SWEET REALITY is now available!!

I’m so excited to be able to share the second book in the Reality Star series with you today. Check out SWEET REALITY!  Release Date: September 5, 2017 Synopsis SUGAR, SEA SALT, AND SHOW BIZ   Jen Reid’s life after walking off a reality show has been great–she’s gone from being a broke twenty-four-year-old Seattleite […]

TELL ME THAT YOU’RE MINE review, excerpt, and giveaway!

In TELL ME THAT YOU’RE MINE Ryan McCallister and Eva Romero are two people trying to find a once-in-a-lifetime second chance at love. Fans of Tamarra Webber and Erin McCarthy will adore this emotional and heartfelt conclusion to Victoria De La O’s RITA-nominated family drama. Rafflecopter for Tell Me That You’re Mine Blitz Giveaway: Victoria […]

A Guide to Interacting with PitchWars Mentors, Part 3: After the Announcement

 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 […]

Pick me! Pick Me! PitchWars 2017

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 watching total […]

Summer Escape Scavenger Hunt

Looking for something new to read? Join our scavenger hunt enter to win one of multiple prizes: A $15 gift card to the ebook retailer of your choice The Winemakers by Jan Moran (print) Signed copy of Rush by Megan Matthews (print) America’s Next Reality Star by Laura Heffernan (ebook) How Beauty Saved the Beast […]

NoQS Success: Ash Van Otterloo

My favorite type of success story–one that came from our contests! Let this bit of inspiration follow you into Pitchwars and the fall contests. Here’s the story from Ash. I put the finishing touches on my MG fantasy manuscript CATTYWAMPUS in late May of 2016, spent July-Sept in rounds of revisions with notes from my […]

A #PitchWars Guide to Interacting with Mentors, Part 2

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 […]

Meet Query Kombat Grand Champion Erin King

Query Kombat Grand ChampionErin King Erin King hails from the deserts of Las Vegas, where she was a serious high school choir nerd (no, really, we won a Grammy), turned songwriter, turned novelist. These days, she lives in Manhattan with her designer husband, where they pretend “creatives” can afford the city. She writes Young Adult […]

Meet Query Kombat Adult Champion Maxym Martineau

Query Kombat Adult Champion Maxym Martineau Maxym Martineau is a staff writer and copy editor by day and a fantasy romance writer by night. She has a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Arizona State University and a borderline unhealthy addiction to Dr. Pepper and coffee. When she’s not reading or writing, she can be […]

Meet Query Kombat YA Champion Tracy C. Gold

Query Kombat Young Adult Champion Tracy C. Gold Every day I strive to help people learn, spark conversations, think about “what’s next,” and play with cute animals. I spend most of my time teaching, editing, and writing. I cofounded Sounding Sea Writers’ Workshop, which holds writing classes and provides writing tutoring. I teach composition at […]

Meet Query Kombat MG Champions Jess and Britney Gulbrandsen

Query Kombat Mid Grade Champions Jess and Britney Gulbrandsen Jess and Britney Gulbrandsen are a husband and wife writing team who spend their romantic date nights discussing plot points and hunting for Big Foot. When they aren’t writing, Jess and Britney like to read aloud first lines of novels and create dialogue for their children […]

Summer Escape Giveaway, Week 2

Congratulations to the first round of Summer Escape Winners! July 2-8 Summer Escape Winners! $15 gift card to the ebook retailer of the winner’s choice – Charlotta C Rowe Blood And Shadow by Dayne Edmonson (print) – Barb Allen VanderWel Emergence by Dayne Edmondson (print) – Karen McKnight T. F. Walsh ebook of the winner’s […]