Pitch Wars 2017 #PimpMyBio: Year of Bone

ABOUT ME: I’m a horror/thriller #ownvoices writer obsessed with all things creepy. When I’m not reading, writing, or stalking the Pitch Wars feed I like to blog about books on Instagram.


ABOUT THE BOOK: For my first Pitch Wars I’ve entered my YA horror novel Year of Bone, which takes place in a religious commune that’s haunted by a series of four apocalyptic curses (Blood, Blight, Sickness, & Slaughter) and the woodland witches who cast them. The story centers around Immanuel Moore, a teenage shepherdess who fights to save her home from the plagues. As her loyalties shift and her faith is tested, Immanuel begins to question whether the cost of defeating her demons is becoming one herself.


Year of Bone features…

  • A cult commune setting

  • An #ownvoices diverse protagonist

  • Witchery

  • Creepy sheep

  • Haunted forests

  • Ghosts & ghouls

  • Twisted villains

  • Forbidden romance

WHAT I LOOK FOR IN A MENTOR: I really want a mentor who can help me hone my strengths and address my weakness. I love hard work, sprawling revisions, and critiques that inspire me learn and grow as a writer. I look forward to burning the midnight oil in order to make Year of Bone the best it can be, and I want a mentor who will challenge me to do that. Also, it doesn’t hurt if you share my love of ghosts, ghouls, and all things creepy. 😉



  • Black cats

  • Female-centric horror

  • Good books (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, The Handmaid’s Tale, and Winter’s Bone are three of my all-time favorites)

  • Social justice

  • All things witchy

  • Memes

  • Antique books (I’ve got an ever-growing collection of pre-19th century novels)

  • Tea (I’m a tea-fiend)

  • Collecting tarot decks

  • Creepy playlists, albums, and film scores (my Year of Bone playlist has over 200 songs)

  • Twin Peaks

Thanks for reading and best of luck to all of my fellow Pitch Wars hopefuls!


Photo Credit: David McConway, Gorchakov.artem, and Mark Robinson

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