THAT DOGGONE VOICE WORKSHOP

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UPDATE: Due to unforeseen events, Lauren will be reading entries through Sunday, July 8. Thanks for your patience!

It’s finally here! The posts that follow this one are the entries for THAT DOGGONE VOICE WORKSHOP. I’ve brought together my agent, Lauren Hammond with ADA Management and some talented writers, Leigh Ann Kopans, […]

DOGGONE VOICE: CROW’S REST (WIP)

Title: CROW’S REST (WIP) Genre: YA urban fantasy Mom woke me as we hit the outskirts of Crow’s Rest. “Brace yourself, Avery Girl.” It’s what she’d said the first time we’d come to visit Uncle Tam, and every time since, as we got close to Crow’s Rest and the Castle. Anticipation and dread […]

DOGGONE VOICE: ABEL PIRATES

Title: ABEL PIRATES Genre: YA alternate historical Beatrix was used to keeping her head down in Sheepshank. It was when she felt Miss Black tense beside her that she looked up and spotted him. A man on horseback in their path of retreat. He hardly seemed a threat—oily black curls bounced beneath his […]

DOGGONE VOICE: BROKEN

Title: BROKEN Genre: YA Dark Contemporary Red and blue lights dance off the roof of my mother’s car. I groan and lean back against the seat. The movement makes my head spin and my stomach rolls. My heart beat pounds inside my skull and it feels like my brain is about to beat […]

DOGGONE VOICE: FINDING ESTA

Title: FINDING ESTA #1 OF THE SUPES SERIES Genre: Paranormal. Urban Fantasy The weather forecast said clouds with cool winds, with a small chance of sunny spells: a perfect example of British summer time. I busied myself getting ready – stomach in knots – to see my folks. Half way through brushing my […]

DOGGONE VOICE: BETTER LIVES

Title:BETTER LIVES Genre:YA Science Fiction When Gil and Lew came to my dorm room with the idea of stealing the physics final, I normally wouldn’t have considered such a dumbass move. Not that I had any moral objections to cheating or stealing. But normally, the potential for a high grade on a single test […]

DOGGONE VOICE: WHERE THERE IS DARK

Title: WHERE THERE IS DARK Genre: YA Fantasy The twenty-four hour incense stick releases a continuous thread of fragrant smoke. Vanilla. Saturdays are always vanilla. The scent mixes with the pungent odor of mushrooms boiling in a pot over the hearth’s open flames. Mushrooms thrive in the dark, so they are the only […]

DOGGONE VOICE: PEREGRINE

Title: PEREGRINEGenre: YA Science Fiction (Space Opera) They tell me I’m one of a kind. But only by the process of elimination. The elimination of everyone else on my planet. Some call me a miracle. Some, a liability. To most, though, I’m a… “Freak!” I open my eyes to the holo on the […]

DOGGONE VOICE: STARRY KNIGHT

Title: STARRY KNIGHT Genre: YA SF The last time I saw my dad, he whispered eleven words into my ear. Take care of your mom, Sage. She’s not strong like us. The nine-year-old me swelled with the responsibility. The sixteen-year-old me is sagging under the weight. His words haunt me as I […]

DOGGONE VOICE: SHADOWS OF DESTINY

Title: SHADOWS OF DESTINY Genre: YA Contemporary fantasy Taylor took one long, deep breath before opening the door to her own personal hell. Two dozen heads turned to look at her as she walked in, then the whispers began. “Why doesn’t she just stay home?” “I swear, I shiver every time […]