Saturday, August 15, 2015

Pitch Wars 2015 Mentee Bio: Katie O'Shea

Hi everyone! My name is Katie O'Shea and if you've found this post, there's a good chance you're a part of Pitch Wars--either as a mentor or a hopeful mentee! It's very nice to meet you! (For anyone else not in the know, check out what Pitch Wars is here on the wonderful Brenda Drake's website!)

A few things about me: I write YA and I also love to read YA--my favorite author is David Levithan. I talk about how much I love books on BookTube (the corner of YouTube for book lovers) at KatieOsheaBooks. I love my community of amazing people from around the world who love reading as much as I do. 

When I'm not reading or writing (or working) you'll probably find me spending time with friends and family, listening to music, dreaming, laughing, traveling, eating cupcakes, or taking pictures and documenting life in my scrapbook. I'm a big fan of social media so send me a tweet and say hi @ktoshea! 

Other fun facts: I once went to Italy--for lunch. I won a writing competition hosted by the Grammy Foundation and attended the Grammy Awards. And I performed violin in the International Olympic Committee Opening Ceremonies at age seven. 

A few things about my Pitch Wars book: It's a YA Sci-Fi Inception with diverse characters, psychological warfare, and romance. Below is a little pitch :)

Beneath the former Blue Ridge Mountains is a warrior with a secret that could kill her—and everyone she knows. In Crissa’s world, dream control technology has turned dreams deadly. When Tristan infiltrates her mind, is he controlling her, or can Crissa trust him with her life—and her heart?

You can also check out my Pinterest board with book inspiration and pretty pictures here!

A few things about why I'd be an awesome mentee: Writing is my passion and I am willing to continue to work so hard with a Pitch Wars mentor to make my book as polished and amazing as it can be. I am up for revisions big or small, killing off characters, plot changes, etc. I will trust you as a mentor and listen to your advice. I want to learn from you and absorb all of your wisdom to apply it not only to this MS, but all of my future ones as well. On top of that, I'd love to have a mentor who becomes a friend for life. I've met so many amazing people through Pitch Wars and I'm all about keeping in touch and building those relationships.

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Thank you for checking out my bio! Ok, let's be friends then, shall we? :)

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  1. Hi, Katie! Good to see you're out here on this with me! After all this time, I don't think I knew you write Sci-Fi! :) Best of luck to you! #writefit forever!

  2. I have a friend that is a mentor on Pitch Wars. Did you submit to her? This sounds like exactly her type of thing. N.K. Traver is her name. Good luck! I hope you get through!

    P.S. Reading your stuff and her stuff makes me want to write again...


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