Sunday, May 1, 2016

The Writer's Voice Success Story!

Hey, guys! I'm excited to share Jennifer Honeybourn's success story today!! In her own words. =) Have I mentioned how excited I am? I loved how her words showed me how sometimes it's all right to wait, and have patience. What do you think? Anyway, here's her story:

"In 2013, I entered my YA contemporary novel, SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW, in The Writer’s Voice

I made it through the raffle and into the contest.  Monica chose me for her team (yay!), and helped me rework my query letter and the first 250 words of my manuscript. It was a great experience, a supportive environment, and ultimately resulted in a few agents expressing their interest.

After sending it out to a handful of agents, and having those agents pass on it, I knew I’d need to do some revisions. I also knew that I needed to take a break from the book in order to gain some clarity.  I was sure I’d get back to it at some point, I just needed a bit of space.

That space turned into three years.

All through that time, I kept writing. I worked on several other novels. I wrote a short story that I published on Young Adult Review Network (YARN). SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW never left me, I still loved the characters and the story. So when I came across Swoon Reads, a young adult and new adult romance publisher, in December 2015, I felt like I might have found the perfect place for it.

Swoon Reads gives readers the opportunity to rate and comment on manuscripts, helping to select the books that will be published. I uploaded my novel and I started to get great feedback from the community of writers and readers on the site. At the very least, I figured I’d get some advice on how to revise.  And I did. But, in the end, I also got more than that. Because SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW was recently selected for publication!

The encouragement I received through The Writers Voice contest definitely helped strengthen my belief that I could do this, that if I kept at it I would eventually get there. So thank you to Monica and all the coaches who organize this contest!"

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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Win a Query Critique! I'm celebrating that Frosh #1 is on SALE since it's a FEATURED ROMANCE on Amazon! =D

Update: The contest has ended. And the winner is:
Eric Steinberg! 
Congrats, Eric. An email is on your way! 

Hey, guys! Hope you've been awesome. =D I've been traveling for the last three months in the States, but I'm back home, in Chile. :)

The last few weeks have been lovely for Frosh: First Blush (Frosh #1). And I wanted to celebrate by giving away a query critique.
It all started with a weekend sale! First, this happened:

Then it continued to sell, on Barnes & Noble, Kobo, etc.

And then Amazon decided to make Frosh a featured monthly e-book! :) So it will be on SALE on Amazon for all March. So, THAT is why I wanted to celebrate by giving away a query critique. :)
I will announce the winner on March 21, 2016, and send an email, too.  
Let me know if you have questions on the comment section of this post.

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Thursday, January 14, 2016

The Secret To Letting Go Cover Reveal!

Hey guys! I'm happy to be participating in the cover reveal of The Secret To Letting Go, by Katherine Fleet ! I have an arc and I'm so looking forward to reading it! :) She was in PitchWars a long time ago, and I'm so happy that this is a success story!

Here's a synopsis,
One summer can change everything...

Haunted with guilt after his girlfriend’s death, Daniel Hudson has no interest in committing to anyone. At the end of the summer, he’ll be leaving Florida for a new start in college. If only he could avoid the mysterious new girl in town, who seems every bit as naive and eccentric as she looks. Trouble is, she’s hard to ignore, with her beautiful piercing eyes, pitiful-looking dog, and unsettling tendency of finding trouble.

Clover Scott lived her whole life off the grid and arrives on the Gulf coast in search of her grandparents. She never expected to nearly drown, or get caught in a hurricane, or fall in love with the boy who rescues her. Now, she has a chance to rewrite her life’s story, to finally fit in somewhere, but Daniel wants answers about her past. When the police start asking questions about the disappearance of her parents, she must make a choice: go to jail or confess her secrets—even if they might destroy her chance at a happily-ever-after.

Buy it on Amazon!

And here's the COVER REVEAL! I love it, don't you?