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Monday, January 16, 2012

Blogfest Contest with Agent Ammi-Joan Paquette!

Title: FireFlys
Genre: YA Paranormal
Word Count: 65,000

Pitch: I knew that losing my dad and moving to MiddleOfNowhere, GA would change my life. What I didn't know was how much it would change my heart.

I often think of that summer. When the sun hits the trees just right or the sound of a whippoorwill floats to me on an evening breeze, the memories come flooding back like the Saint Mary’s river after a hard rain. Even after all these years, now that I have children of my own, my memories of those long, hot days are more vivid and clear than they should be. I think they’ll always be with me, reverberating in every movement I make and for that, I am glad.

It’s time to share my story, that’s why I’m writing it down now. Maybe I’ll read it to my girls; maybe I’ll just save it for my own eyes on nights when I can’t sleep. Either way, I’ve started. And there’s no turning back now. Is this a true story? I’ll leave that for you to decide but I can tell you this; it is, without doubt, the story of the summer that I lost my dad and somehow, managed to find myself.


  1. I think your premise is interesting for sure.

    There isn't much to indicate this is YA, and the pitch doesn't hint at the paranormal aspects.

  2. Glad you're entered the blogfest. I'm following you back. Make sure to post it to the official contest post on my blog by tomorrow morning (Jan. 17) by 8am EST. Good luck!

  3. The pitch and excerpt do sound great but I agree that it's hard to tell it's YA and paranormal. Maybe throw little hints of what's to come. Great job!

  4. You certainly have a strong voice, but like the others mentioned, it could easily be contemp romance - throw us a paranormal bone :)

  5. You guys are so right! =) Thank you for your comments!


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