Title: Children of Mars Nickname: When Bugbots Attack Work count: 51K Genre: Middle Grade Science Fiction Query: Twelve-year-old Zoey Graves was content to run amok through MIRA Station, the only inhabited colony on Mars. But then the shuttle carrying vital supplies from Earth exploded. As the colony leaders bicker over survival strategies, Zoey escapes to […]


Title: Liar of Hahnry Entry Nickname: Fibs Taste Cruddy Word count: 42K Genre: MG Fantasy Query:  Twelve-year-old Heshnee has been groomed to be the king’s advisor since birth. And holy-moons, she knows it’s an honor for a Kandrite. Her genetic traits allow her to see when others fib and unable to tell untruths. But her world […]

Query Kombat Round 1 Match-ups

The big reveal is done as to who was on our Query Kombat teams – now it’s time to find out who the Kombatants will be going up against in the first round! The first round will start on Friday at 8:00 am and the match-ups will span all our blogs.  On Laura’s blog: Child and […]

Meet the 2017 Query Kombatants!

The time is finally here! Time to release my Kombatants onto the unsuspecting public! The choice was excruciating. The hosts agonized, weighing this query against that 250. We received hundreds of amazing entries. Of course, making it into a contest is no indication of the quality of your query. Many people who don’t make it […]

Query Kombat 2017 is HERE!!!

The submission window is NOW OPEN until May 19 at noon EDT. There is no cap on entries. If you don’t receive email confirmation within an hour of submitting your entry, contact us via Twitter and let us know. Kontestants will be revealed on May 26, and the tournament will kick off on June 2. IMPORTANT: The […]

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. […]

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 […]

Query Kombat 2017 is coming!

It’s coming…. The Battle Begins p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 24.0px Verdana; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; font: 24.0px Verdana; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000; min-height: 29.0px} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} Can your query survive? Query Kombat Tournament Calendar:  Submission Window: May 17th – 19thFirst round revealed: May 26th Round 1: June […]