Friendsgiving Feedback Giveaway

Among so much bad news, we are all in need of a ray of light. I figured the least I could do is put together a short critique workshop to raise spirits and maybe help some writers.  So a small group of five published authors has come together to offer query critiques for the next […]

Happy Release day to Michelle Hauck and Faithful! Plus a giveaway!

The next volume in the Birth of Saints series is available now! Following Grudging–and with a mix of Terry Goodkind and Bernard Cornwall–religion, witchcraft, and chivalry war in Faithful, the exciting next chapter in Michelle Hauck’s Birth of Saints series!  A world of Fear and death…and those trying to save it. Colina Hermosa has burned […]

COVER REVEAL – WILD CARD UNDERCOVER by Kari Lemor

I’m excited to share this cover and excerpt with you. Kari is not just a friend and member of the 17 Scribes, but we’re sharing a release date, and her book looks amazing. I can’t wait to read it! WILD CARD UNDERCOVER book #1 in the Love on the Line series By Kari Lemor Published […]

Nightmare on Query Street Wrap-up

HUGE thanks to the agents, mentors, entrants who helped make Nightmare on Query Street such an awesome and successful contest. We had a fantastic number of requests this year. With 36 requests for the Monsters, 32 for the Legions, and 36 for the Minions. For those who want stats, here’s a blog breakdown: Monsters Screams: 8 Shrieks: 21 Shivers 7 Total: […]

Nightmare on Query Street Agent Round 2016

Time for the shivers, shrieks and screams to begin! Following this post, you’ll find the 15 members of Laura’s Legions. Agents, you can head over to Michelle’s and Mike’s blogs as well to make more requests. Blogger is refusing to post all the entries on one page. Please page ahead or use the links in the sidebar to […]

NoQS Adult Fantasy: DOUBLE-CROSSING THE BRIDGE: A TROLL HEIST

Title: DOUBLE-CROSSING THE BRIDGE: A TROLL HEIST Genre: Adult Humorous Fantasy Word Count: 80,000 My Main Character’s Most Stressful Relationship is: Granu had one moment of weakness when the burdens of unemployment weighed so heavily, she needed to blow off steam. A night at Goron’s throwing back grog turned into an embarrassing one-night-stand with her […]

NoQS Adult Women’s Fiction: WOMAN ENOUGH

Title: WOMAN ENOUGH Genre: Women’s Fiction Word Count: 77,000 My Main Character’s Most Stressful Relationship Is: My character’s most stressful relationship is with her mother. Angst between the two has been there since the days Becca received less than perfect scores in her gymnastics routines; her mother never praising her, but instead pushing her to […]

NoQS Adult Romantic Suspense: PRIME MAPLE

Title: PRIME MAPLE Genre: Adult Romantic Suspense Word Count: 80,000 My Main Character’s Most Stressful Relationship is: Ecophysiologist Jen Preston’s most stressful relationship is with people. She’d rather hang with the trees. Except for Vic LaVigne. Her ex has this way of putting anyone at ease. Might be how he won the Canadian election by […]

NoQS Adult Upmarket Women’s Fiction: THE DEMANDS OF GRACE

Title: THE DEMANDS OF GRACE Genre: Adult Up-Market Women’s Fiction Word Count: 90,000 My Main Character’s Most Stressful Relationship: Gemma has a mind of her own. She fought her parents to be allowed to dance, met her lover in a pool hall, and is determined to win a solo in Nutcracker. Her strong character often […]

NoQS Adult Women’s Fiction: ADVENTURES FROM THE LEDGE

Title: ADVENTURES FROM THE LEDGE Genre: Adult Women’s Fiction Word Count: 80,000 My Main Character’s Most Stressful Relationship is: Carter’s most stressful relationship is with the Grand Canyon. The canyon is always trying to find a new and inventive way to end her life. If not the canyon itself, the people inside it. Sure, Carter’s […]

NoQS YA Thriller: GIRL IN THE MACHINE

Title: GIRL IN THE MACHINE Genre: YA Psychological Thriller Word Count: 78,000 My Main Character’s Most Stressful Relationship is: Delta’s most stressful relationship is with her handler, Mira. Mira is supposed to be helping Delta to succeed at the Turing Test and pass as human. Delta relies on Mira and needs her. In some ways, […]

NoQS YA Contemporary: THE GOODNIGHT IRENES

Title: THE GOODNIGHT IRENES Genre: YA Contemporary Word count: 88,000 My main character’s Most Stressful Relationship is: Just the thought of her mother Mary makes Keelie’s skin crawl and her stomach clench. It’s not just the lying and manipulating, or even that she murdered Keelie’s friend. It’s the lack of self-control, the lives she’s destroyed. […]