Amazon has announced it's 2014 Breakthrough Novel Award contest! It's a little late, compared to years past, and everyone was starting to worry! I have to admit, it was a pretty good way to get us all amped up... whether or not that was their intention. 🙂 Here's a link for all the info! You … Continue reading ABNA is Back!
Booted at the pitch stage once again... For me, ABNA 2013 is done. I'm out. I must admit I am a bit disappointed. I felt my pitch was good enough this time around... and maybe it was (I don't know) as everyone keeps saying the pitch round is basically a crapshoot. And that's fine. Really. … Continue reading And it’s over before it even started…
2013 ABNA! Yay! The entry period begins on January 14, 2013... Of course, this year it has undergone some interesting changes. First, Penguin is no longer involved and the winners will be published through Amazon itself (physical and ebook formats). Second, there will be more winners and, thus, more prizes. In previous years, there were … Continue reading 2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award is on!
Hello all! 😀 I have officially been tagged by my new friend Rhiann! And I now have some questions to answer... What is the working title of your book? TERRA INCOGNITA Where did the idea come from for the book? A dream... a lot of my ideas come to me that way. I dreamed of … Continue reading Tag! I’m it (GUTGAA style)!
Below is my REVISED query and first 150 words... Thanks to everyone who commented! TITLE: TERRA INCOGNITA GENRE: YA Post-apocalyptic Paranormal WORD COUNT: 98,000 Query: Dear Fantabulous Super-agent: During an attack by a wraithlike creature, seventeen-year old Haylee Wells falls through a portal into a post-apocalyptic future. Taking refuge with a group of humans, she … Continue reading Pitch Polish
Spookygirl: Paranormal Investigator by Jill Baguchinsky My rating: 4 of 5 stars I had the privilege of reading an advance copy of Spookygirl: Paranormal Investigator and loved it! It was smart, funny, and had it's scary moments. Though I don't know much about paranormal investigations and all of the equipment involved, I have read and … Continue reading Review of Spookygirl: Paranormal Investigator
Hello all! So... I stumbled across a 35-word pitch contest here and won a request for a full of Terra Incognita from an editor at Entangled Publishing! Very excited and nervous! It will probably be a while before I know if they want it, though. In the meantime, I will continue querying agents... I've gotta spark some … Continue reading Entered Pitch. Won Request!