Congrats to the 12 prize winners of the Nano Blog & Social Media Hop! If your name is in the list below, you can expect an email from your prize donor in the next few days, and you’ll have 1 year to claim your prize. A few of our illustrious prize donors are offering discounts on editorial services for Nano Hop participants, so check that out too. It’s more reasonable than you think.
FUTURE AUTHOR FOLLOW-BACK EVENTS: I’m devising simpler author follow-back events (one social media site at a time), so if you’re interested, make sure you’re actually getting emails from my blog or checking in regularly, because I won’t be using the Nano Hop email list again (except for the Facebook participants), and I won’t come chasing you down. My email signup is in the left-hand column, and I usually don’t blog more than weekly or bi-weekly.
Mystery Grand Prize Donor: Laura LaTulipe
Laura LaTulipe has a long-standing love affair with books and grammar. After joining an online book club, she decided to enter the publishing world. During her ten-year career, she’s edited/proofed for numerous publishers and authors. Laura is married to her former Gulf War pen pal and calls Florida her home. When not reading or editing, you can find her hanging out with her two boys, three dogs, and rescued kitten … or promoting her authors on social media. Laura loves coffee, alternative music, and all things geek. Mention Nano Hop for 10% off any editing service at Tulip Editorial Services.
Congratulations to BART HOPKINS on winning a big-picture full manuscript (up to 100,000 words) critique including 2-3 page edit letter from Laura.
Mystery Grand Prize Donor: Hoda Agharazi
Hoda Agharazi is a writer and editor with a particular interest in YA and adult fiction. After obtaining her law degree, she returned to school to pursue her studies in English Literature. She’s served as a literary and editorial intern, allowing her to both understand the business aspect of the publishing industry and sharpen her editing skills. Other than reading and writing, she has a passion for acting and photography. Hoda is currently offering a 10% discount off editorial services for NaNoWriMo participants until February 1, 2017, at hodawrites.wordpress.com.
Congratulations to LOUISE BRADY on winning a big-picture full manuscript (up to 70,000 words) critique including 2-3 page edit letter and in-line notes from Hoda.
Mystery Prize Donor: Donna Galanti
Donna Galanti is the author of the paranormal suspense Element Trilogy (Imajin Books) and the children’s fantasy adventure Joshua and The Lightning Road series (Month9Books). She is a contributing editor for International Thriller Writers the Big Thrill magazine and blogs with other middle grade authors at Project Middle Grade Mayhem. She’s lived from England as a child, to Hawaii as a U.S. Navy photographer. Donna enjoys teaching at conferences on the writing craft and marketing and also presenting as a guest author at elementary and middle schools. Visit her at www.elementtrilogy.com and www.donnagalanti.com.
Congratulations to AMY KNICKERBOCKER on winning a first chapter critique up to 2,000 words from Donna.
Mystery Prize Donor: Molly Looby
Molly Looby is the author of many young adult fiction novels. Her zombie novel ZA was published in 2016 by Molten Publishing. She lives in sunny Essex, England and spends almost all of her time hunkered down at the desk under her stairs with her imaginary friends. When not talking to the people in her head, she can be found singing too loud when she’s alone or getting frustrated at the PlayStation. Achievements include a 375,000+ total NaNoWriMo word count, a Shakespeare Award for services to Literature created by her A’ level form tutor, and a Zombie Run medal. 10% off Molly’s editing and critiquing services for NaNoWriMo Hoppers!
Congratulations to JORAYA on winning a query letter critique from Molly.
Mystery Prize Donor: Lindsey Frydman
Lindsey Frydman writes romance, though sometimes there’s an added sci-fi or magical realism twist. She lives in Columbus, Ohio (where the weather is never quite right.) Her Fine Arts degree has granted her a wide assortment of creative knowledge that serves as inspiration (and not much else.) When she’s not crafting YA and NA stories, you’ll likely find her spending waaay too much time on Pinterest, playing a video game, or performing in a burlesque show—because she enjoys giving her introversion a worthy adversary. (Plus, it’s the closest to Broadway she’ll ever get.) THE HEARTBEAT HYPOTHESIS is her debut novel.
Congratulations to D.M. Paul on winning a 2-page synopsis and query letter critique from Lindsey.
Mystery Prize Donor: Joshua David Bellin
Joshua David Bellin has been writing novels since he was eight years old (though the first few were admittedly very short.) He’s the author of the YA science fiction duology SURVIVAL COLONY 9 (2014) and SCAVENGER OF SOULS (2016); his next book, the deep-space YA adventure/romance FREEFALL, releases in 2017. Josh loves to read, watch movies, and spend time in nature with his kids. Oh, yeah, and he likes monsters. Really scary monsters.
Congratulations to UNPLOTTABLE GIRL BRITTANY on winning a first chapter critique up to 10 pages (double spaced, 12pt Times New Roman font) from Joshua.
Mystery Prize Donor: K. Kazul Wolf
K. Kazul Wolf (most commonly referred to as Bacon) is a fantasy author represented by Samantha Wekstein of Writers House. She spends a lot of her time reading too many books, perfecting her leegndrary typo skills, and being a dragon—though in the latter her interests lean more toward rescuing cats and dogs in distress as opposed to princesses and hoards of gold. She is attempting to conquer the world through culinary and pastry arts, and bouts of obsessive writing. You can find her at kkazulwolf.com.
Congratulations to J LENNI DORNER on winning a first chapter critique up to 2,000 words from K. Kazul Wolf.
Mystery Prize Donor: Allison K Williams
Allison K Williams has written about race, culture and comedy for NPR, CBC, the Christian Science Monitor and the New York Times. Her fiction has appeared in Smokelong Quarterly and Deep South; essays in Kenyon Review Online, Prairie Schooner, and The Drum; and stories on The Moth and Snap Judgment. She serves as Social Media Editor for Brevity and hosts the Brevity Podcast. Her book Get Published In Literary Magazines is published by Coriander Press. As “The Unkind Editor,” she has edited books for Penguin Random House, Spencer Hill, Johns Hopkins University Press, and many independent authors.
Congratulations to SHELLIE F RICHARDS on winning a query letter or first 1,000-word critique of your fiction or non-fiction prose from Allison.
Mystery Prize Donor: Kristina Stanley
Kristina Stanley is the best-selling author of the Stone Mountain Mystery Series. Her first two novels garnered the attention of prestigious crime writing organizations in Canada and England. Crime Writers of Canada nominated DESCENT for the Unhanged Arthur award. The Crime Writers’ Association nominated BLAZE for the Debut Dagger. Imajin Books published her third novel in the series, AVALANCHE, in June 2016. THE AUTHOR’S GUIDE TO SELLING BOOKS TO NON-BOOKSTORES is her first non-fiction book. She the co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Feedback Innovations, a company created to help writers rewrite better fiction.
Congratulations to ELIZA REDWOOD on winning a query letter critique from Kristina.
Mystery Prize Donor: C.L. McCollum
C.L. McCollum is a SFF author who has contributed to multiple anthologies, co-edits a charity anthology series known as “Clichés for a Cause,” and is a founding member of the Herding Cats Press #MimosaThursday podcasts. C. L. also works as a freelance editor who always welcomes clients with diverse books. In fact, she offers a 10% discount on all services for marginalized authors! You can find her at home at www.clmccollum.com, and you can find her stories on her Amazon Author page.
Congratulations to KYRA THOMSEN on winning a query letter critique from C.L. McCollum.
Mystery Prize Donor: E.G. Moore
E.G. Moore is an award-winning poet and children’s literature author, freelance writer, and storyteller. She leads the local chapter of the Idaho Writers League, and is a #FicFest picture book mentor.Her essay WEARING TERESA’S BOOTS is scheduled to be featured in Hope Paige’s Anthology on loss in 2017. When she’s not telling “Mommy Made stories” to her two daughters or working on her latest manuscript, she can be found off-roading in her modified Ford F-150. She’s represented by Jessica Schmeidler of Golden Wheat Literary. E.G. Moore tweets, posts on Facebook, and blogs at www.emilygmoorewriter.blogspot.com.
Congratulations to team Brian and Avery on winning a query letter critique from E.G. Moore.
Mystery Prize Donor: Aimee Brown
You’ll know Aimee Brown as @HelloChickLit. She is the author of the upcoming release, Little Gray Dress. Currently on the agent hunt & drafting book #2. Chatter of many things, blogger, wife, mother, reader and coffee addict. And yes, that’s a tattoo across her chest. Learn more about Amy’s author marketing expertise at hellochicklit.com and wordswithaimee.com.
Congratulations to ELIZABETH PATTERSON on winning a Pro Author Social Media Critique from Aimee.