THE SECRET OF LETTING GO by Katherine Fleet … cover reveal!
Jan14

THE SECRET OF LETTING GO by Katherine Fleet … cover reveal!

Book Title: The Secret To Letting Go Author: Katherine Fleet Release Date: Feb. 1, 2016 Genre: YA Contemporary About the book … One summer can change everything… Haunted with guilt after his girlfriend’s death, Daniel Hudson has no interest in committing to anyone. At the end of the summer, he’ll be leaving Florida for a new start in college. If only he could avoid the mysterious new girl in town, who seems every bit as naive and eccentric as she looks. Trouble is, she’s hard to ignore, with her beautiful piercing eyes, pitiful-looking dog, and unsettling tendency of finding trouble. Clover Scott lived her whole life off the grid and arrives on the Gulf coast in search of her grandparents. She never expected to nearly drown, or get caught in a hurricane, or fall in love with the boy who rescues her. Now, she has a chance to rewrite her life’s story, to finally fit in somewhere, but Daniel wants answers about her past. When the police start asking questions about the disappearance of her parents, she must make a choice: go to jail or confess her secrets—even if they might destroy her chance at a happily-ever-after. Goodreads Book Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26877648-the-secret-to-letting-go Amazon Buy Link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1682810704 Barnes & Noble Buy Link: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-secret-to-letting-go-kathleen-fleet/1123170247 iTunes Buy Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-secret-to-letting-go/id1073591332 Kobo Buy Link: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/the-secret-to-letting-go Amazon.co.uk: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Secret-Letting-Go-Katherine-Fleet/dp/1682810704 Amazon.ca: http://www.amazon.ca/Secret-Letting-Go-Katherine-Fleet/dp/1682810704 Entangled Page: http://www.entangledpublishing.com/the-secret-to-letting-go/ About the author … Originally from Newfoundland, Katherine Fleet gave up the cold winters of Eastern Canada for the year round warmth of the Caribbean. The slower pace of island life has given her time to pursue a long-time goal—becoming an author. When she’s not writing, she spends her time baking, chauffeuring her three amazing, talented kids around, and having sun-filled adventures with her husband and wonderful friends in Curaçao. She is also a very thankful breast cancer survivor. In 2007, she joined RWA and has enjoyed the support and camaraderie of the YARWA and OIRWA writing communities. She’s participated in NaNoWriMo since 2012 and is an active supporter of the associated Young Writers Program. She is represented by super-agent Carrie Pestritto of Prospect Agency. The Secret to Letting Go is her debut novel. You can connect with her at www.KatherineFleet.com. Author Website: www.KatherineFleet.com Author Twitter: @KatherineFleet Author Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorKatherineFleet/ Author Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14439407.Katherine_Fleet Author Instagram: @Katherine_Fleet Newsletter: www.KatherineFleet.com...

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A Pitch Wars 2014 Success Story with Rachel Horwitz, Stacey Lee, and Stephanie Garber!
Jan14

A Pitch Wars 2014 Success Story with Rachel Horwitz, Stacey Lee, and Stephanie Garber!

  The best part of the contests for us around here is when we hear about successes. Today we celebrate Rachel Horwitz and her Pitch Wars mentors Stacey Lee and Stephanie Garber! Rachel recently signed with Eric Smith of PS Literary, and we couldn’t be more thrilled for her. So without further ado, please meet Rachel, Stephanie and Stacey as they recap their epically awesome Pitch Wars success story. Rachel, what made you decide to send a Pitch Wars application to Stacey and Stephanie? I was really impressed by the incredible support they gave other writers in the community and their blogs were always so helpful for developing and improving craft–plus their hat videos kind of won me over. Stacey and Stephanie are so many levels of awesome I considered it a long shot, honestly, so imagine my delight when I found out they had chosen me! http://www.brenda-drake.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Pitch-Wars-2014.m4v   Stacey and Stephanie, what about Rachel’s application made you choose her? It’s never easy to pick just one person to work with during Pitch Wars. There are so many fantastic concepts, not only does a person’s premise have to stand out but their writing needs to be top notch. We were very impressed with Rachel’s sample pages and her premise was fantastic. An alternate version of the 1940’s where prohibition was never overturned and bootlegging is still illegal—yes please! Rachel, tell us about the revision period for Pitch Wars? Revision totally kicked my ass. Can I say ass? Oh well, I said it. My mentors did an excellent job of forcing me to dig extra deep and develop my manuscript with several layers to it. Even though the process was long and arduous, it was well worth the struggle in the end. They essentially helped me transform the concept from good to great and a lot of what they taught me has stuck ever since. Stacey and Stephanie, tell us about your experience mentoring Rachel. Rachel was a hard worker and we definitely made her work hard. Both of us can be pretty intense critiquers, and because we felt so strongly about Rachel’s manuscript we didn’t hold back when it came to editing her ms. We sent a pretty extensive editorial letter along with some detailed line edits. We also gave Rachel homework: we made her write outlines and read a variety of articles. It’s amazing she still wants to talk to either of us after all we asked her to do! How was mentoring your other team member? Our other team member, Amy Trueblood, actually signed with an agent shortly after we chose her, so we really only worked...

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