August 14, 2018

Hi, Pitch Wars hopefuls, and welcome to team Hedgehog Heroes, powered by authors JC Davis and Sarah Cannon!

We've mentored separately before, but if we're being honest we have to admit we always fight over the same subs, so this year, Sarah's the Dipper to JC's Mabel......

July 20, 2016

Pitch Warriors! What time is it? SHOWTIME!

You can tell, because this is basically the only time of year I post on this blog.

So, who am I, and why would you want to pitch to me?

I’m Sarah Cannon. I’ve got a background in teaching, and have basically always worked with ki...

August 11, 2015

It’s a…well, TBH, it’s a gloomy and humid Monday morning around these parts, but let’s pretend it’s more like this:

In keeping with such a GLORIOUS morning, Cat and I have a surprise! We have chosen, not two, but six winners! Each of us will critique three queries.


August 8, 2015

Seriously, querying my first manuscript made me completely insane. My early queries were amazingly awful, so awful that I think back to one in particular and assume it’s why a certain agent I admire never requested any of my subsequent work. I used to get SO ANGRY beca...

August 4, 2015

Welcome, Pitch Wars hopeful!

I’m Sarah Cannon, and I’m so glad you’re here.

Let me tell you more about who you’re dealing with: at heart, I’m as much a teacher as a writer. I taught in public schools in my 20’s, then stayed home and homeschooled my three kids. (That’s st...

November 4, 2014

Some of the Pitch Wars mentees suggested a round of posts about why we wrote the manuscripts we’re pitching. So, why did I write my MG Sci-Fi manuscript, ODDITY?

Oh gosh, why didn’t I?

First of all, I love stories that are creepy, but still have heart and a sense of humo...

August 9, 2014

EDIT: This post now comes with added Blog Hop action! Check out Dannie Morin’s Left to Write blog for links to other Pitch Wars Contender bios!

This is me:

See the additional people in this shot? That’s how I roll. Surrounded by kids. Mine. The neighbors’. Kids I tutor....

June 29, 2014

So, waaaay back on June 12, Sarah Prineas tagged me to participate in a blog hop about writing process. Most of the troubles of life ensued, and as a result, I’m quite late in posting!

Here, however, are my answers.

1. What are you working on?

I’m finishing edits on a mid...

January 9, 2014

I am overdue for a love letter to Jaye Robin Brown.

Readers, I just plain lucked out. No two ways about it.

If you’re reading this blog in its infancy, you probably knew me already, or found me through Pitch Wars. So you have some idea how Pitch Wars works: choose from a...

December 16, 2013

I’ve been resisting starting a writer blog for some time. This is not because I’ve never blogged before. Rather, it’s because I have.

I’m a certified teacher, but I eventually left the full-time workforce and began homeschooling my three kids. It’s a big transition for...

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