Pitch Wars Interview with Jenny Chou and her mentors, Erica M. Chapman and Brenda Drake
Oct15

Pitch Wars Interview with Jenny Chou and her mentors, Erica M. Chapman and Brenda Drake

Welcome to the Pitch Wars Team Interviews by Marnise Nicole Bringing you a closer look at each Pitch War Team and their project. Be sure to comment with support, comments, and questions.   Meet Erica M. Chapman, Brenda Drake, and Jenny Chou Team Heist Erica M. Chapman (Mentor), tell us a little about yourself. Hi! I’m Erica. I love to read and write YA. I think there’s something so special about that time of life and I love to capture that for readers. As a reader I love that feeling in my stomach when the MC and her LI connect and finally kiss or proclaim their love. No better feeling! My writing style is pretty plantser. I’ve been working hard to get more organized when it comes to writing and have started including a scene chart in my beginning writing process. I was a die-hard pantser and still like to write my first drafts that way, but revision has become a lot more organized for me ;o) Brenda Drake (Mentor), tell us a little about yourself. This is my blog and I run Pitch Wars, so it feels odd to talk about myself here. Let’s see what else could I add that isn’t already on the blog. Hmmm … I love the color red. I eat way too many Goldfish crackers and drink a ton of coffee. I like to do plot graphs before writing, but I hate outlines. You know, the kind they used to make you do in high school. My brain shuts down when I have to do one. I prefer drawing pretty graphs. Also, I use tiny colorful post-its with dates and number of pages I must write for the day or my world with blow up. I line them up beside my computer and remove each one as I finished the writing for that day. It keeps me on goal, or completely stresses me out when I fall behind. It’s madness. Jenny Chou (Mentee), tell us a little about yourself. I worked as a bookseller for seventeen years in three different Independent bookshops. Selling books is the best job ever, but we don’t just stand around reading all day! I met with publisher’s sales reps and ordered new books for the following season. Books are ordered about 3-5 months before publication. I also reordered books that sold to restock the store. My last book selling job was part-time because by that point I had two kids. For that job I handled about 100 special orders every week, and also worked on the sales floor hand selling my favorites. The best part of being a bookseller was...

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GRUDGING by Michelle Hauck … cover reveal and giveaway!
Oct15

GRUDGING by Michelle Hauck … cover reveal and giveaway!

Today Michelle Hauck and Rockstar Book Tours are revealing the cover for GRUDGING, Birth of Saints Book One series which releases November 17, 2015! Check out the gorgeous cover and enter to win a copy if the eBook! On to the reveal!  Title: GRUDGING Author: Michelle Hauck Pub. Date: November 17, 2015 Publisher: Harper Voyager Impulse Format: eBook Find it: Amazon  | Barnes& Noble | iBooks| Goodreads A world of chivalry and witchcraft…and the invaders who would destroy everything. The North has invaded, bringing a cruel religion and no mercy. The ciudades-estados who have stood in their way have been razed to nothing, and now the horde is before the gates of Colina Hermosa…demanding blood. On a mission of desperation, a small group escapes the besieged city in search of the one thing that might stem the tide of Northerners: the witches of the southern swamps. The Women of the Song. But when tragedy strikes their negotiations, all that is left is a single untried knight and a witch who has never given voice to her power.  And time is running out. A lyrical tale of honor and magic, Grudging is the opening salvo in the Book of Saints trilogy. About Michelle: Michelle Hauck lives in the bustling metropolis of northern Indiana with her hubby and two teenagers. Two papillons help balance out the teenage drama. Besides working with special needs children by day, she writes all sorts of fantasy, giving her imagination free range. A book worm, she passes up the darker vices in favor of chocolate and looks for any excuse to reward herself. Bio finished? Time for a sweet snack. She is a co-host of the yearly contests Query Kombat and Nightmare on Query Street, and Sun versus Snow.Her epic fantasy, Kindar’s Cure, is published by Divertir Publishing. Her short story, Frost and Fog, is published by The Elephant’s Bookshelf Press in their anthology, Summer’s Double Edge. She’s repped by Sarah Negovetich of Corvisiero Literary. Website | Twitter | Facebook page | Tumblr | Goodreads Giveaway Details: 3 winners will receive an eBook of GRUDGING. a Rafflecopter...

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