Wednesday, August 13, 2014

#PitchWars Mentee Bio


Hi Mentors! If you're reading this, then you might be interested in me, so here I am. I'm a teacher by day and mom/wife/writer/housekeeper/etc by night. I know that sounds like a lot, but I am also a multitasker extraordinaire. I love being busy. As far as writing goes, I've wanted to write since I was a little girl. It started with stories on index cards and turned into "short stories" in high school. In college, decided to make it my mission, so I majored in Creative Writing. I was so into it that I wrote all the time, even when it wasn't an assignment. I know, I sound like every other writer. I know. Well, this part might not. I got married and stopped writing for years. I dabbled here and there, but nothing stuck. I talked about writing, but did nothing about it. Then I met an author. A real live published author. I told him I wanted to write and he told me that there were two types of writers - those who talk about it and those who do it. That stung, so I sat down and started to write my first "novel". Since then I've written five. Each time, trying to find my voice. I've written adult and been told, try YA. I've written YA, and been told, try Adult. Now, I'm trying MG. Why? Because I live with one. My daughter is starting middle school and her voice resonates in my head...all the time. She's always there. I listen to her friends...all the time. I know exactly what she is going through because we talk about it...all the time. It's pretty awesome.

As a writer, I'm so open to suggestions. I want to get published, so that means I'm willing to work hard to make that happen. If you're questioning me at all, please know this: I want this. I have thick skin. I love improving. I'm yours.

PICK ME! :)

Happy #PitchWars!

J

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Pitchwars Mentor List

Hi again,

The list I previously posted is still valid but down for some editing. Thanks for your patience. In the meantime, please follow my blog so it will alert you when it comes back up.

Thank you so much,
Jamie :)

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Pitch Wars Mentor Breakdown

Hi everyone,
I know that I like to see things broken down into chunks. For Pitchwars, it's no different. As I went through the mentors to see who I might query, I broke them down into chunks/categories and figured I would share. I'm sorry that they're not hyper-linked, but it's definitely something. I hope this helps at least one of you out there. Good luck in Pitchwars!

**If you see any changes that need to be made, please let me know.

YA - There are a ton:
Kes Trester
Stephanie Garber
Veronica Bartles
Dannie McCulloch
Brianna Shrum
Emily Martin
Rae Chang
NK Traver
Renee Ahdieh
Stephanie Scott
Erica Chapman
Lori Goldstein
Sarah Guillory
Marieke Nijkamp
Sarah Nicholas
Ricki Schultz
Rachel Lynn Solomon
Maggie Hall
Kelly Loy Gilbert
Molly Lee
Trisha Leigh
Diana Gallagher
Virginia Boecker
Jaye Robin Brown
Sharon Johnston
Monica Bustamante Wagner
Fiona McLaren
Lauren Spieller
Lindsay Currie
Meredith McCardle
Jessie Devine
Kate Karyus Quinn
Jessie Humphries
Trisha Leaver
Evelyn Ehrlich
Stacey Lee
Rebecca Yarros
Cole Gibson

MG:
Joy McCullough Carranza
Brent Taylor
Gail Nall
EM Caines
Juliana Brandt
Michelle Hauck
Ben Brooks
Naomi Hughes
Brooks Benjamin
KT Hanna
Stacey Trombley
Stephanie Waas
Ronni Arno Blaisdell
Cat Scully
Cecily White

NA - I broke apart NA and Adult because some chose one or the other or both:
Jennifer Blackwood
Elizabeth Briggs
JC Nelson
Charlie Holmberg
Natasha Neagle
Brianna Shrum
Rae Chang
LS Murphy
Sarah Nicholas
Rachel Lynn Solomon
Eden Plantz
Diana Gallagher
Brighton Walsh
Jaime Loren
Julie Sondra Decker
Kristen Strassel
Shana Silver
Sharon Johnston
Mina Vaughn
Kara Leigh Miller
Rebecca Yorros

Adult:
Jennifer Blackwood
Elizabeth Briggs
SK Falls
JC Nelson
Charlie Holmberg
Sarah Henning
Natasha Neagle
Amy Reichert
Dan Koboldt
Karma Brown
LS Murphy
Eden Plantz
Brighton Walsh
Jaime Loren
Julie Sondra Decker
Kristen Strassel
Shana Silver
Mina Vaughn
Whitney Fletcher
Jami Nord
Kara Leigh Miller