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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

And the Winner of the Agent Pitch Contest is...

Giveaway - Update!

Oops sorry - I almost forgot today's giveaway(s)!!!! WTF!

I went to Kay Cassidy's Book signing this past weekend and hung out with her, Jackson Pearce, and Vania (Reverie). Had so much fun. Kay gave me a few items to give away with a signed book.

So today, I have 2 packages to giveaway!

Package A - It is Kay Cassidy's The Cinderella Society. Its signed and comes with a cue glass slipper, a adorable glass slipper book marker, and an Inspire notepad. (trust me - you want this - its adorable!)

Package B (b/c I have so much to give away!) is a lot of Middle Grade books from Little Brown (President of the Fifth Grade Oct 2010, Tumtum and Nutmeg Oct 2010, and Clara Lee and the Apple Pie Dream, Jan 2011)

If you are a Follower, comment and tell me what is one thing you are planning to do this summer! Also - if you have a preference, tell me what Package you would like.

Now for the Pitch Contest Winners!

First let me say that your pitches were awesome!

So much so that Bree could not narrow it down to 3 so she picked 4!

Now, if you didn't win, don't fret. The last week of June, Suzie Townsend from Fine Print Lit will be here to judge another pitch contest so perfect your pitches. This one will only be 140 characters (a Twitter pitch)

Here are the awesome winners: (please email me for instructions at sjohannes@bilaninc.com)

1st place: Dorothy Dreyer (submit full manuscript)

As seventeen-year-old, Faith Daniels gradually pieces together the forgotten events that landed her on the neurosurgeon’s table, she becomes haunted by her past — literally. And there’s nothing worse than being stalked by a bunch of your dead classmates, except perhaps becoming one. When Faith eventually recalls the details of the catastrophe that lead to these unexpected and ghostly class reunions — and the horrific realization of her brother’s involvement in the death of her friends — she must make a heart-wrenching decision: hide the truth (and continue to be pestered by ghosts) or betray her family.

2nd place:
Larissa (submit partial - 3 chapters)

When people in his small town begin obsessing over a book and literally reading themselves to death, thirteen-year-old Mitch must find a way to break the obsession before he loses everyone he loves.

Tied for 3rd place: (query critiques)

Kristi Helvig

When wings of a murdered faerie fetch big bucks on eBay, a teenage girl discovers her kind aren't only being oppressed--they're being hunted.


Claire Daniels and Toby Reed were never supposed to meet, but they have, and now one is fated to kill the other. Their fabricated destiny takes it's toll on the people they love, so it's up to them to stop the hands of death before everyone gets squeezed.

Congrads! I'm so excited for you guys and be sure to let me know what happens! :)


Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Those are mighty fine pitches. Yay to the winners!

Unknown said...

Yay--how exciting! Congrats to the other winners, and thanks to Bree and Shelli! :)

S.A. Larsenッ said...

So happy for everyone!! I never ended up submitting. Next time. Go Larissa!

Mame said...

Wow, I'm excited! Thank you

Khelsea @ Once upon a review said...

O.o great giveaways! YAY!

One thing i plan to do this summer is write! Summer will finally give me the opportunity to sit down (hopefully without any distractions) and work on the book i'm writing. And maybe catch up on my reading.
So many books, so little time!

I'd love for a chance to win
package A please! :)

Kristin said...

Congrats to the winners!

I'm planning to finish my MG WIP!
Package B, please.

Anonymous said...

I have two things I want to do this summer...finally find a job AND finish my current middle grade.

I'd love a chance to win either package, but would prefer B.

Katrina L. Lantz said...

Congratulations to the winners! Those were very compelling queries!

Larissa said...

Oh, yay! (Thanks for the shout out, Sheri!)

Thanks for doing all of these contests and giveaways, Shelli. You are amazing.

Martina Boone said...

Congrats to the winners!!! Awesome pitches and they all sound intriguing.

What am I going to do this summer? Learn a ton at SCBWI-LA so I can get my mss and query letter pitch perfect.

Catch My Words said...

Congrats to all winners!

What am I going to do this summer? Absolutely nothing. Am I upset about it? H-no. I'm a teacher and always need the summer to recoup.

I'm just enjoying staying in my PJs all morning, writing, tweeting, and entering any contest I can find.

I would love package B because I could fill up my class library with these types of books. See? I'm on vacation and still thinking about the job. Hmph!

Janet Johnson said...

Great pitches. Congratulations!

I plan to go to the beach! (but you don't need to put me in the drawing since I've already won.)

Dorothy Dreyer said...

Wow! I'm in shock! Thank you so much! My fingers are shaking from excitement, hopefully I won't make too many typos, lol.

Congrats to the other winners as well! (How funny; I just interviewed Larissa on my blog. Cool!)

*jumps up and down*
*falls a little*

Renae said...

Congrats to the winners! Another giveaway? You are too generous. Package A looks fabulous! I plan to finish my work in progress.

Susan X Bradley said...

Congrats to all the winners. They sound great.

I plan to Spring Clean my house (well, okay Summer Clean) and plan to finish some revisions I have on a WIP.

I'd like to be considered for Package A.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Congrats to the very lucky winners! Their pitches were all excellent. Thanks for the opportunity, Shelli! :-)

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Oops! I am planning to finish unpacking (ugh!) and settling into our new house this summer. :-)

Both are great packages, but I would LOVE to have package B. As always, thanks, Shelli!

Sherrie Petersen said...

Great pitches!

The one thing I am planning to do this summer is go to SCBWI! And I'd be happy with either package :D

Natalie Aguirre said...

Congrats to the winners. Your pitches are awesome.

Yat-Yee said...

Congrats to the winners and wishes for more good things!

I am going to sand and polish my MG and send it off. And teach my children Chinese!

Jennifer said...

Congrats to the winners!

What am I going to do this summer? Write two manuscripts for my nonfiction book contract. Invisible creatures, here I come!

If I get to choose, I would love package B for my 11-yr-old daughter. She LOVES to read!!

Kerri Cuev said...

Great pitches!! Congrats winners, how exciting!

Shelli I have no clue what I am doing this summer but I REALLY hope there will be sun and lounging involved!

Package 2 sounds good to me! Yea, I promised my MGer a trip to the bookstore, lol.

Kelly Polark said...

Those are amazing pitches! Well deserved wins! Congrats to the four winners!

Next week I'll be going to NYC for the first time! Woo hoo! Big city here I come.
And perchance if I win....my choice is B as I'm writing an mg.

bclement412 said...

This summer I'll be playing in lots of golf tournaments.. I just got back from one where I had to play six hours!! I'm so tired. I'm also going on vacation to Florida and Canada.

I'd prefer Package A, but either is fine with me!!


Unknown said...

Congratulations to the winners.

I plan to give birth this summer.

I think I prefer Package B.

Kayla :) said...

This summer I'm going to finally relax! This school year was so stressful, I'm looking forward to doing nothing all day long!

I think I'd prefer package A.

Spav said...

Congrtas to the winners. In a couple of weeks I'm going to the beach. I'll get to swim in the ocean, sunbathe and read great books. I can't wait!

I'd prefer Package A

Jemi Fraser said...

Terrific pitches! Congrats to the winners :)

This summer? Sleep! At least 6 hours in a row! Maybe more... I'm so excited :) (Sad, but true)

Kelly said...

What awesome pitches! Please enter me in today's contest. This summer I want to finish designing my classroom website for my students. I am so excited! :D Thanks so much for hosting! I would really love the middle grade books.

Erika Powell said...

Congrats to the winners!
this summer i plan on catching up on my TBR pile while watching as much baseball as possible

Lacey J Edwards said...

Yay! Good for you guys!

Anonymous said...

Congrats to the winners !

One thing I'm planning to do this summer is to go to concerts with my friends. Last summer was amazing because my friend's and I met a bunch of our fave stars and stuff without even trying, like it just happened. So this year we're gonna try to live up to last year ! One artists we can't wait to see is the Jonas Brothers ! August 16 baby ! Thanks for this awesome contest!

I would love Package A if I wonderfully won! Thanks again :D


Lena1xoxo said...

Yay, congrats to the winners! :D

What do I plan on doing this summer. Hmm, it's all up in the air, but I'm definitely spending as much time as possible reading by the pool. And maybe have a margarita or two...or three...or...


I'd love to win Package A. Kay seems like such an awesome person.


Taffy said...

Great job everyone.

I plan to finish editing my WIP and query by Sept!

Emma Kate "Coops" @ Whats Cracking Coops said...

WHooooo, congrats!

If this is still open, while Americans are enjoying their summer, Australia will be mid winter. So, I'll be snow skiing! :D