So Long, And Thanks For All the Fish

As I contemplated this post, I wondered what more I could say. I feel like I’ve pulled back the curtain on my life a bit this year as we’ve gone through the ups and downs of being a debut author. I’m not going to lie, it’s been hard and exhilarating and daunting and anxiety inducing and a dream come true and a nightmare all at the same time. It’s been a lot of questions I didn’t know how to answer (“How’s the book doing?”) and fantasies I never expected to come true (having a signing at BookCon).

I am so grateful for the patience of my fellow Debs when I inevitably waited until the last minute to do my newsflash, and for their friendship and their support of my book. I can’t wait to see the adventures Cass has in store for us next in the Aven Cycle, to have my heart broken and put back together by Lara’s next memoir, to be utterly swept away by the humor and drama of Kimmery’s sophomore effort, and to be wrapped once more in Julie’s lush and absorbing storytelling.

It has been a great honor to share this space with these women this year, and I am so excited to see where the next class of Debs takes us.

Author: Kaitlyn Sage Patterson

Kaitlyn Sage Patterson grew up with her nose in a book outside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. After completing her M.F.A., she moved to South Korea, where she taught English and started writing her debut novel. THE DIMINISHED will be published by HarlequinTEEN in April 2018, followed by its sequel in 2019. When she's not staring off into space and trying to untangle some particularly troublesome plot point, she can be found in her kitchen, perfecting the most difficult recipe she can find; or at the barn, where she rides and trains dressage horses; or with her husband, spoiling their sweet rescue dogs.