Last year I came to the challenge a little late, but I still managed to read about 8 qualifying debut authors. This year I'm aiming higher, shouldn't I always after all? Scrolling through the list it's hard to say what I'll grab first, January is filled with fab looking debut author releases, but I have to say Jane Jones: Worst. Vampire. Ever. is probably the funniest one on the list and I think I'll definitely have to read it! (By Caissie St. Onge, published by Ember press May 10th 2011).
So let the games begin folks, I challenge you 12 debut YA or Middleschool authors, and raise you as many as you can get your hands on in addition to those 12.