Friday, January 23, 2015

Snow Mentors 2015

This year Amy and I are picking our own dream team of mentors. And the mentors for Team Snow will frost your windowpanes! These are the most amazing writers from a variety of genres. They're donning their coats, boots and mittens to give the very best advice!

I will read the entries starting January 26th. As soon as I make my final picks, I will send the entries off to Team Snow to get a head start on reading. Each mentor will receive three entries. Once the final picks are announced on my blog (February 2 or possibly sooner), the mentors will skate into action, sending the snow contestants their suggestions! Contestants have until Friday, February 6th at 9 am to work with their mentors.

So here are the frosty mentors you aspire to work with:

Dan Koboldt writes novels in the fantasy & science fiction genres of speculative fiction. My agent and I are currently seeking publication for THE ROGUE RETRIEVAL, an adult science fiction novel about a Vegas stage magician who takes high-tech illusions of magic into a medieval world that has the real thing.

I’m lucky to be a Codexian and a Pitch Wars mentor. I’m also the host of #SFFpit, a twice-yearly Twitter pitching party for authors of sci-fi/fantasy who are seeking representation or publication. Find him on twitter at @DanKoboldt

Sarah Glenn Marsh is a YA and picture book author represented by Christa Heschke of McIntosh & Otis Literary. Her debut historical fantasy, FEAR THE DROWNING DEEP, takes place on the Isle of Man in the early 1900s, and will be published by Sky Pony in the spring of 2016. 

An avid fantasy reader from the day her dad handed her a copy of The Hobbit and promised it would change her life, Sarah's been making up words and worlds ever since. She lives, writes, and paints things in Virginia, supported by her husband and four rescued senior greyhounds: Romeo & Juliet, Grimm, and Khaleesi. 

Visit Sarah online at Sarah Marsh Writes, and on Twitter @SG_MarshAdd FEAR THE DROWNING DEEP on Goodreads here.

Laura Heffernan is a California-born women's fiction writer, represented by Jen Karsbaek at Fuse Literary. One Saturday morning when she was four or five, Laura sat down at the family's Commodore 64 and typed out her first short story. She's written both fiction and non-fiction ever since.

In her spare time, Laura likes travel, baking, board games, and new experiences. She lives in the northeast, freezing like the true California girl she is, with her amazing husband and two furry little beasts. Her fuzzy sock collection is becoming impressive.

Raised in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Vicki L. Weavil turned her early obsession with reading into a career as an author and librarian. She is represented by Jennifer Mishler at Literary Counsel, NYC.  Her debut novel, CROWN OF ICE—a dark YA retelling of H. C. Andersen’s “The Snow Queen”—was published by Month9Books in September 2014. Her YA Scifi duology will also be published by Month9Books, with the first book, FACSIMILE, releasing in 2016.

An avid reader who appreciates good writing in all genres, Vicki has been known to read seven books in as many days. When not writing or reading, she likes to spend time watching films, listening to music, gardening, or traveling. Vicki lives in North Carolina with her husband and three very spoiled cats.
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Ami Allen-Vath is a YA author living and currently freezing (because winters are cold) in New Jersey. She lives with her husband, two kids, and a chihuahua named Yoda. 

Ami loves great and terrible TV, ice cream, books, and vacations. She loathes cilantro, live birds, and when guys do cartoon impressions. Her debut novel, PROM BITCH is forthcoming from Sky Pony Press in November of 2015. 

Ami is on the internet: Blog | GoodReads | Twitter | Facebook | BookLikes | Website 

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