Pitch Me This!

Pitch Wars

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!

To view the other Pitch Wars Mentors participating in the blog hop, click here or click on the mentor’s link below.

1. Kes Trester (co-mentoring with Jennifer Hawkins)
2. Mindy McGinnis (co-mentoring with Kate Karyus Quinn)
3. N.K. Traver
4. Kristin B. Wright
5. Laura Heffernan
6. Mary Ann Marlowe
7. Joy McCullough-Carranza
8. Lisa Lewis-Tyre
9. Jenni L. Walsh (co-mentoring with Trisha Leaver)
10. Sarah Glenn Marsh
11. Julie C. Dao
12. Kellye Garrett
13. K.T. Hanna
14. Jessie Devine
15. Rosalyn Eves
16. Jami Nord
17. Samantha Joyce
18. Helene Dunbar
19. Jenna Lehne
20. Linsey Miller
21. Jessica Vitalis
22. Stacey Graham
23. Dan Koboldt
24. Brighton Walsh
25. Kate Brauning
26. Lisa Maxwell
27. Wendy Spinale
28. Sarah Cannon
29. L.L. McKinney
30. Juliana Brandt
31. Scarlett Cole
32. Hayley Stone
33. Jennifer Blackwood
34. Kendra Young
35. S.P. McConnell
36. Nikki Roberti
37. Emmie Mears
38. Lori Goldstein (co-mentoring with Chelsea Bobulski)
39. Jennifer Hawkins (co-mentoring with Kes Trester)
40. Elizabeth Briggs
41. Ron Walters (co-mentoring with Meredith McCardle)
42. Fiona McLaren (co-mentoring with Dionne McCulloch)
43. S.M. Johnston (co-mentoring with Stacey Nash)
44. Max Wirestone
45. Jaye Robin Brown
46. Molly Lee
47. Rachel Lynn Solomon
48. J.C. Nelson
49. Holly Faur
50. Sonia Hartl
51. Natasha Raulerson
52. Marty Mayberry
53. J.C. Davis
54. Rebecca Wells
55. Michelle Hauck
56. Tabitha Martin
57. Rebecca Petruck
58. Sarah Henning
59. Alex White
60. Jeanmarie Anaya
61. Laura Salter
62. Wade Albert White
63. Brooks Benjamin
64. Margarita

65. Megan Grimit
66. Charlie Holmberg
67. Diana Gallager
68. Stefanie Wass
69. Tamara Mataya
70. Rebecca Sky
71. Kara Seal
72. Lee Gjertsen Malone

73. Katie Bucklein
74. Kevin A Springer
75. Brianna Shrum
76. Kate Karyus Quinn (co-mentoring with Mindy McGinnis)
77. Kim Graff
78. Emily Martin
79. Trisha Leaver (co-mentoring with Jenni Walsh)
80. Kim Long
81. Catherine Scully
82. Stacey Trombley
83. Stephanie Scott (co-mentoring with Valerie Cole)
84. Valerie Cole (co-mentoring with Stephanie Scott)
85. Lizzy Charles
86. Dannie Morin (co-mentoring with Alexandra Alessandri)
87. Kate Foster
88. Elly Blake
89. Julie Sondra Decker
90. Lady Lioness
91. Susan Gray Foster (co-mentoring with Monica Bustamante Wagner_
92. Kelly Calabrese
93. Sarah Nicolas
94. Kelly Siskind
95. Roselle Kaes
96. Monica Bustamante Wagner (co-mentoring with Susan Gray Foster)
97. Renee Ahdieh (co-mentoring with Traci Chee)
98. Traci Chee (co-mentoring with Renee Ahdieh)
99. Janet B. Taylor
100. Jessie Humphries (co-mentoring with Mara Rae)
101. Lynnette Labelle
102. Erica M. Chapman
103. Summer Spence
104. Marieke Nijkamp
105. Meredith McCardle (co-mentoring with Ron Walters)
106. Thomas Torre
107. Phil Stamper
108. J.A. Souders

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15 thoughts on “Pitch Me This!

  1. Congratulations on being part of the Pitch Wars team, we know you will be excellent with people wanting to tell their story ideas and writing.

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  11. I loved the “Gregor The Overlander” books too! Not a full on fantasy but it has fantasy elements. Would that be an urban fantasy or magical realism? I’m thinking my story might be a good fit because it has some magical elements (prehistoric animals rampaging through a summer camp and a remarkably gifted puppy) but is set in the real world. I guess I would call it a contemporary fantasy.

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