Check out all the details here for a pitch contest with Victoria Marini. Good luck!
Monday, July 25, 2011
The last part of Deana's awesome blogfest is here! Time for us to post the first 200 words of our stories for critique. I'll be hopping around sometime today to give feedback and can't wait to read some awesome beginnings! I would love for some feedback too. Thanks!
My first 196 words for Elena's Pen (MG Fantasy):
Posted by Nicole Zoltack at 10:03 AM
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Be sure to enter Editor Cassandra's Summer FREE EDIT GIVEAWAY! We all need as many pairs of eyes on our MSs as possible before querying them so this is a fantastic opportunity. I know I'm entering! You can read all about the details here. Good luck!
Posted by Nicole Zoltack at 2:54 PM
Monday, July 18, 2011
As part of Deana Bernhart's Gearing Up to Get an Agent Blogfest, I am posting my query letter for my MG fantasy novel. It was originally written as YA, but I received a bunch of feedback from other authors and agents that I'm working on making it MG instead. I've also changed the FMC's name several times now. Originally she was Alexia but the MMC is Artex so two A names plus two X's probably weren't a good idea. After toying around with a few others, I think (hope!) I'm settled on Elena. Any and all feedback is greatly appreciated!
Posted by Nicole Zoltack at 2:22 PM
Thursday, July 14, 2011
The latest story in my What You See is What You Get paranormal YA series is now available!
A Sight for Sore Fangs
Ana and Eric managed to survive an attack from two vampires, but the encounter was not been without danger, and Frank, Ana's friend, has paid the price. A vampire bit him, and now Frank is in a coma. He might never wake up… or he might, as a vampire.
Newly self-declared vampire hunter, Ana will not allow that to happen. She would never stake her friend!
Luckily, there is a recipe to save someone from vampire venom. A tear from a pegasus or a unicorn's horn. And a fang from the deadly basilisk that kills those who catch its gaze.
Vampires aren't the only evil creatures in the world. And to save her friend, Ana is going to need to make new ones, ones who can see what she can't.
Time is running out for Frank. Will Ana be able to save him?
Only .99 just like the rest of the books in the series! I hope you'll check it out!
Posted by Nicole Zoltack at 3:49 PM
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Deana Barnhart is hosting lots of fun blogfests this month, including this week's blogfest story chain! My assignment is to write a scene with dialog and to include the words butt cheek, towel, and mustard. J. Ro went ahead of me, if you want to read a little more of the story to try to make some sense of it.
Posted by Nicole Zoltack at 11:29 AM
If you don't follow the awesome YAtopia blog, you should. It's awesome, like I said, and they often have opportunities to pitch agents. Right now, head on over to their blog to be able to pitch Vickie Motter! Note: Manuscripts should be any genre of YA or Adult Paranormal/Urban Fantasy. Good luck!
Posted by Nicole Zoltack at 12:55 AM
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Dutiful Princess Julianna has a secret—she’s actually happiest makeup free, sailing with the sea breeze in her hair. Her attraction to rebel prince Alejandro is instant—but her intended is his brother, the proper but dull Enrique!
For the first time, Julianna’s irresistibly tempted. Before long, she’s spending her nights sailing with gorgeous Alejandro while the rest of the palace believes she’s sleeping. Soon she’ll have to choose—remain the perfect princess, or follow her heart and stop sleepwalking her way through life.…
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
So the Gearing Up to Get an Agent Blogfest has arrived and it's assignment time.