Yes! it is that time of year again. Out with the old and in with the new list of challenges for the incoming year. Next year promises to be an amazing year for the YA genre and the list of Debut Authors are most inspiring. The Story Siren is gracious enough to host the 2011 Debut Author Challenge and for those that are interested you can read the rules and register HERE










This is my ever growing list of Debut Authors for this challenge:










  1. Cynthia Hand UNEARTHLY 1/4/2011





  2. Myra McEntire HOURGLASS 6/13/2011




  3. Karen Mahoney THE IRON WITCH 2/8/2011





  4. Courty Allison Moulton ANGELFIRE 2/15/2011





  5. Kelly Keaton DARKNESS BECOMES HER 2/22/2011





  6. Kim Harringon CLARITY 3/1/2011





  7. Ruta Sepetys BETWEEN SHADES OF GRAY 3/22/2011





  8. Heather Dixon ENTWINED 3/29/2011





  9. Lisa Cach WAKE UNTO ME 3/31/2011





  10. Megan McCafferty BUMPED 4/26/2011





  11. John Stephens THE EMERALD ATLAS 4/26/2011





  12. Veronica Roth DIVERGENT 5/3/2011





  13. Josephine Angelini STARCROSSED 5/31/2011





  14. Amy Plum DIE FOR ME





  15. Tara Hudson HEREAFTER 6/7/2011





  16. Karyn Henley BREATH OF ANGEL 6/21/2011





  17. Karsten Knight WILDFIRE 7/26/2011





  18. Victoria Schwab THE NEAR WITCH 8/2/2011





  19. Kendare Blake ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD 9/11





  20. Jocelyn Davies A BEAUTIFUL DARK (fall)





  21. Kiki Hamilton THE FAERIE RING 10/11





  22. Anna Sheehan A LONG SLEEP (fall) OMG! Cannot wait for this one





those posted in red are already read and reviewed


4 comments on "2011 Debut Author Challenge"

4 comments:

  1. Happy holidays :)

    Happy blogoversary :)

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  2. Great list, I have quite a few of those on my own list! :) Can't wait to see your reviews.

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  3. thanks for joining the challenge Nancy!!

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  4. You've picked a fab selection to read for the challenge. I am a new follower btw! Good luck with the challenge!

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We would love to see what you have to say :)

Teena in Toronto wrote:
December 30, 2010 at 7:14 AM

Happy holidays :)

Happy blogoversary :)


4 comments:

  1. Happy holidays :)

    Happy blogoversary :)

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  2. Great list, I have quite a few of those on my own list! :) Can't wait to see your reviews.

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  3. thanks for joining the challenge Nancy!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. You've picked a fab selection to read for the challenge. I am a new follower btw! Good luck with the challenge!

    ReplyDelete

We would love to see what you have to say :)

Chapter Chicks wrote:
December 30, 2010 at 7:35 AM

Great list, I have quite a few of those on my own list! :) Can't wait to see your reviews.


4 comments:

  1. Happy holidays :)

    Happy blogoversary :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Great list, I have quite a few of those on my own list! :) Can't wait to see your reviews.

    ReplyDelete
  3. thanks for joining the challenge Nancy!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. You've picked a fab selection to read for the challenge. I am a new follower btw! Good luck with the challenge!

    ReplyDelete

We would love to see what you have to say :)

the story siren wrote:
December 30, 2010 at 9:06 AM

thanks for joining the challenge Nancy!!


4 comments:

  1. Happy holidays :)

    Happy blogoversary :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Great list, I have quite a few of those on my own list! :) Can't wait to see your reviews.

    ReplyDelete
  3. thanks for joining the challenge Nancy!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. You've picked a fab selection to read for the challenge. I am a new follower btw! Good luck with the challenge!

    ReplyDelete

We would love to see what you have to say :)

kirsty at the overflowing library wrote:
January 2, 2011 at 4:05 AM

You've picked a fab selection to read for the challenge. I am a new follower btw! Good luck with the challenge!


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Monday, August 29 @ 7pm

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Copperfield's in Petaluma
Tuesday, August 30 @ 4pm

Book Launch: SABAA TAHIR
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Tuesday, August 30 @ 7pm

SEPTEMBER

RANSOM RIGGS AND TAHEREH MAFI

Kepler's in Menlo Park
Thursday, September 1 @ 7pm

RANSOM RIGGS-LOOP DAY

Rakestraw Books in Danville
Saturday, September 3 @ 9am TICKETED EVENT

RANSOM RIGGS-LOOP DAY

A Great Good Place for Books in Montclair
Saturday, September 3 @ 11am TICKETED EVENT

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Saturday, September 3 @ 2pm TICKETED EVENT

RANSOM RIGGS-LOOP DAY

Book Passage in Corte Madera
Saturday, September 3 @ 4:30pm

RANSOM RIGGS-LOOP DAY
Copperfield's in Petaluma
Saturday, September 3 @ 7pm

KIM ZARINS
The Avid Read in Davis
Sunday, September 11 @ 2pm

ELIZABETH EULBERG
Hicklebee's in San Jose
Monday, September 12 @ 7pm

ELIZABETH EULBERG

Copperfield's in Petaluma
Tuesday, September 13 @ 4pm

CALLA DEVLIN
Books Inc. In San Francisco
Wednesday, September 14 @ 7pm

GAYLE FORMAN

Books Inc. in San Francisco
Thursday, September 15 @ 7pm

TRACI CHEE
Book Launch for The Reader
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Friday, September 16 @ 7pm

GAYLE FORMAN

Copperfield's in Santa Rosa
Friday, September 16 @ 7pm

JACQUELINE WOODSON
St. John's Presbyterian Church
in Berkeley
Tuesday, September 20 @ 7:30pm

KASIE WEST
Hicklebee's in San Jose
Friday, September 23 @ 7pm

SCOTT WESTERFELD
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Monday, September 26 @ 7pm

SCOTT WESTERFELD
Copperfield's in Santa Rosa
Tuesday, September 27 @7pm

LISA McMANN
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Wednesday, September 28 @ 7pm

DAVID ARNOLD in conversation with JANDY NELSON

Books Inc. in Palo Alto
Wednesday, September 28 @ 7pm

OCTOBER

LEIGH BARDUGO

Linden Tree Books in Lost Altos
Sunday, October 2 @ 4pm
(there are very specific rules for this event so please visit the link and check it out beforehand)

ANNE BISHOP
Hicklebee's in San Jose
Sunday, October 2 @ 4pm

MELISSA DE LA CRUZ

Kepler's hosted event at Redwood Shores Library
Wednesday, October 5 @ 7pm

RICHARD PECK
Hicklebee's in San Jose
Wednesday, October 5 @ 3pm

MICHAEL DI MARTINO in conversation with GENE LUEN YANG
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Monday, October 10 @ 7pm

MARGARET STOHL
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Friday, October 14 time TBA

KRISTEN CAST and P.C. CAST
Borderlands Books in San Francisco
Sunday, October 16 @ 3pm

MARIE LU
Mrs. Dalloway's North Branch of the Berkeley Public Library
Tuesday, October 18 @ 6:30

MATTHEW KIRBY
Hicklebee's in San Jose
Tuesday, October 18 @ 7pm

MARIE LU

Kepler's in Menlo Park
Wednesday, October 19 @ 7pm

JENNIFER NIVEN, BRENNA YAVANOFF, TERESA TOTEN and KATHLEEN GLASGOW
A Great Good Place For Books
Friday, October 21 @ 7pm

NYMBC Presents: KIERSTEN WHITE, ARWEN ELYS DAYTON & JESSICA CLUESS
Books Inc. Laurel Village in San Francisco
Tuesday, October 25 @ 7pm

NOVEMBER

SJ KINCAID Book Launch for THE DIABOLIC

Hicklebee's in San Jose
Tuesday, November 1 @ 7pm

TARA SIM book launch for TIMEKEEPER

Kepler's in Menlo Park
Saturday, November 5 @ 5pm

GORDON JACK

Kepler's in Menlo Park
Wednesday, November 9 @ 7pm

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