Friday, August 26, 2016

Guess What I Am?

A PitchWars 2016 Mentee!

As in Brenda Drake's brainchild, #PitchWars.

I'm so thrilled I don't even know what to do with myself except dance awkwardly and giggle nervously. So there's been a lot of this....


AND not ONLY did I make it into the contest, but Dawn Ius is my mentor... as in Dawn Ius, author of Anne and Henry and Override:


She was the first mentor I fell in love with because she's, well, awesome. Then I read Anne and Henry and realized just how brilliant of a writer she is. I feel so incredibly lucky she chose my MS to mentor. Needless to say, I'm ecstatic about working with her.

So, for the next two months, I'll be doing what I do best (and by "best" I mean "all the time") - a lot of juggling, a lot of laundry avoidance, and a lot of squandering all free minutes to whip my current MS, FLASH MOB MURDERS, into shape. And maybe, every now and again, I'll squeeze in a bit of celebrating in the best way I know how.

*awkward dancing and nervous giggling*


  1. Holy awesome! Congrats!! That's a tough contest to break into. (I'm 0 for 2 so far haha). Hope this is your big break!!! You deserve it.

    1. RC!! There have been several mentees this year who've gotten in on their third attempt. Third time's a charm? I feel very lucky myself for somehow sliding in. What are you working on these days? Hope all is well!

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    1. Thanks! Joy McCullough-Carranza is my mentor; she's been amazing!! Best of luck! Your book sounds super cool.

  3. Congratulations, Kimberly! Good luck on your manuscript!

  4. That is so awesome! Glad to see someone I know get in. So excited for you!