#PitchMadness Mario Cart Edition is NOW OPEN!


Pitch Madness 2016 MARIO KART Edition!

The submission window is now open!
To submit your MS pitch into the contest, enter your information in the form below.

What is Pitch Madness?
It’s a contest to win a request from one or more of the participating agents. (See who they are here.)
The submission window is open from NOW and until 11:59PM EST on February 26th. You should have plenty of time to get your submissions in. Make sure to perfect your entry. If you make an error, you may not resend. What do you need to enter? A 35-word (max) pitch and the first 250 words of your finished manuscript. If the 250th word falls in the middle of a sentence, go to the end of the sentence.

There will be 60 finalists moving onto the agent round. Pitch Madness will accept Middle Grade, Young Adult, New Adult, and Adult (never before published) fiction only, novel length (no novellas) completed and polished manuscripts only. All genres (i.e. fantasy, contemporary, sci-fi, and so on) are welcome to enter. This time around we will not accept non-fiction. Only one entry per writer.
Pitch Madness will be on four blogs:

Rainbow Road Team on Summer Heacock’s site
Moo Moo Meadows Team on Sharon Johnston’s site

Each blog host will have a co-host helping them choose their top 15 entries. We’ll have a team of first readers who will check for formatting, grammar, and content and put their top picks through to the hosts.

This year’s first round readers can be found here.
All the twitter fun will happen on the hashtag #PitchMadness!




Love and you

Valentine's Day is here, and I want to just take a minute to remind you that the day is not only about "couple" love. It's about love...period.  Love yourself. Love your friends. Love your family. Love the stranger you pass on the street on the way to grab your cup of coffee today. Always remember how special you are...and how much you really do matter. I say that a lot, and you've probably seen me use the #YouMatter hashtag on Twitter all of the time. I don't say it to be trite or trendy. I say it because it is the truth.  I've been in a dark place in my life before, where I forgot that. It took a while for me to find my out of that place...and sometimes it tries to suck me back in. But I fight it, and know you can too. Just know, there are people around you who care, even when it doesn't feel like it. And if you ever need to vent, or need someone to just listen...I'm here. Email me, tweet at me, leave me a comment on my blog. 

Know....it's the truth. You DO matter.

Celebrate that fact today.




Celebrate Valentine's Day...in true reader fashion.

These awesome tee's are on sale for FIVE DAYS ONLY.

Most of us have swooned over our favorite book boyfriend, right? Celebrate Valentine's Day by treating yourself and showing your book boyfriend pride. <3 br="">


Join me for the #EntangledinLove Twitter Chat


Love is in the air! Join me and some of my fellow Entangled authors-- Alyxandra Harvey, Chloe Jacobs, Heidi R Kling, Tera Lyn Childs, Emily McKay, and Shellee Roberts--for a Twitter chat you don't want to miss. Thursday, February 11th 8-9 EST is your chance to ask us anything!! Questions about that swoony book boyfriend? Where we get our ideas? What we're working on now? Our favorite dessert? It's pretty much all fair game. =)  Be sure to tweet with #EntangledinLove to join the party.

Hope to see you there!!