Chasing my crazy dream in the writing world…

75th W.O.W. Celebration!!! May 1, 2014

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It’s so hard to believe, but yesterday I posted my 75th Writer Odyssey Wednesday (W.O.W.) interview! A special shout-out of thanks to every writer who took time to answer my questions and share their inspirational stories of how they broke through in the publishing world.


To celebrate this milestone, I’ve asked several authors, whose stories were featured in the W.O.W., to provide query critiques for five lucky winners. So, if you’d like a seasoned author to look over your work, and give you important feedback, let me know in the comments, and I’ll put you in the drawing!



And as always, THANK YOU to all of you who follow and read this blog. I do these interviews because they inspire me on my path to publication, and I hope they do the same for you!


Here are the AMAZING authors who will be providing query critiques:



Juliana BrandtJuliana Brandt – When Juliana’s not furthering her passion for storytelling, she can be found hiking in state parks and learning how to rock climb. She hopes to always be knee-deep in the world of books. You can find her online at and on Twitter @julianalbrandt






Ava Jae – Ava Jae is a writer, artist and movie lover represented by Louise Fury of The Bent Agency. She writes NA and YA novels because she loves writing about self-discovery and the complicated worlds of young people. Then she likes to take their emotionally-ridden lives, rip them apart, and set them on fire. She also has an addiction to movies, but that’s another matter entirely. You can find her weekly musings on her blog Writability, follow her on Twitter and tumblr or like her Facebook page.



JenMaloneJen Malone is the author of the middle grade novel AT YOUR SERVICE, which publishes with Simon & Schuster/Aladdin in August 2014. She is a recovering world traveler who now lives in Boston with her husband and three children and (just as soon as she talks her husband into it) a pet hedgehog. For more on Jen, check out her website, follow her on Twitter or Facebook!






LynneLynne Matson – Lynne is a former attorney who thinks writing books for teens is much more fun. 🙂 Her debut novel, NIL, a YA thriller with a SF twist, is now available from Macmillan/Henry Holt. When she’s not writing or reading, you’ll find her hanging out with her husband and their 4 boys, usually at the beach. Cookies are her kryptonite, especially thin mints. For more about Lynne check out her blog, or follow her on Twitter.






Amy PineAJ Pine – AJ writes stories to break readers’ hearts, but don’t worry—she’ll mend those hearts with a happily ever after…maybe. The first book she wrote was YA, but now she’s two-timing her first love with NA. She’s always in the middle of reading two to three books, adores online shopping (everything from groceries to shoes), and she still loves vampires, whether it’s Eric Northman or the Salvatore brothers. When she’s not writing, AJ is sneaking off to her day job as a high school English teacher or hanging with her husband and kids in the Chicago burbs. Her debut new adult romance, IF ONLY, is now available from Entangled Embrace. For more on AJ, check out her website, follow her on Twitter or check out her Facebook page.




REMEMBER: Leave your info in the comments if you want to enter the drawing for a query critique. If you’d rather not comment, you can also give me a shout-out on Twitter (@atrueblood5) and let me know you’d like to be entered!





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