June 28, 2012

One Exciting Contest AND Some Very Good News!!!

Okay, now that the Fiction Femme Fatale contest is coming to a close (tomorrow we announce our winners), I thought I'd give you a heads up on another contest, and this one is a doozy!!! My very good friends, Ruth and Michelle are cohosting. Here's the tagline:

30 pitches, 10 agents, 1 week

To enter you need a query and the first 500 words of your manuscript. Ruth and Michelle are going to read each and every entry and then pick out the the 30 that they loved the best. AND here's where it gets truly awesome: they'll be helping those 30 people polish their query and first 500 words before they post them up on their blogs for a week so that those ten agents I mentioned before (to be announced very soon) can come view them and make requests.  That means you get two agented authors helping you get your work lean, mean, and ready to be seen. This is a HUGE opportunity to skip the slush pile and get noticed by agents that span the genres from young adult, to picture books, to adult fiction!!!

For all the details, go here or here (I'm including both blog links-Michelle's and Ruth's but all information is basically the same).

Get busy, get writing, and get seen this summer!!!!!

NOW, on a completely different note, I'd like to take a moment to give my critique partner, Krystalyn Drown, a giant shout out and a heart felt congratulations because her book, Spirit World, was just aquired by Entranced Publishing. It will come out as an ebook next year!!! Krystalyn is really talented and one of the most determined writers I know and I am over the moon for her! I've read Spirit World more than a few times and Ican say that I'm not surprised in the least that Entranced Publishing snatched it up! Here's a little description:

Riesa Adair knows that hearing voices is not a sign of sanity, so somewhere between her summer in a mental institution and her stepfather’s brutal attempt at an exorcism, she learned to keep quiet about it. But just because she denies the voices, it doesn’t mean they’ve gone away.

In fact, when a trio of Ghosts yank her into their world, Riesa realizes just how far they'll go to reach her. And they're the helpful ones. On the bad side, a megalomaniac Fire Spirit has taken an interest in her, because according to the Ghosts, Riesa's part of an ancient prophecy that's granted her special powers. Her ability to shift between worlds is exactly what the Fire Spirit needs to break through to the human world and gain control of it. Even worse, her abilities complement his. He's fire and she's ice. Combined, they would be unstoppable.

Unwilling to join him, but unable to resist the power which could end her stepfather’s “cures,” Riesa wavers. But when the Fire Spirit grows impatient and kidnaps her best friend, the one boy who loved her even when everyone else thought she was crazy, her choice becomes clear. It's time to see what happens when fire and ice collide.

Congratulations, Krystalyn!! If you like what you've read above, be sure to head on over to her blog and tell her so!


  1. Thank you so much!!! I'm excited too. I got to fill out a cover questionnaire this week, so it feels real!

    1. Wow, very cool that things are moving along!!!