Pitch Wars … all about prizes & our sponsor InkSlinger PR!
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Pitch Wars … all about prizes & our sponsor InkSlinger PR!

I’m so thrilled to have InkSlinger PR as our prize sponsor for Pitch Wars 2014. I know what you’re thinking. Just making it into Pitch Wars is prize enough, but we wanted to do more. The mentors, along with their mentees, with the most requests after the agent round will receive some fabulous prizes. Twitter | Kelly P. Simmon | Website Here’s a little bit about InkSlinger PR …   InkSlinger PR is all about helping authors and publishers get the word out about their latest literary projects. Specializing in New Adult, Young Adult, and Adult Commercial Fiction, we are passionate about assisting authors to build their platform and create a brand that will carry them into the future. Here at InkSlinger PR, we understand the importance of chasing your dream and believing that the sky’s the limit. We’ll be giving away two $100 credits toward any InkSlinger PR service to our top YA and NA/A mentors. To find out more about InkSlinger PR services go here. What about our top middle grade mentor, you ask? We have many options for them, and this will be announced at a later date. And then we have prizes for the top requested mentees …The mentees of the top three mentors will receive $30 gift certificates from Savvy Authors toward offered workshops and classes. They have the best classes and workshops, you all will be thrilled. For more information on Savvy Authors go here.  ...

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Pitch Wars Mentor Book Spotlight with N.K. Traver!
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Pitch Wars Mentor Book Spotlight with N.K. Traver!

Coming 3/17/15 from Macmillan/Thomas Dunne Books Pre-Order: Barnes & Noble | Amazon Vote for Duplicity on the YA Debuts list | Vote for Duplicity on the YA Novels of 2015 list   Blurb for book: In private, seventeen-year-old Brandon hacks bank accounts for thousands of dollars just for the hell of it. In public, he looks like any other tattooed bad boy with a fast car and devil-may-care attitude. He should know: he’s worked hard to maintain that façade. With inattentive parents who move cities every couple of years, he’s learned not to get tangled up in things like friends and relationships. So he’ll just keep on living like a machine, all gears and wires. Then two things come along to shatter his carefully-built image: Emma, the kind, preppy girl who insists on looking beneath the surface – and the small matter of a mirror reflection that starts moving by itself. Not only does Brandon’s reflection have a mind of its own, but it seems to be grooming him for something – washing the dye from his hair, yanking out his piercings, swapping his black shirts for … pastels. Changes he can’t explain to his classmates, who think he’s having an identity crisis, and certainly not to nosy Emma, who thinks this is his backward apology for telling her to get lost. Then Brandon’s reflection tells him: it thinks it can live his life better, and it’s preparing to trade places. And when it pulls Brandon through the looking-glass, not only will he need all his ill-gotten hacking skills to escape, but he’s going to have to face some hard truths about who he’s become. Otherwise he’s going to be stuck in a digital hell until he’s old and gray, and Emma and his parents won’t even know he’s gone.   N.K. Traver Trending on Photobucket SHARE LINKS Email & IM Direct HTML IMG OPTIONS Edit Print photo Copy Download Flag as inappropriate MORE SHARING OPTIONS MEDIA INFO jedi_nat Load more Go Ad Free for $0.99 – See more at: http://smg.photobucket.com/user/jedi_nat/media/nat_full_zpsf8139914.png.html#sthash.6YzVknnj.dpuf Bucket Go Ad Free for $0.99 Trending on Photobucket SHARE LINKS Email & IM Direct HTML IMG OPTIONS Edit Print photo Copy Download Flag as inappropriate MORE SHARING OPTIONS MEDIA INFO jedi_nat Load more Go Ad Free for $0.99 – See more at: http://smg.photobucket.com/user/jedi_nat/media/nat_full_zpsf8139914.png.html#sthash.6YzVknnj.dpuf Twitter  | Goodreads | Website As a freshman at the University of Colorado, N.K. TRAVER decided to pursue Information Technology because classmates said “no one could make a living” with an English degree. It wasn’t too many years later she realized it didn’t matter what the job paid—nothing would ever be as fulfilling as...

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Pitch Wars Mentor Book Spotlight with Julie Sondra Decker!
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Pitch Wars Mentor Book Spotlight with Julie Sondra Decker!

Releases today! Buy: Amazon | Audible (audio book)  | Barnes & Noble | Bol  | Book Depository (USA) | Book Depository (UK) Books-A-Million  | Fishpond (Australia)  | IndieBound  | Powell’s Add: BookVibe | Goodreads Blurb: What if you weren’t sexually attracted to anyone? A growing number of people are identifying as asexual. They aren’t sexually attracted to anyone, and they consider it a sexual orientation—like gay, straight, or bisexual. Asexuality is the invisible orientation. Most people believe that “everyone” wants sex, that “everyone” understands what it means to be attracted to other people, and that “everyone” wants to date and mate. But that’s where asexual people are left out—they don’t find other people sexually attractive, and if and when they say so, they are very rarely treated as though that’s okay. When an asexual person comes out, alarming reactions regularly follow; loved ones fear that an asexual person is sick, or psychologically warped, or suffering from abuse. Critics confront asexual people with accusations of following a fad, hiding homosexuality, or making excuses for romantic failures. And all of this contributes to a discouraging master narrative: there is no such thing as “asexual.” Being an asexual person is a lie or an illness, and it needs to be fixed. In THE INVISIBLE ORIENTATION, Julie Sondra Decker outlines what asexuality is, counters misconceptions, provides resources, and puts asexual people’s experiences in context as they move through a very sexualized world. It includes information for asexual people to help understand their orientation and what it means for their relationships, as well as tips and facts for those who want to understand their asexual friends and loved ones. Julie Sondra Decker Website| Blog  |  Twitter | Facebook Goodreads | Amazon | YouTube | Newsletter Julie Sondra Decker is a versatile author from Tampa, Florida. Her fiction is primarily focused on speculative subjects–science fiction, fantasy, magical realism–and she writes for young people as well as for adults. Her nonfiction addresses awareness efforts for underrepresented subjects, most notably asexuality. Julie has been a prominent voice for the asexual community since 1998, spreading asexuality awareness through her popular videos and blog essays. She has been interviewed in many mainstream publications, including Marie Claire, Salon, and The Daily Beast, and she was a prominent interviewee in the documentary (A)sexual by Arts Engine. She is a regular contributor to Good Vibrations. Julie is also a webcomic artist, a singer, and an avid reader. As an aromantic asexual woman, Julie is happily single. In her spare time (on the rare occasion that she has any), she enjoys baking, playing tennis, blogging, and posting wordy rambles on the Internet....

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