Why You Should Double, Triple, Quadruple Check Before you Enter that Contest

In the days leading up to Query Kombat, I’ll be featuring guest posts from the judges on a variety of writing topics, from ways to polish your writing to common openings. Check back and follow me on Twitter to stay updated. Today’s post is from K.D. Proctor. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px […]

Becoming Bonnie Release Day Blitz and Giveaway!

Today, I’m excited to be able to participate in the release day blitz for Becoming Bonnie by Jenni L. Walsh. Historical fiction fans, you’re in for a treat! Book Summary From debut historical novelist Jenni L. Walsh comes the untold story of how wholesome Bonnelyn Parker became half of the infamous Bonnie and Clyde duo. […]

A Query Kombat Surprise

The QK Crew has a spectacular surprise for our Query Kombat hopefuls! With an estimated 300+ people joining in on the fun this year, we figured we needed a place to bring together our agents, editors, industry professionals, and kombatants. Not only that, but we wanted a place for entrants who don’t make it into […]

Guest Post: Great Expectations: Starting your story in the right place

In the days leading up to Query Kombat, I’ll be featuring guest posts from the judges on a variety of writing topics, from ways to polish your writing to common openings. Check back and follow me on Twitter to stay updated. Today’s post is from Kelly DeVos. Great Expectations: Starting your story in the right […]

Meet the 2017 Query Kombat judges!

Time for our AMAZING lineup of judges for this year’s Query Kombat tournament. Many of them were contestants in prior contests. We’ve worked hard to find authors that form a diverse group of opinions, talents, and specialties from all categories and genres. Query Kombat would not be possible without the wonderful people who donate their […]

Guest Post: Just Write

In the days leading up to Query Kombat, I’ll be featuring guest posts from the judges on a variety of writing topics, from ways to polish your writing to common openings. Check back and follow me on Twitter to stay updated. Today’s post is from Natasha Raulerson. Just Write Happy Query Kombat everyone! I’m dusting […]

Daddy’s Best Friend Release Day Blitz!

Daddy’s Best Friend London Hale Publication date: May 2nd 2017 Genres: Erotica, Romance She’s temptation personified Nathan had always been more than just my dad’s friend. I never thought he’d see me as an adult, especially not after avoiding me for so long. But one hug, one moment feeling every inch of him against me, […]

Query Kombat Judge Post: Simple(ish) Tricks to Make Any Style of Writing Better

In the days leading up to Query Kombat, I’ll be featuring guest posts from the judges on a variety of writing topics, from ways to polish your writing to common openings. Check back and follow me on Twitter to stay updated. Today’s post is from Elizabeth Roderick. Simple(ish) Tricks to Make Any Style of Writing […]

Query Kombat Free Pass Giveaway!

CONGRATULATIONS TO LINDSEY DANIS, WINNER OF MY FREE PASS GIVEAWAY! Query Kombat begins soon! Each year, I raffle off one entry into the first round. The free pass winner is guaranteed to be featured on my blog for Round 1 only, and to get feedback from about a dozen judges (possibly more).* Winning a free pass […]

Query Kombat 2017: Fight For Your Dreams

Bloggers Laura, Michael, and Michelle are back again to bring you the fifth annual Query Kombat tournament. Contest Mission: To showcase the work of diverse and talented novelists, while providing a learning environment that unites the writing community through knowledge, kindness, and a little friendly kompetition. The Basics Query Kombat will host 64 kombatants in […]

DADDY’S BEST FRIEND cover reveal!

I’ve always been a huge fan of Brighton Walsh. Today, I’m excited to be able to help reveal the smokin’ hot new cover for the first book Brighton is putting out with Ellis Leigh as London Hale. This book looks awesome, and I can’t wait to get my hands on it. She’s temptation personified  Nathan […]

A #PitchWars Guide to Interacting with Mentors, Part 1

Pitchwars is one of the most exciting contests of the year, both for mentors and prospective mentees. It’s a huge contest, and everyone wants to be a part of it. In this three part blog series, I’m going to take a look at ways that you can benefit from the contest through your interactions with […]