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Pitch Madness 2017 is now OPEN!!!!

  The Pitch Madness 2017 submission window is now open! To submit your manuscript pitch into the contest, use this form on Brenda Drake’s post here. What is Pitch Madness? It’s a contest to win a request from one or more of the participating agents. (See who they are here.) The submission window is open from NOW and until 11:59PM EST on February 24th. You should have plenty of time […]


Pitch Wars Mentor Wish List & Bio 3

Woot Woot #PitchWars 2016!!!!   I never thought I’d be typing this post a year ago. I was once in your shoes hopping from one mentor’s wish list to another, searching for 5 mentors for my manuscript. Now I’m on the other side of the fence telling each one of you what I’m looking for. SURREAL! With that being said, if you aren’t familiar with Pitch Wars and what it entails, check […]


I’ve been tagged for 7x7x7!!!! 1

  The lovely Hetal Avanee tagged me for the 7x7x7 challenge on Twitter. This snippet is from my WIP Called BOUND TO DARKNESS (title will probably change). It’s a YA Steampunk Fantasy with Sci-fi and Greek mythology woven into the story. Here it is!   “Need I remind you what will happen if you fail me?” “That will not be necessary, I am bound to you and I will complete […]


How I Got My Awesome Agents!! 8

Let me take you on my journey that eventually snagged the very best agents for me. This journey started 6 years ago when I was introduced to one of the most popular YA books of all time. Twilight. Before this, I read mysteries, adult fantasy, Dan Brown, Stephen King, and John Grisham. Yeah at that point I had read Harry Potter but that’s about as far into the YA world […]


4 Reasons Why You Should Enter Pitch Wars (Do it! Do it! Do It!) 1

Why? Because… In all seriousness, because… ONE: Get guidance and insight into your manuscript by published/agented authors, editors, or publishing interns. This should be one of the driving forces into why you want to enter Pitch Wars. This contest is not for the faint of heart. This is not a contest where you enter a manuscript you think is perfect in every way. Not to say it shouldn’t be polished […]


Movies with ME!

Hello one and all!!! I wanted to post a schedule of the live Twitter events with the list of upcoming movies!  AND for the month of November… (*Roll the curtain back*) . . . . . . . . . NOVEMBER 21st at 9 PM EST Legend (with Tom Cruise, Tim Curry, and Mia Sara)   DECEMBER 19th at 9 PM EST Nightmare Before Christmas (Directed by Tim Burton and […]


Something magical happened… 1

If you read my Pitch Wars Bio, this contest has been on my radar for over a year, probably longer. If you are not familiar with Pitch Wars, you can find more info here.  To sum it up, it is a contest where published/agented authors, editors, or interns choose one writer to mentor by critiquing their entire manuscript over the course of two months. At the end of the two […]


#PitchWars Mentee Bio 14

  Hello!! Thank you for visiting my small space on the internet! I’m ecstatic about entering Pitch Wars this year. I’ve waited for over two years to do this, so it has been a LONG time coming (had to write a book worth reading about and life seemed to happen at the worst possible moments) and I could explode from my excitement. So, who is Monica M. Hoffman? And why […]