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 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, Jenni Walsh


I’m a hustler, baby. I just want you to know.

This month, Brenda’s blog is doing something special. The Pitch Wars mentors are sharing specials moments of the past year and what our hopes are for the new year.

Mine are about books and family. And more importantly, how books are helping me […]

Holiday Post and Giveaway with Pitch Wars Mentor, Dan Koboldt

As 2016 draws to a close, I have to admit that it changed my life in some important ways. I saw my debut novel, The Rogue Retrieval, published by Harper Voyager. I split with my first literary agent. I got a 2-book offer from my editor, and found a new literary agent. I caught […]

Holiday Post and Giveaway with Pitch Wars Mentor, Pintip Dunn


GIVEAWAY: Paperback Copy of The Darkest Lie by Pintip Dunn

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About the Book . . .

Is it better to live with a lie, or risk everything for the truth?

In Pintip Dunn’s gripping and timely novel, a young woman […]

Holiday Post and Giveaway with Pitch Wars Mentor, Stephanie Scott


Today is a big day for me. For one, I’m on Brenda’s blog, and I will always jump at the chance to work with Brenda because she cares so much about helping writers. We’ve shared a hotel room in NYC and drinks in Las Vegas, and for as flashy as that sounds, Brenda […]

Holiday Post with Pitch Wars Mentor, Carrie Callaghan


This story starts with rejection. Lots of it.

Between August 25 and September 1, I sent over 100 emails explaining briefly to as many courageous writers why I hadn’t selected them for Brenda’s Pitch Wars. Before I signed with my wonderful agent on my own in 2015, I hadn’t made it into Pitch […]

Holiday Guest Post and Giveaway by Pitch Wars Mentor, Scarlet Cole


Hello, Peeps. I hope 2016 has been a wonderful year for you. I took a run to clear my head at 6am this morning. It was a chilly -2C/28F, still very dark, but crystal clear and quiet. In summary, my favorite conditions for running. As I ran, I reflected on the year in […]

Holiday Post with Pitch Wars Mentor, Kit Frick


The past few weeks of 2016 have been rough on a national level that has felt, for many of us, very personal. As if to underscore the national mood, it’s raining and dark outside the window of my Brooklyn apartment and, to be honest, I’m feeling a little lacking in the holiday cheer […]