FROSH: SECOND CHANCE blog tour and review!

Today I’m excited to be reviewing FROSH: SECOND CHANCES by Mónica Bustamonte Wagner. I received a free copy of both books in the series in exchange for this honest review. But before we get to that Mónica wanted to share her playlist for this book. Hi! Thanks for inviting me to this blog today. : […]

America’s Next Reality Star COVER REVEAL!

Today, I’m excited to share the cover for AMERICA’S NEXT REALITY STAR by Laura Heffernan, which being published March 7, 2017 by Kensington’s Lyrical Shine Press. SEEKING THE SMART ONE Twenty-four-year-old Jen Reid had her life in good shape: an okay job, a tiny-cute Seattle apartment, and a great boyfriend almost ready to get serious. […]

GUEST POST: An Agent’s Perspective on Pitch Wars and Other Contests

I’m so excited to have this guest blog from Jennifer Johnson-Blalock today. You all know I’m a total contest junkie, and I talk them up all the time. An agent has a very different perspective from me, both when I was a writer and now that I’m a host/mentor. Read on for some valuable insights. […]

SIX MONTH RULE review and Giveaway!

Six Month Rule by A.J. Pine Kingston Ale House #2 Publication Date: July 18, 2016 Genres: Adult, Entangled, Select Contemporary, Romance Synopsis: She created the game, but the rules are about to change. Taurus: Hold fast to your single-minded nature today—no matter how long her legs or how lush her red lips. Gemini: You were a shining […]

This Is (Still) The PitchWars Mentor You’re Looking For

Thanks for checking out my bio. I can’t wait to read your awesome words when the submission round starts. My wish list has changed, so please review carefully, even if you submitted to me last year. Here’s the basic bio:  Laura Heffernan is living proof that watching too much TV can pay off. When not […]

What Submission Feels Like

I originally posted this blog on The Writer Diaries in March 2015 as “Dear Diary: You’re Invited,” and it resonated with a lot of people. A lot of people have also found comfort in my other blogs about submission, so I’m reprinting it for anyone who missed it. Feel free to share your experiences in the […]

COVER REVEAL: Remember Yesterday by Pintip Dunn!

I’m so excited to share the cover reveal for Remember Yesterday by Pintip Dunn with you today! You can check out the gorgeous cover below! This cover reveal is brought to you by YaReads Blog Tours and YA Interrobang! Book Title: Remember Yesterday (Forget Tomorrow, #2) Author: Pintip Dunn Release Date: October 4, 2016 Genre: […]

Meet the Query Kombat Grand Champion!

Jason Beymer               A permanent fixture at his local coffeehouse, Jason Beymer hunches over his laptop in a caffeine-induced frenzy, jowls slick with muse. He writes fantasy and horror laced with inappropriate humor. Jason worships at the feet of Ray Bradbury, and blogs at, where books and TV come […]

Meet the Query Kombat Adult Champion!

Ann M. Miller Ann M. Miller writes adult and young adult fiction, and enjoys a wide range of genres including romance, mystery, and Sci-Fi. Born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia, she now lives in windy (but beautiful) St. John’s, NL with her husband and son. She can usually be found glued to her laptop […]

Meet the Query Kombat YA Champion!

Jim O’Donnell Jim O’Donnell is a father of three (the oldest being three), husband, attorney, and a soon-to-be-retired police lieutenant. If you’re wondering why he’ll be retired so young, it’s because Will Smith is just that good of an actor. When he’s not playing with his kids or trying to convince his work that Will […]

Meet the Query Kombat MG Champion!

Chad Morris                                   Chad Morris is the author of the futuristic Cragbridge Hall series: The Inventor’s Secret, The Avatar Battle, and The Impossible Race. Chad grew up wanting to become a professional basketball player or a rock star. (Inspired […]

15 Things No One Tells You About Being on Submission

There are about a billion blog posts out there about querying, which is a difficult and painful process for many people. But there aren’t that many blogs about submission, which sucks about a million times worse. I know what you’re thinking – how could anything be worse than querying? I’ve been there. I remember those […]