Carrie Harris | Young Adult Author

A 10 page critique and a 15 minute follow up phone call from author Bettina Restrepo

This is the kind of prize I'd eat up if I were you. Bettina's debut YA novel, ILLEGAL, has forever changed how I view immigration...and mangoes, but that's a little beside the point. Bett really knows how to tell a story--I think she'd be especially great at helping to make sure that your serious novel isn't too heavy, or your issue book isn't too preachy. And once she's sent you her feedback, you get an opportunity to listen to her a-freaking-dorable southern accent as she discusses her feedback with you on the phone.

Prize details:

The winner will receive a 10 page critique of a YA or MG book, plus a 15 minute phone call with Bettina to discuss the manuscript!

About Bettina Restrepo:
Bettina Restrepo is a writer. This means she basically sits around in pajamas making up lies. As glamorous as this may seem, she spends a lot of time researching, thinking, and talking to the dog about her characters, plots, and story lines.

She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Speech Communication. She married an Aggie. Together they have a son, Allen, (who will be an Aggie) and an English springer spaniel, W
inston (who will not be an Aggie). When Bettina is not writing, or thinking about writing, she likes to exercise, go on walks, and read, read, read. She lives in Frisco, Texas…. which is basically Dallas.

Bettina has authored over 50 stories and articles. Her books include Moose and Magpie (Sylvan Dell 2009) and Illegal (Harper Collins 2011). Her forthcoming novel, Telenovela, will be out in 2012. She is currently writing a sequel to Telenovela and a zombie-inspired novel (which she thinks is Very Cool).

Bettina’s website is You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter.

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