Sharing my debut year here on this blog has been a huge privilege.
I loved sharing the experience with my fellow debs. I loved “meeting” book bloggers, other writers, and readers in the comments.
I learned how to blog, how to use WordPress, how to tweet. I’m grateful.
If you want me, you can find me at my website and my blog.
Starting next Monday, The Debutante Ball has a new line-up!
We had a tough time choosing. These were my favorite lines from each new deb’s application:
Memoir: All I Can Handle; I’m No Mother Teresa: A Life Raising Three Daughters with Autism
Skyhorse Publishing, November 2010
“How one woman raises three daughters with autism, loses one at Disney World, stays married, has sex, bakes gluten-free, goes broke, and keeps her sense of humor.”
Novel, women’s fiction: The Weird Sisters
Amy Einhorn Books, February 2011
“When I finally met my editor in person, she was totally bowled over by how tall I am (about 6’1″), so apparently that is the first thing I should tell people who have never met me.”
Y/A novel: Populazzi
Harcourt, April 2011
“In addition to TV, I’ve written about 12 Barbie DVD-movies, and a couple internet shows, one of which starred my absolute heroes, The Muppets. During a particularly slow period, I wrote the dialogue for Furby toys.”
Novel: The Violets of March
Penguin, June 2011
“I make really good cupcakes, which hold up well in overnight shipping.” [Sarah, where are our cupcakes?? You have till next Monday to make good on your implicit bribe!]
Novel, romance/caper: Making Waves
Sourcebooks, August 2011
“I got a call from my editor informing me they were canceling the line a month prior to my scheduled debut. My [first] book would not be hitting the shelves after all. Incidentally, this was also my birthday. And the day my cat died. Oh, and the same morning, my employer at the time informed me that they would terminate me the following week if I continued to disobey the company’s hosiery requirement.”
Don’t they sound fun? You’re in good hands now!
11 Replies to “So long, farewell…by Emily Winslow”
Love these opening lines! The new Debs rock.
And what a gorgeous picture of you! Thanks for sharing this experience, Emily, and I’ll always remember our signing together in Union Station. Chocolate bribes and a few crazy customers (or non-customers, more accurately!)
Can’t wait for your next book! xxoo
It’s been a fast year!
The new Debs do indeed rock … as do you, Emily! Congrats on your debut year. I agree with Kathy: it has flown by!
I can’t believe that you all are leaving us already! I’m going to miss you ladies, but I can’t wait to really ‘meet’ the new Debs!
I’m sad to go, but I can’t wait for them to take over too. They’re a great group! And it’s been fun hanging out with you Deb Emily!
I’ve really enjoyed your posts, thanks for taking us along on your journey!
You’ve bloomed like an English Rose, literally and figuratively — your picture is lovely. Much, much happiness and success in what is now a “career!”
I will miss reading the posts from the “retiring” Debs but look forward to the new Debs. I’m also going to try and post this year! Good luck to you Emily. I haven’t read The Whole World yet but it’s on my TBR list and will VERY soon be on my TBR pile!
Good luck and I look forward to reading your blog! Love your picture here, you look so happy with a bit of a mischevious gleam in your eye! lol
I’ll be watching your career!!
I always love a good mystery so it was wonderful to get to know you and your book over the past year.
What a wonderful and complimentary handoff — thanks so much!
I’m in the middle of your book and ABSOLUTELY LOVING IT! You drew me in immediately, and I’m having a very hard time putting it down for anything.
Can’t wait to get back to it, to read more from you, and to follow your sure-to-be-astounding career!
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