Thursday, January 24, 2013

Fun Stuff Happening Around the Web

Hi, writer friends! There are a couple super fun things happening this week that I wanted to point out. If it strikes your fancy, hop on over!

First, head to Twitter and pitch to lots of agents tomorrow, 1/25 during the Pitch Wars Twitter party! The official Pitch Wars bloghop was on 1/23 and 1/24, but everyone is invited to the pitch party on Twitter. Use the hashtag #pitmad. Also, I got 3 agent requests so far for Everdream! So stoked! For more about Pitch Wars in general, head to Brenda Drake's blog.

Second, Jamie Ayre's debut novel 18 Things came out yesterday! Here's the Amazon link.


Here's a little about it:
 
Olga Gay Worontzoff thinks her biggest problems are an awful name and not attending prom with Conner, her best friend and secret crush since kindergarten.

Then, Conner is killed in a freak boating accident and Olga feels responsible for his death.

When she downs an entire bottle of pills to deal with the emotional pain, her parents force her into counseling. There, her therapist writes a prescription in the form of a life list titled “18 Things”: eighteen quests to complete the year of her eighteenth birthday.

But there’s more to Olga’s quests than meets the eye and when her therapist reveals a terrifying secret, her world is shaken.

There’s only one thing she knows for certain: her choices won’t just affect her future, but all eternity.
 
Hope to see you at the pitch party, and give Jamie some love if you can! Hope everyone has a rockin' week. 
 
 


18 comments:

  1. Wow Pitch Wars is tomorrow, already?! Best of luck to everyone who is pitching! And congratulations to Jamie. Her book sounds great and that is a beautiful cover!

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  2. Yay for agent requests! Congratulations!!!

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  3. Thanks for the shout-out!!! Everyone posting/tweeting/FB'ing made the WORLD of difference for this unpub'd nobody. 18 Things bday was a hit b/c of wonderful buddies like you~hugs:-)

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  4. :thinks about Pitch Wars: :immediately gets nauseous:

    Thanks for the heads-up, Alexia. I'll go check it out and maybe post about it on The Guide. And if I get the courage up, give it a whirl. ;o)

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  5. CONGRATS on the 3 agent requests for Everdream! That is AWESOME!

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  6. Jamie's book sounds cool. Thrilled about your 3 requests. Fingers crossed for you.

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  7. Dang, I missed the pitch wars! But that cover art looks incredible. And CONGRATULATIONS on the requests.

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  8. Thanks so much for highlighting Jamie's book, Alexia. Sounds like one I'll enjoy. Adding it to my list now =)

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  9. So awesome about the agent requests!!! :)

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  10. SO excited for your requests!! That's so great! Sending you good, agenty vibes!!

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  11. It's only a matter of time before you snag yourself an agent! I feel it in my bones:)

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  12. Oh my goodness, I read too quickly and at first thought that blurb was your pitch and I thought, wow that sounds great! LOL Well, I'm sure it is great. Wishing you all the best as you query!

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  13. Hope it went well! I'm so bad at pitches myself.

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  14. Congrats Jamie for the launch, and congrats Alexia for the requests... how exciting.

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  15. Congrats to Jamie.

    Good luck pitching. :)

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