On July 31st, TIME OUT FOR MONSTERS! is making a monster appearance on bookstore and library shelves everywhere.
“Energetic and appealing to young artists everywhere, this one is a winner.” School Library Journal
“Spread after spread is a riot of color, goofy fantasy, and well-choreographed freneticism.” Publishers Weekly
“Readers will relate to the main character’s boredom and spunky reaction. Like Max with his Wild Things, this boy takes control in his own age-appropriate way …budding artists and those who have ever felt misunderstood will cheer on this ‘time out’ king.” Kirkus
Now that’s something to celebrate!
So for all my writer friends out there I’m holding a
MONDAY, AUGUST 6TH
I’ll throw all the submitted titles into a hat and pick 1 for critique.
Keep in mind:
* Manuscripts must be 1000 words or less.
* I accept only fiction.
* Please understand that I’m not an editor and will not be providing line-editing of your work. My critique will be comprised of suggestions for improving your manuscript. So please send me your most polished piece.
* The critique winner must e-mail me his/her manuscript as a Word attachment within 48 hours of the announcement . Manuscripts will be kept completely confidential. When I receive the manuscript, I’ll let the author know when to expect my critique.
* As with any art form, likes and dislikes are entirely subjective. Please understand that my critiques are only one reader’s/writer’s opinion. It’s always wise to seek feedback from a few different readers. If my ideas resonate with you, they’re yours to use. If you disagree, I encourage you to compare my comments with those of other readers. But in the end, it’s your book. Stay true to your vision.
I look forward to reading your work.
P.S. And don’t forget to check out TIME OUT FOR MONSTERS! and the
TIME OUT FOR MONSTERS! Book Birthday Party going on now through 8/31!