I am super excited for Pitchwars. This will be my fourth year doing it (umm, addicted). This is such a great community with so much to offer. And I love meeting new people, like Judi Lauren, who is absolutely amazing and you need to sub her!!
I'm going in this year with a manuscript that straddles the contemporary fantasy/paranormal line and also the thriller/mystery line that is based on Japanese Folklore. My MC is Kitsune in human form, my antagonist is the god of thunder's wolf companion, and my secondary characters are humans from Afton, Minnesota. Ok, ok, and the love interest is based of off....
So now 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 (plane ), 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, map and compass work, and training K-9s. Why you ask? I'm a Search and Rescue Technician and K-9 Handler. My pit, yes that's right a pit, is an area search K-9, while my newest little one, Drogon (yes, you GOT fans...his breeder is a big fan too) is training in HR.
So here are ten more facts about me:
1- I am a huge gamer (Xbox) and am a total HALO.
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 own a Kawasaki 250
6- Favorite shows: Last Ship, Devious Maids, Grey's Anatomy, Scrubs, Rescue Me, Rules of Engagement, Family Guy, Archer, and Impractical Jokers
7- I'm a gym freak. I spend 2-3 hrs 5-6 days a week working out. I'm a work in progress.
8- My heroes are Ashley Horner and Wade Wilson (hehe, Deadpool for those who didn't recognize the name).
9- I am a huge fan of Rebecca Yarros and Brighton Walsh
10- I secretly love Lip Sync Battle. I mean John Krasinki, Channing Tatum, and Jenna Tatum!!! Hello.
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.
See ya!! Braaap!!