Debut a Debut winds down


So, today’s the last day you can submit your review for the Debut a Debut contest. I have to admit that I’m sad about this. It’s been great fun, seeing what’s out there, reading the reviews you guys have chosen to write. (see the list of entrants)

And, of course, I’ve learned a lot. I have a habit of doing this, of learning a lot. It’s a good habit to have. Karen has learned a lot, too. She says it very eloquently, in fact. If you don’t already spend time there, you should.

Erica and I will pop up on President’s Day with the list of winners. I wish you guys could all win and who knows, maybe you can. But definitely check back; we’ll do a summer contest, and bring Debut a Debut back this time next year.

As always, if you read anything great, tell us about it. I can’t speak for Erica, but I read about 12 books a month (that number includes the ones I give up on). I’m always happy to hear of good reads.

And if you’re an author, stay tuned. I’d love to help bring your books to a wider audience; no need to wait for the major contests for that.

One last note for you West of Mars regulars: I’ve got a new character to introduce you to. Stay tuned.



  1. indigo

    February 17, 2007 10:03 pm

    I’ve never been west of Mars…didn’t think the red planet was too hospitable a place. But this spot seems quite interesting. Always lovely to meet another bibliophile.BR/BR/Here from Michele… *waves*

  2. Susan Helene Gottfried

    February 17, 2007 10:04 pm

    It’s actually quite white tonight. *wink*BR/BR/Thanks for visiting! Do come back!

  3. Carmi

    February 17, 2007 11:36 pm

    There’s always next time, right?BR/BR/Great to e-see you again, Susan. My feelings about your site haven’t changed since my last visit: you’re doing important stuff here.BR/BR/I wish that sense of community, of giving back, was as pervasive everywhere as it is here.

  4. Susan Helene Gottfried

    February 18, 2007 9:01 am

    Thanks, Carmi! I’m doing my best — and so are my groupies. I’m not alone in this endeavor of mine!BR/BR/Hope you WILL stick around more.

  5. R. Sherman

    February 18, 2007 12:53 pm

    Michelle sent me.BR/BR/I shall now spend some time reading your journal.BR/BR/Cheers.

  6. karen!

    February 18, 2007 3:15 pm

    Looking forward to our new character!

  7. littlebirdblue

    February 19, 2007 1:37 pm

    Susan,BR/BR/Thanks for hosting the Debut-a-Debut.BR/BR/BR/I really want to read this one and can’t seem to get it to work:BR/BR/Prester John with Rumble on the Bayou, by Jana DeLeonBR/BR/BR/BR/Help?

  8. Susan Helene Gottfried

    February 19, 2007 4:02 pm

    Blue, it’s working fine for me. You’re using Firefox, right?

  9. December Quinn

    February 19, 2007 4:39 pm

    I do love the Debut-a-Debut idea, can’t wait to see the results!

  10. Susan Helene Gottfried

    February 19, 2007 5:34 pm

    Thanks, December. We’ll post them later tonight.BR/BR/I hope you’ll join in the summer contest and/or future Debut a Debuts! We’ll be doing this again — it was great fun!

  11. Andrew

    February 19, 2007 7:50 pm

    A new character for your book? Oh, those always make things more interesting.BR/BR/Thanks for doing debut a debut, Susan! T’was a fun experience.

  12. cheesygiraffe

    February 19, 2007 7:52 pm

    I am queen of procrastination! I totally forgot! I will do a review anyway but only because I borrowed book from you. Forgive me for being lazy.

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