When my critique partner introduced me to Pitch Wars, I was so amazed by the many busy writers willing to give their time to help other writers grow in their craft. Huge TARDIS full of thanks to all the mentors! Thanks also to Christopher Keelty for his PitchWars mentee blog hop.
A bit about me:
As young girl, I tossed away the dolls that came with my dollhouse and replaced them with the
cast of Star Wars and Star Trek. Chewbacca went to school and C-3PO cleaned house. (I think my husband might have married me for those Star Wars toys. Ha! Actually, he came with his own collection.) And when I grew up, I wanted to be a ninja-Jedi-princess.
I can’t run a four-minute mile, and I lost my tiara along the way, so instead of a lightsaber, I have a Master’s Degree in Communication Disorders. (Although hubs buys me lightsabers for gifts because he’s awesome like that.)
As far as what to expect from me: I appreciate the mentors giving their time, and their time is valuable. I want to learn more about the art of writing, and I want to grow as a person. That takes hard work, stuffing my ego under the couch, and probably throwing some little darlings down the garbage disposal. Eating chocolate might come in handy, too. I’m a cancer survivor and a mom of a child with autism, so I’m not as phased by things as I used to be, and I’m not afraid to work hard.
I write YA fantasy. My manuscript for Pitch Wars was a finalist in the 2015 Washington, DC, Romance Writer’s Marlene contest, the 2015 Toronto Romance Writer’s Catherine Contest, and the 2014 YARWA Rosemary contest.
Some of my fav things…
Books: THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS by Rae Carson, THRONE OF GLASS by Sarah J. Maas, GRACELING by Kristin Cashore, CINDER by Marissa Meyer, STORM SIREN by Mary Weber, SCORPIO RACES and RAVEN CYCLE by Maggie Steifvater (anything by her, really–love her lyrical style.) Also, IRON FEY by Julie Kagawa, ENDER’S GAME, and almost everything by Terry Pratchett. Of course, HARRY POTTER, HUNGER GAMES, and LOTR.
TV/movies: Scripts written by Joss Whedon, Doctor Who, Star Wars, Daredevil, Flash, Avatar the Last Airbender, Legends of Korra, Young Justice, Batman, anything superhero.
Some other things about me. I have two children and a Greyhound mix who thinks he’s a cat. When I have time, I enjoy making fun cakes: