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!
Welcome to the #TeenPit Class of 2017! Mentee: Angela Wang Mentor: Lyndsay Ely Title: ALL THOSE WHO WANDER Genre: YA Sci-Fi Questions: When did you start writing? Farther back than I can remember! (Eight? Nine?) My first “novel” was actually a picture book about unicorns, done in gel pen. What inspired your #TeenPit project? I … More Meet the Mentees: Post #3
Pitch: Scout enrolls in demon hunting school for one reason: to destroy the devil that killed her. But her second life is cursed. Part of the devil is inside her, keeping her alive, and it wants to wreak havoc. To save the world – and her new love – Scout must destroy the devil, but … More #TeenPit #6 – A POOL OF DEAD BUTTERFLIES, YA Fantasy
Pitch: Seventeen-year-old Li and her team—a shy poet, a reluctant traveler, and a shifty ally—must learn to work together to stop the Lord of Bridgestone before he destroys the town with his fanatical ideas. Unless someone in the team betrays them first. First page of manuscript: The mission was simple. Get the Innocent and get … More #TeenPit Entry #3 – THE OUTLIERS, YA Fantasy
Pitch: Anxiety-ridden, sixteen-year-old Chloe Hart wants to save the world on her mission trip to Costa Rica. But when Chloe tumbles into the year 1920 in a Costa Rican sanatorium, she’ll have to save herself first, or she and her friends will become yet more ghosts in the most haunted place in the country. First … More #TeenPit Entry # 2 – THE MYSTERIOUS HAUNTINGS OF CHLOE HART, Paranormal YA
It’s time! Coming April 15th, the entries will open for #TeenPit. Waiting on the sidelines will be a fantastic group of writers waiting to work with our finalists. We are so grateful for the donation of their time and expertise! Who are these wizards of the writing world? Allow me to introduce you to them! … More #TeenPit Mentor Reveal!!
Don’t let the title fool you; LEFT HANGING is not how you’ll feel after diving into Cindy Dorminy’s latest release from Red Adept. Meet Darla and Theo; a young couple with a past and an impossible future. LEFT HANGING opens with a dip into their early relationship, and we get to enjoy their first look, … More NEW RELEASE! Cindy Dorminy’s LEFT HANGING
As a writer and a teacher, I have come to understand something about myself and my craft: I like working with new writers. Wait. What? Yes. New writers. The ones who are just beginning their journey toward the published page. Writers like my high school students. Or writers who are taking those first tentative steps … More Working with the Newbies
I am so pleased to be able to bring you the cover reveal for the incomparable Brenda Drake’s new book: GUARDIAN OF SECRETS!!! If you know anything about Brenda, you know how incredibly generous she is not only with her talents but her time. As the #PitchWars Jedi Master, Brenda has become a mentor to … More Cover Reveal for Brenda Drake’s New Book!
There’s that scene in the Hunger Games where Effie Trinket is standing on stage in all her glory announcing the latest victim–I mean tribute–who will be fortunate enough to go on to glory in the arena. You know the scene I mean. In some ways, as a PitchWars mentor, I feel like Effie. I get to … More The Truth about my #PitchWars Selection