Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Long Time, No Blogging. Updates!

Oh boy...so apparently I've been slacking on my blog posts lately. Please be sure to follow me on FB or Twitter for more up to date action!

Quick updates on me:

-- AIRBORNE is out in the wild! And The Apollo Academy is on sale! Grab your copy on Amazon, B&N, iTunes, Kobo, or Smashwords. The love and support I've received with this release have been phenomenal. Thank you! 

-- I just spoke with the lovely Brenda Drake (her book, Library Jumpers, is out now! Trust me, you want a copy!) about PitchMadness. I'll be working with her again this year. The theme this year....is Mario Karts!

The Pitch Madness submission window will be open for 24 hours on February 26!

Pitch Madness is a contest to win a request from one or more of the participating agents. I will have an agent introduction post up soon.

The submission window will be open from 12:01 AM EST on February 26 until 11:59PM EST. You should have plenty of time to get your submissions in. There is no limit of how many entries will be accepted. Please note: All entries sent before or after the allotted times will be deleted.

There will be 60 finalists moving onto the agent round. Pitch Madness will accept Middle Grade, Young Adult, New Adult, and Adult completed fiction, novel length (no novellas) completed and polished manuscripts only. This time around we will not accept non-fiction. Only one entry per writer this round.

What do you need to enter? A 35-word (max) pitch and the first 250 words of your finished manuscript. If the 250th word falls in the middle of a sentence, go to the end of the sentence. I will post formatting instructions before the submission window opens. There will be a form on the submission post to enter your pitch into.

Pitch Madness will be on four blogs and each blog host will have a co-host helping them choose their top 15 entries. I will have a post up soon to introduce the teams and slush readers.

We’ll have a small team of first readers checking for formatting and putting their top picks through to the hosts. This time around, the hosts and co-hosts of each blog will choose their team of slush readers for the second round. Some blog teams may opt out of having slush readers. So I won’t be choosing all the slush readers this go around.

All the twitter fun will be happening on the hashtag #PitchMadness!

-- Lunacy, book 3, is in progress and I hope to have an update on that soon. How about a little tidbit from the opening of the book...

The Earth and Moon were cosmically born inseparable 4.7 billion years ago. Their lives forever entwined as one. 

August 2164 

The lunar drill twisted deeper into the moon’s core, its unforgiving blades extracting precious materials that were once abundant on Earth. Stolen resources taken to its brother planet, left Luna bereft, triggering consequences that could never be undone. 

Okay...that's all I've got for now!