In honor of the conclusion of the agent showcase, and the upcoming season of gratitude, the 2017 Pitch Wars mentee class would like to thank our mentors and the Pitch Wars staff team for creating this incredible opportunity. Below you’ll find a list of giveaways, from Amazon gift cards in honor of the contest organizers, to mentors’ books, to favorite books of the mentors.

We encourage you to enter as many giveaways as you would like! And please spread the word with #pw17gives and #pitchwars.

Click on the mentee’s name to look for giveaway details on their Twitter account.


To recognize the Pitch Wars organizers, who selflessly dedicate enormous amounts of time to manage this massive contest, the following mentees are giving away Amazon gift cards of varying amounts. Click each mentee’s name to enter their giveaway.

In honor of Brenda Drake:

Audra Atoche
Carolyne Topdjian
Krista Riccioni
Mia Manansala
Neicole Crepeau
E. Chang-Gibson
Michelle Mason (giving away Thunderstruck)

In honor of Heather Cashman:

Julie Ditchburn Patton
Karah Sutton
Isaac Fitzsimons
Em Shotwell

In honor of Nikki Roberti:

Rajani LaRocca
Karen Chow
Vernon Hedrick
Kristy Gillespie

In honor of Monica Hoffman:

Christina Wise
Robin St. Clare
Colleen Bennett
Shelly Steig

In honor of Joy McCullough:

Andrea Contos
Valerie Pepper
Jennifer L. Brown
Remy Lai (giving away Blood Water Paint)

In honor of Yamile Saied Mendez:

Natalie Vanderheydt
Julia Christensen
Melissa Hed
Neicole Crepeau
E. Chang-Gibson

In honor of Leigh Mar:

Ipuna Black
Kimberly F.
Julie M. Mulligan


Mentee: Adelle Yeung
Mentor: Laurie Dennison
Giveaway: Amazon gift card

MenteeAdrianna Cuevas
MentorJessica Bayliss
Giveaway: Broken Chords

Mentee: Aishah Dawood
Mentor: Kip Wilson
Giveaway: One of Kip’s favorite books, Salt to the Seaand an Amazon gift card

MenteeAlexandria Bellefleur
MentorsLayla Reyne and Victoria De La O
GiveawaySingle Malt and Tell Me How This Ends

Mentee: Allison Dillon
Mentor: Nikki Roberti
Giveaway: Amazon gift card

MenteeAmelia Denyven Ross
Mentor: Amelinda Bérubé
GiveawayThe Dark Beneath the Ice

MenteeAnna Mercier
MentorLyndsay Ely
Giveaway: Gunslinger Girl

Mentee: Arianne Costner
Mentor: Shari Schwarz
Giveaway: Treasure at Lure Lake

Mentee: Aty Behsam
Mentor: Kelli Newby and Mary Anne Marlow
Giveaway: Cover art/character design (two winners)

MenteeAudra Atoche
MentorErin Latimer
GiveawayThe Strange and Deadly Portraits of Bryony Gray

Mentee: Bethany Hensel
Mentor: N.K. Traver
Giveaway: Duplicity and an Amazon gift card

Mentees: Brooke Salesky & Holly Rizzuto Palker
Mentor: Melissa Marino
GiveawaySo Twisted, So Screwed, and So Wicked.

Mentee: Caroline Flory
Mentor: Jenny Lundquist
Giveaway: Either The Charming Life of Izzy Malone or The Wondrous World of Violet Barnaby

MenteeCarolyne Topdjian
MentorDerek Chivers
GiveawayDarkness Shifting: Tides of Darkness Book One

MenteeCarrie Pulkinen
MentorCaitlin Sinead

MenteeChristina Wise
MentorMarie Meyer
GiveawayLive Out Loud

MenteeChristine Adler
MentorJenni L. Walsh
GiveawayBecoming Bonnie: A Novel or Side by Side (two winners)

MenteeColleen Bennett
Mentor: AEConran
GiveawayThe Lost Celt

MenteeCori Vella
MentorNatasha Neagle
Giveaway: Natash’d debut, The Body Paradox, is not yet available for pre-order, so Cori is giving away the first three Outlander books for Kindle (three of Nat’s favorite books!

Mentee: Dana Edwards
Mentor: Shanna Rogers
Giveaway: First five pages critique

Mentee: Daniel Best
Mentor: Kristen Lepionka
Giveaway: The Last Place You Look: A Mystery

MenteeDeanna Roy
Mentor: Emily Wibberly and Austin Siegemund-Broka
GiveawayAlways Never Yours

Mentee: Dianna DeBolt Johnson
Mentor: Kim Long
Giveaway: Amazon gift card

MenteesElizabeth Runnoe and Jade Hemming
Mentor: Cat Scully
GiveawayYou Can’t Play in Our Woods

Mentee: Ellie Firestone
Mentor: Laurie Dennison
Giveaway: Amazon gift card

MenteeEmily Thiede
MentorMolly E. Lee
GiveawayLove in the Friend Zone

Mentee: Em Shotwell
Mentor: Tracey Enerson Wood
Giveaway: Home Front Cooking: Recipes, Wit, and Wisdom from American Veterans and their Loved Ones

MenteeErica Waters
MentorLisa Amowitz
GiveawayUntil Beth

MenteeErin Cotter
MentorCarlie Sorosiak
GiveawayIf Birds Fly Back

Mentee: Gaye Sanders
Mentors: Shauna Holyoak and C.B. Catalano
Giveaway: Amazon gift card

Mentee: Geni Phipps
MentorCaitlin Sinead
GiveawayRed Blooded.

MenteeGia de Cadenet
MentorDiana A. Hicks
Giveaway: Diana’s upcoming release Love Over Lattes is not yet available, so Gia’s giving away Reckless Hearts by mentor Heather Van Fleet in honor of Diana.

MenteeGillian Berry
MentorsTomi Adeyemi and Kester Grant
GiveawayChildren of Blood and Bone. Kester’s book, A Court of Miracles, isn’t available for pre-order yet, but you can add it on Goodreads.

Mentee: Gina Urso
Mentor: JC Nelson
Giveaway: Four books in the A Grimm Agency series

MenteeIpuna Black
MentorJoy McCullough-Carranza
Giveaway: A pre-order of Blood Water Paint

MenteeIsaac Fitzsimons
MentorNatalka Burian
GiveawayWelcome to the Slipstream

MenteeJaime Formato
Mentor: Miriam Spitzer Franklin
GiveawayCall Me Sunflower

MenteeJanet Walden-West
MentorBrighton Walsh
GiveawayPaige in Progress

Mentee: Jason Hine
Mentor: Michelle Hauck
Giveaway: Grudging (to three winners)

MenteeJennifer L Brown
MentorJenna Lehne
GiveawayA Pizza My Heart

MenteeJessa Gwinn
Mentor: Brighton Walsh
GiveawayCaged in Winter: A Reluctant Hearts Novel

Mentee: Jessica Gorbet
Mentor: Emma Wicker
Giveaway: Fractured Immortal and Finding Immortal

MenteeJulia Miller
MentorKelly Siskind

MenteeJulie Christensen
MentorsKristin Bartley Lenz and Heather Smith Meloche
GiveawayThe Art of Holding On and Letting Go and Ripple 

MenteeJulie Ditchburn Patton
MentorsWade Albert White and Timanda Wertz
GiveawayThe Adventurer’s Guide to Dragons (and Why They Keep Biting Me)And winner’s choice of one of Timanda’s favorite books (either The Giver or A Wrinkle in Time).

MenteeJulie Mulligan
MentorLaura Heffernan
GiveawayAmerica’s Next Reality Star

MenteeJune Tan
Mentor: Akemi Dawn Bownman

MenteeKacey Vanderkarr
Mentor: Katherine Fleet
GiveawayThe Secret to Letting Go

MenteeKarah Sutton
Mentor: K.C. Held
GiveawayHolding Court

MenteeKimberly Fernando
MentorKate Foster
GiveawayWinell Road (paperback for US/Canada only)

Mentee: Kay McCray
Mentor: Kit Frick
Giveaway: Amazon gift card

MenteeKrista Riccioni
Mentor: Sandi Ward
GiveawayThe Astonishing Thing

MenteeKristin Walters
Mentors: McKelle George and Heather Cashman
GiveawaySpeak Easy, Speak Love and a query critique from Heather Cashman

MenteeKristy Gillespie
Mentor: Lindsey Frydman
GiveawayThe Heartbeat Hypothesis

Mentee: Kylie Schachte
Mentor: Amy Trueblood
Giveaway: Nothing But Sky

MenteeLana Pattinson
MentorsDiana Gallagher and Katrina Emmel
GiveawayLessons in Falling and choice of one of Katrina’s favorite books (Some Kind of Magic or America’s Next Reality Star).

MenteesLana Sloan and Allison Barnard
MentorsHeather Van Fleet and Jessica Calla
GiveawayReckless Hearts and The Love Square

Mentee: Laura Seabaugh
Mentor: K. Kazul Wolf
GiveawaySacrifices of Shadow

MenteeLisa Leoni
MentorJennifer Blackwood
GiveawayThe Rule Book and The Rule Maker

MenteeLorraine Goddard
MentorRhiannon Hart
GiveawayBlood Song

MenteeM.D. Thomas
MentorClarissa Goenawan

MenteeMarilyn Chin
MentorsJoanna Hathaway and Kristen Ciccarelli
GiveawayDark of the West and The Last Namsara

Mentee: Megan Starks
Mentor: Emily Colin
GiveawayThe Dream Keeper’s Daughter: A Novel

MenteeMelanie Pendleton
MentorK.A. Reynolds
Giveaway: Pre-order for The Land of Yesterday

MenteeMelissa Hed
MentorKelly DeVos
GiveawayFat Girl on a Plane

MenteeMia P. Manansala
MentorKellye Garrett
GiveawayHollywood Homicide

MenteeNatalie VanderHeydt
MentorAimee L Salter
GiveawayEvery Ugly Word

Mentee: Neicole Crepeau
Mentor: Erin Foster Hartley
Giveaway: Amazon gift card

MenteePeggy J. Sheridan
MentorShauna Holyoak and C.B. Catalano
Giveaway: The winner will get their choice of one of Shauna and C.B.’s favorite books: A Snicker of Magic, The Girl Who Drank the Moon, Counting by 7s, The Thing About Jellyfish, or When You Reach Me.

Mentee: Piper Grayson
Mentor: Sarah Hawthorne
Giveaway: Enforcer’s Price and Rebel Custody

MenteeRajani LaRocca
MentorJoy McCullough-Carranza
Giveaway: A pre-order of Blood Water Paint

MenteeReese Eschmann
MentorsJulie Artz and Jessica Vitalis
Giveaway: A query critique and Story Genius

MenteesRemy Lai and Karen Chow Hsu
MentorsCindy Baldwin and Amanda Rawson Hill
GiveawayThe Three Rules of Everyday Magic (when it’s available for pre-order) and Where the Watermelons Grow

MenteeRheea Mukherjee
MentorKristen Lepionka
GiveawayThe Last Place You Look (open to contestants in India)

MenteeRobin Lemke
MentorRebecca Petruck
GiveawaySteering Toward Normal

Mentee: Robin St Clare
Mentor: Katrina Carrasco
Giveaway: When available, a pre-order of Cipher

MenteeSarah Kapit
MentorMike Grosso
Giveaway: I Am Drums

MenteeSasha Smith
MentorsMcKelle George and Heather Cashman
GiveawaySpeak Easy, Speak Love and a query critique

MenteeScott Rhoades
Mentor: Neal Chase
GiveawayWorthy of Song and Story

Mentee: Shelly Steig
Mentor: Niki Lenz
Giveaway: Thunderstruck by Pitch Wars creator Brenda Drake in honor of Niki

Mentee: Sofiya Pasternack
Mentor: Alexandra Ott
Giveaway: Rules for Thieves

Mentee: Stacey Goldstein
Mentor: Caela Carter
GiveawayForever, or a Long, Long Time

Mentee: Stephanie Willing
Mentor: Hannah Karena Jones
GiveawayByberry State Hospital

Mentee: Valerie Pepper
Mentor: Ashley Martin
Giveaway: Amazon gift card

Mentee: Victoria Lee
Mentor: Emily Martin
Giveaway: A signed copy of The Year We Fell Apart