Pitch Wars Interview with Caroline Thompson and Rachel Sarah, and their mentor, Brooks Benjamin
Oct24

Pitch Wars Interview with Caroline Thompson and Rachel Sarah, and their mentor, Brooks Benjamin

Welcome to the Pitch Wars Team Interviews Bringing you a closer look at each Pitch War Team and their project. Be sure to comment with support, comments, and questions. Meet Caroline Thompson, Rachel Sarah, and Brooks Benjamin #TeamPizzaz! Brooks Benjamin (Mentor), tell us a little about yourself. There’s not much I don’t enjoy reading. If the characters are fall-in-lovable, I’m in it for the long haul. Give me contemporary, fantasy, sci-fi, mystery, horror, anything, everything. However, if I had to pick a favorite I’d have to go with contemporary. There’s just something so alluring about reading a book that lives in the world of “this could totally happen.” My writing style tends to wax humorous, but I like to think there’s a ton of heart in there as well. I enjoy giving my characters’ stories a backdrop that has some element of the performing arts. Dance, filmmaking, rock bands…the louder, the better. Basically, if there’s something I wish I was really good at, I’ll make my characters take the creative plunge for me. That’s not to say they’re always experts, but darn it if they don’t give it their all. Caroline Thompson (Mentee), tell us a little about yourself. So many genres speak to me. I have a vivid imagination and enjoy getting lost in other worlds. Sometimes, the science side of me wins and I devour realistic science fiction. I’ve recently developed a love for books that challenge my perceptions about everything and anything. Basically, if the book has heart and amazing writing that takes me there- I’m in. Some of my favorite recent novels? Beauty, by Robin McKinley – My favorite book of all time Wonder, by R. L. Palacio Dark, Wild Night, by Christina Lauren Queen of Shadows, by Sara J. Maas Truthwitch, by Susan Dennard The Martian, by Andy Weir Brown Girl Dreaming, by Jacqueline Woodson. Rachel Sarah (Mentee), tell us a little about yourself. I love reading anything contemporary, stories about misfits who asks big questions and fall in love, stories that ask tough questions and show the meaning of small moments. Some of my favorite recent favorite novels? The Honest Truth, by Dan Gemeinhart The Thing About Jellyfish, by Ali Benjamin Small as an Elephant, by Jennifer Richard Jacobson Eleanor & Park, by Rainbow Rowell All The Bright Places, by Jennifer Niven The Sky is Everywhere, by Jandy Nelson We Are All Made of Molecules, by Susin Nielson Brooks, why did you decide to participate in Pitch Wars? Paying it forward. Pitch Wars was always there for me. Even the year I didn’t get in, I met so many incredible people who ended up being so...

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