Welcome to #PitchWars!! This is my second year as a young adult mentor, and I am so excited to be part of this talented and dedicated group of writers and mentors. First, a jump up and down and hearty round of applause for Brenda Drake and her uber-fantastical crew! So who am I and … More Welcome to my #PitchWars WISH LIST!!!
The judges have spoken, and we have a winner of the first ever TeenPit PitchWars Mentor slot. Cue the drum roll, please… Okay, let’s talk about our top ten! Our five runners up will each receive their choice of great YA books! They are: LUCID- Cameron Eldridge I’M DISAPPOINTED – Rachel Lachmansingh YOUR HOUSE MY … More #TeenPit Class of 2017 #PitchWars Winners!
Last roll call for our Class of 2017! Mentee: Tina Yogore Mentor: Sheena Boekweg Title: The Mind Bewitched Genre: YA Fantasy Questions: When did you start writing? When I was in the third grade, I wrote this “book” about a boy who loved soccer so much that he wished that it … More Meet the Mentees: Post # 12
TeenPit would not have been possible without the generous donation of time and talent from the wonderful writing community. Our judges read every entry, agonized over their decisions, and selected our fabulous TOP FIVE. We are thankful for their commitment to the craft and their dedication to supporting future writers. Thank you all! Laura Heffernan … More Thank you to our wonderful, #TeenPit judges!
Our great Class of 2017! You’ve done us proud! Mentee: Bethany Stevenson Mentor: Kristen Cicceralli Title: Six Means Fortune Genre: YA Fantasy Questions: When did you start writing? I basically started writing as soon as a I could hold a pencil. I filled notebooks with scribbles or random letters to write stories before I could spell. … More Meet the Mentees: Post #11
And our final round of mentee interviews from the #TeenPit Class of 2017 Mentee: Kirsten Van Goethem Mentor: Carrie Callaghan Title: The Mysterious Hauntings of Chloe Hart Genre: Paranormal YA Questions: When did you start writing? I’ve written a lot of my life, for school we wrote short narratives. My writing usually found its way … More Meet the Mentees: Post #10
Congrats to more of our #TeenPit Class of 2017! Mentee: Diana Nova Mentor: Judi Lauren Title: Like Hurricanes Genre: YA Contemporary Questions: When did you start writing? I wrote my first poem when I was 7 years old. It was awful, but at the time I thought it was revolutionary. I never really wrote … More Meet the Mentees: Post #9
More of our talented #TeenPit Class of 2017! Mentee: Jerica O. Viernes Mentor: Timanda Wertz Title: The Lost Ones Genre: MG Fantasy Questions: When did you start writing? I started as a campus journalist writing feature articles when I was in seventh grade. I wrote a couple(and unfinished) Filipino novels when I was thirteen. Well, … More Meet the Mentees: Post #8
Mentee: Lyric Shard Mentor: Kristen Lepionka Title: GHOSTS DON’T KILL Genre: YA Mystery Questions: When did you start writing? I have been writing since I can remember, but I wrote my first piece worth reading when I was seven. Then I burnt those ten pages. Literally. What inspired your #TeenPit project? When you go to a military … More Meet the Mentees: Post #7
We’re so proud of these #TeenPit mentees! Mentee: Maeeda Khan Mentor: Kimberly Long Title: Era of Echoes Genre: YA Fantasy Questions: When did you start writing? I started writing when I was around six years old. I wrote my first ever incomplete book that was a parody of the Frog Prince. I only seriously began … More Meet the Mentees: Post #6