Hi all and hope everyone is staying cool!
Down here in AZ we go from AC to pool back to AC, or like the kid in the picture we just stay in the pool! 😀
A few amazing things have happened lately so read on to learn more. We published the full list of requests from the Hot Summer’s Pitchfest! Check. It. Out! And congratulations everyone on the list. Definitely let us know if you landed an agent sold a book! We love to brag about what our members are achieving!
If you are not to the pitching stage in your career yet you should check out our newest event which started today. It’s our new Speed Dating for Crit Partners, where we match you with potential pitch partners, a new one each week, for 6 weeks while we provide you with great lectures and best practices around critiquing! We started today but registration is open all week! Don’t miss it!
Fantastic news from us and you!
- Congratulations to Kristie Wolf who was offered a contract with Soulmate Publishing from her pitch during our Sweetheart Pitchfest! She also signed with Spencerhill Literary Agency so double congratulations are in order!
If you have dropped by the SavvyAuthors site in the last week you’ll have noticed something new.
OK, a bunch of somethings. :). We’ve upgraded our site for a number of reasons: we need to stay up to date to give you the most secure site possible, we also love to roll out new features, and we want to support all the recent privacy regulations like GDPR.
Anyone going to the RWA conference this month?
We’re delighted to be a sponsor of the conference this year! Both Dawn McClure and I will be attending along with many of the Savvy Mods. We’re also having a booth so you can meet us and let us know what things you would like to see for SavvyAuthors. We’re also giving away a SavvyAuthors Plotting Board complete with sticky note plot points to the first 200 people who visit! It’s really cool! I just got the proofs on Friday and I am so thrilled! I know you will find it both fun and useful as you plot your next best-seller.
And of course, we have classes!
And a reminder, you can save $5 if you register at least one week before the start of the class.
Starting the Week of July 2
- Write a Memoir with Irene Roth ~ July 2 – July 29
- Crafting a Thriller Short with Steve Shrott ~ July 2 – July 15
- The Depths of Story: What Makes a Story Work? with June Diehl ~ July 2 – July 29
- Fictionalizing Your Holidays with Sally Walker ~ July 2 – July 29
- Plotting for Pantsers with Cassandra Carr ~ July 2 – July 15
Starting the Week of July 9
- Writing the Action Heroine Series with Jimmy Morris ~ July 9 – October 29 * 4 workshop series *
- Fight Like a Girl with Jimmy Morris ~ July 9 – July 22
- Mentoring – Summer Edition with June Diehl ~ July 9 – September 23
- Novel Writing 101: Getting it Done with Terri Main ~ July 9 – July 22
Starting the Week of July 16
- Getting the Middle Right with Becky Martinez ~ July 16 – July 29
- Learn the Ins and Outs of a Publishing Contract with Stephanie Hansen ~ July 16 – July 22
- What’s in a Name? with Ashlyn Chase ~ July 16 – July 22
Starting the Week of July 23
- Content Editing for Fiction with Terri Main ~ July 23 – August 5
- Win when writing for an anthology with Cassandra Carr ~ July 23 – August 5
- Character Plotting with Robyn DeHart ~ July 23 – August 12
Starting the Week of July 30
- Writing Unforgettable Endings with Becky Martinez ~ July 30 – August 12
- Inner Drives – Create Characters Using the Chakras with Pamela Jaye Smith ~ July 30 – August 26
- Crafting the Contemporary Romance with Michelle Karl ~ July 30 – August 26
See your book on our front page.
We LOVE to hear about your new releases! Did you know as a SavvyAuthors premium member you can showcase your new release on our front page? Shoot us an email with your username and your book information and we will add your to the front page for two weeks. Need more information? Email support @ SavvyAuthors.com
Do you have something amazing to share? Sold a book? Landed an agent? Got a new release? I’m going to shoot out these emails twice a month to you our incredible and talented SavvyAuthors members. I would ADORE being able to talk about your incredible achievements! Shoot me a line at News at SavvyAuthors.Com, and I’ll send you a shout-out in one of our next updates!
Thanks for reading and see you around the site!
Leslie Dow, SavvyAuthors’ Site Director
- The site director and owner of SavvyAuthors.com where she sits behind the curtain most days turning interweb knobs and twisting network dials.
- A complete and total slacker-writer who, if she does not get off her laurels and WRITE, is going to be flayed by the very talented writers who keep SavvyAuthors going.
- A rabid hiker who, when not on the trail, pours over the REI catalog, Sierra Trading Post website, and tries to justify buying more gear to shave another 1/2 ounce off her base pack weight.
- A medical device consultant who, when not hiking or thinking about hiking, occasionally works helping companies bring exceptionally cool and useful medical devices to market.
- A biology and chemistry Adjunct Professor at SouthMountain Community College. GO COUGARS!
- An enthusiastic grandmother of the two cutest babies on the planet!!!!
OK, I’m out..time to sort the latest crisis is to afflict SavvyAuthors ;-).