Friday, January 21, 2011

This is why Fridays are AWESOME!

It's just like Christmas morning!
I'm in a really good mood (if a bit sleepy)! 

We are a week and a half away from the next Mystery Agent contest at Operation Awesome!! This time you need to polish your 25 word pitch for your complete middle grade or young adult novel! I know, we're mixing it up on you. But a Mystery Agent gets what a Mystery Agent wants, and this is going to be an opportunity to see some slightly different pitches from the standard one-liner!

I word-counted 25 words to bring you an example of an appropriate pitch:

Nobody knows how dark Abigail’s life really is. But a special school for the blind doesn’t help her blend. It only intensifies the ghostly voices. 
So start working on your pitch if you haven't already. I hope you win that coveted full request!

Michelle's blog tour locations today are here:  
Shannon O'Donnell - with giveaway - winner announced Sat
Ali Cross-  with giveaway - ends Jan 28th
If you haven't already bought her lovely book, Homework Helpers: Essays & Term Papers, you might get lucky and WIN a signed copy! But it's probably best just to buy it just in case and so you don't have to wait. ;)

 Anne Riley is giving away FIVE  COPIES of her book, THE CLEARING, which isn't even out yet! Go check out her blog for the deets!

I'm going crazy talking about queries and cyber stalking at both The Best Damn Creative Writing Blog and Operation Awesome! I hope you find both articles helpful, or at least entertaining. As always, comments are welcome and make me feel like a pretty princess. 

Next Wednesday, Lindsay (aka Isabella) is interviewing the New York Times Bestselling Author, Beth Revis on Operation Awesome and giving away TWO copies of ACROSS THE UNIVERSE!

And I have another mysterious and wonderful literary rock star coming to Operation Awesome very soon. That's all I can tell you. This message will self-destruct, so make sure you take copious notes.

Any other book releases, contests, or awesome articles you've seen today? Link in the comments!


  1. Super links! And OMG, 25 words??? That's so tiiiiiiiny. Only the strongest will prevail! Huzzah!

  2. Yay for all the awesome. So excited for Mystery Agent to start up. Oh, and interviewing Beth... and *brain explodes from awesome*.

    Hee hee. Love the picture. :)

  3. Wow! Lots of great stuff going on. I guess I should try to tweek my picth for your upcoming contest.

  4. I just came here because that picture was listed as "another post I might like" beneath your current post, and I just wanted to say: you have a beautiful family!

  5. Thanks, Matt! You know Christmas morning people always look their best. :)


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