I thought of writing something clever and creative for my Pitch Wars Wish List post. There was a lost scroll, a quest, and how only those who showed courage and valor would survive. As you can see, I ditched that idea and am going with the whole straight forward approach.
A little about me… I grew up on a farm in Maryland, so most days I had to create my own fun. I set off on adventures with my dog at my side and we would play all day in the fields and woods. Fast forward to now… I am a MG author and kid at heart. My book, EXTRAORDINARY SAM & THE ADVENTURERS’ GUILD, is available now and I am happy to see all the positive reviews I have received on Goodreads and Amazon. I am a co-founder of the Middle Grade Mafia, a blog for those who write and/or read MG books.
My goal is to help the person I mentor bring their story to the next level. I will be honest, supportive, and offer feedback that I believe will strengthen your MS. So, I will be looking for a MS that has captured the MG voice, has a clearly defined character and tells a story that makes me want to find out what happens next.
So, if you write MG and have a fast-paced adventure, I am looking for your MS. If you have a quirky, fun story that makes me laugh, I am looking for your MS. Give me your flawed characters who grow and learn throughout the book.
If your MS is not MG, I am not your man. If you write contemporary stories about the hardships of life, historical fiction, or full on fantasy, I will not be the best mentor for you. My strengths are not in these areas even if I enjoy reading these types of stories.
A few books I loved (not inclusive):
Hero’s Guide series by Christopher Healy
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
Rump by Leisl Shurtliff
Luck Uglies series by Paul Durham
Harry Potter (who doesn’t love this series)
El Deafo by Cece Bell
Gregor the Overlander series by Suzanne Collins
I have been in your shoes and know what you are going through. I am excited to be a part of the Pitch Wars mentor team and cannot wait to read your chapters and queries.
Good luck to all!
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