Well, August was extremely busy. And September is ALREADY so extremely busy that I have no time to do an intro except to say that I didn't read enough, but I read some good stuff. As follows here:Read More
So you didn't get into Pitch Wars. Now what?
I'll let you in on a little-known secret: I applied to Pitch Wars last year. And...I didn't get in. I didn't even get any requests. (I did get a lovely email from Evelyn Skye a few weeks later telling me that I was basically query-ready. I appreciated it. It still hurt.)Read More
The submission window has come and gone. The dust has settled, and mentors are finally peeking their heads out from behind the piles of queries, synopsis, first chapters, and full manuscripts. The big announcement is coming next week, and I could not be more excited about digging into revisions with my mentee.Read More
I'm a huge fan of Brenda Drake and the internet-things she accomplishes on a daily basis, so I was thrilled to be invited to be a mentor for the 2015 edition of Pitch Wars! I'm a little bit of a dark horse, so I don't blame you if you have no idea who I am! Read on to find out a little about what I'm looking for and why you should pitch ME your manuscript:Read More
Well, it's nearly the end of July...and I'm back in the United States after six months in Australia! The last few months have been hectic and stressful to say the least, but I'm in California for the moment and loving the summer after the Australian winter. Sadly, my reading life hasn't been great. Still, there have been brief spots of shining greatness (starting when I realized that I could check out e-copies of graphic novels - that was marvelous). Without further ado, here are the best of June and July.Read More