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SWEET MADNESS by Trisha Leaver and Lindsay Currie … cover reveal and giveaway!

SWEET MADNESS, September 18 2015 from Merit Press Lizzie Borden took an...

Another Pitch Wars Success Interview with Linsey Miller and Jessie Devine!

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RT Booklovers Convention Pitch Perfect … a call for pitches.

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Another Pitch Wars Success Interview with Sean Lamb and Dannie Morin!

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HOW TO PUNISH YOUR PLAYBOY by Mina Vaughn … cover reveal!

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FAIRY KEEPER by Amy Bearce … book release!

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Pitch Madness SORRY! Edition … Game on!

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Pitch Madness B-5: YA: THE FAN GENE

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Pitch Madness B-6: YA: IN DARKNESS WE RISE

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Pitch Madness B-7: YA: FORSAKEN

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Another Pitch Wars Success Interview with Heather Truett and Dannie Morin!

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The Space Between: Going Hybrid by Lizzy Charles

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Pitch Madness 2015 SORRY! Edition … agent game rules & submission instructions.

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  I think it’s safe to say this has been a looooooooooooooooong...

How to Write Realistic Dialogue

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Pitch Madness… Introducing the Agents!

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Another Pitch Wars Success Interview with RuthAnne Snow and Emily Martin!

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Another Pitch Wars Success Interview with Jennifer Hawkins and Kes Trester!

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Pitch Madness 2015 … introducing the teams!

Pitch Madness 2015 SORRY! Edition   The Pitch Madness submission...

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NAKED by Stacey Trombley … cover reveal!

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Query & 1st Page Workshop with Chimera Editing Services … Day 6

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Enter to win a signed copy of THE CONSPIRACY OF US by Maggie E. Hall!

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Query & 1st Page Workshop with Chimera Editing Services … Day 4

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Query & 1st Page Workshop with Chimera Editing Services … Day 3

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Query & 1st Page Workshop with Chimera Editing Services … Day 2

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Query & 1st Page Workshop with Chimera Editing Services … Day 1

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Another Pitch Wars Success Interview with Tara Sim and Elizabeth Briggs!

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Meet our newest addition to the blog … Nikki Roberti!

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January Query & 1st Page Workshop by Chimera Editing … sign up now!

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Brenda Drake

Author of TOUCHING FATE (Entangled Teen Crave, Fall 2015) and LIBRARY JUMPERS (Entangled Teen, January 2016), host of #PitchWars, #PitchMadness, and #PitMad, fueled by coffee and Goldfish crackers (but not together), and represented by Peter Knapp with Park Literary.

Assistant Rae Chang

Assistant Rae Chang

I am a YA/NA author and freelance editor who loves sci-fi/fantasy everything, food, mentoring youth, and helping the awesome people in the writing community.

Blog/Contest Assistant Nikki Roberti

Blog/Contest Assistant Nikki Roberti

Nikki is a professional journalist and marketer with more than ten years of published writing experience. She is also a young adult author represented by Carrie Howland of the Donadio & Olson Literary Agency. Before writing novels, she was a seven-time award winning playwright with her short pieces performed around the country, including The Kennedy Center in D.C.

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