Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Name That Judge #2

We've got to get more challenging! You guys are too good! This judge is named. Check the comments for the answer and stay tuned for another round!

Ready for another of our little game of Name that Judge? There are 34 judges from Query Kombat, all with nicknames they used to vote. All are agented or published writers with experience in this business. 

Some have agreed to join me and give away a prize to whoever guesses their nickname. You can find their bios at Mike's blog, SC's blog, and my blog. (No, I'm not providing the links. Where's the fun in that? But look in the May archive.) I will provide the list of judge names. Guessed judges are marked off.

Jessica Kapp
Kathleen Allen
Tracy Townsend
Laura Heffernan
Max Wirestone
Kristin B. Wright
Mary Ann Marlowe
Betsy Aldredge
Carrie DuBois
Natasha Raulerson
Sarah Glenn Marsh
Amy Trueblood
Judy Clemens
Wade Albert White
Tatum Flynn
Kim Long
Jamie Howard
Richard Pearson
Melissa Caruso
Wendy Nikel
Christina June
J.C. Davis
Stephanie Scott
Carrie Ann
Kendra Young
Heather Powell-van Fleet
Amanda Heger
Annika Sharma
Rena Olsen
Cale Dietrich
Sharon Chriscoe
Marty Mayberry
Dan Koboldt
Maragaret Fortune

This judge's nickname was YoSaffBridg. And they have provided a few hints:

Our judge YoSaffBridg, unlike the character of the same name, has just the one spouse. Although having never traveled beyond the planet Earth, YoSaffBridg has a fondness for aliens. This judge has been writing for decades and signed with an agent sometime after QueryKombat 2014 ended.

First one to correctly name this judge gets a synopsis critique of up to five pages from said judge! I'll put a time limit of five days on this, but hopefully we won't need to worry about such things.

Other rules. Let's see...

You don't have to have entered or been picked for Query Kombat to play. Anyone may try and Name That Judge. There will be other posts with fresh judges coming up soon. You may enter more than one Name That Judge post. Though to be fair, you may only win once. You may only guess once on each post. You must leave a way to reach you--twitter handle or email address.



  1. Pretty sure that's the lovely Laura Heffernan who voted on pretty much every matchup.

    1. Aw sucks! You've got our judges pegged! Congrats! That's correct! Laura Heffernan is YoSaffBridg! And she did vote in like every matchup. Incredible.

    2. Drat! Foiled by my over-enthusiasm. :-(

    3. Hey, I for one am a fan of your enthusiasm. Enthusiasm = feedback for contestants :D