The Beautiful Woman Has Come

The Beautiful Woman Has Come
A Historical Novel by Debra Giuffrida

Friday, June 10, 2016

One Year & A Half Before the Mast

I have a cold.

My brain is fogged and I am stumbling around with an almost empty box of tissues in one hand and a crumpled soggy tissue in the other.

Yesterday was PitMad and I ventured into Twitter hell to pitch my Helen/Nefertiti novel and garnered one like. One like. I guess ancient historical fiction isn’t as coveted as YA magical dragons or LGBT story lines. Either that or my pitch sucked.

“A Priestess’ hoax sends Helen to Egypt to become a great queen and watch the Trojan War from afar.”

“Helen of Sparta, tricked into going to Egypt, must survive power hungry Royal family & rule them all.”

“For Paris’ love Helen risks it all. What she gets is Egypt’s King, throne & a new identity.”

Okay, those are the three pitches I used. Do they stink?


  1. They all sound good to me! I hope you did well! (from Herodotus, maybe???)

  2. Thank you Diana. My cold is just about gone and I'm now going to focus on my queries. Have a few agents I'm going to try. Wish me lots of luck!