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May 2014

Contest Schedule … yep, I’m getting organized!

Thursday, 29 May 2014  |  Posted by Brenda

CONTEST SCHEDULE In an effort to relieve contest fatigue for agents, plus with my future editing schedule and book release ahead for me, I’m making some changes to my contests....

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Guest Post by author Lizzy Charles … the reality of contests.

Wednesday, 28 May 2014  |  Posted by Brenda

  Hi everyone! I’m honored to be on Brenda’s blog today to talk about the reality of contests. Four years ago, I started seriously pursuing a career in writing. After...

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The Writer’s Voice … agent round is live!

Monday, 19 May 2014  |  Posted by Brenda

  The Writer’s Voice” is a multi-blog, multi-agent contest hosted by Monica Bustamante Wagner, Elizabeth Briggs, Kimberly P. Chase, and me. We’re basing it on NBC’s singing reality show The Voice,...

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TWV B-1: SimSim

Monday, 19 May 2014  |  Posted by Brenda

Genre: Adult Sci-Fi Title: SimSim Word Count: 75,000 Query: Trader, pirate, crook – take your pick, they all describe Ali Baba Khan, and he doesn’t really care what you call...

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TWV B-2: A MAGIC DARK AND BRIGHT

Monday, 19 May 2014  |  Posted by Brenda

Genre: YA Gothic Romance Title: A MAGIC DARK AND BRIGHT Word Count: 84,000 Query: Seventeen-year-old Amelia Dupree hasn’t seen the ghost who haunts the woods surrounding her hometown of Asylum,...

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TWV B-3: HERITAGE BLADE

Monday, 19 May 2014  |  Posted by Brenda

Genre: YA Urban Fantasy Title: HERITAGE BLADE Word Count: 84,000 Query: Sixteen-year-old Jay is the most lethal secret walking the streets of Chicago. Trained to hunt rogue Pandorans—supernatural beings who...

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TWV B-4: THE MAGICIAN’S DAUGHTER

Monday, 19 May 2014  |  Posted by Brenda

Genre: Historical Title: THE MAGICIAN’S DAUGHTER Word Count: 92,000 Query: Not many women are magicians in 1870s Paris, but that doesn’t stop Valentina Gianetti—until the day her father is killed...

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TWV B-5: TROUBLED

Monday, 19 May 2014  |  Posted by Brenda

Genre: YA Contemporary Title: TROUBLED Word Count: 57,000 Query: Sixteen-year-old Kyle Grimstone will do anything to escape the barbaric regime at St. Bonaparte Military Academy. He can’t endure two more...

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TWV B-6: ONE OF THOSE TIMES

Monday, 19 May 2014  |  Posted by Brenda

Genre: MG Magical Realism Title: ONE OF THOSE TIMES Word Count: 30,000 Query: When twelve-year-old Sam Heans finds a tattered datebook on the sidewalk, it doesn’t take long for him...

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TWV B-7: THE HEAD TRIP

Monday, 19 May 2014  |  Posted by Brenda

Genre: Contemporary Romance Title: THE HEAD TRIP Word Count: 76,000 Query: Ballsy Los Angeles publicist Lettie Gold has the kind of life plenty of women fantasize about, studded with red...

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