January 12th, 2013

Orly Konig-Lopez

Writing women’s fiction with a pinch of humor

OKL-1After years of pushing the creativity boundary in corporate communications, I decided it was time for a new challenge. Three women’s fiction manuscripts later (plus a handful of picture books), I think it’s safe to say that I’ve found my creative outlet.

My manuscripts have finalled in the Wisconsin Romance Writers Fab Five Contest, the TARA contest, Stiletto Contest, First Coast Romance Writers Unpublished Beacon Contest, Novel Rocket Launch Pad contest, the Spacecoast Authors of Romance Launching a Star Contest, and the Greater Seattle Romance Writers of America’s Emerald City Opener Contest.

I’m currently querying my most recent manuscript, THE DAY THE MERRY-GO-ROUND STOPPED.

When I’m not talking to my imaginary friends, I’m reading or at least trying to ignore everyone around me long enough to finish “just one more paragraph.” I crochet scarves to unwind and since I drink entirely too much coffee, there are a lot of scarves piling up (anyone need a scarf?). And when I’m stuck on a scene or in need of an attitude adjustment, I get on my spin bike (at least when it’s stationary I can think about the scene and not worry about becoming a hood ornament).

You can find me on Twitter – @OrlyKonigLopez
And on my website – www.orlykoniglopez.com

And since I’m armpit deep in the querying phase, it seems appropriate to take Fae on in the latest WITS Throwdown: Query Strategy-Narrow Focus vs Scattergun? Read Fae’s approach then tune in on Wednesday when I attempt to explain mine.

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