It’s almost Pitch Wars time!! Thanks to Brenda Drake for hosting such a fabulous contest. And thanks to the mentors who are offering up their time to help make our manuscripts shine.  This year I’m hoping to be selected as a mentee, so I’m here to #PimpMyBio.

Warning! Warning! This is a gif-less post.

A little bit about me:

I was an Olympic hopeful a very, very, VERY long time ago. USA Gear 1This picture is of me back in the day. Sporting my Team USA kit for a photo shoot. Athletics are still very near and dear to my heart, especially the importance of girls having the opportunity to participate in sports.

One of my proudest moments was being chosen as the keynote speaker at a National Girls and Women in Sports Day event and talking to an auditorium full of high school female student-athletes about how sports made a difference in my life and what a difference it will make in theirs. Girls in sports is my passion, so I write young adult novels with smart, athletic heroines who are chasing their dreams, not just boys. But all of my stories DO have a great love story. And kissing. Lots of kissing.

When I’m not day-jobbing, writing, or doing family stuff, you might find me out for a run. Gotta keep in shape so I don’t lag too far behind the cross country team during practice… Here are some more facts:

♦  I’ve recently developed an obsession with Pandora’s This American Life podcast and The Gilmore Girls on Netflix.
♦  I am addicted to Starbucks iced coffee.  Seriously. Addicted. It’s bad.
  I didn’t say “Yes” when my husband asked me to marry him.
  I’m a runner – but NO, I do NOT run marathons.
♦  Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, which means I often eat breakfasty foods for lunch and dinner.
 My family hates shopping with me if it involves a bookstore or office supplies.

A little bit about my story:

BETWEEN NEVER AND ALWAYS is a YA contemporary sports romance. Think: “The Lance Armstrong scandal” meets Anna and the French Kiss. And if you don’t know what the Lance Armstrong scandal is – well…it’s just one of the biggest cheating scandals to rock the world of sport.

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A little bit about why I’d make a good mentee:

  This story has done well in some RWA contests, but I want to make sure it’s the best it can be before I get query happy.
  I’m a very hard worker and will bring my “A” game to the revision process.
  I work well under pressure.
  I take criticism well and know there’s tons I can learn to take my writing to the next level.
  I love working as part of a team and welcome the mentor-mentee partnership.
  Granola. I’ll just leave it at that…

You can find me on Twitter – @tlwrites. There are tons of other #PitchWars mentees to checkout. You can find their bios here..

4 thoughts on “Here’s my Pitch Wars 2016 Mentee Bio

  1. Nice to ‘meet’ you! My aunt was an olympic hopeful (swimming), but that was the year we boycotted.

    And I absolutely love the premise of your story! I’m not a big sports person (much too sedentary), but this sounds awesome!

    1. Hey Zach! That’s so bittersweet about your aunt. All that commitment and hard work, only to not be able to go. Ugh. Thanks for the props on my project. It’s been such a fun story to write. I hope it can one day be out in the world for everyone to read. 🙂

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