In the meantime, a few of us are putting together mentee bios in case the mentors want more info. Check out the others on this #PimpMyBio blog hop. So here's mine. Disclaimer: I find these things extremely difficult to write.
- I'm a dog lover living in Minnesota. My two papillons are Hugo and Samson.
- I lived in New York City for twelve years. I had the time of my life!
- I majored in Film Studies and also received a Masters in it, which means I ought to gravitate towards intellectual cinematic oeuvre. I don't always. In fact, my husband has caught me watching Miss Congeniality on TBS more times than I can count.
- Favorite movies include Amadeus, Gone with the Wind, Philadelphia Story, Unforgiven, Rashomon, and yes... Tremors.
- Lately, I've been more into TV. Favorites include Game of Thrones and Walking Dead.
- I love history. I'm obsessed with the Victorian era and the Wild West. I was really into Ancient Rome for awhile. I also have a strange obsession with witches and anything dark.
- Speaking of dark, Hieronymus Bosch is my favorite artist.
- I'm of Korean and French descent.
About My Manuscript
- My story is a Young Adult Gothic Horror, inspired by Frankenstein among other things. It's set during the Victorian era although I purposefully kept the location vague.
- It has elements of steampunk and magical realism.
- Even though the story falls within the horror genre, it's not particularly scary... at least I don't think. It's more atmospheric and creepy. There's also some gore--not anything super violent like the movie Saw. (No way could I handle that.) But there's definitely some blood. :)
- I forgot to mention my favorite books! I grew up loving the classics. 19th century fiction is my favorite: Thomas Hardy, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the Brontes, Austen, Whitman. When I wrote this story, I tried to capture their classic voice. One reader called it Modern Gothic, which I thought was pretty cool.
- I love tragedy. I tend to prefer a tragic ending over a happy one. :)
Why I Would Love a #PitchWars Mentor
- I feel that my story is a little out of the box in terms of style. It's fairly literary, wordy, and there's quite a bit of telling. I, personally, love it because it reminds me of 19th century literature. But at the same time, I know it needs to find an audience so I would kill for a mentor willing to work with me to make it more commercially viable.
- I'm also having some issues with pacing, particularly in the second half. I revised it already in preparation for this contest (squee!!) but another set of eyes would be awesome.
One last thing to note: I am willing to work hard! I will revise till my fingers bleed! I want to make this story the best it can be so please pick me!
Okay, enough begging. :) No matter what happens, I'm thrilled to participate!