Saturday, August 2, 2014

#PitchWars Mentor Bio Blog Hop: What I'm Looking For

I'm uber-stoked to be participating as a NA/adult mentor in #PitchWars this year, and to meet new, aspiring writers. For those of you participating in #PitchWars, I have one guideline for you:

If you write fantasy, you've come to the right place.

I love fantasy. It's the best genre. Period. Because of that, I'm looking for just about anything in the fantasy spectrum for #PitchWars, as well as some science fiction. (Mind you that, for the contest, I am only mentoring new adult and adult.)

My wishlist:
  • Epic/high fantasy
  • Dark fantasy
  • Historical fantasy
  • Romantic fantasy
  • Paranormal romance
  • Urban fantasy
  • Unique dystopian
  • Magical realism
  • Space opera
The weirder the better, guys. ;)

I am NOT a good mentor for steampunk, hard science fiction, or anything with elves in it. Call me a snob, but unless you're J. R. R. Tolkien, I don't want to read about your elves.

Oh yeah. About me:

I like Star Trek and eccentric eye-wear. I write YA, NA, and adult fantasy novels, including The Paper Magician (currently available on Kindle First!) and The Glass Magician, which are both releasing this year from 47North. I also have a short story in the My Bloody Valentine anthology. Before I had spawn I worked as a technical writer/editor, and I still do some freelance work.

Why submit to me?
I've been writing for a good long while, and I know the importance of persistence (the first book I sold was the ninth I'd written!). I've taken classes and workshops under some bangarang writers (including Brandon Sanderson and David Farland), and I'm an editor to boot. We'll get those semicolons lookin' real shiny-like.

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  1. I will be sending my NA Epic Fantasy your way :-) Your Star Trek comment made me do a happy dance--My MC has a cat named "Tiberius" Kirk who makes an appearance or two. So excited!

  2. Okay, you had me at 'Uber'. :) I'm definitely going to be submitting my adult UF to you. Also I picked up the Paper Magician from Kindle Firsts. Looking forward to reading it!

  3. If you were mentoring YA, I would have you on my mentor list. ^_^ Hope it all goes well for you, and you find some amazing stories.

  4. Hey Charlie, so glad you're doing this! I found out about Pitch Wars kind of late but I'm ready! I've read and re-read the mentor list several times, and yours gets me really stoked, too. I hope you'll like my myth/historical fantasy. Thanks for being a mentor. It's huge.


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