What's not to love about a chance to connect with other enthusiastic writers while hoping for a shot at some great feedback? I'm in!
Hooray for Pitch Wars. While we all eagerly await the results, here's my (Carrie Callaghan's) little bio:
I'm a Washington, DC-area native and I love the weather in every season - yes, even the humidity. But no matter where I live, books are my true home, and I read voraciously. I'm currently on maternity leave with a newborn, which means that when I'm not staring bleary-eyed at the wall, I'm holding a nursing baby in one arm and a book in the other. (Favorite book read while on maternity leave so far? Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell.)
Those few precious naptime moments when I don't have to eat or sleep I dedicate to writing. I write historical and contemporary fiction, have a manuscript on the Spanish Civil War, and am drafting a new one set during the Dutch Golden Age. My short fiction has been published in a few places, all of whom I owe first-born children to, so I'm in a bit of a pinch. I also am addicted to reading book reviews and managed to weasel my way onto the editorial staff of the Washington Independent Review of Books.
Is there a life outside of books? Some days I wonder. When I remember that there is, you'll find me at the theatre, playing games (yes, like real games) with friends, or chatting with a friend while drinking delicious wine and/or beer. I'm told that at some point our children will be old enough to allow me to travel again. Hrm.
Since I'm writing about writing, a quick note: I'm looking for a critique partner who focuses on historical fiction. I've got some great partners now but would like someone in my genre. Leave a note if you think that might be you!
Thanks to Dannie Morin for hosting the bios!