TWELVE STEPS by Veronica Bartles … releases today!

 

I’m so excited to announce that our very own Pitch Wars mentor and Pitch Madness slush reader, Veronica Bartles, has a book releasing today! I’ve read TWELVE STEPS in its infancy and it is FABULOUS. Pick up a copy today and show your support for all Veronica has done for the writing community.

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PitchMadness Clue Edition … all the numbers by Dan Koboldt!

 

A Breakdown of PitchMadness, Clue Edition by Dan Koboldt

Brenda Drake’s Pitch Madness contest, Clue Edition, wraps up this week with a Twitter Pitching Party (#PitMad) on Tuesday.

Pitching contests are rich with opportunities for aspiring authors: a chance to pitch one’s work in short form, get some feedback, network with […]

Pitch Madness Clue Edition … game on!

It’s been a long week of reading through all the amazing pitches. Our wonderful readers have narrowed the slush, and your game hosts have chosen sixty pitches for the game. For those of you not familiar with Pitch Madness, it’s a contest where agents compete in a game against their peers for pitches. This […]

Pitch Madnes B-1: YA: NOTHING BUT SKY

Genre: YA Historical

Word Count: 68,000

Pitch:

After WWI, wing walker Grace breaks boundaries as the only female on her barnstorming team. When a stunt goes wrong, she must choose between a future in the sky and her love on the ground.

Excerpt:

Coins plinked one after the other into a worn fedora passing through […]

Pitch Madness B-2: MG: MRS. GRAINGER’S MIDNIGHT PECULIARIUM

Genre: MG Horror

Word Count: 48,000

Pitch:

Molly Brown soon learns that every item in Mrs Grainger’s shop has a gruesome history. But when her best friend goes missing, she has to uncover the owner’s sinister past before she’s next in line.

Excerpt:

The hands on the large clock in the town square […]

Pitch Madness B-3: YA: THE MADMEN’S CITY

Genre: YA noir

Word Count: 78,000

Pitch:

In The Dark Knight meets The Sopranos, rivaling teen vigilantes, Gwen Kane and Silas Snow, team up to trap the puppet master behind a string of violent murders before Gwen’s framed father walks death row.

Excerpt:

It’s strange growing up in a city full of madmen. You start […]

Pitch Madness B-4: Adult: THE MUSE

Genre: Adult women’s romantic fiction

Word Count: 110,000

Pitch:

In this modern re-imagining of Pride and Prejudice, a big-shot choreographer and a young dancer in his piece must overcome both dance company politics and their initial dislike of each other to fall in love.

Excerpt:

A dancer’s life is a series of small routines: the […]

Pitch Madness B-5: YA: THE EXISTENCE OF BEA PEARL

Genre: YA Mystery

Word Count: 50,000

Pitch:

Sixteen-year-old Bea Pearl is not crazy. She has a brother. But no one—not even her parents—seems to remember him.

Excerpt:

I haven’t said my brother’s name out loud since Momma hit me with a catfish. I ran out of the kitchen, wide-eyed, holding the dead fish and my […]

Pitch Madness B-6: MG: NIKA OF THE EAST

Genre: MG Fantasy

Word Count: 45,000

Pitch:

Tired of dastardly doings, a young Witched Witch tries to convince her teachers to let her be Good, but they accuse her of stealing. She must quickly prove her innocence, or risk banishment from Oz.

Excerpt:

Nika of the East was late. The office she needed was at […]

Pitch Madness B-7: YA: CROSSING BRIELLE

Genre: YA Urban Fantasy

Word Count: 64,000

Pitch:

A bridge connects doppelgangers Cross and Brielle. If they don’t find the madman who put them on a hit list for swapping worlds before his assassins find them, that connection might be what kills them.

Excerpt:

Cross slinked through the alley as nimble as a cat, tracking […]