Late January 18, she announced two winners, who received full requests. One of them is my dear friend, Donna Weaver! I'm so excited for Donna! She and her book totally deserve it. Congratulations, Donna!
The rest of us "non-winners" get to send the first 3-chapters and a synopsis to Nicole. Sort of makes me feel like a winner, too. :)
The most exciting part was that Nicole went around and commented on everyone's query. You can go here to see my whole query for DUSTED, but my bio-paragraph (which you'll need to read to understand her comment) is:
I’m a third-generation theatre geek with seven years of experience as a criminal defense lawyer, where I’ve learned about the drug trade directly from traffickers and addicts. I’ve published a paper on the juvenile death penalty, but this is my first novel. The death penalty paper was easier.This is what she said:
The death penalty paper was easier—haa! Lmao. The title rocks and I’m always a fan of the fish-out-of-water tales. I think this sounds like fun. I’m really looking forward to reading about your pixies.So. Awesome. Right? This is where I thank Aprilynne Pike for adding that very line and Donea Weaver (no relation to Donna Weaver, mentioned above) for suggesting the title. I, of course, maintain full credit for realizing the brilliance of both and keeping their contributions. :D
I'm going to be polishing my synopsis over the next few days (I just finished re-polishing the first three chapters a few days ago) and crossing my fingers as I dive back into the query pool. Wish me luck! :)