When I was five I knew I wanted to write. I figured books would take too long so the big goal was Hallmark cards. I worked my way through blogging, copywriting, and ghostwriting for magazines before it occurred to me that I had totally written enough words for a book. I mean, if they had all been about the same thing. Anyway, it’s time. I’m gonna get all the way from one cover to the other.
I’m drafting a MG magical realism novel.
When I’m not writing I’m momming two awesome little people and a super cool german shepherd, working on a collaborative kidlit website called www.StoryStarters.Club, perplexing my body with yoga or learning about meditating because it’s way easier for a type-A to learn about it than it is to do it.
I participate in a lot of critique groups and I can get into anything that has solid voice and a clear vision.
My fave reads include: The Red Tent, The Golem and the Jinni, Uprooted, Less, Peter and the Starcatchers, Holes, Al Capone Does my Shirts, The Westing Game, and so many more…
Nothing that will give me nightmares, the dog wakes me up enough.
A middle schooler discovers a way to see the future, she’s just not sure she wants to. Soon she realizes she must confront the best friend that betrayed her and win back her spot in music school to have any future at all.
My time will be split between middle grade and adult contemporary.
Here are some best practices for reaching out to a potential CP:
- Include the link to your own CP Match profile! You can find it on your Dashboard. Don't have one yet? What are you waiting for? Anyone with a WriteOnCon.org account can make one!
- Introduce yourself a little, and say what appealed to you about their listing.
- Respect what's listed here in their profile. They took the time to fill it out, and they've included this information for a reason. Don't send a message about a book they specifically say is a Hard No, for example.
- Offer to swap a small sample of your works, so you can see if you're really compatible. First chapters are a good starting place.
- If one party no longer wants to continue the interaction, it's nobody's fault. Sometimes finding the right CP takes time.
Happy writing and CPing!
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