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Pitch Madness 2016: Team Moo Moo Meadows

Tuesday, 16 February 2016  |  Posted by Heather Cashman

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 Moo Moo Meadows

Today we’re excited to introduce the teams for Pitch Madness. Pitch Madness is a contest to win a request from one or more of the participating agents. I will have an agent introduction post up soon. For those who don’t know about Pitch Madness, click here for THE OFFICIAL RULES.

Pitch Madness will be on four blogs and each blog host will have a co-host helping them choose their top 15 entries. Some will have a team of first readers who will check for formatting, grammar, and content and put their top picks through to the hosts.  And the top 60 finalists will move onto the agent round!

Here are the hosting sites  …

Brenda Drake’s site

Rebecca Coffindaffer’s site

Summer Heacock’s site

Sharon Johnston’s site

And now, introducing Team Moo Moo Meadows hosted by Sharon Johnston along with her co-host Jeyn Roberts

The second round readers searching the best entries for the Moo Moo Meadows team are . . .

Laura Brown Author Slush ReaderLaura Brown: I live in Massachusetts with my husband and five year old son . . . I’m a self-described extrovert trapped in an introverted body, which makes me right at home in social media, even if I lurk a great deal of the time. I graduated from Boston University with a degree in Deaf Studies which led to working in social work for ten years before burning out . . .

I’m a big supporter of diverse books, especially in regards to disability. I wear two hearing aids, and have since I was five (that’s, umm, almost thirty a lot of years). I consider myself Hard of Hearing, not impaired. My ears are a big part of who I am and not something I’m willing to change. I write characters with hearing loss. Sometimes it’s part of the plot, sometimes it’s just an is. My goal has always been to bring that part of my world into my novels.

SILENT ATTRACTION, my NA (New Adult) Contemporary Romance, coming June 14, 2016 from Avon Impulse.

Website   |   Twitter


Heather BryantHeather Bryant: One day I’ll be published. One day I’ll have a book with my name on the cover. One day I’ll own a purple unicorn. Until that day I’m a twenty-something hopeful with an addiction to coffee and anything that makes me smile.

Website   |   Twitter




And our Moo Moo Meadows host and co-host will pick 15 finalists and post them on Sharon Johnston’s website

SharonJohnstonHOST Sharon Johnston: After growing up listening to my father reading fables, folklore and, it’s no surprise I love stories. As soon as I could read, my nose was firmly in a book. I love reading, listening to audio books and writing.

I write weird fiction and soulful contemporaries.  My NA SFF, DIVIDED, is out with City Owl Press. I have short stories in anthologies: THE BASICS OF LIFE and THE LIFE AND TIMES OF CHESTER LEWIS. My short story Karma was also runner-up in The Australian Literary Review’s short story competition. I regularly co-host Pitch Madness and am also a regular Pitch Wars mentor.

As well as blogging here, I also blog with YAtopia and Aussie Owned & Read, where I contribute to discussions on the love of literature and the publishing industry in general.

I have a gorgeous husband, aka the hottie hubby, and two wonderful boys. Well known for my fantastic taste in shoes, I’ve actually been stalked by women wanting to know where I got my high heels from. I also have a love of fur-babies – cats and guinea pigs specifically.

Website   |   Twitter   |   Amazon Author Page

You can see more about Divided, by Sharon M. Johnston at the bottom of this post.


JeynRobertsCO-HOST Jeyn Roberts: Jeyn Roberts grew up in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and started writing at an early age, having her first story published when she was 16 in a middle-grade anthology called LET ME TELL YOU.

When she was 21, she moved to Vancouver with dreams of being a rock star, graduating from the University of British Columbia with a degree in Writing and Psychology. For the next few years she played in an alternative/punk band called Missing Mile before moving to England where she received her MA from the prestigious Creative Writing graduate course at Bath Spa University. Jeyn is a former singer, songwriter, actress, bicycle courier and tree planter.

An avid traveler, she’s been around the world, most recently, teaching high school in South Korea.

A lover of animals, Jeyn volunteers regularly with helping abandoned and abused animals, especially cats.

 Website   |   Twitter   |   Amazon Author Page

You can see more (but not all) of Jeyn Robert’s books at the bottom of this post.


Divided, by Sharon M. Johnston (An Open Heart Novel, Book 1)

PDIVIDED by Sharon Johnstonublished with City Owl Press

A new heart should mean new life, instead it’s a living nightmare.
Mishca Richardson’s life is at an all-time high after her heart transplant. With new boyfriend, Ryder, she has the perfect summer romance. Even the nightmares plaguing her sleep since her operation can’t dull her new dream world.

Yet, life starts to unravel when Mishca develops superhuman abilities. She does her best to hide them so as not to end up a science experiment in a lab, but she can’t ignore the strange instant attraction she experiences when she meets her university professor, Colin Read.

Torn between love and obsession, Mishca must unite her divided heart and decide between the two men. But when the truth about her weird powers comes to light, she’ll have a lot more to worry about than romance.

Dark Inside, by Jeyn Roberts
Dark Inside by Jeyn RobertsFour teenagers on the same road in a world gone mad. Struggling to survive, clinging on to love and meaning wherever it can be found. DARK INSIDE is a stunning, cinematic thriller: 28 DAYS LATER meets THE ROAD.

Since mankind began, civilizations have always fallen: the Romans, the Greeks, the Aztecs…. Now it’s our turn.

Huge earthquakes rock the world. Cities are destroyed. But something even worse is happening. An ancient evil has been unleashed, hooking on to weakness, turning the unwary into hunters, killers, crazies.

Rights: Greenhouse c/o Rights People
USA/Canada: Simon and Schuster (Fall 2011)
UK/Commonwealth: Macmillan Childrens Books (Spring 2012)
Hungary: Pongrac
Germany: Loewe
Russia: AST
Turkey: Pegasus Yayinlari

Film/TV: Jason Dravis at Monteiro Rose Dravis

Rage Within, by Jeyn Roberts
RAGE_WITHIN2Aries, Clementine, Mason and Michael have survived the first wave of the apocalypse that wiped out most of the world’s population, and turned many of the rest into murderous Baggers. Now, they’re hiding out in an abandoned house in Vancouver with a ragtag group of surviving teens, and trying to figure out their next move.

Aries is trying to lead, but it’s hard to be a leader when there are no easy answers, and every move feels wrong. Clementine is desperate to find her brother Heath, but it’s impossible to know where he’d be, even if he is still alive. Michael is still haunted by the memories of his actions during his harrowing struggle to survive. And Mason is struggling with something far worse: the fear that he may be a danger to his friends.

As the Baggers begin to create a new world order, Aries, Clementine, Mason and Michael will have to trust and rely on each other in order to survive.

The Bodies We Wear, by Jeyn Roberts

A streetwise girl trains to take on a gang of drug dealers and avenge her best friend’s death in this thriller for fans of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’s Lisbeth Salander.
People say when you take Heam, your body momentarily dies and you catch a glimpse of heaven. Faye was only eleven when dealers forced Heam on her and her best friend, Christian. But Faye didn’t glimpse heaven—she saw hell. And Christian died.

Now Faye spends her days hiding her secret from the kids at school, and her nights training to take revenge on the men who destroyed her life and murdered her best friend. But life never goes according to plan. When a mysterious young man named Chael appears, Faye’s life suddenly gets a lot more complicated. Love and death. Will Faye overcome her desires or will revenge consume her?
Knopf Books for Young Readers (September 23, 2014)


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