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.

13 comments:

  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?

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    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 :)

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  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)!!

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

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  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!

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    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!!

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

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

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  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!

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  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.)
    @_AliciaAudrey

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  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!

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

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