The Qwillery's Debut Author Challenge is entering its second year. This year many of the 2012 Debut Authors will be writing a guest post approximately 2 months ahead of his or her debut novel's publication. So you will be getting to know some of these Debut Authors starting next month. Near the debut's publication date, each of the 2012 Debut Authors will be interviewed. Debut Authors' books will be listed in a post on the first of each month. Please check each month's list to let me know if I've missed any debut authors. You can also let everyone participating know which book you will be reading in the comments to the post.
The object of the 2012 Debut Author Challenge is for participants to read at least 12 debut novels during 2012 - one from each month of the year though you may read them anytime between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012.
The genres and subgenres covered by the challenge are Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Epic Fantasy, Historical Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Paranormal Mystery, Horror, Science Fiction, SciFi Romance, Steampunk, Steampunk Mystery, Steampunk Romance, Supernatural Noir and all their permutations. The debuts are not YA/MG.
This year we will also attempt some group reads of debut novels and invite the author(s) back for some Q&A.
Sign up in the comments below if you'd like to participate.
2012 Debut Author Visits as of October 9, 2011:
The following Debut Authors will be visiting The Qwillery during 2011/2012. Please note that they are listed in alphabetical order, not guest post, interview or release date order. This list will be continually updated. You can see the most up-to-date list at the 2012 DAC page.
Guest Post Date
City of the Lost (Jan)
|[1st in a series]|
Charlotte Markham (July)
Hearts of Darkness (Aug)
Full Blooded (Sep)
Empire State (Jan)
Wide Open (March)
Control Point (Jan)
Waking Up Dead (May)
Vengeance Born (Feb)
|The Light Blade|
|Chris F. Holm|
Dead Harvest (March)
The Snow Child (Feb)
Royal Street (April)
Sentinels of New Orleans
|The Lotus War|
To Walk the Night (Jan)
The Seduction of Phaeton Black (April)
|James R. Tuck|
Blood and Bullets (Feb)
|Deacon Chalk Occult|
You can keep up to date with 2012 Debut Author Challenge information at the 2012 DAC page.
So many of these books are on my TBR list! I'm already gearing up for 2012.ReplyDelete
There are quite a lot of books here that I'd love to read. I'll be watching for the interviews and posts for all the debut authors. It's something I really enjoy, to learn about new authors and their books, so I'm glad you have this feature at The Qwillery.ReplyDelete
What a killer lineup! Honored to be included...ReplyDelete
I discovered the 2011 challenge far too late, so I'm pleased to see The Qwillery is doing this next year too!ReplyDelete
Wow it sounds like some incredible titles coming up. I look forward to reading these posts and already am itching to get a hold of a couple of these books - yes, I am a cover junky, but don't tell anyone LOLReplyDelete
Each time I read one of these posts, my credit card runs away!ReplyDelete
So many of these books sound great.
Thank you everyone! There will be more authors added just like last year. We're going to have a great reading year!ReplyDelete
This is wonderful! I have a few authors I know of who will be debuting here in 2012. :) I'm also always looking for new authors and books. :) Thank you for the Challenge!ReplyDelete
Melissa - I'm hunting down several more debuts so keep an eye on the 2012 DAC page. That's where all the up to date information is! :DReplyDelete
I'm so close to finishing the 2011 DAC that I felt safe to come in here and sign up for the 2012 version. :)ReplyDelete
Thanks a TON for starting this challenge, Qwill! You made me step outside of my comfort zone of familiar authors, and I can honestly say I enjoyed every single 2011 DAC book I read. Of course, now my TBR list is getting even more ungainly... But on the bright side? I'll NEVER run out of books to read! Yay! LOL
I missed out on last year's challenge so I'm joining this new one early :-)ReplyDelete
Great challenge! I've been meaning to read more debuts... And though I normally read all genres, the ones listed here interest me enough to try and go for it! :)ReplyDelete