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 […]

REVIEW: In Twenty Years

Today, I have the pleasure of reviewing IN TWENTY YEARS by Allison Winn Scotch. Scotch has been one of my favorite writers for almost a year now, since I discovered her. I’ve devoured all of her books in that time. So when the publisher granted my wish to get a free copy through Netgalley, I […]


WE’RE DOWN TO THE FINAL TWO out of 340 entries–an amazing accomplishment by these authors. Congrats to the winners of Round 5 who have become our Final Two, battling it out for title for Grand Champion! The round takes place on Friday and goes for two days  A big cheer for the last two standing from […]

Query Kombat Round 5 Match-ups.

THE FINAL FOUR have been crowned! Two from Michelle’s team, one each from Laura’s and Mike’s. These are the top FOUR out of over 340 entries–an amazing accomplishment by these authors. Congrats to the winners of Round 4 who have become our Final Four! The next round takes place on Tuesday and goes for two days […]

Query Kombat Round 4!

Round 4! This round lasts until June 26rd at 8 pm.On the last day the hosts may call out for extra judges to come and break ties, or in case of extra close votes to try and get a more decisive margin. In the event a tie remains, the blog host will provide the tie breaker.The four entries […]