My Pitch Wars Mentee Bio: I Think We’d Make a Great Team!

My Pitch Wars apps are sent. My prayers are said and all of my digits are crossed. Now, all that’s left to do is wait. And pray some more!

But, thanks to the fabulous Dannie Morin and brilliant Christopher Keelty, I can now put some of that waiting to good use and join in on the PitchWars Mentee Contender Bio Blog Hop.

So without further ado, here is my Pitch Wars Mentee Bio…drum roll please….

By day, I spend my time teaching fourth graders the wonders of science, social studies, math, and the joy of the written word. Usually, any writing assignment I give in class is met with a chorus of cacophonous groaning. Music to a teacher’s ears! But, after two or three drafts (I won’t tell them how many times I revised my manuscripts—it’s best not to scare them) each of my students are lining up to share their story! Awesomesauce!

At the end of the day, I love spending time with my family! I’m married to a wonderful man who is really awesome at grammar! He puts up with my endless questions about commas and I love him for it! I’m a comma killer, so all grammar help is appreciated! And last, but certainly not least, my two precious daughters. They are the reason I write. One day, I hope writing will give me the flexibility to stay home with my girls. I also hope to teach them that hard work and perseverance pay off in the end, and if you want something bad enough, don’t give up.

That’s my philosophy on writing. I’m going to keep writing and revising until I get it right. I LOVE constructive criticism. I LOVE to collaborate. I LOVE it when someone tells me my commas are in the wrong place. But, in the end, I just LOVE to write. I want to tell a story that someone will LOVE to read (and I would LOVE some help with that)!

And just a side note…My birthday is January 24th. I can think of no better gift than to have a sparkling manuscript ready for the agent round in January!!

So, there you have it, me in a nutshell. I teach. I mother. I write. I pray and give God all the glory!

And here’s my #PitchWars #PitchTune…the song that inspired my entire manuscript and it’s intended sequel: 1000 Times by the uber talented Sara Bareilles!

And here’s a picture of Jillian and Griffin (my main characters)…


6 thoughts on “My Pitch Wars Mentee Bio: I Think We’d Make a Great Team!

  1. Nice bio…I love it, and your words are uplifting! Exactly what I needed to read on this rainy Friday! Good luck in the contest and it’s so cool reading and meeting new people who also love to write!


    • Thanks! As nerve-wracking as these contests are, I always try to stay positive! Even if my ms isn’t chosen, I still got to meet so many interesting people as a result! Good luck to you too, I hope your submission is snatched up quickly!


    • Thanks! I like to believe that my students do LOVE every assignment I give them! I have had students thank me (years later) for making them work so hard when I had them in grade school. They said it paid off in high school! That’s always encouraging…I must be doing something right! Good luck with your #PitchWars submission too!


  2. I’ve got a 4th grader too. (At home though, I don’t teach.) I bet he groans just as much when his teacher hands out assignments. He does like to write, but not usually about what teachers assign. 🙂

    Good luck!


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