Saturday, August 1, 2015

Name That Judge #10

This Judge has been named. See the comments for the answer and watch for more chances to win tomorrow.

Hint, this author had a book published in May 2015.

It should be getting easier as more names are crossed off.

Ready for another of our little game of Name that Judge? Let's see if this one goes as quickly. There are 34 Query Kombat judges and 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 Haley James Scott. And they have provided a few hints:

 Haley James Scott recently visited Wilmington, North Carolina for a wedding, which is the location of the TV show that inspired her namesake judging nickname (photos may be on Instagram). Her first book was inspired by her real-life cultural background. She loves pizza, all things related to British culture, and has been known to throw one-woman 90's boyband dance parties.

First one to correctly name this judge wins a query or first chapter critique. Winner's choice! 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. You may only guess once on each post. You must leave a way to reach you--twitter handle or email address.



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    1. omg I feel like I'm on Jeopardy. Especially since I have to get ready for work

      also I saw on a tweet you said a 3-chapter critique? but here it says 1 chapter?

    2. ack I deleted my comment somehow! Rena Olsen!

    3. Sorry that is incorrect, but thanks for playing!

      And the 3 chapter was for another judge post earlier this afternoon.

  2. awww. :( okay. Good luck to all the peoples!

  3. Kristin B. Wright, @amelia_creed

    1. That is also wrong, but thanks for playing! We've got a tough one this time.

    2. Dang it:( Best of luck to everyone else.

  4. Stephanie Scott?

  5. My guess is Annika Sharma. I found evidence of pizza and British enthusiam as well as links from her first book to her cultural background on her website.

    1. Just a little too late. But try again tomorrow with a fresh post.