Sunday, May 2, 2010

And the winners are...

Here is the bio info promised on the three winners of our recent query contest judged by Jamie Weiss Chilton of the Andrea Brown Literary Agency.

By day Melissa Barlow is an administrative assistant, able to leap tall stacks of paper in a single bound, by night she sits at her desk and writes, dreaming of that day she'll one day be published.  She got her start writing picture books, very bad picture books with singing animals and horrible forced rhymes.  Nowadays, she's dropped the singing, dancing critters and moved on to the wonderful world of YA.  She's the author of Knights of Avalon,  as well as the YA Historical Surviving Matewan.  Her current projects include a sequel to Knights and the YA dystopian Beautiful Medusa.  Feel free to say hi to her on Twitter (@LiteraryMouse) or visit her blog at 

In addition to writing, I teach preschool, direct two handbell choirs, and I am a Creative Memories Consultant.  I also have three children ages seven and under.  In other words, I am always bored. I blog sporadically at and I tweet @lchardesty.

I'm a 20-something year old Canuckian chick who writes YA Fantasy/Paranormal, along with the occasional recap. Hoping to see my name in print, but until then I'll be typing my little brown fingers off. Contact me at saraholutola(at)gmail(dot)com.


  1. Congratulations to all three of you busy gals! Fun bios, btw. Best wishes with your books!

    Thanks again, Michael, for the opportunity!

  2. Thanks to everyone for the congratulations and to Michael and Jamie for the wonderful opportunity!

  3. Congratulations to the three outstanding talents! Fingers crossed that your stories make it to publication.

    On a side note to all participants, I would love to interview you (yes, all of you, but one at a time, obviously) for my blog (, so feel free to contact me on Twitter @DorothyDreyer or email me at dorothyanndreyer(at)gmail(dot)com.


  4. Congrats to the three of you and Good Luck on your writing journey's!

  5. Congratulations to all three winners and good luck with your books. Interesting bios.

  6. Good luck all three of you. :)


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