Pitchwars – Pick me!

TOP 5 REASONS TO PICK ME (BECAUSE LESS IS MORE)

1.   About me

Fun: I’ve been in marketing for 15+ years…so yeah, I know booze. Scotch Whisky & Wine, to be exact. My corporate background means I’m familiar with branding, PowerPoints, deadline, and spreadsheets! Exciting, right?

More fun: I teach Pinterest for Authors and Branding for Authors 🙂

Most fun: I live in NY with my 5 year old, black lab puppy, and Scottish hubby.

Yeah, kilts.

ross wedding kilt

(This one’s from my wedding)

2.   Some of my fave things

BOOKS:

Maggie Stiefvater – ALL THE BOOKS especially The Scorpio Races

Sherry Thomas – Elemental Trilogy

Cassandra Clare – Clockwork Angel series

VE Schwab – ALL THE BOOKS

I’m attending the @madcapretreats in August with Kiersten White, Tessa Gratton, Natalie C Parker…can’t wait!!

 

MUSIC:

currently obsessed with B0RNS, Troye Sivan, El Vy, and always, The XX.

LOVE 8tracks.com…the ultimate book playlist!

3.   Fandoms

Anything on BBC America & SyFy. Whedonite. GOT.

And, I’ll admit, some many of the Bravo programs.

Awkward, I know.       Sorrynotsorry.

 

4.   My MS

MOM, I MARRIED A HIGHLANDER is a YA Time Travel, set in the present. Think of it as a YA OUTLANDER, in reverse.

Here’s my Twitter Pitch:

Abby’s extra credit report is derailed when a Highlander from the past jumps into the library. He’s bleeding,dirty &…hot #YA #F #PitMad

Mom, I Married a Highlander

Mom, I Married a Highlander

It won the 2015 Golden Claddagh RWA contest, and finaled in the 2015 Windy City and the 2016 Great Expectations RWA contests. Recently, it finaled in the 2016 Maggie contest.

# of queries sent: 0      I want to get it all shiny first!

I’m looking for someone to guide me through developmental editing, specifically pacing (vs grammar etc). Tips on balancing humor vs. plot a bonus!

I will work hard! I know enough to know that there’s a lot I don’t know.

jon know i know some things

Critiques: I have several awesome CPs and we are tough with each other.

So bring it! I have my big girl panties on, I can take it.

penguin

5.   Did I mention booze?

Yeah, the MS has whisky in it. I just got back from Scotland to here’s a few droolworthy shots.

Casks at Springburn Distillery | Lana Pattinson

Portnahaven, Islay, Scotland | Lana Pattinson

 

 

 

 

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And that’s about it!

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Cheers! Lana

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24 thoughts on “Pitchwars – Pick me!

  1. Zach J. Payne says:

    I love your spin on the bio format! Simple, fun, and informative! (Okay, and I’m a bit jealous, because I couldn’t figure out GIFs. That’s a battle for another day!)

  2. Kim says:

    Hi Lana! I love the idea of your book. And Stiefvater’s The Scorpio Races is one of my top 5 all-time favorite books. I tried to click on your twitter link, but it didn’t go through. Good luck with PitchWars!

  3. April Benedetti says:

    Oh, Scotland . . . I’m heading back there later this summer with my best friend. I can never get enough.

  4. Nicole Rivera says:

    Thank you for introducing me to 8tracks.com! I’m always looking for new ways to discover music.
    Sorry I’m so late to the hop (hopping to create my own extremely late bio soon too), but good luck with your submission!

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