Pitch Wars Bio!
Hi there! I'm Stefanie Wass, a middle grade writer represented by Danielle Smith of Red Fox Literary. I'm a graduate of Miami University and a former fifth and sixth grade teacher. These days, I write full-time. When I'm not writing contemporary MG, I beta-read, explore everything in the genre, and attend as many SCBWI conferences as my budget will allow! I am a hard-core believer in the editorial process. (Yup, I believe in post-it notes, highlighters, printing out the ms, reading it aloud, reading it on my Nook, and sending it to umpteen beta readers.) Perfectionist? Um, yeah.
The type of manuscripts I love? Realistic MG contemporary. Do I like fantasy? Nope. Historical? Nope. A touch of magical realism? Well, sure...but only if it is light-handed. What seals the deal for me? Spot-on voice. Character-driven stories with a ton of heart. Think ONE FOR THE MURPHYS, THE JUNCTION OF SUNSHINE AND LUCKY, LOVE, AUBREY, and ABSOLUTELY ALMOST.
I have a soft spot for dogs, so an animal story might be for me.But honestly, it's all about the writing. If you have a manuscript that is literary in nature with writing like THE SECRET HUM OF A DAISY, then I am crossing my fingers you will send it my way!
Best of luck with Pitch Wars!