I got together with my critique group and we practiced our pitches. What fun! We talked about the fundamental bits of our stories along with vampires, villains and nasty aristocrats. Did I mention our genres range? As always, I left the session with my mind full of ideas and a long to-do list.
As for my pitch…it still looks the same. I figure I’ll have a good idea of what’s wrong with it after I use it.
But I’d love feedback, so here is what it looks like going in:
After introducing myself, I’ll say that my book finalled in two contests (the Daphne and Golden Claddaugh). Then I will say:
My book is called, The Dutch Kiss. It’s a 64,000 word Romantic Suspense; the first book in my six book Nederlander series.
Angela Carter, a gun toting school teacher is determined to find her thieving uncle’s murderer. Standing in her way are two dangerously handsome men who think she’s hiding a stolen Rembrandt. She wants information only they have. Murder and passion are the poker chips in this high stakes game of intrigue in the world of international art crime.