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Debut Novel

How to Sell Fiction in a Cutthroat Publishing World

Kelli Stuart | Posted 05.17.2016 | Books
Kelli Stuart

I considered throwing in the towel. I thought about self-publishing, just sharing the book with family and close friends. I thought about patting myself on the back for a valiant effort, then moving on. But I couldn't.

For the Love of Food, Romance, and Milwaukee: A Conversation with Amy E. Reichert

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 07.19.2016 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Amy E. Reichert is the author of the debut novel, The Coincidence of Coconut Cake. Reichert describes herself as a wife, mom, amateur chef, Fix-It Mistress, and cider enthusiast with a passion for her local library and its board.

6 Stunning Debut Novels To Add To Your To-Read Pile

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 11.07.2014 | Books

A writer's debut is her crucial first chance to introduce her style and themes to a potential readership -- a task that undoubtedly results in absurd ...

9 Debut Novels You'll Love

| Posted 07.08.2014 | Books

Originally published on Kirkus Voodoo, faith, racism, integrity (or lack thereof) in the news business, language as virus, fluctuating female frien...

Your Next Dystopian Obsession? Samantha Shannon's The Bone Season

Holly Cara Price | Posted 10.19.2013 | Books
Holly Cara Price

She's 22 and a recent graduate of Oxford University and her debut novel is the flagship of a seven-book series quickly snapped up by the august publis...

Notes on a First Novel

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 10.12.2013 | Books
Kathleen Reardon

Many people have told me they would love to write a novel. Why then have so many of them not done so?

How to Debut on Your Own Terms

Henriette Lazaridis | Posted 09.22.2013 | Books
Henriette Lazaridis

So if we know how to be the masters of time in the novels and stories we create, why not be masters of our career chronology as well? And why not create for ourselves beginnings that bring us the meaning and joy that we're looking for?

Book We're Talking About This Week

Posted 05.28.2013 | Books

You Are One Of Them by Elliott Holt $26.95, Penguin Press Published May 30th 2013 What is it about? The author's website describes it as "a haun...

In Celebration of 'Late' Bloomers

Wendy Francis | Posted 03.19.2013 | Books
Wendy Francis

Maybe it's no coincidence that one my favorite childhood books was Leo the Late Bloomer by Robert Kraus. The story was a comforting reminder that we all blossom in our own good time.

The Iron Horse: Brave New Grrrl

Mary Pauline Lowry | Posted 04.28.2012 | Books
Mary Pauline Lowry

It gives readers a new kind of heroine, one who is raw and real, and who seems to know instinctively that any hope of salvation will come, not from the man she loves, but from within herself. And it firmly positions Dawn Erin as a stunning and important new voice in fiction.

New York Times Says Best Novelists Are in 20s And 30s

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Randy Susan Meyers

I tried to resist writing this -- especially after my plea against categorizing authors. Plus, so many of us hide our age in this world of never-get-...

Penniless And Rejected Author Marina Fiorato Lands Huge Deal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A once penniless young mother whose debut novel was rejected by every major publisher has just pocketed a £250,000 advance. Marina Fiorato has signe...