Golly! I won GRACE AND THE GUILTLESS by Erin Johnson at Jenn Fischetto's blog! Thanks, Jenn!
And a quick PSA - Please make sure your Google + or blogger profiles are updated with links to your blog! I've tried to visit some people back and can't find you! Thanks!
A to Z Writing advice:
gatekeepers and goalies – i.e. agents
My advice regarding trying to get an agent (not that I was able to snag one, but I do respect them) and this applies to querying editors and publishers, too:
- do your research! make sure you write in their genre, read their blogs or interviews
- be polite, succinct, and definitely not pushy
- expect to be rejected - send a few at a time, then occupy yourself - it's rare to find that special someone the first try (took me at least 25 or so)...
Visiting BROKEN BRANCH FALLS (MG Fantasy) - Teenage fantasy creatures in high school break the rules, causing chaos. Gabe the goblin leads a quest to find the Book of Ages, hoping it can help save BROKEN BRANCH FALLS
Gabe - typical teenage goblin, marches in the band, great at math and science, and bullied daily by all the other species. But he's had enough of being typical. He rocks the foundations of the school and all beastkind.
giants - twenty to twenty-five feet tall humanoid beings, peaceful for the most part, but not very bright
Gingko High School - where goblins, pixies, elves, and ogres all learn
Ginny - Gabe's little sister, bright and spunky, and smarter than her brother.
goblins - intelligent species, all shades of green skin and hair, average height around five feet.
G is for Gross
The world is their urinal.
Men never have to drive to another gas station restroom because this one is just too icky.