#WeLovePurpleAndGreen Giveaway!
Feb24

#WeLovePurpleAndGreen Giveaway!

I am so excited to team up with Pintip Dunn, the author of FORGET TOMORROW, for a very special giveaway! For the past couple months, our books have been found in bookstores next to each other (courtesy of our last names) —  and well, we think our books look awesome together! Who doesn’t love purple and green? We are offering a prize package to one lucky winner, consisting of a hardcover each of THIEF OF LIES and FORGET TOMORROW, along with this gorgeous purple and green clutch. To enter, just click on this rafflecopter link: a Rafflecopter giveaway This contest will run until March 16, 11:59 pm EST, and it is only open to U.S. residents. Thanks for entering!   About Pintip …   When her first-grade teacher asked her what she wanted to be when she grew up, Pintip replied, “An author.” Although she has pursued other interests over the years, this dream has never wavered. Pintip graduated from Harvard University, magna cum laude, with an A.B. in English Literature and Language. She received her J.D. at Yale Law School, where she was an editor of the YALE LAW JOURNAL. She also published an article in the YALE LAW JOURNAL, entitled, “How Judges Overrule: Speech Act Theory and the Doctrine of Stare Decisis.” Pintip is represented by literary agent Beth Miller of Writers House. She is a 2012 Golden Heart(r) finalist and a 2014 double-finalist. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, Washington Romance Writers, YARWA, and The Golden Network. She lives with her husband and children in Maryland. You can find Pintip here:   @pintipdunn     Facebook      Website     Good Reads     Instagram        Imagine a world where your destiny has already been decided… by your future self. It’s Callie’s seventeenth birthday and, like everyone else, she’s eagerly awaiting her vision―a memory sent back in time to sculpt each citizen into the person they’re meant to be. A world-class swimmer. A renowned scientist. Or in Callie’s case, a criminal. In her vision, she sees herself murdering her gifted younger sister. Before she can process what it means, Callie is arrested and placed in Limbo―a hellish prison for those destined to break the law. With the help of her childhood crush, Logan, a boy she hasn’t spoken to in five years, she escapes. But on the run from her future, as well as the government, Callie sets in motion a chain of events that she hopes will change her fate. If not, she must figure out how to protect her sister from the biggest threat of all—Callie, herself.  On sale now! Amazon | Amazon CA | Amazon UK | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads   iTunes | Kobo ...

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Pitch Madness 2016 . . . Formatting and Submission Rules
Feb24

Pitch Madness 2016 . . . Formatting and Submission Rules

   Get ready to race!   The submission window for Pitch Madness is this Friday, February 26th, and will be open for 24 hours (12:01AM EST to MIDNIGHT EST). There will be no limit to the number of submissions. Everyone who submits during the window will make it into the contest. You will receive a receipt by email. If you don’t, check with Brenda or Heather here on the blog or on Twitter (@brendadrake or @HeatherCashman). For those of you not familiar with Pitch Madness, it’s a contest where agents compete in a game against their peers for pitches. This time the game is Mario Kart. If you haven’t been a part of a Pitch Madness challenge before, please check out this post here for more information. The submission window is open for 24 hours (12:01AM EST to MIDNIGHT EST) on February 26th. Our first round readers will read through and eliminate any pitches with poor grammar, unpolished, or unfinished work. Second round readers and Team Hosts and Co-Hosts will pick the top 60 pitches. Fifteen pitches will be posted on each of the four blogs for the agent round starting on March 9. We try to get a good mix of various genres, but the writing comes first. Basically, if the submissions aren’t ready, it’s a pass. The agents will be playing a fun game of Mario Kart for your pitches this round of Pitch Madness. Keep an eye out on the Twitter hashtag #PitchMadness for all our readers’ comments as they search for the best of the best. March 11 at 12PM EST (Noon) the agents requests are revealed, and right afterward is the tying agents challenge round. This year the agents will have 24 hours to respond to challenges (tie-breakers). Here are the rules of submission . . . This is for completed, unpublished fiction manuscripts (no picture books, chapter books,  non-fiction, or novellas). The categories are Adult, New Adult, Young Adult, and Middle Grade. Any genres. One manuscript per writer. The winners will not be notified before the agent round. (All submissions sent before or after the window time slot will be deleted.) The information you will need to fill out the submission form is … Name: Your name Title: TITLE OF MANUSCRIPT Genre: Category/genre of your manuscript (ie. YA Fantasy) Word Count: Word count (round up or down to the nearest 1000th – ie. 72,000) Pitch: 35word (max) logline. Do not go over even one word. Excerpt: The first 250 words of your manuscript. If the 250th word falls in the middle of a sentence, go to the end of that sentence. Your pitch should...

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