Janet Reid is an agent who likes crime novels, so entering her 100-word contests may not help my picture book writing. But then again, writing in a totally different genre is good for the brain, right? So, I am honored (and surprised!) that I've been chosen as a finalist in both her contests that I entered this month.
The first involved collective nouns (my "frustration of picture book writers" was beaten by a "schvitz of rabbis") and the second involved using the names of the paint colors Janet had used to repaint her accent wall--5 times! My story involved a bartender and a painter and lots of daiquiris. Kid friendly? No. But a fun challenge!