One of’s 14 Rising Stars to Watch in 2014? I’ll take it!

This is part of the Bittersweet Book Launch case study, where Dan Blank and Miranda Beverly-Whittemore share the yearlong process of launching her novel. You can view all posts here.

by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore


Yesterday, in the middle of my son’s fifth birthday celebration (which also happened to be New Year’s Day), I got a text from my friend Peter, who has been by my side through the high highs and low lows of my writing career:

Peter: Um. You are on

Me: ???

Peter: 14 rising starts to watch in 2014!!!!

Me: What??? OMG!!!

It went on from there, but you get the idea: we were both pretty excited.

Thanks, Entertainment Weekly, for putting me on your list, and writing that Bittersweet “evokes Gone Girl with its exploration of dark secrets and edge-of-your-seat twists.” Here’s to 2014!