Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Round Two: What to Expect!

I'm DELIGHTED to announce that YA author CJ REDWINE will be critiquing the entries for Round Two of our First Line Grabber!

CJ Redwine is the author of DEFIANCE, out 8/28/12 from Balzer+Bray/Harper Collins.  You can read all about her on her blog, and you can feast your eyes on her freshly-released book cover right here:

CJ will be reading and critiquing the entries, and will then let me know which she feels are the TOP FIVE.  These 5 winning entries will be invited to submit the FIRST 500 WORDS of their manuscripts for public critique.  A prize in and of itself!

The 500-word excerpts will post on March 13.  If you have any further questions, please post them in the comment box.

The fun begins tomorrow!

(Oh, and incidentally?  Mr. A read all 30 entries [which made me insanely happy] and chose his top five:   #2, #11, #16, #18, and his favorite was #25.  So there you have it.  Induction into the wee "Mr. A Hall of Fame".  Or something.)


  1. thanks to Ms. Redwine. I have been a lurker on your blog. Still trying to finish a first draft. But have to say. You have a great blog. Thanks for letting me lurk.

  2. OMZ, I loooove that book cover! Gorgeous!