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Pitch Wars 2017 – #Pimpmybio Time!

OMG IT’S PITCH WARS. IT’S PIMPMYBIO. GATHER ROUND! Pull up a pew, grab some cake, settle in.

I’m so excited to be entering Pitch Wars again this year. It’ll be my 3rd time (third time lucky?) and with a new MS!

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This time it’s YA fantasy of the epic kind.  Fantasy has always been a great love of mine, and I started this story after I subbed to PW last year. I needed a distraction and this was the perfect fit to be taken away from science fiction.

It’s an absolute pleasure to introduce





All wrapped up in an epic YA fantasy.

um… did I mention kickass women?

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… I think I’m addicted to women weilding swords, NGL.


When Prince Anzel’s magic is needed to avoid war, he risks losing his throne – and his life – to save another’s.

Prince Anzel, his ‘kidnapper’ Shanna and Drew, his steward, join their magic to remove a tyrant threatening war across their kingdoms and beyond – but it’s not the war-mongerer they should be worried about.

A bigger threat threads through the lands, taking over piece by piece, and it knows exactly what sort of powerful legacy the teens carry. It will stop at nothing to claim them for itself and re-take a throne where magic once reigned.

Following 3 POV’s it’s GRISHA meets ACOWAR & TEARLING.

Far off places

Daring sword fights

Magic spells

A prince in disguise!

Basically – Belle’s favourite book


When you want to give words of support yet can't...Thank you, Ma & Pa Yelchin for raising a beautiful person. Thank you, Anton, for everything❤️:

maybe the assassin will kill tori and this is Eoin mourning her? or maybe the Assassin will kill Eoin's father, the Haffinian king? granted, i'm not sure who Eoin's father is yet..

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17, Dria, Prince
– In love with his aide, Matei, which his mother highly disapproves of.
– Has the ability to foresee individuals’ future when he’s asleep, he calls these episodes ‘inklings’.
– Total diplomat, Prince of the People, treats nature fairly. Has a knack with animals.
– Looks like a cinnamon roll. Actual cinnamon roll.
HOGWARTS HOUSE: A very sneaky Gryffindor


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17, Zamar, Dancer
– Struck a deal with a troupe to ‘borrow’ Anzel, so he could tell Councillors the fate of her people. In return they’d help her get rid of the tyrant ruling Zamar.
– Suffers from Endometriosis.
– Has the ability to control others, though she uses it sparingly or not at all.
– Grew up far too fast but has a sweet / sarcastic sense of humour and is fierce in love.
– Looks like she could kill you. Could actually kill you.
HOGWARTS HOUSE: Complete Slytherin


His peace comes with knowing the battle was not in vain, for his purpose came from love:

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18, Gull, Bargeman & Steward
– Running from his past in Gull, he owes a huge debt to ferryman and former keeper Gropsinger, who wants his head.
– Sought asylum in Dria,  honoured for inside information and saving Drian lives by being appointed a steward to Anzel.
– Brave in the face of adversity, loyal to an absolute fault and quick thinking.
– Looks like he could kill you. Actual cinnamon roll.
HOGWARTS HOUSE: Hufflepuff (though some CP’s swear Gryffindor, so Huffledor)

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13, Aguasi, does odd-jobs at her aunt’s place
– Lives with her aunt, who runs a safe haven in a neutral territory for people with magic
– Street-savvy and incredibly observant – probably the smartest of the lot.
– Mostly on this trip for shits n giggles
– Older than her years yet still idealistic, and loves to ride fast
– Looks like a cinnamon roll. Could actually kill you.


I quote LOTR a lot – Bake cakes – Proud Cat Mum – Shipper of Many Ships

Oh yeah, me.

I’m Jade. I’m 29, living in the middle of England. I’m a tarot reader, a witchy pagan, and I volunteer writing a newsletter & publicity for the Cats’ Protection charity. I’m also an academic note taker for students with disabilities at a local University.

Last year I was an unofficial mentee with my YA sci fi. This is my third completed MS, I have another two (YA fantasy) I’m finishing off hopefully within the next year, and while my previous Sci FI YA had a few full and partial requests from agents through the months, I’m still waiting for ‘the one’.

I believe (from CP feedback) I’m best at dialogue, characterization, action scenes and – to my surprise – romance.

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My lists! In no particular order….


Neil Gaiman – Leigh Bardugo – Jane Austen – Susan Dennard – V.E Schwab – Peter Jackson – Rainbow Rowell – Laini Taylor – Ashley Poston – Maggie Stiefvater – Emma Thompson – Joanna Lumley – Sarah J Maas – Becky Chambers –  J.R.R Tolkien – J.J Abrams


Six of Crows – Sense & Sensibility – The Raven Cycle – Neverwhere – Vicious – ACOMAF – American Gods – Cracked – Geekerella – Order of the Phoenix – This Savage Song – Queen of the Tearling – Lord of the Rings – Brokeback Mountain – Fangirl – One Of Us Is Lying – A Gathering of Shadows


Lord of the Rings – Donnie Darko – Moulin Rouge! – Back To The Future – Wonder Woman  – Some Like It Hot – Kingsman –  Sense & Sensibility – Beauty & The Beast (original) – Rocky Horror Picture Show – Captain America: First Avenger – Life of Brian – Practical Magic – District 9 – Addams Family 


Doctor Who – Supernatural – Prison Break – OINTB – Twelve Monkeys – Sherlock (1&2) – Jessica Jones – Dexter – The Blacklist – Firefly – Buffy TVS – Stranger Things – Person of Interest – The Killing (Danish version)

I’m dedicated, hard working, enthusiastic. Sure, I get crisis of confidence sometimes, I don’t know any writer who doesn’t, but  I usually crash through it to the other side with optimism, ready to write more words or kill my darlings.

I welcome – no NEED – edits, comments, and suggestions. The only way you can make your baby shine is by listening.

THANKS FOR READING! Look at the other gorgeous #PIMPMYBIO posts  at Lana Patinson’s hub HERE



20 thoughts on “Pitch Wars 2017 – #Pimpmybio Time!

  1. Jade, your book sounds awesome. I love all the queerness going on and wow 3 POV’s…ambitious but awesome. Good luck to you in entering. (also I cracked up at your “looks like a cinnamon roll” etc lines for your characters)

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  2. I’m Jade. I’m 29, living in the middle of England. I’m a tarot reader, a witch, and I volunteer writing a newsletter & publicity for the Cats’ Protection charity. I’m also an academic note taker for students with disabilities at a local University. + women kicking ass + houses for all your characters + a horse called Mother.

    Are you my soulmate?

    Slytherclaw here (knowledge is power is knowledge), INFP/ENFP depending on the day of the week, and ship many ships! What are yours? You sound like someone I’d really like to get to know bc I think we could mesh really well! Let me know if you’d like to test out being CPs or even just chat about all the things we like! I am mostly a cool person. 😉

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      I think I’m also a Slytherclaw to be honest! 😀 But mostly Slytherin cause green is my colour. *preen* and ships, man… so many I can’t even list but I can try. Destiel, Stucky, Pynch, Kell/Lila, Rhys/Lila…. Doctor/Missy…. um I haven’t had coffee yet so I can’t remember all of them!

      I’d love to test out being CP’s for sure! My email is jadewritesbooks@gmail.com


  3. I love that your characters are so diverse in sexuality 😀 YEAH KICKASS WOMEN FTW!!! Since this is your third year, is there any information that you can pass on to newbs when it comes to revising their manuscripts?

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    1. Thank you, yeah the diversity when it came to sexuality was incredibly important for me in this one.
      Oh gosh, advice – Don’t be too much of a perfectionist – they’re not looking for 100%, just care enough that you know your story.
      Pace yourself – give yourself a few days without editing and then go back to it.
      Know your good points / selling points. Focus on that, not the swirling emotion of doom which sometimes pops up. The other stuff can be revised!

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      1. Hoo. Letting go of perfectionism is gonna be hard 😫 I keep thinking that if a mentor or an agent finds one wrong thing, they’ll stop reading immediately. Thanks for the advice!

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      2. Any time! And, as a perfectionist, I think we have to learn to take a step back sometimes to realise potential is occasionally chaotic, there’s rarely a formula that works 100%. It’s attention to craft, yes, but feeling more than anything


  4. Omg Jade your WIP sounds amazing!! I really hope you get picked bcos I’m gonna need to read that book one of these days!!! Good luck with Pitch Wars, see you on the hashtag 😉

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  5. yes yes yes! I’m loving everything about your MS and characters! So good! Also, your gif game is on point lol. Best of luck with pitch wars =)

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  6. Mae govannen! I loved reading through this post and your book sounds AMAZING. Best of luck for round three (this is round one for me; any tips?) and if you ever want to talk in nothing but LotR quotes, hit a girl up.

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    1. Thanks so much! Advice is to enjoy it and make sure you also pay attention to life outside of it, because it can really suck you in! The communication you make with others is the most important bit I’d say. And you KNOW I only wanna use LOTR quotes. Namárië!


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