Wednesday, November 20, 2013

#Pitchwars Mentor Bio

Welcome to my blog! Penmad says it all. I'm a mentor for adult PitchWars entries for the second time because it was so much fun last year.

About me:
A New Englander now living in the warm, sunny Peach Belt, I'm in the middle of a three-book cozy mystery contract for Annie's Publishing. I'm also seeking rep (again) for other mystery and YA writing. I recently became an Assistant Editor for Entangled Ignite (formerly Suspense).

What I'm looking for:
Adult mystery, suspense, Gothic, thriller, chick-lit, and women's literature. I have a fondness for great settings, interesting occupations, fine arts, antiques and architecture, food, weather, humor, and secrets of all kinds. My tastes are pretty eclectic so you might find me reading a cozy mystery, a thriller, a literary mystery, and a funny chick-lit domestic all in the same week. Historical is fine, so is contemporary but I'm not the right person for fantasy or paranormal, unless it's light--like a haunted house. I don't usually read military or political thrillers and espionage leaves me cold.

How I work with writers:
I am kind and encouraging and look for ways to improve the flow, pace, and power of your book. To prune so its greatness can blossom. Polish so it shines. Pitch it so it sells.

For submission guidelines, go to

Secret Letter: M

Fabulous agents:
1.       LouiseFuryBent Agency
9.       QuinlanLee - Adams Literary
11.     EmilyKeyesForeward Literary
14.     LanaPopovic and Natasha Alexis - Zachary Shuster Harmsworth

Fantastic mentors:


Lynnette Labelle said...

Are you looking for straight suspense or thrillers, or would a romantic suspense work? Thanks.

Lynnette Labelle

Liz Penney said...

Romantic suspense is fine!

Lynnette Labelle said...

Great! Thanks. :)

Lynnette Labelle

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