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March 2014

TWELVE STEPS by Veronica Bartles … releases today!

Tuesday, 25 March 2014  |  Posted by Brenda

  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...

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PitchMadness Clue Edition … all the numbers by Dan Koboldt!

Monday, 24 March 2014  |  Posted by Brenda

  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...

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Pitch Madness Clue Edition … game on!

Tuesday, 18 March 2014  |  Posted by Brenda

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....

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Pitch Madnes B-1: YA: NOTHING BUT SKY

Tuesday, 18 March 2014  |  Posted by Brenda

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...

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

Tuesday, 18 March 2014  |  Posted by Brenda

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...

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

Tuesday, 18 March 2014  |  Posted by Brenda

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...

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Pitch Madness B-4: Adult: THE MUSE

Tuesday, 18 March 2014  |  Posted by Brenda

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...

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

Tuesday, 18 March 2014  |  Posted by Brenda

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...

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

Tuesday, 18 March 2014  |  Posted by Brenda

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...

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Pitch Madness B-7: YA: CROSSING BRIELLE

Tuesday, 18 March 2014  |  Posted by Brenda

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...

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