These past months have been busy for many writers around me.
One of the members of my writer’s group, Andre K. Baby, released his first novel: La Danse des Eveques.
His is a very unique entry into the publishing world – his book originally written in English was picked up by a French Quebec publisher who loved it, translated it, and voila! Any francophone readers should pick up this wonderful book full of thrill, and mystery – a page turner!
One of my first blogging friends, Cathryn Grant, self published her debut novel, The Demise of the Soccer Moms.
This multi-dimensional book covers so many aspects of motherhood. While witnessing three mothers attempting to keep their children safe and sheltered, we see how their own life experiences colours how they perceive their children’s. Not only full of suspense and intrigue, this novel will leave you questioning not only your parenting skills, but the way you see others around you.
Another blogging friend since day one will be releasing her debut novel this summer: Miserere: An Autumn Tale, by Teresa Frohock. Congratulations Teresa! We look forward to reading it!
Linda Cassidy Lewis, who was I think the second person to ever leave a comment on my blog, is self-publishing her debut novel this year! Follow her process over at her blog Out of My Mind. Linda has poured much of herself into this novel, and I cannot wait to read it!
Stephanie Beman, has self-published her novel, My Lorde Hades, and is in the process of publishing another. A blogging friend and mother of young children, she writes fantasy and romance – go check her out!! Her novel will be one of the next ones I read.
Laura Best’s debut novel Bitter, Sweet, is a wonderful YA book that as an adult I loved. It looks at the hearth of a family. I read it last Christmas, but it’s never too late to shout it out. I thoroughly enjoyed it. You can read all about it on her blog.
There’s something special about reading a novel written by a friend, real or virtual, and in discovering new writers. In this post, Linda talked about the need for writers to support each other. She received a fantastic response to this call, and here’s my howl back 😉
Are there any debut authors, traditional and Indie, you want to shout out?