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PITCHWARS HAS BEGUN!   2 comments

Pitchwars is a writing contest put on by @brenda-drake for unagented writers to get their completed manuscripts in the hands of agented mentors who help them polish it before participating in the agent round in November.

WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR

This is my fourth year entering. I wrote a new manuscript this time and sent it in with the names of six mentors I might like to work with. Now the waiting begins. The mentors have three weeks to decide who they want to mentor and will announce on August 25th.

SHERLOCK READS A PIECE OF PAPER

This is one of the mentors reading. Okay, it’s not but can I dream a little?

And this is most of the mentee hopefuls:

BIG BANG NERVOUS

Some of the mentors are giving us teasers at the hashtag #PWTeaser. Of course they are vague and general but that doesn’t stop the mentees from thinking:THAT’S MY NOVEL THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT!

HOCUS POCUS FOUND BOOK PIX

So for the next three weeks the mentee hopefuls will be waiting…

ALICE IN WONDERLAND WAITING

And waiting…

Bellatrix doens't like to wait

And waiting…

GG PARIS ASKS ABOUT BEING A PATIENT PERSON

So what do we do while we wait?

Some suggest tackling your TBR pile of unread books.

GIRL READING

MATILDA READING

Or binge watching your favorite TV shows.

Buffy-the-Vampire-Slayer-TV-Series

Or better yet, starting a new novel!

CHUCK SAYS HIS LATEST BOOK IS WEIRD

But whatever you do to pass the time away, know this: YOU DID IT! You wrote a novel and submitted it and that’s a really big deal. Let me put that in big letters: THAT’S A REALLY BIG DEAL!

writing-is-hard

So be proud of what you’ve accomplished and maybe on August 25th you can announce you got a mentor. BUT even if you don’t get a mentor, you can get eyes on your manuscript by finding beta readers or critique partners who will help guide your book to be the best it can be.

MAY YOU SPILL THE INK! (my version of Break a Leg)

Tina-Fey-giving-herself-high-five

Happy waiting!

Kathleen

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Posted August 8, 2016 by kathleea in writing

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TOUCH OF FATE BRENDA DRAKE COVER REVEAL!   2 comments

 Touching FateTOUCHING FATE BOOK COVER BRENDA DRAKE

by Brenda Drake

Release Date: 10/13/15

Entangled Teen: Crave

Summary from Goodreads:

Aster Layne believes in physics, not psychics. A tarot card reading on the Ocean City Boardwalk should have been a ridiculous, just-for-fun thing. It wasn’t. Aster discovers she has a very unscientific gift—with a  simple touch of the cards, she can change a person’s fate.

Reese Van Buren is cursed. Like the kind of old-school, centuries-old curse that runs in royal families. Every firstborn son is doomed to die on his eighteenth birthday—and Reese’s is coming up fast. Bummer. He tries to distract himself from his inevitable death…only to find the one person who can save him.

Aster doesn’t know that the hot Dutch guy she’s just met needs her help–or that he’s about to die.

But worst of all…she doesn’t know that her new gift comes with dark, dark consequences that can harm everyone she loves.

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About the Author

Brenda Drake, the youngest of three children, grew up an Air Force brat and the continual new kid at schooluntil her family settled in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Brenda’s fondest memories growing up is of her eccentric, Irish grandmother’s animated tales, which gave her a strong love for storytelling. So it was only fitting that she would choose to write young adult and middle grade novels with a bend toward the fantastical. When Brenda’s not writing or doing the social media thing, she’s haunting libraries, bookstores,and coffee shops or reading someplace quiet and not at all exotic (much to her disappointment).

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BRENDA DRAKE HAS A NEW TITLE!   2 comments

Here is the book trailer from Entangled teen for Brenda’s new title! Check it out!

Posted July 3, 2015 by kathleea in Uncategorized

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Cover Reveal for Library Jumpers!   Leave a comment

 

Our fearless writing contest leader, Brenda Drake has a book coming out in January and I’m one of the lucky bloggers who gets a sneak peek at the cover and I thought I’d share with all of you! Isn’t it gorgeous???

Library Jumpers

by Brenda DrakeLibrary Jumpers Cover

Release Date: 01/05/16

Entangled Teen

Summary from Goodreads:

Gia Kearns would rather fight with boys than kiss them. That is, until Arik, a leather clad hottie in the Boston Athenaeum, suddenly disappears. While examining the book of world libraries he abandoned, Gia unwittingly speaks the key that sucks her and her friends into a photograph and transports them into a Paris library, where Arik and his Sentinels—magical knights charged with protecting humans from the creatures traveling across the gateway books—rescue them from a demonic hound. 

Jumping into some of the world’s most beautiful libraries would be a dream come true for Gia, if she weren’t busy resisting her heart or dodging an exiled wizard seeking revenge on both the Mystik and human worlds. Add a French flirt obsessed with Arik and a fling with a young wizard, and Gia must choose between her heart and her head, between Arik’s world and her own, before both are destroyed.

 

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About the Author

Brenda Drake, the youngest of three children, grew up an Air Force brat and the continual new kid at school until her family settled in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Brenda’s fondest memories growing up is of her eccentric, Irish grandmother’s animated tales, which gave her a strong love for storytelling. So it was only fitting that she would choose to write young adult and middle grade novels with a bend toward the fantastical.

When Brenda’s not writing or doing the social media thing, she’s haunting libraries, bookstores,and coffee shops or reading someplace quiet and not at all exotic (much to her disappointment).

 

Author Links:

WebsiteGoodreadsTwitterFacebook

 

 

Cover Reveal Organized by:

YA Bound Book Tours

 

 

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