Last week I entered Natalie Whipple's(author of Transparent) seven line pitch contest over on her blog Between Fact and Fiction. Pitch your story in seven words(to celebrate her seven year blog anniversary) and she would pick seven winners to receive a query and 10 page critique. Woo-boy! So when it came time to find out who the winners were, I had that yucky tummy feeling as I scanned the page and then...I saw my name! It was the best.feeling.ever.
This is the pitch I submitted: Grieving teen fights gargoyles in 1777 Boston.
And here's what Natalie said: I liked the historical aspect of this, and am interested to see how the implied
paranormal elements play in. Maybe because I'm in love with Sleepy Hollow, but
1777 Boston sounds like a cool time period to showcase.
Squuuueeee!!! I think it's so neat that Natalie did something like this. Plus, it was super interesting to get to read all the entries. Natalie's also got a new book coming out soon(April 15th 2014) called House of Ivy and Sorrow that promises to be terrific. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15728807-house-of-ivy-sorrow?from_search=true
So how 'bout you all- anyone have any good news to share too? Love to hear it!