Try Because You May Fail . . . a Guest Post by Brynne

Try Because You May Fail

by Brynne



Pitch Wars is coming up fast, and I know there are a lot of people out there who are nervous or unsure about entering. It’s the same fear that paralyzes so many writers. The one that keeps us up at night, […]

Guest Post: From Pitch Wars to Publication by May Bridges

From Pitch Wars to Publication by May Bridges

It’s thrilling to see everyone gearing up for the 6th Pitch Wars! I remember all the buzz that built up the year I entered. It doesn’t seem like two years ago. So much has happened since then, from finding my agent, signing a book deal, and […]

Writing the perfect Synopsis by Pintip Dunn … and release day plus giveaway for GIRL ON THE VERGE!


We’re so thrilled to have Pintip Dunn stop by today on her GIRL ON THE VERGE release day to talk about writing the perfect synopsis. She presented this at our Pitch Wars Roadshow at the RT Booklovers convention in Atlanta, and I begged her to do it for us before Pitch Wars 2017 […]

PITCHWARS: SHOULD I OR SHOULDN’T I? by mentor, Michael Mammay


That’s the question, right? Should I, or shouldn’t I? Simple. Binary. Sometimes it’s easy. Like if the question is ‘Should I eat that last taco?’ Yes. Obviously. Do I want to go see the next movie that’s a reboot of a TV show with you? Absolutely not.

But […]

PREPARING FOR PITCH WARS: What Should You Be Doing In June by mentor Michael Mammay

PREPARING FOR PITCH WARS What Should You Be Doing In June

You may have heard, Pitch Wars is coming up. Sure, it’s still a couple months away, but obsession season starts in like four weeks. What’s obsession season? That’s where we spend all kinds of time talking about it on the #pitchwars hashtag and […]

Holiday Post and Giveaway with Pitch Wars Mentor, Shari Schwarz


An tribute to that *one* book.

For my oldest, it was Henry and Mudge when he was four and learning to read on his own.

For my next two boys, it was Percy Jackson when they were in fifth grade (after years of struggling to read).

For my youngest, it was a wordless […]

Holiday Post and Giveaway with Pitch Wars Mentor, Samantha Joyce

2016 has been a rollercoaster of a year, but I’m going to take some time to focus on the ups instead of the downs. My debut novel, FLIRTING WITH FAME, came out in February. My second book (the stand-alone companion novel, DEALING IN DECEPTION) was released in November. I never thought I’d see a […]

Holiday Giveaway by Pitch Wars Mentor, Karen Fortunati


GIVEAWAY: The Weight of Zero (Delacorte/Penguin Random House) by Karen Fortunati

Seventeen-year-old Catherine Pulaski knows Zero is coming for her. Zero, the devastating depression born of Catherine’s bipolar disease, has almost triumphed once, propelling Catherine to her first suicide attempt. With Zero only temporarily restrained by the latest med du jour, time […]

Holiday Post with Pitch Wars Mentor, Laura Heffernan


As I finish the year out less than three months before my publication date, it feels like 2016 has been full of special moments for me: getting an offer to publish the REALITY STAR series, seeing my cover for the first time, reading my first cover copy, telling all my friends and family […]

Holiday Post and Giveaway with Pitch Wars Mentor, Destiny Cole

You’ve heard the phrase, “It takes a village to raise a child,” but you may not have realized that it also takes a village to raise a book. And I must say, I have a pretty incredible village.

Through all the highs and lows that come with trying to establish a career in publishing, […]