Query Kombat Judge Nicknames

Since the kontestants get to invent amazing nicknames, naturally the judges want one, too! Plus it lets them vote with more freedom. To recognize our wonderful judges and know the vote is legit, here is a list of the nicknames they have chosen: Dancing Penguin Polgara Creature of the Sea Boadicea Bella The Quarterback Outer […]

Friend (With Benefits) Zone Cover Reveal!

Today, I’m excited to be a part of the cover reveal for FRIEND (with Benefits) Zone by the amazing Laura Brown. I was lucky enough to get to read an advance copy of this book, and it’s fantastic. I can’t wait to see what Laura comes up with next. And now…. on to the reveal! […]

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 […]