Sep 7, 2011

Jolene Perry and the Twitter pitch contest

So this week I cyber-met the amazing Jolene Perry and found out she lives by me. *minor hyperventilation followed by chocolate intake* YA writers are a bit thin on the ground up here so I jumped at the chance to stalk her every move have her be on the blog. Not only did she agree, she turned the interview around in five seconds flat. (She types a million words per minute.) Her book, The Next Door Boys, comes out next month...plus she's one of the cofounders of For the Love of Contemporary (meaning YA) blog which just launched Sept. 1. So we'll have lots to talk about.

And, the best part is she agreed to help you all out with your Twitter pitches. On Friday and Saturday, stop by and share your 140-character book pitch. OR two-sentence pitch, if you can't quite squeeze it down yet. Everyone else will critique them before Monday, when Melvin the Magic Sorting Hat will choose one lucky writer for a tete-a-tete with Jo. She'll critique your first three chapters or your query or synopsis or whatever your little heart desires as long as it's not super long.

I can't wait for Friday!

9 comments:

E.R. King said...

Very cool. I didn't know she was in Alaska. How did I not know that? I look forward to her interview.

Rachel Morgan said...

Awesome!
And I love how chocolate intake is the apparent cure to minor hyperventilation. Made me laugh!

Sarah Pearson said...

I won't be entering this, but I'm really looking forward to reading the entries, nd maybe even learning something :-)

Alison Miller said...

What an awesome opportunity! I love the smidgens Jolene posted on her blog. Can't wait for her book!

cleemckenzie said...

Great idea. Twitter pitch a whole new thing to master in this business. Whew!

Jolene Perry said...

Wow - There's just lots and lots of happy bloggy love going on here :D

THANKS!!

Carrie Butler said...

I always look forward to your weekend posts, Melodie. Your blog is so fun! :)

Melodie said...

Thanks for stopping by all! I'm posting very late today (you East coasters will be snoozing) bc I just can't wait until Friday to get this interview up.

erica and christy said...

How did I not know about your blog before?? Anyway, it looks like we travel in some similar YA blog circles and I'm glad I followed the link to get over here (from YA Hwy). Off to refresh and look at today (Friday's) post! (my sister lives in Alaska and I've only gotten to visit her once, but hoping to see your beautiful state again soon).
erica