I am super excited for Pitchwars. This will be my second year doing it. This is such a great community with so much to offer.
I have two wonderful manuscripts and am trying to decide which one to enter into this awesome contest. I can go with my Adult Contemporary Romance OR my YA manuscript (still debating if it's considered Magical Realism/Contemporary Fantasy/Folklore Retelling).
Now more about me...
I am from the great state of New York. I am a high school teacher who works at one of NYC's suspension schools so I get to meet a lot of interesting youth with stories to tell. I also have a 13 year old who is now 5'9 and does a lot of this...
Therefore, I travel a lot but is it so much fun to watch him play. Also, one of the biggest rules I live by is to experience life and to experience the things I am going to write about as best as I can (and if I can't find someone who has and ask their advice). On that note I have: trained in Kali, Muy Thai, Krav Maga, took flight lessons (both plane and helicopter), shot guns, took archery lessons, ride ATVs, skate, snowboard, horseback ride, scuba dive, do trapeze, play volleyball, roller blade, was a vet tech, trained dogs, and much more. Hey, it's called Groupon... you can try anything once.
Most Sundays I spend my time out in the woods doing this such as building a lean to, hiding from Vader (the dog), map and compass work- aka training as a Search and Rescue Land Searcher...Or riding my beautiful green baby (the bike).
So here are ten more facts about me:
1- I am a huge gamer (Xbox) and am a total HALO freak who hopes Cortana remains dead.
2- I love dogs- fostered them, trained them, cant get enough of them but currently dont own one.
3- I am terrified of being home alone at night and will sleep at my mother's house when my husband travels for work. Thankfully, that's not often.
4- My favorite baddy is Crowley... well he's just my favorite everything!!
5- I am a sneakerholic
6- Favorite shows: Last Ship, Devious Maids, Grey's Anatomy, Scrubs, Rescue Me, Rules of Engagement, HEROES and HEROES IS COMING BACK!!!!!
7- My husband and I met in Muy Thai. One night after we were engaged we sparred and he threw a nice high roundhouse. Connected with my neck and I ended up with a C4-C5 protrusion. Still married him (we think I was still concussed...hehehe)
8- I hate Facebook!! I hate that I have to use it for awesome things like Sub It Club, Body Ambitions group, and some other awesome critique groups. Wish there was another medium to use.
9- I am a huge fan of Rebecca Yarros who I "met" during Pitchwars last year.
10- I secretly love Lip Sync Battle. BTW has anyone seen what John Krasinki looks like in that movie 13 hours!!! HOTNESS!!
One last thing: Thank you @BrendaDrake for this amazing contest and community. Thank you to all the mentors who give their time to not only mentor once the contest begins but for all the answers and help you give us to prepare. You are truly amazing people. Also thank you to Kathleen, Diane, Chase, Michael, and Rebecca E. for all your help and the extra pair of eyes. You have helped me so much.