Have questions about submitting to Pitch Wars or just want to know what it is? Start here!

Blog

Holiday Post and Giveaway with Pitch Wars Mentor, Shari Schwarz

Tuesday, 20 December 2016  |  Posted by Heather Cashman

holiday-guest-post

 

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 book he could use as a teether when he was six months old. Before that, he cried every single time I tried to read him a book. (Now he LOVES books!)

For the seventy-something year old man I met for the first time last night, it was my book. He told me it was the first time he’s ever been excited enough to read a book from cover to cover.

Each of us has that one book that changed our lives. That one book that brought meaning into the dark or confusing parts of our experiences.

For you, I hope you find that one book this year. Or maybe you’ve already found it. If so, I hope you find another…

And another…

Each *one* book that connects us to ourselves and others in deeper ways than we thought possible, brings hope and truth that grow and shape us.

I’m thankful for the amazing books I’ve read this year and look forward to the next ones to come!

I’m giving away a signed copy of my survival adventure, TREASURE AT LURE LAKE as well as a $10 Amazon Gift Card so that you can find your *one* book this year! (US/Canada only)

 

Shari Schwarz

BlogTwitterFacebook | Goodreads

Shari Schwarz lives in Ft. Collins, Colorado near the Rocky Mountains with her husband and their four boys. TREASURE AT LURE LAKE is her debut which reflects her love for a good survival adventure story. When she’s not reading or writing, Shari can be found freelance editing, weight-lifting, gardening or watching her boys play football, basketball, speed stacking, or wrestling. She frequently dreams of exploring Oregon Coast beaches or plotting out her next children’s book.

 

Treasure at Lure LakeIn TREASURE AT LURE LAKE twelve-year-old Bryce’s best-laid plans for a backpacking trip with his grandpa seem about to fall through all because his big brother, Jack, is threatening to boycott the trip. Then, while sulking in his grandpa’s barn, Bryce stumbles upon a treasure map. He doesn’t mean to steal it or unearth a painful family secret that will explain the root of the brothers’ conflict as they embark on an exciting and dangerous adventure.

Ages 8-12

“…this book is jam-packed with adventure with lots of appeal for reluctant readers.” -Jenn Bishop, author of The Distance to Home

“…both [brothers] must make some choices about what really matters to them…exposing how our most frustrating relationships can sometimes be the most worthwhile, and how with families–as with the wilderness–not everything is as it seems. A quick, exciting read!” –Melanie Conklin, author of Counting Thyme

 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Leave a reply

Disclaimer:

We’d love your comments but ask that you please keep it polite. Although your views are definitely your own, we do not condone harassment or bullying and don’t want to see it here. We reserve the right to delete any comments for any reason, including being abusive, profane or off topic.

IMPORTANT!
We're thrilled at the different ways those in our Pitch Wars community are giving back—and we encourage them to do so. However, please keep in mind that Pitch Wars is not affiliated with any of these various contests, promotions, etc., including those of our mentors and mentees. Promoting any such opportunities via our social media channels doesn't imply endorsement or affiliation. We encourage you to do your research before participating.

Pitch Wars takes a stand. ANTI-BULLYING. Click here to review our policy


Check out our 2018 list of Participating Agents

Pitch Wars 2018

Blog Archives

Blog Categories

  • May 15, 2018 (approx): Mentor Application Window Opens
  • May 30, 2018: Mentor Application Window Closes
  • June 7, 2018: #PitMad Twitter Pitch Party (8AM – 8PM EDT)
  • July 15, 2018: Mentors Announced
  • August 14 – 27, 2018: Pitch Wars Mentor Blog Hop
  • August 27, 2018 (midnight EDT): Mentee Submission Window Opens 
  • August 29, 2018 (10PM EDT): Mentee Submission Window Closes 
  • September 6, 2018:: #PitMad Twitter Pitch Party (8AM – 8PM EDT)
  • October 12, 2018: Pitch Wars Mentees Announced
  • February 6 – 11, 2019: Agent Showcase
    • February 6: Adult entries are live on the Pitch Wars site
    • February 7: MG entries are live on the Pitch Wars site
    • February 8: YA entries are live on the Pitch Wars site
  • December 6, 2018: #PitMad Twitter Pitch Party (8AM – 8PM EDT)

Save

Save

Save