Carrie Harris | Young Adult Author

A query or first chapter critique by author Dawn Metcalf

It's a small, small world. Apparently, YA writer Dawn Metcalf and I used to work on the same roleplaying books years ago but never really met. Dawn's now my go-to person when I want ideas for steampunk tea parties, Halloween themed baked goods, and artsy craftsy stuff. She's also one of the most thorough critiquers I've ever met. Let her take a stab at your first chapter or query letter. She'll help whip it into shape!

Prize details:
The winner will receive a critique of a query letter or first chapter of a YA manuscript (20 pages or less, please!) from author Dawn Metcalf.

About Dawn Metcalf:
The role of Dawn Metcalf will be played by the tall brunette in the off-the-shoulder, floor-length leather straightjacket. Makeup by Clinique, buckles by Jada Pinkett-Smith, hair by Jim Henson's Creature Shop.

Dawn has no good excuse for the way she writes. She lived in a normal, loving, suburban home, studied hard, went to college, went to graduate school, got married, had babies, and settled down in northern Connecticut. Despite this wholesome lifestyle, she's been clearly corrupted by fairy tales, puppet visionaries, British humour and graphic novels. As a result, she writes dark, quirky, and sometimes humorous speculative fiction.

Her debut YA novel, LUMINOUS, just came out with Dutton Books.

This item will close for bids on July 25th at 2 PM EST.


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