Today I'm excited to have debut author Kristy Acevedo here to share about her YA science fiction CONSIDER. It sounds really good and is on Barnes and Noble's 13 Most Anticipated Science Fiction YA of 2016 list.
Here's a blurb from Goodreads:
As if Alexandra Lucas’ anxiety disorder isn’t enough, mysterious holograms suddenly appear from the sky, heralding the end of the world. They bring an ultimatum: heed the warning and step through a portal-like vertex to safety, or stay and be destroyed by a comet they say is on a collision course with earth. How’s that for senior year stress?
The holograms, claiming to be humans from the future, bring the promise of safety. But without the ability to verify their story, Alex is forced to consider what is best for her friends, her family, and herself.
To stay or to go. A decision must be made.
With the deadline of the holograms’ prophecy fast approaching, Alex feels as though she is living on a ticking time bomb, until she discovers it is much, much worse.
So here's Kristy!
#PitMad is a Twitter hashtag that runs four times a year where writers pitch their edited manuscripts in 140 characters, and if any editors, publishers, or agents favorite their pitch, they should submit according to that person's guidelines ASAP.
My Twitter pitch: If a hologram said it could save your life, would you believe it? #YA #SFF #PitMad
One little favorite led to a publishing offer ten days later. (This is rare, but it's also why you should only participate if your manuscript is finished.) I sent the first three chapters, and two days later got an email to send the full manuscript.
It was a Saturday morning when I received THE CALL. TJ da Roza said that Jolly Fish Press was offering to publish my YA sci-fi manuscript, Consider and its unwritten sequel. My brain stopped functioning at that point.
If that wasn't awesome enough, less than a week later, I got another phone call that my manuscript was one of the winners of the PEN New England Susan P. Bloom Children's Book Discovery Award . Talk about an amazing week!
I hired a Literary Contract Consultant to review the terms and negotiate on my behalf. And in April 2015 I signed with Jolly Fish Press. I framed the original contract near my desk, a reminder that this was real.
Here's what's coming up:
Wednesday that week I have an agent spotlight interview with Elana Roth Parker and a query critique giveaway.
The following Monday I have an interview with debut author Lindsay Eager and a giveaway of her MG magical realism HOURS OF THE BEES.
Friday that week I'll be participating in the Showers of Books Giveaway Hop!