Pitch Wars Team Interview with Christy Goerzen and her mentors, Beth Hull and Helene Dunbar
Sep08

Pitch Wars Team Interview with Christy Goerzen and her mentors, Beth Hull and Helene Dunbar

  Our mentors are editing, our mentees are revising, and we hope you’re making progress on your own manuscript! While we’re all working toward the Agent Showcase on November 3rd-9th, we hope you’ll take a moment during your writing breaks and get to know our 2016 Pitch Wars Teams. And now, we have ‪#‎TeamMicDrop‬ . . . Christy Goerzen Twitter | Website | Amazon Author Page Helene Dunbar – Mentor Twitter | Website | Amazon Author Page Beth Hull – Co-Mentor Twitter | Website   Christy: Why did you choose (Mentors)? Right from the first day that I read through all the mentor bios/wishlists, Helene and Beth were my #1 dream mentor team. I had read Helene’s novels and loved her beautiful sense of voice and character, and on their wishlist post they both mentioned books that I also love (Stiefvater! Flynn! Perkins! Levithan! Yes!). What they were looking for seemed to resonate with what my MS had to offer, so I tweeted them and asked if they’d be open to a verse novel. Thankfully, they both were! Mentors: Why did you choose Christy’s manuscript? Beth: Helene & I were messaging back and forth as we read–things like “Did you see this part?” and “I love the thing with the mom,” and “THESE WORDS!!!” We both agreed that the verse and the voice worked sooooo well. Another point in the manuscript’s favor was that we started brainstorming possible improvements almost immediately. Something about Christy’s story grabbed us from the very beginning and got our minds busy. Helene: I found myself unable to stop reading Christy’s manuscript, which hasn’t happened to me in a while. She has a lovely way of saying so much in such a few words and I think that’s a rare talent. I knew quickly, that I wanted to work with her in some capacity and I was thrilled that Beth felt the same way. Christy: Summarize your book in three words. Angst, hormones, art. Mentors: Summarize your mentee’s book in three words. Beth: Girl unlocks art. Helene: Harnessing creative fire Christy: Tell us about yourself. What makes you and your MS unique? My day job is an arts and entertainment management professor and internship coordinator at a local university – basically I spend my days teaching the business side of the arts to students who want to work at record labels, artist management agencies, TV/film production, theatre companies, festivals, etc., and then help place them in industry internships. Most of them enter the program as shiny-eyed 18-year-olds thinking that their exciting careers will see them riding around in limos and drinking champagne with Taylor Swift, and I (somewhat sadistically) love knocking down their dreams a...

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Pitch Wars Team Interview with Sarena and Sasha Nanua and their mentor, Stephanie Scott
Sep08

Pitch Wars Team Interview with Sarena and Sasha Nanua and their mentor, Stephanie Scott

  Our mentors are editing, our mentees are revising, and we hope you’re making progress on your own manuscript! While we’re all working toward the Agent Showcase on November 3rd-9th, we hope you’ll take a moment during your writing breaks and get to know our 2016 Pitch Wars Teams. And now, we have . . . Sarena Nanua & Sasha Nanua Sarena’s Twitter  &  Sasha’s Twitter | Website Stephanie Scott Twitter | Website Sarena & Sasha: Why did you choose Stephanie? First off, Stephanie’s bio grabbed us from the get-go. She mentioned she writes about teens who put their passions first (so do we!). And of course, we couldn’t miss the tea references: Chai, Peppermint, and Earl Grey–only our FAVOURITE teas–nor the fact that she’s a huge supporter of #ownvoices. Also, Stephanie mentioned “foodie obsessions” (we are the ULTIMATE foodies!) and the fact that she’s Team Gale. Sealed the deal. Stephanie: Why did you choose Sarena and Sasha’s manuscript? A TASTE OF DARKNESS has a great concept: a teen enters a high-profile cooking competition to win scholarship money while also uncovering the mystery of her late grandfather, a former chef. I loved how involved the main character’s family is in her life and how that drives her to compete. Plus: girls with skillz. Sarena & Sasha: Summarize your book in three words. Teen culinary competition. Stephanie: Summarize Sarena and Sasha’s book in three words. Sweet, whimsical, appetizing! Sarena & Sasha: Tell us about yourselves. What makes you and your MS unique? We’re a twin writing duo–guess you don’t see that very often!–and our manuscript is #ownvoices. We’ve been writing together since we were nine and have always had a *healthy* obsession with the Food Network. We decided to combine our love for Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) with our foodie sides (via Food Network’s Chopped) and write a novel out of it! We write what we’re passionate about, and we hope that comes across on paper (or e-book screen!). Stephanie: Tell us about yourself. Something we might not already know. This is the first time I’m telling anyone this: I’m working on a webcomic with my husband! We’re in the planning and storyboard stages. We’re both writing it and though he’ll likely be doing the art, it seems like we’ll be collaborating there too. I nearly went to art school, but passed for a more traditional college experience and then basically stopped drawing. Our comic will be cute, hopefully funny, and will ponder deep existential questions via misfit critters attending a special school for spirit guides. Coming to the web … sometime! Stephanie Scott’s ALTERATIONS will be coming out soon...

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After the Wars – Twitter Pitch Party Today!
Sep08

After the Wars – Twitter Pitch Party Today!

See the official #PitMad page here.   This year we saw so many amazing manuscripts, and we want to give you all a chance to be seen by the agents! If you didn’t make it into Pitch Wars, or if you didn’t enter and just want to pitch, there’s a twitter pitch party on the Twitter hashtag #PitMad today, September 8th, from 8AM to 8PM EDT. Get your twitter pitches ready and make sure to include all the appropriate hashtags, especially #PitMad, in your 140 character tweet-pitch. THE RULES . . . Be polite and don’t say anything mean about a writer’s pitch. Please, don’t “like” or re-tweet any pitches. That’s only for agents. If you want to show support, reply with a comment.   Any genre can be pitched. Pitch up to three times per day, per manuscript. It helps to pitch when you see an agent on the hashtag (throughout the day for a better response). Add #YA, #MG, #NA, #A, or #PB in your pitch to help the agents find the ones they represent. For more detail with your hashtags, see all of the hashtags here!   If your tweet is “liked” (or hearted) by an agent, please confirm they are a legitimate agent, search the agent’s feed, and see what the agent would like #PitMad participants to send them. Then send the requested materials.   For added fun, get some popcorn and scroll through the #fakepitmad pitches.   ALL INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS ARE WELCOMED TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS EVENT....

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Pre-order REMEMBER YESTERDAY by Pitch Wars mentor, Pintip Dunn & claim your free gifts!
Sep08

Pre-order REMEMBER YESTERDAY by Pitch Wars mentor, Pintip Dunn & claim your free gifts!

  Want free gifts? Pre-order Remember Yesterday  today! When you pre-order either a hardcover or an eBook version of Remember Yesterday by New York Times® Bestselling Author, Pintip Dunn, you will receive the following special item(s). If you live in the US, you’re pre-order gift will consist of: A Remember Yesterday Bookmark A signed bookplate An eBook version of Before Tomorrow, a Forget Tomorrow novella from Logan’s POV – Before anyone else can read it! If you have an international address, you’re pre-order gift will consist of: An eBook version of Before Tomorrow, a Forget Tomorrow novella from Logan’s POV – Before anyone else can read it! In order to receive your free gift, please complete the following Google Form and email the proof of purchase of Remember Yesterday (your receipt) to publicity {at} entangledpublishing {dot} com by Thursday, September 29, 2016, and then sit back and wait! REGISTER YOUR PRE-ORDER HERE   Book 2 in the FORGET TOMORROW series – out October 4, 2016 Sixteen-year-old Jessa Stone is the most valuable citizen in Eden City. Her psychic abilities could lead to significant scientific discoveries―if only she’d let TechRA study her. But after they kidnapped and experimented on her as a child, cooperating with the scientists is the last thing Jessa would do. But when she discovers the past isn’t what she assumed, Jessa must join forces with budding scientist Tanner Callahan to rectify a fatal mistake made ten years ago. She’ll do anything to change the past and save her sister―even if it means aligning with the enemy she swore to defeat. Pre-order now! Amazon | Amazon CA | Amazon UK | Barnes and Noble | iBooks | Kobo | Books-a-Million | Book Depository    And if you haven’t read the first book in the series, FORGET TOMORROW, a New York Times® Bestseller and RWA RITA® winner for Best First Book, grab your copy now! You’ll love it! 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...

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