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Dianne Salerni : Writer of Teen and Middle Grade Fiction | New Member for the First Impressions Team!

New Member for the First Impressions Team!

I’m excited to share the news that Marcy Hatch and I have added a new team-member for our First Impressions posts!

You’ve all met Marcy by now, hopefully.  She’s the author of West of Paradise (WiDo Publishing, 2014), a time-traveling adventure/romance where Tombstone meets Romancing the Stone.  Marcy blogs at Mainewords.


Marcy Hatch

Now we are happy to have Krystalyn Drown joining us. Krystalyn is the author of Legasea (Curiosity Quills Press, 2013), a YA novel that is part murder mystery, part paranormal romance, Tracy Tam: Santa Command (Month9Books, 2014), a MG adventure in which a scientifically minded heroine seeks to disprove the magic of Christmas, and Spirit World, a YA paranormal adventure/romance. Krystalyn blogs at See the Stars.

Krystalyn Drown

Krystalyn Drown

I can’t think of two better people to be giving feedback on your first page. In fact, Marcy and Krystalyn are my #1 CPs and the first people (besides my husband) to see anything I write. We still have 1 spot open for First Impressions in June (at the time I’m writing this), and 3 spots open in July.

While I’m making an all-call for First Impressions, I might as well mention my Monday online chats as well. Every Monday evening, I host a dedicated communal writing time followed by a writers’ chat using a site founded by Tina Laurel Lee. Between 7:30 and 8:00 pm EST, participants check-in at the site and name their goal. Everyone is supposed to put in at least one hour of dedicated writing time and then return at 9:00 pm EST for the chat. We share what we’re working on, brainstorm help for people who might be stuck or need further motivation, and generally cheer each other on.

If you think you might like to participate, let me know, and I’ll send you the link to join us!

10 Responses to New Member for the First Impressions Team!

  1. Tiana Smith says:

    Yay for the new members!

  2. mshatch says:

    I’m so happy Krystalyn agreed to join our little team 🙂

  3. Julia Tomiak says:

    How wonderful you’re adding more “critiquers” to the First Impressions team. I got so much good feedback from my experience. Thanks for continuing to support and encourage writers. I can’t make the Monday night meetings, but I hope they go well.

  4. Awesome Krystalyn is joining your critique group for your blog critiques. I’m sure she’ll have valuable contributions that will help other writers.

  5. Lexa Cain says:

    Yay for the help of a CP you trust with the wonderful first impression activity! You and Marcy do a fabulous job, and I’m sure Krystalyn will add even more to the critiques. I have to plug this on my blog again. I’ll do it on Friday!

  6. Welcome! I enjoy the First Impressions posts, and hope to have my own to submit in a few months, so it’s good to see new people on the team. ^_^

  7. Very cool! Not only has your team grown and gotten even stronger, but Khrystaline is SUCH a cool name! 🙂

  8. Hilary says:

    Hi Dianne – so please the First Impressions team is expanding … sounds like the group will be fun, while being helpful to all who join … and the idea of an opportunity to chat and ask questions … must be so helpful.

    I too love Krystaline’s name … have fun everyone in the group – cheers Hilary