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The Florida Writer Podcast

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Sep 4, 2021

Curious about #PitchWars and #PitMad on Twitter? Don't know what it is or want to learn more? In this week's edition of the Florida Writer Podcast, host Alison Nissen chats with Sarah Nicolas about these Twitter events along with Sarah's top 4 things every writer's website needs and how to create spectacular book covers.
Sarah Nicolas is a recovering mechanical engineer, library event planner, and author who lives in Orlando. Sarah writes YA novels as Sarah Nicolas and romance under the name Aria Kane. Sarah has published both traditionally and independently, and has also worked in the publishing industry as an editorial intern, editorial assistant, publicist, publicity director, cover artist, and art director. Sarah is the current Board Treasurer and Agent Liaison for Pitch Wars and the host/producer of PubTalk Live, AgentChat Live, and Queries, Qualms, & Quirks. When not writing, Sarah can be found playing volleyball or listening to audiobooks Sarah is a contributor for Book Riot and is represented by Rebecca Podos of Rees Literary Agency.

Check out the upcoming Pitch Wars & PitMad Schedule:

  • September 11-25, 2021: Pitch Wars Mentor Wishlist Blog Hop
  • September 26, 2021 (midnight EDT): Mentee Submission Window Opens 
  • September 30, 2021 (10PM EDT): Mentee Submission Window Closes 
  • November 6, 2021: Pitch Wars Mentees Announced
  • December 2, 2021: #PitMad Twitter Pitch Party (8AM – 8PM EST)
  • February 9-14, 2022: Agent Showcase
    • February 9: Adult entries are live on the Pitch Wars site
    • February 10: MG entries are live on the Pitch Wars site
    • February 11: YA entries are live on the Pitch Wars site
  • March 3, 2022: #PitMad Twitter Pitch Party (8AM – 8PM EST)