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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Middle Grade or YA Critique with Tricia Lawrence from Erin Murphy Literary Agency #KidLitForHaiti



KID LIT FOR HAITI:  Tricia is offering a critique of the first fifteen pages of a novel (middle grade or young adult).

I met Tricia Lawrence at an SCBWI conference J and was truly impressed with her both personally and professionally. In panels and workshops, Tricia spoke with knowledge and excitement about the publishing industry. Her enthusiasm is contagious, and I am certain she works hard for her clients. I was most impressed when I listened to her provide critiques at the first-pages breakout session. Her feedback to participants was spot-on, but her input was delivered with a gracious touch. She always found something positive to say, while also providing the necessary criticism and fix-suggestions.
Tricia is the "Pacific Northwest branch" of EMLA—born and raised in Oregon, and now lives in Seattle. After 19 years of working as a developmental and production-based editor (from children’s books to college textbooks, but mostly college textbooks), she joined the EMLA team in March 2011 as a social media strategist.
As associate agent, Tricia represents picture books/chapter books that look at the world in a unique and unusual way, with characters that are alive both on and off the page, and middle grade and young adult fiction and nonfiction that offers strong worldbuilding, wounded narrators, and stories that grab a reader and won't let go.

Tricia loves hiking, camping out in the woods, and collecting rocks. She loves BBC America and anything British. She has way too many books and not enough bookshelves. You can find Tricia's writing about blogging, Tweeting, Facebooking, and other social media topics (for authors and the publishing industry at large) 
If you’d like to know more about Tricia, visit my interview here.


Details on critique:  You’re bidding on a FIFTEEN PAGE manuscript critique (middle grade or young adult manuscripts only) from Tricia Lawrence to be exchanged via email. If you win, please format your manuscript in Times Roman, double spaced, one inch margins. 
How do I bid?
Place your bid in the comment section by increasing the previous bid by a minimum of $10 increments. Remember--all proceeds go to a 501 c 3 charity and benefit students in Haiti. Please include information about how I may contact you if you are the winning bidder; you can ask me question at  ktomsic@gmail.com
When does the Auction for a critique with Tricia Lawrence close?
**This Particular Auction will close on December 15, 2014**


Official UPDATE: Auction items close on their respective date at 11:59 PM Mountain Standard Time (MST)

here's the math time for U.S. residents (you can simply Google the time comparison if you live somewhere else in the world) :
 Pacific Time is one hour behind mountain time; central time is one hour ahead of mountain time; eastern time is two hours ahead of mountain time so:
11:59 om MST = 10:59 pm Pacific Time or 12:59 am Central Standard Time or 1:59 am Eastern Time
What are other items on the Kid Lit for Hait (#KidLitForHaiti) Auction?

To Visit a full list of all the auction items featured on Kid Lit for Haiti: PLEASE CLICK HERE

What happens if I win?

I will contact the winning bidder (as long as you remembered to provide your contact information!). You will make your donation at this donation link and then you will email a copy of your receipt to me at ktomsic@gmail.com Then I will put you in two in touch 

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32 comments:

Mindy Alyse Weiss said...

I'll start the bidding at $60. :)

Poppy Wrote said...

$75.00

Kim Tomsic said...

Hi, "Poppy Wrote" You are currently the high bidder. Please remember to include information on how I can reach you via email or Twitter so I can contact you if you win this auction. If you are uncomfortable leaving you info in the comment section, you can always contact me on email at ktomsic@gmail.com. Thanks and good luck! And thank you so much for participating!!

Cynthia said...

$85

Jen Reeder said...

$95. Great cause - thanks to all the organizers!

Mindy Alyse Weiss said...

$110. :)

aneducationinbooks said...

$120

Cynthia said...

$130

Jen Reeder said...

$140

Erika Parker Price said...

$150

Anonymous said...

I (Kate Gilbert) bid $160 and have e-mailed you my contact information.

Erika Parker Price said...

170

Anonymous said...

$180: Kate Gilbert

Erika Parker Price said...

200

Anonymous said...

$210 Kate Gilbert

Erika Parker Price said...

220

Erika Parker Price said...

Maybe we could talk Tricia into one for Kate and one for me if she would be so gracious? It would be double the donation for KidLit for Haiti.

Anonymous said...

Wow, wouldn't that be great? If you'd be willing to put up $250, so would I, and that'd be a cool $500. Fingers crossed...otherwise, I guess the friendly battle will continue! Kate G.

Erika Parker Price said...

Yes Kate! I'm in for $250. Fingers crossed that there's a way for us to both get it and send our $500 to the kids.

Jen Reeder said...

Don't want to be a spoiler but $230. Figured I'd wait a bit instead of driving up the price too much :)

Anonymous said...

Hooboy -- well, I'm no great shakes as a strategist! I'm going to have to mull this over. Kate G.

Shelly Steig said...

$240 Shelly Steig Thewritephrase@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

250 Kate G.

Shelly Steig said...

$260 Shelly Steig

Jen Reeder said...

$270

Shelly Steig said...

$300

Anonymous said...

$305 Kate G.

shelly's dog blog said...

320

shelly's dog blog said...

340

Anonymous said...

Rats! I outsmarted myself. Congratulations, Shelly.

shelly's dog blog said...

I enjoyed the challenge and all the money we just raised! :-)

Kim Tomsic said...

Congratulations, Shelly!

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