Newsflash: July 29, 2012 – Meet the 2013 Debutantes!

From the 2012 Debs…

Deb Joanne had a great time this week chatting with the Teen Book Club at the Guelph Chapters (see picture) and wants to thank Danielle for inviting me. Also, in very exciting news, !SMALL MEDIUM AT LARGE has gone back to print! I know some people were having trouble finding it on store shelves, but I got word that it’s in many Barnes & Noble locations now, in addition to the many wonderful Indie Stores that have stocked it. Thank you, booksellers!

Deb Erika was so thrilled to read that Deb Friend Kathy (aka Bermuda Onion!) has bought her ticket to Deb Erika’s upcoming Book Your Lunch at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC, in October!

Deb Rachel was so excited to see MWF Seeking BFF mentioned in this New York Times article about friend-rental websites!

Deb Linda was totally stunned–and absolutely thrilled–when her editor emailed her from RWA to tell her In a Fix was a Top Pick in the latest issue of RT Book Reviews, with 4 1/2 stars, their highest rating. Add to that her son-in-law returning from his deployment in the Middle East, and a visit from said son-in-law and daughter, and Linda couldn’t be happier!

Past Deb News

Founding Deb Eileen Cook is excited that her book, USED TO BE is now available for your summer reading pleasure! For the price of one book, $9.99, you get two of her novels, Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood and The Education of Hailey Kendrick.

Meet the Debutante Ball Class of 2013!

They’re here! They’re here! Well, almost. The class of 2012 will be sticking around for a few more weeks and during that time we’ll be celebrating Deb Linda’s launch of IN A FIX, so be sure to come back and party with us the week of August 20th!

But in the midst of all our celebrating, we’ve also been hard at work selecting next year’s class of debut authors, who will take over at the end of August. So don your tiara and welcome our 2013 Debutantes to the Ball…

After eight years of living in Washington, DC, Philly-native Dana Bate recently moved back to the Philadelphia area, where she writes about food and whips up recipes from her extensive cookbook collection. Her first novel, THE MISFIT’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND SUPPER CLUBS, will be published by Hyperion in February 2013.




Amy Sue Nathan is an East Coast ex-pat who lives and writes in the suburbs of Chicago.  THE GLASS WIVES will be published by St. Martin’s Press in Spring 2013.





A transplanted Canadian, Kerry Schafer lives in Washington state where she works by day as a mental health counselor; her debut urban fantasy novel, BETWEEN, will be released through Berkley Books in February 2013.





Publishing attorney Susan Spann lives in California with her husband, son, and an aquarium full of seahorses; CLAWS OF THE CAT, the debut novel in her Shinobi Mystery series, will be published by St. Martin’s/Thomas Dunne Books in July 2013.



A former literary agent and editor, Kelly Harms Wimmer is the author of THE GOOD LUCK GIRLS OF SHIPWRECK LANE, coming in the summer of 2013 from Thomas Dunne Books. She now lives with her hubby, cat, and young son in Madison, Wisconsin.



Congratulations to our next year’s class! Stay tuned for more news about our upcoming Debs in the days to come!

26 Replies to “Newsflash: July 29, 2012 – Meet the 2013 Debutantes!”

  1. WHEEE! Congrats, Dana, Amy, Kerry, Susan and Kelly! We are SO EXCITED to have you! You’re a wonderful, diverse group of ladies and we know you’re going to honor the tiara and make us proud(er).
    Welcome and get those gloves on*!

    *Fancy gloves. Not boxing gloves. Even though you may end up having to fight us over taking over our spots.

  2. A hearty welcome to Dana, Amy, Kerry, Susan and Kelly! We couldn’t be happier with our new group of Debs. I know you guys are going to do The Debutante Ball proud, and have a blast doing it. 😀

  3. Welcome New Debs!! Oh, this is so exciting! We are so thrilled to have you here and so looking forward to watching–and cheering!–your debuts arrive in the world!

  4. Congratulations, ladies! In particular, I’d like to give a hearty shout out to my lovely friend Susan and fellow Writer Unboxed-er Amy! 🙂 I hope this is a wonderful debut year for all five of you.

    1. Hi Kathy! I’m so excited to meet you too! (Any chance our paths might cross at SIBA first? My fingers are crossed!) Doesn’t next year’s class look fabulous?!!

  5. So happy to welcome the new debs! (And even meet one of them in person soon… See you next week Dana!) You guys are in for quite a ride… Can’t wait to cheer you on!

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