Pitch Wars Mentor Book Spotlight and Giveaway with Dee Romito!
Aug19

Pitch Wars Mentor Book Spotlight and Giveaway with Dee Romito!

Dee Romito Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Goodreads Dee Romito lives in her hometown of Buffalo, New York. You’re likely to find her on adventures with her husband and two energetic kids, at the local ice cream shop, or curled up in a comfy chair with her cats. She loves to write, travel, and giggle like a teenager with her friends. Dee is a member of SCBWI and Co-Advisor of Buffalo-Niagara Children’s Writers and Illustrators. Look for ARRIVALS & DEPARTURES and SEVEN SIDES TO EVERY STORY releasing from Aladdin/S&S in 2017. You can visit her website at DeeRomito.com.   The BFF Bucket List Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Simon & Schuster | IndieBound Ella and Skyler have been best friends since kindergarten. Although lately, things have been different. Ella’s determined to fix things with a fun project she’s sure will bring them closer together—The BFF Bucket List. But as new friends, epic opportunities, and super-cute boys enter the picture, the challenges on the list aren’t the only ones they face.   Giveaway!   Winner receives a copy of The BFF Bucket List. Make a comment to enter. After 24 hours, Dee will contact the winner. (Winner chosen using random.org via the...

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Pitch Wars Mentor Book Spotlight and Giveaway with Kate Karyus Quinn!
Aug19

Pitch Wars Mentor Book Spotlight and Giveaway with Kate Karyus Quinn!

Kate Karyus Quinn Twitter| Website | Blog Kate Karyus Quinn is an avid reader and menthol chapstick addict. She has lived in California and Tennessee, but recently made the move back to her hometown of Buffalo, New York, with her husband and two children in tow. She promised them wonderful people, amazing food, and weather that would… build character. She is represented by Suzie Townsend of New Leaf Literary and is the author of ANOTHER LITTLE PIECE, (DON’T YOU) FORGET ABOUT ME, and DOWN WITH THE SHINE all from HarperTeen. Kate also offers paid critiques for authors looking to further polish their work. Find more information here.   Down With the Shine Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Indiebound Make a wish… Lennie always thought her uncles’ “important family legacy” was good old-fashioned bootlegging. Then she takes some of her uncles’ moonshine to Michaela Gordon’s annual house party, and finds out just how wrong she was. At the party, Lennie has everyone make a wish before drinking the shine—it’s tradition. She toasts to wishes for bat wings, for balls of steel, for the party to go on forever. Lennie even makes a wish of her own: to bring back her best friend, Dylan, who was murdered six months ago. The next morning gives Lennie a whole new understanding of the phrase be careful what you wish for—or in her case, be careful what wishes you grant. Because all those wishes Lennie raised a jar of shine to last night? They came true. Most of them came out bad. And once granted, a wish can’t be unmade…   Giveaway!   Winner receives a hardcover copy of DOWN WITH THE SHINE. Make a comment to enter. After 24 hours, Kate will contact the winner. (Winner chosen using random.org via the...

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Pitch Wars Mentor Book Spotlight with Shari Schwarz!
Aug19

Pitch Wars Mentor Book Spotlight with Shari Schwarz!

Shari Schwarz Blog  |  Twitter  |  Facebook Shari Schwarz lives in Ft. Collins, Colorado near the Rocky Mountains with her husband and their four boys. TREASURE AT LURE LAKE (Cedar Fort Publishing, April 12, 2016) is her debut which reflects her love for a good survival adventure story. When she’s not reading or writing, Shari can be found freelance editing, weight-lifting, gardening or watching her boys play football, basketball, cup-stacking, or wrestling. She frequently dreams of exploring Oregon Coast beaches or plotting out her next children’s book.   Treasure at Lure Lake Goodreads  |  Amazon Twelve-year-old Bryce’s best laid plans for a backpacking trip with his grandpa seem about to fall through all because his big brother Jack is threatening to boycott the trip. But when Bryce stumbles upon a secret treasure map in his grandpa’s barn, he doesn’t mean to steal it or unearth a painful family secret that will explain the root of the brothers’ conflict. Bryce is determined to find the treasure even if it means lying to his grandpa. As Bryce, Jack, and Grandpa hike to a remote cabin in the Rocky Mountains, sibling rivalry clouds the brothers’ judgment, and all Bryce’s plans for an epic adventure go downriver. The boys must work together to survive the dangers of the wilderness, and each other, or the treasure and their family’s secret may never see the light of day....

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