2011 Debut Authors


Here you will find my feeble attempt at organizing and listing 2011 debut authors of middle grade (MG) and young adult (YA) books.
I first started these Massive Lists in early 2010 and have become quickly addicted to hunting down info on debut authors and sharing them with my readers :) 
Information has been gathered from a variety of sources including but not limited to:
Various publisher and author websites

Are you a debut author of a MG or YA book? Have I missed you? Commence the throwing of rotten fruit! Or...you can leave me a comment OR send me an email OR fill out THIS FORM and I'll get your info added and / or get back to you. You can use the form if you'd like to contribute a guest post or help host a giveaway as well (of if you would like my address so you can mail the rotten fruit :)

Have to say it -- I'm doing this purely for fun for the benefit of myself and my readers. Why? Because books are awesome and I love them! AND I can't even imagine working as hard as authors do!! I have so much respect and awe for all of you! Authors are my rock stars ;)

For more Debut Author love, check out:
2010 Debut Author Massive List
2012 Debut Author Massive List

Enough with the talking! Time for some READING!


01 - The Water Wars by Cameron Stracher - Goodreads / My Review
01 - Dogsled Dreams by Terry Lynn Johnson  - Goodreads
01 - The Great Wall of Lucy Wu by Wendy Wan-Long - Goodreads
04 - Unearthly by Cynthia Hand - Goodreads
04 - Choker by Elizabeth Woods - Goodreads
04 - Flirt Club by Cathleen Daly - Goodreads
06 - XVI by Julia Karr - Goodreads / My Review
06 - The Trouble with Half a Moon by Danette Vigilante - Goodreads
08 - The Latte Rebellion by Sarah Jamila Stevenson - Goodreads
11 - Across the Universe by Beth Revis - Goodreads / My Review
11 - Other Words for Love by Lorraine Zago Rosenthal - Goodreads
11 - Timeless by Alexandra Monir - Goodreads
11 - Tiger's Curse by Colleen Houck - Goodreads
11 - Warped by Maurissa Guibord - Goodreads
17 - Rosie by Mariam Maarouf - Goodreads
25 - Vesper: A Deviants Novel by Jeff Sampsen - Goodreads
25 - The False Princess by Eilis O'Neal - Goodreads
25 - The Rendering by Joel Naftali - Goodreads
25 - Hidden by Tomas Mournian - Goodreads


01 - The Demon Trapper's Daughter by Jana Oliver - Goodreads
01 - Here Lies Bridget by Paige Harbison - Goodreads
01 - Waterfall by Lisa T. Bergren - Goodreads
02 - Exit the Actress by Priya Parmar - Goodreads
02 - So Shelly by Ty Roth - Goodreads
02 - Rival by Sara Bennett-Wealer - Goodreads
08 - The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney - Goodreads
08 - Where I Belong by Gwendolyn Heasley - Goodreads
08 - The Fourth Stall by Chris Rylander - Goodreads
15 - Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton - Goodreads / My Review
17 - Leverage by Joshua C. Cohen - Goodreads
22 - How Lamar's Bad Prank Won a Bubba-Sized Trophy by Crystal Allen - Goodreads
22 - Haven by Kristi Cook - Goodreads
22 - The Iron Thorn by Caitlin Kittredge - Goodreads
22 - The Visconti House by Elsbeth Edgar - Goodreads
22 - Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton - Goodreads
22 - Exposed by Kimberly Marcus - Goodreads
22 - A Touch Mortal by Leah Clifford - Goodreads


01 - I Am J by Cris Beam - Goodreads
01 - Falling Under by Gwen Hayes - Goodreads
01 - Clarity by Kim Harrington - Goodreads / My Review
01 - Liar Society by Lisa and Laura Roecher - Goodreads
01 - Unlocked by Ryan G. Van Cleave - Goodreads
01 - The Bloomswell Diaries by Louis Buitendag - Goodreads
08 - Illegal by Bettina Restrepo - Goodreads
08 - Like Mandarin by Kirsten Hubbard - Goodreads
08 - Human .4 by Mike A. Lancaster - Goodreads / My Review
11 - Possum Summer by Jen K. Blom - Goodreads
15 - Subway Girl by P.J. Converse - Goodreads
21 - Those That Wake by Jesse Karp - Goodreads
21 - Tattoo: The Awakening by Toni Leland - Goodreads
22 - Ten Miles Past Normal by Frances O'Roark Dowell - Goodreads
22 - Wither by Lauren DeStefano - Goodreads
22 - Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys - Goodreads
28 - What Can't Wait by Ashley Hope Perez - Goodreads
29 - Born at Midnight by C.C. Hunter - Goodreads
29 - Entwined by Heather Dixon - Goodreads
31 - Wake Unto Me by Lisa Cach - Goodreads


01 - Department 19 by Will Hill - Goodreads
01 - This Girl is Different by JJ Johnson - Goodreads
01 - The Undertakers by Ty Drago - Goodreads
01 - The Dragon of Cripple CreekGoodreads
04 - The Lipstick Laws by Amy Holder - Goodreads
04 - The Year We Were Famous by Carole Estby Dagg - Goodreads
05 - Kat the Incorrigible by Stephanie Burgis - Goodreads
05 - The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens - Goodreads
05 - Alice-Miranda At School by Jacqueline Harvey - Goodreads
05 - Through Her Eyes by Jennifer Archer - Goodreads
05 - Calli Be Gold by Michele Weber Hurwitz - Goodreads
11 - The Ocean by Mia Castile - Goodreads
12 - Enclave by Ann Aguirre - Goodreads
12 - Insight by Diana Greenwood - Goodreads
14 - The End of the Line by Angela Cerrito - Goodreads
14 - The Returning by Christine Hinwood - Goodreads
19 - The Coven's Daughter by Lucy Jago - Goodreads
19 - The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter - Goodreads
26 - Future Imperfect by K. Ryer Breese - Goodreads
26 - The Rotten Adventures of Zachary Ruthless by Allan Woodrow - Goodreads
26 - Juniper Berry by M.P. Kozlowsky - Goodreads
26 - Bumped by Megan McCafferty - Goodreads
28 - Memento Nora  by Angie Smibert - Goodreads
28 - Zitface by Emily Howse - Goodreads


01 - I'm Not Her by Janet Gurtler - Goodreads
03 - Girl Wonder by Alexa Martin - Goodreads
03 - Aliens on Vacation by Clete Barrett Smith - Goodreads
03 - I'll Be There by Holly Goldberg Sloan - Goodreads
03 - Moonglass by Jessi Kirby - Goodreads
03 - Divergent by Veronica Roth - Goodreads
04 - How I Stole Johnny Depp's Alien Girlfriend by Gary Ghislain - Goodreads
08 - Popular by Alissa Grosso - Goodreads
08 - After Midnight by Lynn Viehl - Goodreads
10 - Jane Jones: Worst. Vampire. Ever. by Caissie St. Onge - Goodreads
10 - The Sweetest Thing by Christina Mandelski - Goodreads
10 - The Pull of Gravity by Gae Polisner - Goodreads
10 - Ruby Red by Kersten Gier - Goodreads
10 - Tempest Rising by Tracy Deebs - Goodreads
10 - Die for Me by Amy Plum - Goodreads
10 - Flawless by Lara Chapman - Goodreads
10 - OyMG by Amy Fellner Dominy - Goodreads
12 - Flutter by Erin E. Moulton - Goodreads
12 - Desperate Measures by Laura Summers - Goodreads
12 - Kane Richards Must Die by Shanice Williams - Goodreads
12 - Sparrow Road by Shelia O'Conor - Goodreads
23 - Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky - Goodreads
24 - Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton - Goodreads
24 - Putting Makeup on Dead People by Jen Violi - Goodreads
24 - The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross - Goodreads
30 - Watched by Sharde Richardson - Goodreads
31 - Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini - Goodreads


01 - Ashes, Ashes by Jo Treggiari - Goodreads
01 - Stupid Fast by Geoff Herbach - Goodreads
07 - Hereafter by Tara Hudson - Goodreads
07 - Forgotten by Cat Patrick - Goodreads
07 - Possession by Elana Johnson - Goodreads
07 - Blood Red Road by Moira Young - Goodreads
08 - Sirenz by Charlotte Bennardo and Natalie Zaman - Goodreads
14 - Hourglass by Myra McEntire - Goodreads
14 - Never Sit Down in a Hoopskirt and Other Things I Learned in Southern Belle by Crickett Rumley - Goodreads
14 - Paper Covers Rock by Jenny Hubbard - Goodreads
14 - Countess Nobody by Lynn Bonasia - Goodreads
14 - Mistress of the Storm by Melanie Welsh - Goodreads
14 - The Revenant by Sonia Gensler - Goodreads
15 - Griffin Rising by Darby Karchut - Goodreads
21 - Breath of Angel by Karyn Henley - Goodreads
21 - Vicious Little Darlings Katherine Easer - Goodreads
21 - Dead Rules by Randy Russell - Goodreads
28 - Spellbound by Cara Lynn Shultz - Goodreads


04 - Concealed by Sang Kromah - Goodreads
04 - Lost Voices by Sarah Porter - Goodreads
05 - Falling for Hamlet by Michelle Ray - Goodreads
05 - Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Not Reading by Tommy Greenwald - Goodreads
05 - 20 Years Later by Emma Newman - Goodreads
05 - A Scary Scence in a Scary Movie by Matt Blackstone - Goodreads
07 - Luminous by Dawn Metcalf - Goodreads
08 - Best Ramadan Ever by Medeia Sharif- Goodreads
12 - Bad Taste in Boys by Carrie Harris - Goodreads
12 - Sister Mischief by Laura Goode- Goodreads
26 - Wildefire by Karsten Knight - Goodreads
26 - The Wizard of Dark Street by Shawn Thomas Odyssey - Goodreads
26 - And Then Things Fall Apart by Arlaina Tibensky - Goodreads


01 - Populazzi by Elise Allen - Goodreads
01 - Cleopatra's Moon by Vicky Alvear Shecter- Goodreads
01 - Eyes in the Mirror by Julia Mayer- Goodreads
02 - Epic Fail by Claire LaZebnik - Goodreads
02 - The Mostly True Story Of Jack by Kelly Barnhill - Goodreads
02 - The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab- Goodreads
03 - Dark Parties by Sara Grant - Goodreads
09 - Vanished by Sheela Chari - Goodreads
09 - A Long, Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan - Goodreads
09 - Hooked by Catherine Greenman- Goodreads
18 - Sign Language by AMy Ackley - Goodreads
23 - Possess by Gretchen McNeil - Goodreads
28 - Spirit Seeker by Jamie Haden- Goodreads
30 - The Map of Me by Tami Lewis Brown - Goodreads
30 - Anna, Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake- Goodreads
30 - Fury by Elizabeth Miles- Goodreads
30 - Witchlanders by Lena Coakley- Goodreads


01 - The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin- Goodreads
01 - The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch - Goodreads
01 - Witch Song by Amber Argyle - Goodreads
05 - How To Rock Braces and Glasses by Meg Haston - Goodreads
06 - The Princess Curse by Merrie Haskell - Goodreads
08 - Witch Eyes by Scott Tracey - Goodreads
08 - Skyship Academy by Nick James - Goodreads
10 - Cold Kiss by AMy Garvey- Goodreads
13 - Frost by Marianna Baer - Goodreads
13 - Circle Nine by Anne Heltzel - Goodreads
15 - Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout - Goodreads
20 - The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson- Goodreads
27 - The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton- Goodreads
27 - A Beautiful Dark by Jocelyn Davies- Goodreads
27 - With A Name Like Love by Tess Hilmo - Goodreads
27 - The Mephisto Covenant by Trinity Faegen - Goodreads


01 - The Circle Cast by Alex Epstein - Goodreads
04 - The Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon - Goodreads
08 - Mercy Lily by Lisa Albert - Goodreads
10 - Bunheads by Sophie Flack - Goodreads
11 - Ashfall by Mike Mullin - Goodreads
13 - Audition by Stasia Ward Kehoe - Goodreads
18 - Virtuosity by Jessica Martinez - Goodreads
18 - Dearly Departed by Lia Habel - Goodreads
18 - Crave by Melissa Darnell - Goodreads
19 - On The Fringe by Courtney King Walker - Goodreads


01 - My Very Un-Fairy Tale Life by Anna Staniszewski - Goodreads
01 - Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts - Goodreads
08 - Don't Expect Magic by Kathy McCullough - Goodreads
15 - Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi - Goodreads
18 - Fetching by Kiera Stweart - Goodreads
22 - Saving June by Hannah Harrington - Goodreads
28 - Legend by Marie Lu - Goodreads


08 - Shattered Souls by Mary Lindsey - Goodreads
19 - Flyaway by Helen Landalf - Goodreads


  1. Hi, Emily,

    *waves and introduces herself as a fellow Long Islander (still) and author of The Pull of Gravity, spring 2011*

    Where on Long Island do you hail from?

    So nice of you to include this list on your blog - and served the dual purpose of introducing me to you and your blog. Will be sure to visit often!

    Thanks so much!


  2. What an awesome list Emily! Thanks so much for putting it together. My release date for THE FAERIE RING got changed to Fall 2011. Thanks again!

  3. Thank you for pulling this all together! It's so wonderful to have the support of readers.

  4. Thanks Emily, this is fantastic--I'm glad to finally see a comprehensive list of 2011 Debuts!

    Karsten Knight
    Author, WILDEFIRE
    S&S, Summer 2011

  5. wow- what a great place to check out upcoming books. Thanks for compiling this awesome list, so many of these books I can't WAIT to read.
    And I'm so happy I found your great blog.

  6. Sweet list! I'll try to make your 2012 list. Guess I better get on the agent thing.

  7. Pretty cool list! One tweak - Courtney Allison Moulton's book has been renamed to ANGELFIRE. :)

  8. Cool list! No rotten fruit to throw though my book's title has been changed from The Balderdash Semesters to The Subrosa Semesters.

  9. Hey Emily! Thanks so much for putting together this list! We have a title change as well--apparently THE HAUNTING OF PEMBERLY BROWN brought to mind Jane Austen's ghost--we are now LIAR SOCIETY!

  10. AWESOME LIST!! Thanks for pulling it together -- and I'm glad to see The League blog on your list. :)

    I can't wait for 2011, and not just because my book is coming out (and I've been told summer for sure...)!

  11. This is a great list! I didn't even have all of them on mine. I think you might enjoy a feature on my website. http://www.debutauthorsblog.com/calendar/calendar.html It is an interactive debut calender. Check it out! I'll add the ones I didn't have on there.

  12. Thanks for this great list. I don't keep track of things like this, but some covers for 2011 are so pretty! Thanks again for making it and for those that will come out soon.

  13. Thanks for posting this list! Love having it all in one spot. Just an FYI: Personal Demons is actually and Sept 2010 release. (as in, 2 months from now) =)

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  15. Hi, Emily WillowRaven. It is so nice to be included on your list! Thank you for going to all the trouble to find us.

  16. Emily - I posted about you then forgot to comment here -- thank you so much for compiling our list -- we love seeing it all in one place!


  17. Wow, seeing my novel on a list like this makes it seem so official! Thanks a million for your time in putting this together....neat stuff.

  18. Thanks for the list, Emily! btw, the release date for Memento Nora is now April 15, 2011. bbtw, the Class of 2K11 website (www.classof2k11.com) will go live on 11/11. We have lists of our authors and books up now, but we'll have much more stuff next month.

  19. Yay! How wonderful to see my book on your awesome blog! Thanks so much!

  20. This is great, handy and organized. Must've been a massive effort, so thank you! Very cool to see Anna Dressed in Blood on the list.

  21. I'd better start saving my pennies. I've read ARCs of a couple of the books, but there are so many more. Trying to catch up.

  22. Also in April, there's the release of Gayle Foreman's sequel to If I Stay, Where She Went.
    I think it's April 26th but check if you put it on there! :)

    Oh I want to read all these books above...

  23. Great list of 2011 debuts! Thanks for putting this together

  24. That is one impressive list and its so nice and neat.
    I know were I'll be looking when I need a book suggestion. :)

    The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia

  25. Thanks for putting this list together! There are so many on there that I want to read... I better get on that!


    This is so so so bad for my wallet..

    you forgot SHATTER ME by Tahereh Mafi- NOV release! :)
    thanks for the awesome list! :)

  27. OMG that is an AMAZING list you got there!! It reminds me of how behind I am on all my reading!!! :P

    -Carina L. Tai

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  29. Wow what an epic list! I really enjoyed Enclave so far this year. I need to get to work on reading more of this list.

  30. Hi everyone, thanks for all your lovely comments :)

    Al, Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi is on the list for NOvember - no book cover yet though. Thanks!

  31. This is incredibly useful, thank you for doing it!

  32. Thank you so much for posting this list!

  33. Thanks so much for compiling and posting this list and links. It will come in handy. My TBR mountain is already out of control so what's a few more :)

  34. OH...MY...GOSH!! this is WONDERFUL!!! i was just thinking about this last week, on how come i havent come across anyone else who has a 2011 list... I havent heard of Authors Now and Class 2k11 i am definitely checking those sites out, thank you so much for taking the effort to make a list and to actually hunt them down... congrats!! on the good work =) I actually wood like to send you some virtual fruit ^_^ but theyre not rotten lol


    SpadesHigh@ http://SpadesHighReads.com
    Bayayrea_munkie @ hotmail [dot] com

  35. I love that you have the covers for the books as well! It makes it so much easier to look through! Awesome! I can't imagine how long it must have taken to do this!

    TaraTagli at gmail dot com

  36. Thanks for taking the time to do this! I actually check it at the start of every month, decide what looks interesting, and place pre-orders based on it :)

  37. I'm so glad you made a list of when these books actually come out! I've read a couple of books that are on your list(Hourglass) and I can't wait to read more! The book I am most anxiously waiting for is Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer and I don't see it on the list!!

  38. This had to be a ton of work but much appreciated. I didn't even know I had read some debutes.

  39. This is an incredible undertaking. I've been trying to track debut authors using Goodreads, but it's unreliable and time-consuming. I'm so glad I stumbled upon this.

    Thanks so much!

  40. Dang, this list is impressive! And a little bit overwhelming--there are so many books that I want to read! I really want to read Possession and Lost Voices. And Divergent. And Bumped. And....lol

    I love seeing all the books too--thanks for taking the time to do that! :)

  41. i just bought Blood Red Road by Moira Young yesterday and just finished with it a couple of minutes ago. It was way better than I expected. Thanks for creating this list! It's a big help and incredibly organized!

  42. That is an amazing list and I don't know how long it would take me to get / finish it... I would love to try.

  43. What a lot of work you've gone to. The list is amazing. Thanks for sharing it with all of us.


  44. This is an intensely beast list! It's awesome that you took the time to make this. 2011 is turning out to be a great year for books (isn't every year?) and I can't wait to read some of these. Especially Divergent, Blood Red Road, Hourglass, The Pull of Gravity, etc, etc.

  45. This list is great! It's so nice to have all of these books in one place. I like how you put the covers up and then had the titles listed underneath. I absolutely love to read and can't wait to read Popular, Epic Fail, And OyMG.

  46. Oh, wow. This list is BRILLIANT. Seriously BRILLIANT. I just bookmarked it, not even kidding <33

    I LOVE you for making this!!! :O

    I've read some of these books already (Divergent. Across the Universe, Angelfire, Unearthly, and more <- all AMAZING) and there are many on here on my to-read list (Tempest Rising, Flawless, The Demon Trapper's Daughter, and MANY more), but I can already tell I will be doing some major adding on Goodreads soon (; This is incredible!

    Thank. You. So. Much!


  47. Wow! Looks like so many good books to come this year!

  48. Wow! Thanks so much for all your hard work on this list! I've got it bookmarked on my computer!! :)

  49. oh my gosh...some of these i've either already read or have heard about/marked as to read - but this list is MASSIVE! and chock-full of things I MUST GET MY HANDS ON...wow, thanks for sharing all your hard work! :oD

  50. OMG i want too read all these books !!!! thank you so much !!!!!!!! :D

  51. Woah! Seeing this post just makes me so happy :) It must have taken forever to compile though!

  52. Major impressive list! holy moly! thanks for all the hard work put into this! truly appreciated and being bookmarked now :)


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