Hello, there! If this is your first time doing Pitch Wars, you can find all the nitty-gritty details here. Also, you’re awesome, and you make good life decisions, and is that a new hat? It’s very fetching. If this isn’t your first time, then we both know exactly why you’re here. Because you’re determined. Because you eat rejection for breakfast. Because you have a story you want to share, and you’re willing to do whatever it takes to make your dream a reality. Because maybe you feel you’ve done all you can for your manuscript, and you desperately need a fresh perspective. Whatever your reasons, I’mRead More →

Today is release day for Murder in the Generative Kitchen by Meg Pontecorvo, and I have the pleasure of having Meg here with us on the blog! What inspired you to write Murder in the Generative Kitchen? Although being summoned for jury duty is uncommon for most people in the United States, the situation is quite different in San Francisco, where I live. San Francisco has such a small population for a city (and county) that it has a relatively limited pool of people eligible to serve on a jury, so receiving a summons is strangely normal here–one of those little-known facts about San Francisco life. SinceRead More →

Greetings! I’m Hayley, and I suspect you’re here to learn what I’m mentoring for Pitch Wars this year. Yes? Good. Well, come on in, make yourself comfortable… WHOA, NOT THAT COMFORTABLE Nahhh, I’m just kidding. You do you, potential mentee. You do you. Anyway… Welcome to Pitch Wars 2016! All jokes aside, I’m thrilled to be back again this year as a mentor! For a little history of my participation in the contest, I was an alternate mentee in 2014, and volunteered as a mentor in 2015. Both were wonderful, humbling experiences, and I hope to pass on both my editorial wisdom and industry knowledge to my future mentee. Could that person be you?Read More →

Today, I’m so excited to be sharing the cover for an adult fantasy by one of my writing besties, Charlie N. Holmberg! I’m absolutely in love with this cover, y’all. You may be familiar with Charlie’s other books, such as her bestselling The Paper Magician series, and if you’re not—then go read them! They’re totally charming. And now, without further adieu… here’s the GORGEOUS cover for: Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet The peculiar tale of an enchanted baker who creates fairy tales’ darkest and most magical confections… About the book Maire is a baker with an extraordinary gift: she can infuse her treats with emotions and abilities,Read More →

*taps mic* Hello, is this thing on? Okay, good. Now that we’ve gotten the awkward “I haven’t blogged in a long time so allow me to defuse this with humor” joke out of the way, I can get to telling you about what’s been happening over the last *checks date* five months. Ouch. I’m also going to let you know about some exciting things that are coming down the pipeline. If you’re not interested in past stuff, feel free to skip ahead. I won’t be offended. FLASHBACK (not really) For starters, I’m on submission and have been filling the time waiting by writing a lot, workingRead More →