The Debut Club: An interview with Jenny Moyer, author of FLASHFALL

Swanky Seventeener Kim Foster recently interviewed Sweet Sixteen Jenny Moyer, author of the YA sci-fi/fantasy novel FLASHFALL, published by Henry Holt/Macmillan on November 15, 2016.

About the Author: 

Jenny MoyerJenny Moyer studied writing at Seattle Pacific University, and has written and voiced national commercial spots. She co-owns Luminary Creative with her filmmaker husband, Jacob. They have lived all over the U.S., and currently call Des Moines home.

She keeps busy with her three boys—who are steadily growing taller than her–and her three pound dog (who stays small, and mostly just sits on her legs while she types.)

One of Jenny’s dreams came true the day Sarah Davies invited her to join her list of talented authors at Greenhouse Literary. Now when she sips lattes at coffee shops and daydreams, she can call it ‘work.’

Find Jenny on her website,  on Twitter,  on Facebook, on Instagram, on YouTube, on Tumblr, and on Pinterest.



flashfall_jkt_loOrion is a Subpar, expected to mine the tunnels of Outpost Five, near the deadly flash curtain. For generations, her people have chased cirium―the only element that can shield humanity from the curtain’s radioactive particles. She and her caving partner Dram work the most treacherous tunnel, fighting past flash bats and tunnel gulls, in hopes of mining enough cirium to earn their way into the protected city.

But when newcomers arrive at Outpost Five, Orion uncovers disturbing revelations that make her question everything she thought she knew about life on both sides of the cirium shield. As conditions at the outpost grow increasingly dangerous, it’s up to Orion to forge a way past the flashfall, beyond all boundaries, beyond the world as she knows it.

FLASHFALL is available at AmazonPowellsBooks a Million, Barnes and Noble, and IndieBound.
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Printable Release Calendar for November!

Here’s our handy printable release calendar to help you keep track of all the sweet November debuts coming at you soon!

Click here for the November 2016 calendar in .pdf format




Thanks to our printable calendar team: Sarah Alexander,  Jenn Nguyen, Dee Romito, Shari Schwarz, Kathy MacMillan, Randi Pink and Ava Jae!











Meet the Author: Jenny Moyer

Jenny MoyerJenny Moyer studied writing at Seattle Pacific University, and has written and voiced national commercial spots. She co-owns Luminary, a production company, ( with her filmmaker husband. Their creative exploits have taken them all over the U.S., but they currently make their home with their three boys in Des Moines, Iowa. Jenny writes young adult fantasy and sci-fi.

Pitched as Red Rising for teens, FLASHFALL (Henry Holt/Macmillan, November 2016) is the first in a series and tells the story of a girl who, with her people, is forced to mine terrifying tunnels for precious metal in return for freedom, only to realize that they’ve been betrayed but that she still carries a powerful secret that could change their world.

Fun facts:

  • Favorite book growing up: FROG AND TOAD.
  • Childhood aspiration: Writer, pilot, actress, teacher, singer.
  • Favorite time of day/place to write: In the morning after she gets her kids off to school. Coffee shop or curled up in the window seat with her dog, Emmy. With coffee.
  • Book currently reading/most recently read: CRESS by Marissa Meyer.
  • Favorite things to do (other than reading): Spending time with her kids, date nights with her husband, movies, traveling, running, assisting on set.
  • Favorite sports teams: Um . . . Gryffindor?
  • Surprising personal fact: She married her high school sweetheart!
  • Greatest thing about being a 2016 debut author: Connecting with readers and writers, and proving that dreams really do come true if you never give up!

Where to find her:

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A Tisket, A Tasket. The Winner Gets A Book-ish Basket!

Unknown-1 Writers and readers don’t want candy. They want writerly, readerly goodies! And if we told you more, we’d have to kill you.

Yep, it’s the April giveaway!

Be the first to correctly match the 16th line to the 2016 debut novel and win said mystery basket, donated by Jen Maschari (THE REMARKABLE JOURNEY OF CHARLIE PRICE, HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray, Winter 2016). Last month, Elise Robins won a critique from Shannon Parker. Congratulations, Elise! 

Read on:

She’s the weakest black girl I’ve ever seen, bruh,” another voice muttered.

Can you guess which novel it’s from?

A. Jenny Moyer’s FLASHFALL (Macmillan/Spring 2016)

B. Randi Pink’s TOYA  (Macmillan/Feiwel and Friends, Fall 2016)

C. Meghan Roger’s CROSSING THE LINE (Penguin/Philomel, Winter 2016)

D. Gail Shepard’s SOUTH BY SOUTHEAST (Penguin/Kathy Dawson Books, Winter 2016)

Know it? Want it? Send your answer to And good luck!

Winter Weary? Check out all this heat!

Headliners & Titles

Marieke Nijkamp, author of THIS IS WHERE IT ENDS, will be the opening keynote speaker at the upcoming SCBWI Europolitan Conference in Amsterdam. She’ll talk about diversity, medieval maps, and the worlds we build.

THE GIRL WHO FELL is Shannon M. Parker’s new title for her YA debut in which a high school senior mistakes her boyfriend’s physical and mental manipulations for devotion, only to discover the truth when it may be too late. Publication is set for Spring 2016.

Jenny Moyer, Sarah Davies and Lindsay Eagar in NYC

Jenny Moyer, Sarah Davies and Lindsay Eagar in NYC

Agent sisters Jenny Moyer and Lindsay Eagar braved the February cold to meet in NYC with agent Sarah Davies of Greenhouse Literary.

Jenny Moyer’s is excited to announce that FLASHFALL is the official new title of her YA sci-fi/ fantasy (formerly ASHES FOR STARS)! A stunning debut that crosses genres of fantasy, sci-fi, speculative fiction and horror with a unique spritz of magic.

Amy Allgeyer’s YA novel, WATER FOR STARFISH (which previously sold to Egmont USA) has been picked up by Albert Whitman & Company. When 17-year-old Liberty is sent to live with her grandmother deep in Kentucky coal country, she realizes the mine is poisoning the water, and sets out on an Erin Brockovich-type mission to find proof, plunging her into a world of secrets, lies and danger. Publication is set for Spring 2016.

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