Mary Ann Marlowe

Release Blitz + Giveaway: Laura Heffernan’s SWEET REALITY

  Release Date: September 5, 2017   Synopsis SUGAR, SEA SALT, AND SHOW BIZ Jen Reid’s life after walking off a reality show has been great–she’s gone from being a broke twenty-four-year-old Seattleite with no love life and no job to the twenty-five-year-old who got the guy, moved to Miami, and is starting a bakery […]

The Awful Truth About Being a Mentor

The Awful Truth About Being a Mentor

I never sleep well the night before Pitch Wars reveals.  Will our mentors be happy with me/our team? Will the people we didn’t pick be devastated? I toss and turn because I can’t stop thinking of all the very kind people who trusted me with their words, who sent me their hopes along with their […]

Dear PitchWars 2017 Mentees

Dear PitchWars 2017 Mentees

First things first. There will be a lot of sad faces once the mentee announcement goes live. I truly wish that weren’t the case. Disappointment sucks ass. I’ve been there and I know. I truly hope that those of you who aren’t chosen will keep the faith, keep writing, keep learning, and keep in touch. […]

Interview with GSMC Book Review Podcast

Sneak Peek + Giveaway: Laura Heffernan's SWEET REALITY

Sneak Peek + Giveaway: Laura Heffernan’s SWEET REALITY

Release Date: September 5, 2017   Synopsis SUGAR, SEA SALT, AND SHOW BIZ Jen Reid’s life after walking off a reality show has been great–she’s gone from being a broke twenty-four-year-old Seattleite with no love life and no job to the twenty-five-year-old who got the guy, moved to Miami, and is starting a bakery with […]

French Foreign Rights for A Crazy Kind of Love

French Foreign Rights for A Crazy Kind of Love

I am ridiculously excited that A Crazy Kind of Love will be translated into  French.

Pitch Wars Wish List 2017

Pitch Wars Wish List 2017

WELCOME TO TEAM TWUWUV! This year, I’ll be co-mentoring with KELLI NEWBY (EEEEE!). Kelli and I were co-mentees under Jaime Loren back in 2014, and she’s become one of my best friends and most trusted critique partners. So this is wicked exciting for us. We pretty much totally overlap in our interests anyway, so this […]

#PitchWars Submission Window Advice

#PitchWars Submission Window Advice

On August 2,  the sub window will open and suddenly the vibe on the #PitchWars feed will change dramatically. Mentees will freak out about pulling the trigger, as everyone seems to be sending in their subs, but you’re not ready yet, and the mentors have suddenly gone dark. Panic sets in. First of all RELAX. You […]

How to Prepare for #PitchWars

How to Prepare for #PitchWars

I see a lot of people on Twitter wanting to know “how do I prepare for Pitch Wars?” And I got to thinking of all the things, so I thought I’d share some random advice. Polish your MS The first, most obvious thing you should be doing right now is getting your manuscript finished, revised, […]

How Does #PitchWars Work Exactly?

How Does #PitchWars Work Exactly?

Pitch Wars is a contest hosted by Brenda Drake. You can read about it on her blog: http://www.brenda-drake.com/2017/06/pitch-wars-2017-details/ This isn’t your average contest. You don’t just submit a query/250, get selected from the slush and then hosted for an agent round. You don’t just get a little feedback on your query/250 during a short window between […]