Friday, February 10, 2012

Critique Partner Blogfest

    Thanks to everyone for commenting! Now I have new blogs to follow and a few options for critiquing. Thank you to Apathy's Hero's blog for hosting.
    This post is for the critique partner match-up event hosted by the Apathy's Hero blog. The purpose is to help writers find critique partners and beta readers. I'll have my info up from Feb 10-13. If you're part of the blogfest and interested in working with me, just leave a comment and a way for me to contact you back.


  1. It sounds like you've got a fantastic idea and story here. I'm afraid I'm not much on historicals, but with what you've got here, you'll hook people into reading for sure.

  2. Looks interesting. I'm not great with historical YA so I will pass. But there are some fantastic writers looking to trade with you in your genre.

    Best wishes.

  3. I don't read or write historical fiction, so I wouldn't be much good to you. It was well written so I'm sure you'll find some lovely CP's. Thanks for sharing:)

  4. I'd be interested in reading more, since I also write 20th century historical (including YA). My YA historicals start in 1938 in Atlantic City and include characters in Europe during the War (friends of one of the main characters who already immigrated, and some of their friends). I've also got a Bildungsroman set from 1959 to 1974, though as I found out last year, it's not YA exactly just because it has a majority of young people in the cast.

  5. I feel like a broken record, "I don't read a lot of historical..."

    However, I like your voice and your writing is smooth. I would keep reading if I picked this up in the library.

    I'm so glad Carrie-Anne found you! good luck!

  6. Thank you to everyone who commented! I really appreciate it. I'm taking time to look through all your postings now and will comment.

  7. Lovely voice! I can see lots of girls curled up somewhere reading this. And the early 60s - a great time for girls and young women to learn/read about.

    All the best to you!

  8. Hello Stephanie. I read your excerpt and I am intrigued. I love that it takes place during the 60s. I would be happy to swap first chapters with you.

    Here's my email so that we can get in touch: tracey_Joseph(at)msn(dot)com

  9. Hi Stephanie,
    I love the sound of your book - I've read a few historical fiction (YA and adult) and am a bit of a geek myself.

    I'm not offically on the Critique partner blogfest, (reasons are complicated). But if you take a look over at me blog and contact me via the contact tab - if you're interested in doing a little swapsie!

    My book is a YA fantasy/supernatural book and goes a little like this:

    SEEING IS NOT BELIEVING is a contemporary middle-grade novel about Seudology, a new-age cult disguised as a religion, looking to take over the world. Thirteen-year-old, wannabe archaeologist, Rose can see pain, growth, love and hate as beings, and she is the only one who can see the Seudologists for who they really are. Her best friend Pete has been tricked by the Seudology cult, and now he’s cursed. If Rose can’t find a way to free him, he’ll soon become one of them against his will. To save him and change his destiny, Rose must infiltrate the cult but at the risk of being enslaved herself. If she can do it without getting caught, then she’ll unearth their secrets and stop those who are hunting him. But the Seudologists have been watching her. They have her exactly where they want her; hooked up to a machine that’s ready to extract her soul.

    Anyway, hope you'll be interested. If not, no probs. I felt like I related to your "about me" page!

  10. Steph I hope you don't mind me commenting since I'm not part of the Blogfest. I just wanted to say what a fantastic premise you have here.