Vagina.

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