Pitch Wars Interview with Rosiee Thor and her mentor, Linsey Miller

PW Interviews

Our mentors are editing, our mentees are revising, and we hope you’re making progress on your own manuscript! While we’re all working toward the Agent Showcase on November 3rd-9th, we hope you’ll take a moment during your writing breaks and get to know our 2016 Pitch Wars Teams.

And now, we have . . . 

Rosiee Thor

Rosiee Thor – Mentee

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Linsey Miller 👻

Linsey Miller – Mentor

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Rosiee: Why did you choose Linsey?

I knew I wanted to work with Linsey as soon as I decided to enter Pitch Wars–even before I knew for sure that she’d be mentoring. Her debut sounds amazing, and her dry humor on Twitter completely sold me. I wanted to work with someone who liked science, feminism, and speculative-fiction, and, well, her blog tagline is “Magic, Ladies, Books, Science,” so basically she’s a perfect human (assuming she isn’t an alien or a robot). Also she’s the pun master, and puns are my lifeblood, so it was a no brainer.


Linsey: Why did you choose Rosiee’s manuscript?

I really liked the idea of pre-Industrial technology with post-1900’s medical theory, and I thought the main characters were touching and had so much potential to really be explored in the world Rosiee had created. And–even though I loved and still love the concept, writing, and characters–I knew what I could do to help, and I think that’s an important part of picking a mentee.

Rosiee: Summarize your book in three words.

Family, Failure, Future (because apparently alliterations are also my lifeblood)

Linsey: Summarize Rosiee’s book in three words.

Clockwork Nerd Misadventures 

Rosiee: Tell us about yourself. What makes you and your MS unique?

I’m a competitive swing dancer, history nerd, and a devourer of all things bread. I have a deep love for history, magic, and intense, never-ending speculation, which is probably why almost everything I write has a healthy dose of all three. With CLOCKWORK HEART I really wanted to explore what might happen if a futuristic society regressed to a pre-industrial level of technology, and how people/society would react. It really tickled the historian side of my brain, but it’s also ownvoices and writing a bisexual main character played a strong role in my own personal journey toward accepting myself.

Linsey: Tell us about yourself. Something we might not already know.

I’m a YA fantasy writer represented by Rachel Brooks of the L. Perkins Agency, and my debut novel, MASK OF SHADOWS, comes out next summer. I’m an MFA student now, but my background is in biology. Almost all of my stories involve science history, Germ Theory as magic, pastries, and murder. Not necessarily in that order. There’s also somehow always a sad doctor character.
Something not known…I have somehow become completely obsessed with playing Overwatch despite never playing games of its kind before. Thankfully, school and work mean I can’t just sit at home and play all day. Ten internet gold stars to the person who can guess which hero I play. 😉

Check out Linsey Miller’s upcoming release . . .

MASK OF SHADOWS, a YA Fantasy, will be coming from Sourcebooks Fire in 2017!

A gender fluid pickpocket auditions to become a replacement member of the Left Hand – the queen’s quartet of assassins – but must survive the competition while also putting their true reason for auditioning into motion.


Thank you for supporting our Pitch Wars Teams! And don’t forget to stop by the Agent Showcase starting November 3rd to see how our teams do in the final round.

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