Hi! I write science fiction and fantasy for YA and adult readers. I’m actively seeking an agent for my YA sci fi novel, which involves tourism to other universes, and I’m planning to go indie with a trilogy of sci fi/space opera novellas in 2019. I’ve had short stories published in the Young Explorers Adventure Guide Vol 5, Daily Science Fiction, Electric Spec, and others.
I’m stay-at-home mom to an almost-3-year-old boy and cat mom to two silly felines. I like hiking and visiting historical sites. And taking ghost tours. I love ghost tours.
Anything speculative. I love it. I have pretty wide tastes. Some of my favorite authors are Heidi Heilig, Leigh Bardugo, Amie Kaufman (with any combo of authors!), Dhonielle Clayton, Marie Lu, Laini Taylor, and Victoria/V.E. Schwab.
I love superheroes, ghosts, dystopian (yes, still, if you’re writing dystopian come at me), apocalyptic, space, and cool magic systems.
Stories containing sexual assault or child death aren’t for me.
This is a rough elevator pitch:
An assassin raised by a heartsick artificial intelligence enrolls in her star system’s elite preparatory academy to take on her first target: a politician-in-training whose radical anti-A.I. sentiments threaten to destroy everything she’s ever known.
If the projects sound interesting, I’d love to exchange samples individually.
So Parting Shadows is the first in a trilogy of space opera novellas that’s actually intended for an adult audience, but stands on the line between YA and adult. The second book has a cyborg. The third has pirates. It’s good stuff.
Here’s the elevator pitch for the YA novel I’m querying right now:
When the first guided tour to another universe vanishes, seventeen-year-old tech whiz Frankie Hartiger sets out to rescue her parents with only her nemesis for a companion–but the transport malfunctions, landing them in a dying world.
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