About me as a writer:
I have two sci-fi/fantasy romances put out by erotica publisher, Loose Id.
For pitchwars I originally wanted help with a YA project, but after great CP feedback, decided that entire ms needs major re-working first. Therefore, I'll be pitching another project which is ready for that next step...
About my #pitchwars submission:
Ballet, Boobs, and Boys, is a memoir about body, heart, and soul. At its center, a love story I've wanted to share for decades. Surrounding that, a ride through other good and bad relationships, the lows and highs of pursuing a career in dance, and the spiritual struggles of a cradle-Catholic navigating an adult, secular world. In the end, it's about self-discovery, overcoming distorted views of love and body-image, and finding a place in the world.
About me as a person:
I'm often rightly referred to as a goofball. My three kids frequently ask me to stop singing and dancing around the house, or stop (badly) playing on my drum set. I'm all about seeing the positive and hope to do my part of leaving this world a little better than I found it.
Favorites books: SO many genres! YA, Classics, supernatural horror, historical fiction, biographies, historical non-fiction, chick-lit, memoir, literary, and so on... You'll even find me picking up an old X-Men comic to re-read once in a while. I'm also crazy about good picture books and bummed my kids won't let me read to them anymore.
Favorite TV shows: I love to laugh. The Mindy Project (I'm a little obsessed with Mindy Kahling!), Blackish, The Middle, Goldbergs, Modern Family. On the darker side: Stranger Things, Riverdale. Last year I binge-watched The Tudors, The Fall, and Psych! (They're making a movie now!!!) I'm also a BachelorNation fan, but won't watch if I think the lead is unlikely to make a good match. I want a HEA!
What I hope for in a mentor:
A straight shooter who will help me make my book shine. As a former dancer, I'm all about putting in the work, despite the pain. Compliments are fun, but not likely to get me where I want to go, which is hopefully, one day, represented by an agent and traditionally published. But honestly, I'll be grateful for whatever any of these mentors--so generous with their time, skill, and talents--are willing to offer!
(Pictured below: example of goofball-ness during girls' night out.)