After The Madness Workshop # B-1

Welcome to After the Madness Workshop! Shelley Watters, Erica Chapman, the writers at YAtopia, and myself will critique the first 250 words of two brave writers’ manuscripts per day for the next seven to eight days. There are four blogs joining in to offer up suggestions. Click on my partners’ sites in my sidebar […]

After The Madness Workshop # B-2

Welcome to After the Madness Workshop! Shelley Watters, Erica Chapman, the writers at YAtopia, and myself will critique the first 250 words of two brave writers’ manuscripts per day for the next seven to eight days. There are four blogs joining in to offer up suggestions. Click on my partners’ sites in my sidebar […]

It’s My Birthday … and I’m giving away books

It’s my 2nd annual birthday giveaway! I’m giving some books away to a few lucky followers. Names will be selected from both my followers list and my Networked Blogs list. I won’t bore you with a bunch of nonsense, so let’s get to the winners. First winner by Random.org is … Sharon Bayliss […]

Birthday Giveaway … tomorrow

I’ll be giving away books tomorrow to celebrate my birthday. You don’t have to do anything. If you’re a follower, you’re already entered. I really appreciate each and every one of you. Hugs!

After The Madness Workshop – sign up now!

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When reading for our recent PitchMadness, we noticed the entries that didn’t make it to the agent match was because the first words weren’t hooking us. There wasn’t a unique element to pull us in, the setting was right but the action was too familiar, or the story started in the wrong place. […]

PitchMadness Recap

link First off, I want to thank all the agents who made this such a success. There were a few glitches but everyone was so kind and they were fixed quickly.

John Cusick – Scott Treimel NY

Sarah LaPolla – Curtis Brown Sara Sciuto – Full Circle Literary Molly Ker Hawn – The […]

March Madness Agent Pitch Match. Game on. – Welcome Agents!

A big welcome to all of the agents, readers, and participants who are excited about the Pitch Madness event!

All comments will be moderated from here on out so that the agents can play their hands in secret. They’ll have until March 14th at 12pm EST when comments will be published and winners will […]

Pitch Madness # B-18 YA Contemporary Romance: HOW TO DATE A NERD

# B-18: YA Contemporary Romance: HOW TO DATE A NERD

Closet nerd Zoe loves the Star Wars obsessed geek-boy next door and must decide if her uber-popular social rep is worth more to her than the happiness she finds with him… and being herself.

Rules of keeping up your popular rep:

Number one, […]

Pitch Madness # B-5 YA Paranormal: FOREVER FRIDAY

# B-5: YA Paranormal: FOREVER FRIDAY

When Friday discovers she isn’t just an immortal, but also the only one capable of killing another, she must leave everyone she loves or risk becoming a deadly weapon in the world’s oldest blood feud.

Un milagro, they called me. A miracle. I heard the nurses whisper it […]

Pitch Madness # B-11 Young Adult Paranormal: CHANGELING

# B-11 Young Adult Paranormal: CHANGELING

A spell-challenged teen witch must find her inner witchiness to work with a human changeling, find a serial Pixie killer and restore balance in Faery.

Another spell gone kaput.

Skye blew out the pink candles. No matter how hard she tried, they never worked. Maybe asking for Tanner […]