Announcing Pitch Madness Clue Edition!

 

The Pitch Madness submission window will be open for 24 hours on March 10!

Pitch Madness is a contest to win a request from one or more of the participating agents. I will have an agent introduction post up soon.

The submission window will be open from 12:01 AM EST on […]

WICKED AT MIDNIGHT by Delilah S. Dawson releases today!

Amazon

Congratulations to Delilah S. Dawson on the release of WICKED AFTER MIDNIGHT! This sounds so fun! Here’s more about this fabulous book …

Only rebellious Demi Ward could be bored with her life as a contortionist in Criminy Stain’s magical traveling circus. But being a cabaret star in the […]

WAKEWORLD by Kerry Schafer releases today!

Buy it today!

Goodreads

Congratulations to Kerry Schafer on today’s release of WAKEWORLD, the second in the ‘Books of the Between’ series. Here is the blurb to whet your appetite …

 

Vivian Maylor is trying to hold it together. But her attempts to build a life with the man she […]

The Pieces of Advice to Young Writers … Guest Post by Paul Smith

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The Pieces of Advice to Young Writers by Paul Smith

Nowadays enough young people want to try themselves in writing. Nevertheless, it is easier to say than to do. You can take a clean sheet of paper, put it behind you (or open a window […]

Pitch Wars … the winning teams!

Rae and I would like to thank all the mentors, mentees, alternates, and agents for making this Pitch Wars such an awesome experience. In our opinion, all the writers are winners. The writers not only got some valuable coaching, but also a chance to meet other writers striving for the same goals … getting […]

BURN ME by my wonderful critique partner, Shelley Watters … cover real!

 

Burn Me

By Shelley Watters

An Adult Contemporary Romance

Releasing April 29, 2014

Published by Swoon Romance

 

After her twin brother dies in a house fire, firefighter Katrina Hale is determined to prove she’s stronger than the flames. But while her focus on her career leaves […]

PITCH WARS IS LIVE!

Welcome agents (and those just reading for fun) to Pitch Wars! It’s been a crazy few months of selecting mentees and working hard to get their manuscripts in top shape for the agent round. Congratulations to the 52 mentees for surviving this rigorous boot-camp for writers. And a huge thank you to all the […]

PW-1 (MG): MY SEVENTH GRADE LIFE IN TIGHTS

MENTOR: Marieke Nijkamp

MENTEE: Brooks Benjamin

TITLE: MY SEVENTH GRADE LIFE IN TIGHTS

CATEGORY / GENRE: MG / Contemporary

WORD COUNT: 54,000

 

PITCH:

Dance studios are for sell-outs. At least that’s what Dillon’s dance crew keeps saying. But when a chance to compete at the biggest dance academy in the state falls in his […]

PW-2 (MG): PROFESSOR PLUTONIUM

MENTOR: Shannon Duffy

MENTEE: Jeff Chen

TITLE: PROFESSOR PLUTONIUM

CATEGORY/GENRE: MG Humorous Adventure

WORD COUNT: 46,000

PITCH:

Calvin and Hobbes meets The Da Vinci Code. Tony Pluto quests to become super-spy Professor Plutonium, but blocking his mission are a sixth-grade kingpin, a […]

PW-3 (MG): SUPER JAKE, NOT-SO-SUPER FREDDY, AND ME, THE KING OF CHAOS

MENTOR: Veronica Bartles

MENTEE: Naomi Milliner

TITLE: SUPER JAKE, NOT-SO-SUPER FREDDY, AND ME, THE KING OF CHAOS

CATEGORY/GENRE: MG Contemporary

WORD COUNT: 44,000

 

PITCH:

Ethan relies on top hats and magic wands to get through endless ER visits with his special needs brother. But when Jake’s latest trip to the ICU threatens to cancel […]