Friday, March 14, 2014

For Writers, Hashtags are the New Glass Slippers (My #adpit Success Story)

Entering a Twitter pitch contest is a lot like leaving a glass slipper behind in hopes that a handsome prince (or in this case, a savvy agent or editor) will find it, fall madly in love with your manuscript, and rescue you from the depths of the query trenches into the enchanting world of publishing.

At least, that's how I like to think of pitch contests. Then again, I have a little girl who is really into princesses, so maybe I have a bit of a one-track mind right now. 

In my case, a recent #adpit contest did have a fairytale ending. The fabulous Kara Leigh Miller saw my pitch and, after reviewing a partial, requested my full manuscript. 

When I received notice that Anaiah Press would be offering me a contract for publication, it was exactly how I had always imagined. (You know, little cartoon birds fluttering around to lots of whimsical music.) In all seriousness, Kara was extremely professional and enthusiastic about my manuscript. Therefore, I am thrilled to announce that I've signed with Anaiah Press for my next title, Tess in Boots, a contemporary romance scheduled to be released in January 2015. 

I know the manuscript is in very capable hands, and I can't wait for this next chapter to unfold!

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