Why should you enter Pitch Wars?

The Pitch Wars submission window will be upon us before long, and many authors will be gearing up to enter this not-a-contest. So many, in fact, that the chances of getting in will be long. Your odds are better straight querying than to get picked as a mentee, so why should anyone bother? I’m not here to answer the…

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The Query That Worked

The book that would become SOME KIND OF MAGIC was the third MS I queried. From 54 queries, I received 15 partial or full requests, followed by an offer from Dystel and Goderich.  The title of my book has been changed, and you can see how much the back cover copy retained elements of my query on the Goodreads page….

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Interview with Kristin Button author of The Summer Corset

I’m crazy excited to share this interview with Kristin Button whose book, The Summer Corset, is available exclusively on Radish. Synopsis Eighteen-year-old Jenna O’Brien was born too late. She’s a natural for her new summer job after high school graduation at a historic Civil War fort as a living history interpreter, complete with petticoats and snood. She grows weak…

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My Book’s in France!

I’m a Francophile. I have been since I was in sixth grade and my teacher took our class on a tour of the world and filled my imagination with visions of enormous museums, ancient monuments, fancy breads, funny hats, and beautiful accents. I couldn’t start taking French 1 until I was in 9th grade. My family moved to a…

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Release blitz for Kari Lemor FATAL EVIDENCE

I’m excited to be a part of the release blitz for the third installment in Kari Lemor’s Love on the Line series:   What you don’t know can get you killed . . . Construction company owner Scott Holland doesn’t go looking for trouble, but he’s just stumbled on plenty. The rundown mill he’s bought is plagued with mysterious…

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A Crazy Kind of Love Release Day Blitz + Giveaway

Release Date November 28, 2017   Synopsis In this irresistible new novel by Mary Ann Marlowe, one woman’s up-close and sexy encounter with a tabloid sensation reveals the dizzying—and delicious—dilemma of dating in the spotlight . . . Celebrities hold zero interest for photographer Jo Wilder. That’s a problem, since snapping pics of the stars is how the pretty…

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A Crazy Kind of Love Excerpt

Release Date November 28, 2017 Synopsis In this irresistible new novel by Mary Ann Marlowe, one woman’s up-close and sexy encounter with a tabloid sensation reveals the dizzying—and delicious—dilemma of dating in the spotlight . . . Celebrities hold zero interest for photographer Jo Wilder. That’s a problem, since snapping pics of the stars is how the pretty paparazza…

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Release blitz + #Giveaway for Heather Van Fleet’s THE RIGHT KIND OF RECKLESS available today.

Title: The Right Kind of Reckless Author: Heather Van Fleet Genre: NA/Contemporary Romance Release Date: November 7, 2017  I’m in love with a woman I can’t have, and there’s absolutely nothing I can do to stop myself from falling. The problem? Her brother’s my best friend. I shouldn’t want her this much. Not when it goes against the bro…

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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 with her best friend….

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The Awful Truth About Being a Mentor

I never sleep well the night before Pitch Wars reveals.  Will my mentee be happy with me? Will the people I 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 hearts, and who are going…

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