#PimpMyBio for Pitch Wars

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I’m participating in a writing contest called Pitch Wars this year. Learn more about Pitch Wars. Or read another post. Or if this is all too traumatizing, watch a happy otter video. The idea of the #PimpMyBio blog hop is to give the Pitch Wars mentors a chance to learn more about the participants.

About the book

Cyrus lives in Sibyl Springs, Florida, where he’s home-schooled by his seance-obsessed sister, Jezanna. It’s bad enough not having parents without getting home-schooled by your big sister. But when Jezanna’s latest lesson is necromancy, Cyrus must find some way to stop her — and an ancient evil with plans of its own.

In ARCANUM, a young adult novel of supernatural horror, Cyrus must overcome his sister’s betrayal, fight off her psychic followers, and foil her plans to bring back the souls of the dead – by using the innocent living to pay the price.

About me

I am a recovering poet turned SCBWI member. After getting my MFA in poetry at Colorado State University (most important accomplishment: meeting spouse), I naturally started writing speculative fiction/SF/fantasy short stories. Several years, dozens of rejections, two dogs, and one baby later, I finally managed to finish my first novel, a YA fantasy. Now I’m revising my second, a YA urban fantasy/horror story, while I work in the word mines as a copy editor for a large software company. I live in Carrboro, North Carolina.

A few of my favorite things

  • Writers: Ray Bradbury, Jane Austen, J.K. Rowling, Mike Mignola.
  • Movies & TV: Star Wars, Hellboy, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Doctor Who.
  • Monsters: Godzilla, Cthulhu, Sasquatch, the Creature From the Black Lagoon.
  • Miscellany: dogs, small children who speak bluntly, chocolate chip cheesecake.

Thanks for visiting. Remember to check out the other great Pitch Wars writers in the #PimpMyBio blog hop!

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