Tuesday, August 7, 2007

New Dance Partners

From Literary Lady/Debutante Jenny Gardiner:

I'd like to invite you all to come on over to a grog (group blog) that I am thrilled to be a part of, The Debutante Ball.

The Debutante Ball was founded last year by Kristy Kiernan along with five other authors who were launching debut novels in 2007. It was a wonderful chance to bond with authors at similar points in their careers, and provide an opportunity for readers to become acquainted with books they might find enjoyable.

Last year's authors--Kristy Kiernan, Mia King, Tish Cohen, Jennifer McMahon, Eileen Cook and Anna David--turn over the reins this week, with Eileen Cook being the one carry-over author, as her debut date has been pushed back.

This year's authors, whose books will debut in 2008, are:
  • Danielle Younge-Ullman (FALLING UNDER)
  • Jess Riley (RIDING WITH LARRY RESNICK), Lisa Daily (FIFTEEN MINUTES OF SHAME)
  • Jenny Gardiner (SLEEPING WITH WARD CLEAVER)
  • Gail Konop Baker (CANCER IS A BITCH: Reflections on Midlife, Mortality, Motherhood and Marriage)
  • Eileen Cook (UNPREDICTABLE).
We hope you'll drop by to visit the Ball, bookmark the site if you like it, and check out the happenings as the year progresses!

2 comments:

Janis Jaquith said...

Here's Jenny's bio from the Debutante blog:

Debutante Jenny Gardiner lives in Virginia with her husband and three kids and more pets than she needs. Her humorous yet poignant award-winning debut novel, SLEEPING WITH WARD CLEAVER, is about Claire Doolittle, who once was swept off her feet by Mr. Right, only to find herself 5 kids and 15 years later married to Mr. Always Right. Now about the only sweeping in her world involves a broom and dustpan, and she’s decided it’s time to fix what’s wrong in her life before it’s too late. This promising debut will be released by Dorchester in February 2008.
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I'm glad she didn't say, "...with her husband and three pets and more kids than she needs."

jenny gardiner said...

LOL (I'm a little late to the post!)
also would be bad "more husbands than she needs" he he he