Monday, March 7, 2011

In Support of the Debut Author

I'm always looking for new authors, people with a unique voice and an usual story. Often I find that in debut authors. The problem is, how do you find those writers out of the thousands out there? How can we offer them support?

I discovered during a discussion on Laura Frantz's March 4th blog, that I'm not the only one who loves supporting debut authors. I did a little research and couldn't find any site dedicated solely to the new novelist (not that there isn't one). So, I figured why not create one?

But, I'm going to need your help.

I've gotten a decent start on finding debut authors in the inspirational market, but I know I've barely nicked the surface. If you know of anyone whose first book releases in 2011, please let me know so I can add it.

Thanks for your help!


  1. Great idea, Brenda. Really cool.

  2. Thanks, Nicole. Now to do my research ...

    I'd appreciate any help you could give me too.

  3. Thanks for linking to my blog! I'm not a debut author, but in the adult nonfiction category I am. :) I recommend my new memoir "Craving Grace"! All the best to you.
    Lisa Velthouse

  4. Thanks, Lisa. I'll gladly add your memoir to my "debut" list and to my "to read" pile. Craving Grace sounds like a very important book.