Seeking YA thriller critique partner
I’m currently between manuscripts, so someone in a similar place might be a good fit. My most recent WIP was a Pitch Wars book and is about to start making the agent rounds, so I’m not currently looking for feedback on that. I’m currently brainstorming my next project and probably won’t have solid chapters for exchange until late March or April at the earliest.
I write YA thrillers that are a little bit weird and contain a supernatural element but are very much grounded in this world. Think Nova Ren Suma meets Stephen King and Christopher Pike with diverse characters. That’s also what I primarily like to read, but I read and love all YA—especially contemporary.
I love character driven novels that make me think. Oh, and books that contain a little of the magical or fantastical but are very much grounded in our world. I like scary, suspense things, but I also love love stories. Yeah, that’s broad, but so are my reading interests. A few of my favorites: Stephen King, Junot Diaz, Edwidge Danticat, James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, Angie Thomas, Tiffany Jackson, Maggie’s Stiefvater, EL Lockhart, Nova Ren Suma, Sarah Dessen, Courtney Summers, Barry Lyga, and it really does keep going on and on for quite a while…
I can’t think of any truly hard no’s, but I do find it harder to engage with most fantasy and science fiction. However, when I come across one that grabs me, I tear through pages for sure. Character-driven is the most important thing for me.
Four teens witness a murder on a senior trip. Each has a different version of what happened. All are suspects. After a suspect is arrested, the murder victim comes back. Only, not in a way anyone would want him to.
Comps: think IMAGINARY GIRLS and PET SEMATARY meet ONE OF US IS LYING.
No first page yet. However, if you would like to see the first page of my most recent work, go to the Pitch Wars 2018 YA showcase and look at entry #25: ENVY.
See above for more info on this. Basically, I write character-driven YA thrillers. I like to think of my work as, Stephen King meets Christopher Pike on Fear Street with diverse characters/black girl magic.
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