Yesterday was a big day at the Desert Rose, Phoenix RWA chapter. Christine Witthohn of Book Cents Literary Agency, hosted a day of appointments to pitch manuscripts. She also hosted a first line contest for our chapter. AND, she very generously answered our many, many industry questions with candid honesty.
I’m thrilled to report my pitch went well, Christine requested a synopsis and three chapters of Fierce Dawn and my first line from Fierce Dawn was also selected as one of the three finalists. I didn’t win the contest but, I must say, it feels like I did. Little wins like these really validate my ambitions.
Fierce Dawn is Realm, retitled thanks to insightful help from Heather Hull, Ann Charles and Devin McKee. Realm had always been a starter title and I feel Fierce Dawn better captures this urban fantasy with a tough heroine. I’m off to polish and submit!