Sunday, January 26, 2014

Pitch Wars and Prairie Wind

Quick update:
This past week was very exciting—my Pitch Wars entry for GHOST FARM snagged a full request (as well as a ton of positive feedback from mentors and fellow writers), and my op ed was published in the current issue of The Prairie Wind (SCBWI-IL's quarterly newsletter).

Please see my last few blog entries if you're unfamiliar with Pitch Wars. Suffice it to say, I had a great experience meeting and learning from fellow writers, and got invaluable insights on my book from my mentor Shannon Duffy. I'm happy to report GHOST FARM is better than ever.

Here's a link to the winter 2014 edition of The Prairie Wind. My op ed, on page 53, details my experience at the 2013 Annual SCBWI Winter Conference in NYC, and encourages Illinois writers to attend.

Can't WAIT to go back for this year's conference February 21-23... I'll be sure to tweet and blog about it during and after my trip.

Thanks for reading. Off to read a book...and attempt to stay warm!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

My Pitch Wars entry is up on Veronica Bartles' fabulous blog:

Click on the link to check it out!

So happy to have been chosen and know my manuscript has improved tremendously with the help of my mentor, Shannon Duffy.

Monday, January 6, 2014

So, I made it into Pitch Wars!
I'm a proud member of team #DuffysToughies, led by the inimitable Shannon Duffy.

Busy working on edits for GHOST FARM, so I'm ready for the agent round coming up January 22 through 23. I'll let you know which blog will be featuring my entry on those days.

Pretty sure the pictures of me wearing a groundhog costume (see previous blog post) really tipped the scales in my favor...