Back in the first week of September, I came to know the Show Me The Spark contest promoted by the Heartland Romance Authors.

The deadline to enter the contest was that day. I hurried up and sent my finished MS, Destiny Gift, to them.

I had no hopes of making the cut. I was entered because it was easy to send an email over …

But I did make the cut.

I’m one of the 5 finalists in the YA category.

I shouldn’t be too excited though. First, because I don’t think I’ll win. Second, because, as super Literary Agent Laura Bradford said on twitter a few days ago, contests don’t matter much “Unless it is a contest with a huge field like the Golden Heart” (full question and answer here). Note: Ms. Bradford is one of the judges of the Show Me The Spark contest.

Anyway, I am excited!

The judge of YA category is Leah Hultenschmidt, editor of Sourcebooks. She is also on twitter.

The winners will be announced on December 21st. *fingers crossed*


About my manuscript:




Series: Everlast

Genre: paranormal romance

Word Count: 80,000

Status: complete and polished

In a world of chaos, Nadine has visions she doesn’t understand—she believes she might be hallucinating. Then she meets with the guy who haunts her visions and everything starts to change … even the world.




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