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 starting on February 6, 2019, we hope you’ll take a moment during your writing breaks and get to know our 2018 Pitch Wars Teams.
First up, we have . . .
Rebecca Rode – Mentee
Abigail Johnson – Mentor
Abigail, why did you choose Rebecca?
Her story hooked me from the first line and never let me go!
Rebecca, why did you choose to submit to Abigail?
I almost didn’t submit to Abigail since she writes contemporary YA and I write speculative. But one of my comp titles was on her “favorites” list, so I decided to take a chance. I’m so glad I did! Her strengths match up exactly with my weaknesses, and she’s brought an entirely new perspective to the romance, characters, and relationships in my manuscript. She’s exactly what I needed.
Abigail, summarize Rebecca’s book in 3 words.
Adventure, Pirates, Secrets
Rebecca, summarize your book in 3 words.
Pirates and kissing
Abigail, tell us about yourself. Something we may not already know.
I would love to write a Fantasy YA someday so I’m learning as much from my mentee as she is from me!
Rebecca, what do you hope to get out of the Pitch Wars experience?
I want the quality of my manuscript to match the awesomeness of the story in my head, and thanks to Abigail, it’s on its way. I’m excited for the finished product to get into readers’ hands.
Rebecca, tell us about yourself! What makes you and your manuscript unique?
I have two indie dystopian & sci-fi series out already, but this project is different. Not only is it a completely different genre (YA fantasy), but Lane and her story hit me so forcefully that this project stole my heart. It explores a girl’s place in a man’s world, the meaning of loyalty and family, and that indescribable hunger to grasp the impossible. With kissing, of course. Never forget the kissing.
Check out Abigail’s latest release, THE FIRST TO KNOW.
TO TELL OR NOT TO TELL?
Thank you for supporting our Pitch Wars Teams! The Agent Showcase is February 6 – 11, 2019, and our next #PitMad is December 6, 2018!