ELEGY is in the Pitch Wars Agent Round Today!

...And I am a *little* freaked out.

For me, querying a novel is a private business. I quietly send out an email, and I quietly receive a response. Aside from me and the agent (and the few that I tell, such as my long-suffering, ever-patient critique partners [I owe you guys sooo many cookies]), no one has to know what response I got.

So this is really a few thousand steps out of my comfort zone, what with ELEGY being up there for two whole days, and everyone being able to see whether there's interest or... well... *crickets*

But I am so proud to be here and to have this opportunity, make no mistake!

Please feel free to stop by and fling tomatoes say hello! And please also visit my amazing teammates, who will all shortly take the book world by storm. Count on it!

  • ELEGY (by yours truly): Read the short pitch and first page at Jaye Robin Brown's blog HERE.

#TeamPPU (Phantom Pirate Universe)

  • Our fearless leader: Stephanie Garber

  • A SEA OF HOLLOW HEARTS (by Kate Bucklein): A bad-ass YA epic fantasy about pirates, romance, and monsters on the high seas. Find it HERE.

  • STRANGE ATTRACTORS (by Melody Marshall): An action-packed YA sci-fi about a teen spy who crosses universes to steal secrets. Find it HERE.


  • Our fearless leader: N.K. Traver

  • THAT NIGHT ON BLOSSOM HILL (by Alison Green Myers): Murder, mistrust, and manipulation abound in this suspenseful YA horror. Find it HERE.

  • WISHING (by Jerilyn Patterson): Magic and crime mix seamlessly in this contemporary YA fantasy. Find it HERE.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Good luck, Julie!! Big step, but big things could happen. No matter what, it got you to go farther than ever before.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Awesome, Julie! Fingers crossed for you.

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Good luck, Julie! Stepping out of your comfort zone is scary, but no matter the outcome, you'll be glad you did it!

Liz Blocker said...

Oh goodness, yes, it's a LOT easier to be rejected privately! I'm crossing my fingers for you, though! Good luck :)

Tiana Smith said...

Good luck!

workofheart09 said...

Good luck!! :)

Naina Gupta said...

Best of Luck, Julie. Fingers crossed =)

Krispy said...

I've got my fingers crossed for you! Good luck!

Laura Marcella said...

Just read your pitch and excerpt and loved it. I don't know how this Pitch Wars event works, but I hope you get exactly what you want!!

Happy reading and writing! from Laura Marcella @ Wavy Lines

LD Masterson said...

Fingers, toes, and eyes crossed for you.

1000th.monkey said...

Very exciting :) Congrats for taking that big step ;)

Cynthia said...

Good luck, Julie! You are extremely brave to put yourself out there. Whatever the outcome is, you know we all have your back here!

Kim Van Sickler said...

You got a request! Congrats!!!!!

Donna Hole said...

Thats awesome Julie! Good luck, I am sure you will do well.


Nicole said...

Such a huge step! Congrats on taking the chance AND congrats on the request.

Brandon Ax said...

So cool I am definitely going to check it out. Good luck.

Chris said...

Hi Julie, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

Julie Dao said...

Alex: Thank you! I love that mindset.

Natalie: Thanks so much :)

Dianne: I AM glad I did it! :)

Liz: Oh yes, for sure! Thanks so much!

Tiana: Thank you :)

Shari: Thanks! <33

Naina: Thank you so much!

Krispy: Aw, thanks, girl <3

Laura: Really loved your supportive comment on my entry! Thanks my dear!

LD: HAHA! Thanks, appreciate it :)

Monkey: Thank you! It was scary, but glad I did :)

Cynthia: I really appreciate that, so much <3 Thanks!

Kim: :) :) Thank you!

Donna: Thanks, my friend!

Nicole: Thanks so much :D

Brandon: Wonderful, thanks!

Chris: That's so kind of you. Thanks for stopping by.

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