Long ago, when I was still wet behind the ears as an author, I heard about this contest. #PitMad. It took place on Twitter, and challenged aspiring authors to pitch their completed manuscript to agents and editors in 140 characters or less. A couple of months later, there was another contest, called Pitch Madness. This one took place in the blogosphere, and lets authors put forth a 35-word pitch along with the first 250 words of their manuscript. And of course, there’s Pitch Wars coming in August. Let us not forget that.
Whence came all this awesomeness? It turns out, there was a single mastermind: Brenda Drake. Over the past few years, she’s supported hundreds of authors through her blog efforts, her pitching contests, and just being an all-around great person. So many of us have benefited from the wonders of Brenda Drake. Now I’m thrilled to announce that we have a chance to start repaying that massive debt.
It’s the cover reveal day for LIBRARY JUMPERS!
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Summary from Goodreads:
Gia Kearns would rather fight with boys than kiss them. That is, until Arik, a leather clad hottie in the Boston Athenaeum, suddenly disappears. While examining the book of world libraries he abandoned, Gia unwittingly speaks the key that sucks her and her friends into a photograph and transports them into a Paris library, where Arik and his Sentinels—magical knights charged with protecting humans from the creatures traveling across the gateway books—rescue them from a demonic hound.
Jumping into some of the world’s most beautiful libraries would be a dream come true for Gia, if she weren’t busy resisting her heart or dodging an exiled wizard seeking revenge on both the Mystik and human worlds. Add a French flirt obsessed with Arik and a fling with a young wizard, and Gia must choose between her heart and her head, between Arik’s world and her own, before both are destroyed.
Brenda Drake, the youngest of three children, grew up an Air Force brat and the continual new kid at school until her family settled in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Brenda’s fondest memories growing up are of her eccentric Irish grandmother’s animated tales, which gave her a strong love for storytelling.
So it was only fitting that she would choose to write young adult and middle grade novels with a bend toward the fantastical. When Brenda’s not writing or doing the social media thing, she’s haunting libraries, bookstores,and coffee shops or reading someplace quiet and not at all exotic (much to her disappointment).
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