Pitch Wars Boost My Bio

Well, hello there! It is Pitch Wars season and I am excited! (Ready? Not so much. But the excitement is there!) Not sure what Pitch Wars is? Click here to find out more! It's basically The Voice for writers and it's amazing. 

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I participated in Pitch Wars for the first time last year and submitted my urban fantasy novel, Guardians of the City. It didn't go anywhere, but it was such an awesome experience! I connected with already established authors (one of them I'm now part of her "brigade" on Facebook and months after Pitch Wars another author DM'd me on Twitter to help give me feedback on my first chapter and some other writing/publishing advice) and other aspiring authors like myself. 

I'm currently working on another project and want to submit it this year! To be completely honest - I'm not sure if it's going to be ready in time. It's highly doubtful it will be. However, I am working my tail off to have it done by the end of August and I'm doing everything I can to prepare and connect with the Pitch Wars community. Which is why for the first time I'm participating in Boost my Bio! (You can learn more about that by clicking here. It is 100% optional for Pitch Wars Participants!)


About My Book

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Title: White Rose

Genre: Fantasy/Fairy Tale Retelling

Summary:  I've nick-named this project my "fairy tale mash-up" because it is a blend of six fairy tales with four different points of view. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs has always been my favorite, and I've written a few different versions of her tale. But, there's also another story called Snow White and Rose Red. A different Snow White, and this one is about sisters. I wondered, "what if they were the same Snow White?" Then, one by one, Rapunzel, Cinderella, Red Riding Hood, and Beauty and the Beast all found their way in as well. 

Princesses Eira and Rose may be almost as opposite as can be, but they are also as close as two sisters can get. Eira, the poised and elegant heir to the throne, as well as the goddess Luana's Chosen. Then Rose, the wild and temperamental girl with a deformed ankle who dreams of being in the royal guard.  When their father is poisoned and left in a sleeping death spell, they find themselves on the run for their lives from the queen and on a quest to find the cure. 

What to Expect: Magic and interaction with the deities. (Including magic tattoos!) Classic fairy tale elements. Dragons. Wolves. Talking bears. Adventure. Women who kick ass - but aren't always killers. Relationships between siblings, children to parents and grandparents, friends, and romance. (A LOT of romance.)


About Me

My name is Emily, I'm a proud Hufflepuff in my early 30s in the southwest suburbs of Chicago, graduated from Concordia University Chicago, work at a hotel, dog mom, actual fairy godmother, Starbucks addict, and 9/10 times NaNoWriMo winner. You'll usually find me reading, playing my ukulele, binge watching something on Netflix, or belting out show tunes/pretending I can rap along with the Hamilton cast. If you give me any combination of coffee, chocolate, and nachos, I'll be your BFF. I'm also on a constant mission to find the perfect budget friendly lipstick. 

You can see my "official" head shot in my About Me page but... it's also 2 years old and I've changed my hair since then. So... here's a recent selfie.

You can see my "official" head shot in my About Me page but... it's also 2 years old and I've changed my hair since then. So... here's a recent selfie.

Favorite Books (Some of Them):

  • The Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling
  • The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  • The Greatest Knight by Elizabeth Chadwick
  • The Chicagoland Vampires Series by Chloe Neill
  • The Throne of Glass Series by Sarah J Maas
  • The Nevernight Chronicles by Jay Kristoff
  • Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
  • Song of Blood and Stone by L. Penelope
  • The Queen's Rising by Rebecca Ross
  • An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole
  • A Night to Surrender by Tessa Dare
  • The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  • Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
  • His Fair Assassin Trilogy by Robin LaFevers

Favorite TV Shows:

  • Boy Meets World
  • Friends
  • Glee
  • How I Met Your Mother (not the finale)
  • Reign
  • Vampire Diaries
  • Doctor Who
  • Sherlock
  • Gilmore Girls
  • Queer Eye
  • Firefly
  • The Tudors

Favorite Movies:

  • Anything Disney
  • Mama Mia!
  • 10 Things I Hate About You
  • Clueless
  • Letters to Juliet
  • The Princess Diaries
  • Mirror, Mirror
  • Rent
  • Wonder Woman
  • Love, Simon
  • When Harry Met Sally
  • Love Actually


I can't wait to see everyone else's Boost Your Bio posts and to get to know you all! 

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