I don't think it will ever matter what stage of life I'm in. There will always be something exciting about Friday.
Today's something exciting? These amazing donors.
Marie Meyer was a Language Arts teacher for fourteen years. She spends her days in the classroom and her nights writing heartfelt new adult romances that will leave readers clamoring for more. She is a member of RWA and the St. Louis Writers Guild. Marie’s short fiction won honorable mentions from the St. Louis Writers Guild in 2010 and 2011. She is a proud mommy and enjoys helping her oldest daughter train for the Special Olympics, making up silly stories with her youngest daughter, and binging on weeks of DVR’d television shows with her husband.
Donation #1: Query AND First Chapter Critique
Donation #2: Signed copy of ACROSS THE DISTANCE
Dannie Morin is an addictions therapist with a writing problem. By day she alternates between counseling teens and wrangling a very sassy toddler. By night she writes, critiques, and edits like a boss. When she’s not doing those things, she’s a compulsive participant in the Carolinas Region of SCBWI and a regular Snarky Sue in online Pitch Contests. Dannie pens young adult and new adult fiction in Charlotte, North Carolina. She is represented by John M. Cusick of The Greenhouse Literary Agency.
Donation #1: Query Critique
Donation #2: Submission Package (query/contest pitch/synopsis/first 50 pages) Critique
Emmanuelle Morgen joined Stonesong as an agent in January 2012. Previously she was an agent at Judith Ehrlich Literary and Wendy Sherman Associates, and an editor at Fodor’s, the travel division of Random House. She enjoys developing long-term relationships with her clients, working closely with them to build their literary careers.
Emmanuelle represents adult and children’s fiction, as well as narrative nonfiction in the areas of memoir, psychology, sociology, and popular science. In children’s books, she is looking for young adult and middle grade novels. In adult books, she is looking for women’s fiction, historical fiction, romance, and a certain type of thriller in which a team of people or a partnership battle impossible odds.
Donation: 30 Page Critique
A former PR executive who abandoned a successful career to pursue a more fulfilling life, Maria Murnane is the best-selling author of the Waverly Bryson series (Perfect on Paper, It’s a Waverly Life, Honey on Your Mind, and Chocolate for Two), as well as Cassidy Lane, Katwalk, and Wait for the Rain. At her speaking engagements she shares the “story behind the story,” an entertaining tale of courage, passion and perseverance that has inspired audiences across the country to follow their dreams – no matter what.
Donation #1: Signed copy WAIT FOR THE RAIN
Donation #2: 30 Minute Call Discussing the Road to Publishing
Next week will be the last of donor introductions, with the following week being auction guidelines and the auction itself! Due to the unprecedented generosity this year (more people keep contacting me with donations!), starting now we're going to have to abandon the three donors a day model. So, check back in next week for donors galore!
Want more information on the fundraiser? Visit my RAINNmaker page!