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Pitch Your Book To Kelly Peterson, Corvisiero Literary Agency – 2018 Sweetheart Pitchfest

*Pitch opens: February 14 2018 9:00am*
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Pitch closes: February 16, 2018  11:59pm*      

*All times are in EST

Before posting your pitch, read the Official Savvy Authors Rules for Pitching. Then post your pitch in the comments section below. The Agent/Editor will read all pitches and notify SavvyAuthors of requests.

Pitch Type: 3 lines

Looking For: Middle Grade, Young Adult, New Adult, and Adult age ranges in the genres of Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Steampunk, Contemporary, Romance, Historical (see blurb below for details)

Kelly is looking for: Kelly is a literary agent with Corvisiero Literary and is actively building her list. She represents MG, YA, NA, and Adult. In MG, she seeks adventure, fantasy, and sci-fi with a lot of humor. In YA, she seeks all sub-genres with an emphasis on fantasy, sci-fi, historical, and diverse voices. In NA and Adult, she seeks contemporary romance with humor and a good slow burn build up. She specifically loves strong and witty voices, independent female characters, and a lot of fast-paced action.

About Kelly: Kelly has her B.S.Ed. in English and originally became a teacher. She quickly found out that the teaching profession wasn’t for her and followed her passion for books instead. After working for Corvisiero Literary Agency for the past two years, Kelly has come to find that her passion lies in heavy editing and marketing, working towards improving her clients’ visibility and writing everyday. Her background in blogging, editing, and teaching has enabled her to become a large YA and Adult enthusiast, promoting works and building her client list involving multiple genres and diversities. Working toward furthering her career as a literary agent, she continues to search every day for the fit that’s right for her.

Questions? Contact [email protected] 

Pitch your book in the comments on this page from 9 AM February 14 to 11:59 PM February 16.

WAIT…BEFORE YOU PITCH…
1) Is your pitch only 3, concise statements? Does it follow the Pitch Guidelines?
2) Is your story in the genre that the agent or editor is looking for?
3) Did you double check #1 and #2?
Great! You are ready to pitch!
Good Luck, and happy pitching.
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    Mariah Cota
  • February 16, 2018
Title: Nightmare Beauty
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Length: 80,000 words
Author: Mariah Rose Cota

Cursed teen Rachel Summers seeks help from a mind management laboratory, where she finds an extraordinary connection with a boy named Aaron Winters. She wants the curse broken, but when a tremendous shift in her relationship with Aaron occurs, she's left wondering if she's truly alone, as the nightmares only grow stronger. As mysterious elderly woman visits her with warnings, Rachel tries to understand the story behind the curse. Rachel realizes she's running out of time to save every child and her own mind.
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    heather3638
  • February 16, 2018
Title: Crimson Crown
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy/Retelling
Length: 89,000
Author: Heather Walter

Snow White may be the hero of her own story, but she is the villain in another. The most powerful witch in her coven, Ayleth is tasked with murdering the young princess in order to save the lives of her sisters. But her world changes when she meets Doran, a hapless Huntsmen's squire who should be her enemy, but who may end up stealing her heart.
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      Kelly Peterson
    • February 16, 2018
    Hi Heather!

    This sounds awesome! Can you send me your query, synopsis, and first 25 pages at <a href="http://queryme.online/kellypeterson/savvyauthors" rel="nofollow">http://queryme.online/kellypeterson/savvyauthors</a>

    Looking forward to reading it!

    Warm Regards,

    Kelly
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    Dana Littleford
  • February 16, 2018
Title: A Grasshopper&#039;s Tale
Genre: MG Fantasy
Length: 14777 words
Bugg is one of a community of grasshoppers which is under constant threat from a ravenous flock of blackbirds. He&rsquo;s extremely idealistic and believes the world is full of magic. Events soon rip that faith from him, and his emotional, humorous, and dangerous journey to rediscovering it form the basis for this story.
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Title: The Sylph&#039;s Tale, book one of the Immortals series.
Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal
Length: 15,378
Author: Marta C Weeks
The Sylph&#039;s Tale, book one of Immortals - a series.
A magical tale of discovery and love. In the pre-historical times, a young girl escapes from a barbarian ritual, only to encounter an angel who rescues her. This mystical being falls in love with her and, together, they modify the culture and habits of her rudimentary society.
The Sylph&#039;s Tale on Amazon: <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Sylphs-Tale-Immortals-Book.." rel="nofollow">https://www.amazon.com/Sylphs-Tale-Immortals-Book...</a>.
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Title: Giving Me Life
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 60,009 words
Author: Mia Heintzelman

After her ex cuts their engagement short, personal banker, Julie Laurich, is hell bent on getting revenge--better yet, a revenge body. She&rsquo;ll win him back if she can just keep focused on fitness and work, and avoid distractions, especially in the form of a hot schoolteacher from the gym, Nico, who happened to let it slip that he&rsquo;s left behind a trail of broken hearts and kids. When a work assignment leaves the two of them paired for a week, Julie finds herself torn between the sweet man with the lively sense of humor and thoughtful gestures, and the player he confessed himself to be&mdash;and suddenly nothing seems sure.
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Title: My Fairy Dogmother
Genre: Comedic romantic fantasy
Length: 56,000 words
Author: DC Thome

College senior Ella Sanders wants to be beautiful, but when she gets her wish, being beautiful isn&#039;t all she thought it would be. Some good things happen--she wins a coveted internship at a cable news station--but so do bad things--no one takes her seriously as a journalist and she gets railroaded into doing puff pieces. She also meets a wonderful man--but because she can&#039;t see any difference in her appearance, she wonders if he, like everyone else, is only interested in her for her looks.
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    Grant Humphreys
  • February 16, 2018
Title: The Angel of Stowe
Genre: Comic Fantasy
Length: 80,000 words
Author: Grant Humphreys

How does a friendly-but-hapless demon disguised as an angel survive the wave of generosity heaped upon him? Only eleven-year-old Tom Hitchin knows his secret. But Tom has much on his shoulders already, and he needs a friend - but a demon?
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    S. Helmer
  • February 16, 2018
Title: Chang and the Transdimensional Carrot
Genre: Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Length: 125,000 words
Author: S. Helmer

Semi-retired farmer Jack Avens gets sucked into a world inside of a carrot at the hands of his deranged neighbour, Hal. Hal has been in love with Jack&rsquo;s wife for decades, and hopes with Jack trapped in another dimension, she will finally be his. Jack must find a way to escape the carrot, for if he fails, the timeline will be rewritten, his wife will end up with Hal, and he will cease to exist.
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    Ingram8
  • February 16, 2018
Title: Never and Always
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 88,728
Author: Ingram Medendorp writing as Ingram Edwards

Kayla returns to Lakeshore with a Live List in hand to conquer her survivor&#039;s guilt and change her life for good, but she cannot heal until she faces Reed, who thinks he&#039;s moved past his sister&#039;s death, but he hasn&#039;t. As a med student, he had to make a horrific choice six years ago in the churning waters of Lake Michigan. He couldn&#039;t save his sister and Kayla, the girl he had feelings for, so he chose the person closest to him-Kayla, and now after years apart, they&#039;re tossed together again like lust in a bottle waiting to be uncorked, only to discover they may need each other to heal.
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      Kelly Peterson
    • February 16, 2018
    Hi Ingram!

    This sounds heart breaking! Can you send me your query, synopsis, and first 25 pages at <a href="http://queryme.online/kellypeterson/savvyauthors" rel="nofollow">http://queryme.online/kellypeterson/savvyauthors</a>

    Looking forward to reading it!

    Warm Regards,

    Kelly
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    L. Ryan Storms
  • February 16, 2018
Title: Will of Time
Genre: Adult Speculative Fiction
Length: 86,000 words
Author: L. Ryan Storms

When his research project is unexpectedly canned, college professor Will Grey takes the ultimate leap of faith to see if history can be changed&hellip;and accidentally kills Einstein in the process. But fixing his error results in an even bigger blunder, and reconciling past and present may mean leaving behind both the life he knew and woman he loves&hellip;forever.
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    Peter Ciarrocchi
  • February 16, 2018
Title: KOUROI CHRONICLES
Genre: Adult Near Future Science Fiction
Length: 88,000
Author: Peter Ciarrocchi

66 million years ago the dinosaurs vanished from Earth. On the ice moon Europa they left a message--the Kouroi Chronicles. They are returning to reclaim their home planet.

Thank you Kelly for this opportunity.
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    Theo Adelberg
  • February 16, 2018
Title: Time Walkers
Genre: New Adult, Speculative Fiction
Length: 84,000 words
Author: Theo Adelberg

When Benjie ran away from his foster home, his future was uncertain. Still, nothing could have prepared him for recruitment into a clandestine time traveling organization. Juggling his new-found powers, his precarious position within this group, a developing relationship with (the admittedly attractive) Dmitri, and a decades-old mystery, Benjie will have to come to terms with his past, and his future, to survive.

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    davidneunerauthor
  • February 16, 2018
Title: Everybody I Love Dies
Genre: Dark YA Psychological Thriller
Length: 65,000 words
Author: David Neuner

As Marcy&rsquo;s little sister dies in her arms, their spirits become inexorably linked. When misfortune strikes her family again, Marcy realizes that she is the connection between two seemingly isolated tragedies. Now, Marcy must confront a chilling secret from her past that threatens everybody she loves.
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    Kristi McManus
  • February 16, 2018
Title: How It Came To This
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
Length: 80,000
Author: Kristi McManus

High school junior Alex Carpenter wants to end her life as she faces continuous ridicule, rumor and torment at the hands of her classmates and former friends over and untrue rumor. Challenged by her friends and therapist to create an anonymous social media profile in an attempt to prove that not everyone is out to hurt her, Alex meets Nathan. He is happy, positive, and everything Alex never new she needed in her life, but he has secrets of his own that threaten to destroy everything Alex has been rebuilding.
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    PM Gesmundo
  • February 16, 2018
Title: Playing God
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Length: 106K
Author: PM Gesmundo

THE IMMORTALS x THE GOLDEN APPLE TRILOGY: The Trojan War re-ignites in Maine when the gods find the perfect pawn to entice Apollo into their sinister game with human lives-brilliant, secretive college student Theresa DiPaulo. Theresa is the neo-Helen, a mortal worth fighting for, worth playing for, even though Apollo swore off the game (and women) ages ago. When Apollo discovers Theresa is promised to his nemesis brother Ares, the vicious god of war, he&#039;s all in, unfolding both a cold and cutthroat strategy to win the game and a hot and passionate campaign to win Theresa&#039;s heart.
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Title: THE WORN BEAR
Genre: YA Historical Thriller
Length: 41,700 words
Author: Bev Irwin

Twelve-year-old Joseph Weinberg dreams of two things, becoming a jeweler like his Uncle Matthew and buying the new Elgin 4 Star Deluxe bicycle. Working with his uncle he saves for the bicycle until Adolph Hitler bombs Holland and these dreams are put in jeopardy. He and his family continue to live in war-torn Amsterdam until the Nazi persecution against the Jewish people threatens their lives, and with the help of the Resistance, they escape to Switzerland. Joseph, now fifteen, has his own plans, but will the Nazis find the jewels Joseph has hidden in his sister&rsquo;s stuffed bear or will they be captured by the Germans before they are able to safely cross the border into Switzerland?

Thank you for this opportunity to pitch to you and for your consideration of my manuscript.
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    Amber
  • February 16, 2018
Title: The Many Dates of Gypsy Clark
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 50,589
Author: Amber Samuel

Gypsy Clark. Businesswoman. Homeowner. Awesome sister. Great Friend. Despite all the titles she claims, there're two elusive ones that evade her grasp: wife and mother. As her thirtieth birthday sits upon the horizon she's going to step in her stilettos and do something to change that.

How many dates will it take her to find "The One."

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Title: TAKEN
Genre: YA Suspense
Length: 45,000 words
Author: Bev Irwin


The picture didn&rsquo;t really look like him, but then that was a good thing. Will Jeremy and his mother be able to stay in hiding, or will her deteriorating mental status force him to get help? His father has never stopped looking for him, but when he finds him, can Jeremy believe what he is telling him about his mother?

Thank you for this opportunity to pitch to you and for your consideration of my manuscript.
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Title: THE WORN BEAR
Genre: YA Historical Thriller
Length: 41,700 words
Author: Bev Irwin

Twelve-year-old Joseph Weinberg dreams of two things, becoming a jeweler like his Uncle Matthew and buying the new Elgin 4 Star Deluxe bicycle. Working with his uncle he saves for the bicycle until Adolph Hitler bombs Holland and these dreams are put in jeopardy. He and his family continue to live in war-torn Amsterdam until the Nazi persecution against the Jewish people threatens their lives, and with the help of the Resistance, they escape to Switzerland. Joseph, now fifteen, has his own plans, but will the Nazis find the jewels Joseph has hidden in his sister&rsquo;s stuffed bear or will they be captured by the Germans before they are able to safely cross the border into Switzerland?

Thank you for this opportunity to pitch to you and for your consideration of my manuscript.
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    Josh Ernstrom
  • February 16, 2018
Title: Tales of Decapolis Book 1: The Four Warriors
Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy
Length: 100,000 words
Author: Erik &amp; Josh Ernstrom

When Samuel Peter&rsquo;s dad returns home from a routine business trip dying of a poisoned sword wound, Sam is approached by a gnome-like creature and told that the only cure is in the land of Decapolis, the place where his father was injured. Sam&rsquo;s best friends, Alexis and Fenton, join him on his adventure. However when they arrive in Decapolis they are hailed as heroes from the past. A thousand years ago four warriors brought peace to that world, and it was prophesied they would return if the need arose. That time is now, but Sam and his friends are only thirteen years old, know nothing of the prophecy, and the fourth &ldquo;warrior&rdquo; is the school bully.

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