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Debut Authors

Songbirds and Superwomen

Graham Milne | Posted 07.01.2014 | Books
Graham Milne

Emmie Mears has been searching for superwomen her entire life.

10 Dazzling Debut Novels To Pick Up Right Now

Posted 08.31.2013 | OWN

Amazed by the abundance of high-quality first-time fiction, we share our instant favorites. Keep in touch! Check out HuffPost OWN on Fa...

Are Authors Ever Happy?

Lev Raphael | Posted 04.16.2013 | Books
Lev Raphael

I learned that starting your career opens you up to a whole new set of possible disappointments, and that even small ones can work your last nerve.

'Sandcastle and Other Stories'

John Malik | Posted 11.28.2012 | Books
John Malik

Mr. Bogdanovitch's characters range from contemptible wretches to disinterested observers; satisfied to watch life or death pass in front of them as they chronicle the tedium of life.

After the Debut, or One Year Later

Joy Preble | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Joy Preble

When my book was published, I thought it was the end of a long, twisty and crazy four year journey. Only I was wrong about that. What looked like the end was really the beginning.

Paying the Debut Dues Or How I Got a Silver Sharpie

Joy Preble | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Joy Preble

If I want to grow an audience, I need to get involved. I need to talk about my book online and in stores and with people. I need to let them know it's out there.

On The Road

Joy Preble | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Joy Preble

These are the humbling moments in the debut author journey. The ones that remind you to hang onto that day job.

So Did I Ever Tell You About the Squirrel?

Joy Preble | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Joy Preble

Debut author life is full of false starts and hesitations. Mostly you have no idea in hell what you're doing. You race across streets -- metaphorically speaking -- hoping you won't crash head first into someone's sedan.

"Fat Chick" Finally Gets Its "Fat Chance"

Lorraine Duffy Merkl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lorraine Duffy Merkl

At age 51, I never thought I'd be "debuting". In fact, I thought I'd be on the downward slope of a successful advertising career. But, plans were meant for changing.

Not Lost at All: Texas Pines, Debut Authors, and the World's Largest Gingerbread Man

Joy Preble | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Joy Preble

Maybe that's what miracles are. Something grabs you up by the roots and transplants you somewhere new. And after the shock wears off, you get another surprise. You find that you're thriving there.