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Rachael Harrie

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PostSubject: Hi   Fri 20 Aug 2010, 11:34 pm

Hi All,

Thanks heaps to El for setting up this forum. I recognize some of you from WriteOnCon, though I mostly hung out in the PB forum this year Very Happy

I write picture books (you might have seen my "For Sale..." novel on WriteOnCon), am working on a chapter book based on the same characters, and am halfway through a YA Paranormal novel - ghosts, murder, possessions!!! I have a serious problem with too many ideas, not enough time, so I'm looking for some support and perhaps a critique partner or two who can set me some deadlines (and kick me in the backside if I don't make them) Smile

I live in Sydney, Australia with my husband and two lovely young daughters.

Looking forward to getting to know you all.

Rach
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kidsbookjunky

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PostSubject: Re: Hi   Sat 21 Aug 2010, 12:11 am

Hi I see on your blog you signed up for NANO, I'll be there too this year! Welcome!
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TessaQuin

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PostSubject: Re: Hi   Sat 21 Aug 2010, 4:25 am

Welcome Rachael!

I've known a lot of online-Aussies throughout the ears. I've worked with a couple and they're some of the best, funniest, most liberal people I've met through the internet Laughing

Your YA sounds really interesting. I've often wondered if I should write a ghost story. A lot of my daydreams are ghostly.

See you around the forums!

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Marieke

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PostSubject: Re: Hi   Sat 21 Aug 2010, 1:16 pm

Oh, I love the idea of a chapter book with characters based on PBs! Very Happy

Is your YA going to be a scary ghost story or PR with ghosts for the P-part? Either way it sounds fun!
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Rachael Harrie

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PostSubject: Hi   Sat 21 Aug 2010, 6:16 pm

Hi guys, great to hear from you. So excited to be sharing with all of you Very Happy

My YA Paranormal is about a girl who gets murdered by the boy she loves, and comes back as a ghost who suffers from uncontrollable rages and a really strong desire for revenge - so she goes on a rampage and kills everyone who hurt her (with a love interest thrown in too!). I'm having heaps of fun writing it, though my vibe has been more on my PBs over the last few weeks. I'm finalizing my query letter which I hope I can get everyone to take a look at...

BTW, have you heard about the Query Critique contest??? I can't remember the details offhand, but I wrote about it on my blog (including links) - it's a 140 character pitch on your MG or YA book, with the winner getting a query critique from Mary Kole. It was perfect for me b/c you don't have to have finished your book.

PBJ, can't wait to catch up with in NaNoWriMo - I'm really looking forward to it. I've told my husband not to expect me to do any housework in November Smile Hey Tessa, thanks for your comment about Aussies. I do like having a bit of fun!!! LOL. Sounds like you are pretty busy Marieke, you go girl! Smile

Talk soon,

Rach
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Marieke

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PostSubject: Re: Hi   Sun 22 Aug 2010, 7:15 am

Murderous MC? That sounds like SO much fun! Twisted Evil

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projectfraeya

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PostSubject: Re: Hi   Sun 22 Aug 2010, 6:20 pm

Hi Rachael

I really like the sound of your story... you had me at ghosts. I have a thing for them, ok that sounds odd... Suspect I find them fascinating, murderous MC on top and I'm hooked.

Marieke will attest to this I'm excellent at butt-kicking-headline-meeting-encouragement. I think that's English Laughing
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Rachael Harrie

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PostSubject: Hi   Sun 22 Aug 2010, 7:37 pm

Fantastic! I give you all permission to butt-kick away Smile LOL

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PostSubject: Re: Hi   Mon 23 Aug 2010, 2:41 pm

Hey Rachel!

Welcome aboard, as everyone else has already said. Glad you were able to find your way over here. Sorry I'm just now saying something, but for this... third time I think? Heh, I said it before, there were some problems, it's good now, so let's go from here.

Tally ho!
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Rachael Harrie

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PostSubject: Re: Hi   Mon 23 Aug 2010, 4:45 pm

Hey El, glad to see we got Tangynt back Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Hi   Tue 24 Aug 2010, 10:15 am

Rachael Harrie wrote:
Fantastic! I give you all permission to butt-kick away Smile LOL

Twisted Evil I shall, I am nice about it... well mostly. Marieke hasn't had too many bruises yet. Twisted Evil
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