Monday, December 2, 2013

Pimp My Bio

So, I have decided to participate in #PitchWars this year. If you don't know what that is, hop on over to the wonderful Brenda Drake's Blog to find out.

I must confess, I'm a PitchWars virgin. I hope I'm good enough to get  a call back ;-)

Now, in the spirit of keeping up -- actually, I'm just copying what everyone else is doing because I have no idea what I'm doing -- here is my bio for any potential mentors. Or anyone else who wants to know more about me.

1. I'm a stay-at-home mom to five kids (4 girls and 1 boy) who are all in school so I spend my days writing and talking to these guys.

2.  I'm Kaptain Kara of #Darksideresearch on Twitter. What does this mean? I'm da bomb at posting pics of sexy, half naked men. Does this make me a perv? Probably. Do I care? Nope!

These are the kinds of things I like to post:

3.  I have never been on a plane because I'm terrified of flying. But, I am going to RT2014, so I will have to conquer that fear come May. (I can't convince my travel buddy to drive from NY to NOLA. I've tried.)

4.  I LOVE getting edits on my books. Seriously. I know a lot of author agonize over this, but I LOVE it. There is nothing like getting a fresh perspective on your book and your characters, and then being able to dive back into the world and make it better. Edits are good. While I'm at it, I need to give a shout out to two of the best editors in the entire world: Eden Plantz and Emily Ward!

5.  I have writer's ADD. At this exact moment, I have 7 projects in the works. It's frustrating at times, but it's also nice because when I wake up in the morning I can work on whatever interests me that day.

6.  I hate to exercise and play sports, but I'm super competitive. I like to win! And I never stop fighting until the very, bitter end.

7. I firmly believe in helping my fellow authors and will go out of my way to do so.  All you ever have to do is ask :-) It's because of this desire to help others that I became a Senior Editor at Entranced Publishing. I adore my group of authors and they always make me smile.

8. I have two college degrees -- both in law. Weird, I know. I though I wanted to be a lawyer. Being a writer is SO much more fun.

9. I'm obsessed with The Vampire Diaries simply because of this man:

10. I'm super excited to be participating in #PitchWars. Even if I don't make it past sending my queries, it has been a fun experience and I've made some new friends along the way.


  1. I love the adorable puppies (and the adorable half-naked men!) but I'm curious about what you're pitching! Care to tell us anything about your Pitch Wars project?

    1. Hi, Chris! Absolutely! It's an adult romantic suspense entitled Deadly Orchid. At the very basic level its about a woman who is being stalked by a serial killer and the man who is charged with protecting her. Of course, they fall in love. There is some light erotica in it, too :)

  2. Snaps for TVD!!! I'm currently obsessed with that show because of him and The Originals because of all of them (love the CW)!!

    1. Oh, yeah, The Originals. That's a good show, too. Despite being a jerk, I really like Klaus.

  3. I've got writers ADD too. Which is funny because in my normal life, I'm pretty laid back and relaxed. I really gotta stick to one project and finish it. :)

    Good luck!

    1. LOL. Yeah, I keep telling myself that I won't start a new project until I finish my current ones. That hasn't worked out very well for me.

      Good luck to you, too!!

  4. I've got 3 projects going and mostly in different genres. Good Luck with Pitch Wars!

  5. YAY Vampire Diaries. I'm right there with you. I wish you the best of luck in Pitch Wars :D

  6. Nice to meet you! I am not gonna lie, those type of pictures make me turn rosy cheeked and uncomfortable, but I would still love to be friends!

    Best wishes on your Pitchwars endeavor!

  7. I'm a #PitchWars virgin too! *blushes*
    I don't have writer ADD, but I do always have more than one project on the go. When one gets tiring/annoying, I switch over to the next one so I never lose writing time. WOOP!
    Good luck, both with the contest and that trip you're taking. (Flying isn't that bad. Just take gum and a good book.)

  8. You have a great bio! I felt like I was reading a bio about myself because we like so many of the same things! #4: I LOVE getting feedback on my writing too. The good, the bad, and the ugly! I love it all! Constructive criticism is the only way a writer improves their craft! #5: I also suffer from Writer's ADD. I've got so many stories running through my head, I find it difficult to pace myself sometimes. Ahh! So many voices in my head! #6: Again, something else we have in common! I HATE exercising, but love to play sports. And love a good competition! I'm in it to win it! #7: One of my favorite things to do is champion fellow writers! #9: The Vampire Diaries!!! LOVE IT! #10: Agreed, #PitchWars is SO much fun!

    Good luck with your #PitchWars submission!

  9. So, did you go to RT2014? Good luck in this round. :-)