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Get to know the Pitch Wars Mentors Mini Interviews . . . No. 4 Adult

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Get to know the Pitch Wars Mentors Mini Interviews . . . No. 3 Adult

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The Darkest Lie by Pintip Dunn . . . Happy Release Day and Giveaway!

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Get to know the Pitch Wars Mentors Mini Interviews . . . No. 2 Adult

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Get to know the Pitch Wars Mentors Mini Interviews . . . No. 1 Adult

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Ask the Pitch Wars Mentees! – by Rebecca McLaughlin

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A giveaway to help support Pitch Wars … with editing prizes!

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Pitch Wars Success Story with Maria Mora and her Mentor Linsey Miller

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The One Million Project . . . Writing for Charity with Jason Greenfield

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VLOG: How to Raise a Book Baby

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Day 16 (Part 2) of June Setting Workshop with Pitch Wars Mentor Dannie Morin

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Day 16 of June Setting Workshop with Pitch Wars Mentor Monica Hoffman

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Day 15 (Part 2) of June Setting Workshop with Pitch Wars Mentor Kit Frick

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Day 15 of June Setting Workshop with Pitch Wars Mentor Kip Rechea

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FORGET TOMORROW by Pitch Wars mentor, Pintip Dunn … on sale now for only $0.99!

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Day 14 (Part 2) of June Setting Workshop with Pitch Wars Mentor Rebecca Petruck

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The Marked Son by Shea Berkley … on sale now for $0.99!

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Day 14 of the June Setting Workshop with Pitch Wars Mentor McKelle George

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Day 13 (Part 2) of June Setting Workshop with Pitch Wars Mentor Carrie Callaghan

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Day 13 of June Setting Workshop with Pitch Wars Mentor J.R. Yates

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DAYBREAK RISING by Kiran Oliver . . . cover reveal!

  TITLE: DAYBREAK RISING AUTHOR: Kiran Oliver PUBLISHER: Torquere...

Day 12 (Part 2) of June Setting Workshop with Pitch Wars Mentor Kate Karyus Quinn

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Day 12 of June Setting Workshop with Pitch Wars Mentor Holly Faur

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Day 11 (Part 2) of June Setting Workshop with Pitch Wars Mentor Beth Hull

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Day 11 of June Setting Workshop with Pitch Wars Mentor Rosalyn Eves

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Day 10 (Part 2) of June Setting Workshop with Pitch Wars Mentor Kevin Springer

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The Mentors Speak About the Pitch Wars Community

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Day 10 of June Setting Workshop with Pitch Wars Mentor Destiny Cole

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Day 9 (Part 2) of June Setting Workshop with Pitch Wars Mentor Rachel Lynn Solomon

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Day 9 of June Setting Workshop with Pitch Wars Mentor Jennifer Hawkins

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Pitch Wars Success Story with Taryn Bashford and her Mentor Emily Martin

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Day 8 (Part 2) of the June Setting Workshop with Pitch Wars Mentor Sonia Hartl

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Day 8 of the June Setting Workshop with Pitch Wars Mentor K.T. Hanna

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Pitch Wars Success Story with Stephanie Herman and her Mentor Whitney Fletcher

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Day 7 (Part 2) of June Setting Workshop With Pitch Wars Mentor Addie Thorley

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Sell Your Story in a Single Sentence; Advice from the Frontlines of Hollywood by Lane Shefter Bishop

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Day 7 of June Setting Workshop with Pitch Wars Mentor Stephanie Scott

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VLOG: 10 Ways to Prep for Pitch Wars in Under 5 Minutes

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Day 6 (Part 2) of June Setting Workshop with Pitch Wars Mentor Susan Bishop Crispell

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Day 6 of June Setting Workshop with Pitch Wars Mentor Pintip Dunn

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Day 5 (Part 2) of June Setting Workshop with Pitch Wars Mentor Marty Mayberry

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Day 5 of June Setting Workshop With Pitch Wars Mentor Jami Nord

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Day 4 (Part 2) of June Setting Workshop with Pitch Wars Mentor Trisha Leaver

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Day 4 of June Setting Workshop with Pitch Wars Mentor Fiona McLaren

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Day 3 (Part 2) of June Settings Workshop with Pitch Wars Mentor Hayley Stone

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Day 3 of June Setting Workshop with Pitch Wars Mentor Michael Mammay

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DARKNESS SHIFTING by Sarah L. Blair … cover reveal and excerpt!

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Day 2 (Part 2) of June Setting Workshop with Pitch Wars Mentor Jenni Walsh

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Day 2 of June Setting Workshop with Pitch Wars Mentor Kelly Siskind

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Day 1 of June’s Setting Workshop with Pitch Wars Mentor Ashley Hearn

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Day 1 (Part 2) of June’s Setting Workshop with Pitch Wars Mentor Summer Spence!

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NINE by DM King and His Path to Publishing

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THE ART OF HOLDING ON AND LETTING GO by Kristin Bartley Lenz . . . Cover Reveal

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Pitch Wars Success Story with Heidi Stallman and Her Mentor Jessica Vitalis!

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BORDER MARKERS by Jenny Ferguson . . . Cover Reveal!

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Day 19 (The Last One) of May’s Voice Workshop with Pitch Wars Mentor Laura Heffernan

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Day 18 of May’s Voice Workshop with Pitch Wars Mentor Jennifer Blackwood

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ARTIFACTS by Pete Catalano . . . Happy Belated Book Release!

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A FINE MESS by Kelly Siskind . . . Cover Reveal!

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Day 17 (Part 2) of May’s Voice Workshop with Pitch Wars Mentor Jeanmarie Anaya

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Day 17 (Part 1) of May’s Voice Workshop with Pitch Wars Mentor Lynnette Labelle

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Vlog: Who Should Apply to Pitch Wars?

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Day 16 (Part 2) of May’s Voice Workshop with Pitch Wars Mentor Jessica Vitalis

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Day 16 (Part 1) of May’s Voice Workshop with Pitch Wars Mentor Addie Thorley

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CIRCLE OF JINN by Lori Goldstein . . . What Makes A Great Sequel, Book Release, and Giveaway!

TITLE: Circle of Jinn AUTHOR: Lori Goldstein PUBLISHER: Feiwel &...

Day 15 (Part 1) of May’s Voice Workshop with Pitch Wars Mentor Pintip Dunn

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Day 14 (Part 2) of May’s Voice Workshop with Pitch Wars Mentor J.C. Davis

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Day 14 (Part 1) of May’s Voice Workshop with Pitch Wars Mentor Sonia Hartl

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Day 13 (Part 2) of May’s Voice Workshop with Pitch Wars Mentor Michelle Hauck

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Day 13 (Part 1) of May’s Voice Workshop with Pitch Wars Mentor Sharon Johnston

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Announcing the 2016 Pitch Wars Mentors!

We’re getting excited behind the scenes for our fifth Pitch Wars! For...

Day 12 (Part 2) of May’s Voice Workshop with Pitch Wars Mentor Kate Karyus Quinn

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Pitch Wars Success Interview with Michella Domenici and Mentors Kes Trester and Jennifer Hawkins

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Day 12 (Part 1) of May’s Voice Workshop with Pitch Wars Mentor Naomi Hughes

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Day 11 (Part 2) of May’s Voice Workshop with Pitch Wars Mentor Lisa Maxwell

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Day 11 (Part 1) of May’s Voice Workshop with Pitch Wars Mentor Natasha Raulerson

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Day 10 (Part 2) of May’s Voice Workshop with Pitch Wars Mentor Brighton Walsh

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Pitch Wars Success Story With Judy Roberts and Her Mentor Kate J. Foster

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Day 10 (Part 1) of May’s Voice Workshop with Pitch Wars Mentor Kendra Young

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Day 9 (Part 2) of May’s Voice Workshop with Pitch Wars Mentor Marty Mayberry

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Pitch Wars: The 35-word and Twitter Pitch … simplified

Is your 35-word pitch (aka logline) ready? Got a Twitter pitch? Many...

Day 9 (Part 1) of May’s Voice Workshop with Pitch Wars Mentor Kristin B. Wright

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Pitch Wars: The Query … simplified

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Day 8 (Part 2) of May’s Voice Workshop with Pitch Wars Mentor Natasha Neagle

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Pitch Wars Success Story with Kelly Garcia, Her Mentor Diana Gallagher, and her Agent Terrie Wolf!

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Day 8 (Part 1) of May’s Voice Workshop with Pitch Wars Mentors Abby Cooper and Gail Nall

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Day 7 of May’s Voice Workshop with Pitch Wars Mentor Michael Mammay

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Pitch Wars: The Synopsis … simplified

Will you need a synopsis for Pitch Wars? I’m not going to lie. You...

BORN TO TREASON by E. B. Wheeler . . . Happy Release Day!

TITLE: Born to Treason AUTHOR: E.B. Wheeler PUBLISHER: Cedar Fort,...

Day 6 (Part 2) of May’s Voice Workshop with Pitch Wars Mentor Hayley Nicole Stone

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THE RULE BOOK by Jennifer Blackwood Release Day … with excerpt and giveaway!

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Day 6 (Part 1) of May’s Voice Workshop with Pitch Wars Mentor Kelly Siskind

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Day 5 (Part 2) of May’s Voice Workshop with Pitch Wars mentor Jami Nord

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Day 5 (Part 1) of May’s Voice Workshop with Pitch Wars Mentor Kellye Garrett

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Day 4 (Part 2) of May’s Voice Workshop with Pitch Wars Mentor Jenni Walsh

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Day 4 (Part 1) of May’s Voice Workshop with Pitch Wars mentor J.C. Nelson

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Day 3 (Part 2) of the May Pitch Wars Voice Workshop with Mentor Summer Spence

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Day 3 (Part 1) of May’s Voice Workshop with Pitch Wars mentor, Helene Dunbar

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Brenda Drake

Author of TOUCHING FATE and THIEF OF LIES: a Library Jumpers novel (Available Now), host of #PitchWars, #PitchMadness, and #PitMad, fueled by coffee and Goldfish crackers (but not together), and represented by Peter Knapp with New Leaf Literary.

Blog/Contest Assistant, Heather Cashman

Blog/Contest Assistant, Heather Cashman
With a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry, the lab reports always lacked the fantastical element Heather's imagination demands. Hypotheses turned into taglines and novels, so she's going back to college for a Creative Writing degree. Her novels range from Epic Fantasy to Contemporary Speculative Fiction, she dabbles in picture books, and is currently seeking representation. ~Member SCBWI

Blog/Contest Assistant, Nikki Roberti

Blog/Contest Assistant, Nikki Roberti
Nikki is a professional journalist and marketer with more than a decade of published writing experience. She is also a young adult author represented by Suzie Townsend of the New Leaf 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.

Pitch Wars Mentor Liaison, Joy McCullough

Pitch Wars Mentor Liaison, Joy McCullough
Joy is a freelance editor, ghostwriter, and author assistant, as well as an MG/YA writer represented by Jim McCarthy. Six of her past Pitchwars mentees have signed with agents (so far!), and their books include THE LAST FIFTH GRADE OF EMERSON ELEMENTARY by Laura Shovan (Wendy Lamb Books/Random House, 2016), FORGET ME NOT by Ellie Terry (Feiwel&Friends/Macmillan, 2017), and ALAN COLE IS NOT A COWARD by Eric Bell (Katherine Tegen Books/Harper, 2017). You can find her on Twitter @JMCwrites or at her website: www.joymcculloughcarranza.com

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