Pitch to: Dawn Dowdle, Owner of Blue Ridge Literary Agency

hm_thomas

Premium Member
Oct 14, 2019
11
6
746
South Carolina
Title: Learning to Surf
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Length: 81,000
Author: HM Thomas

Betrayed by her fiancé and reeling from an attack that killed their unborn child, obstetrician Cameron Crawford flees to a remote island in search of healing and the peace that eludes her. Six years later, she thinks she’s found both serving as the island doctor and raising her young daughter. But when a plane crashes on her beach, two men from her past are drawn to the island, and they both threaten the secrets she’s kept for years and the family she’d die to protect.
 
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Searra

scribbler
Oct 27, 2020
0
0
31
Chubbuck, Idaho
Title: WEIRDWOLF
Genre: Picture Book
Length: 475 Words
Author: Searra Simpson

Jessica is more than ready to finally turn into a majestic werewolf and join her pack for a full moon rumpus. But she ends up transforming into some kind of WEIRDWOLF instead. She dons a sketchy getup to blend in, but to have fun, she'll have to shed her disguise and her fear of rejection.
 
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Sburdorf

Calligrapher
Aug 3, 2019
19
18
1,831
Tennessee
Title: AT THE CLIFF’S EDGE
Genre: Adult Contemporary Thriller
Length: 81,000
Author: Susan Burdorf

Grace Moore and her tracking dog, Ranger are called into action when a toddler goes missing in the Smoky Mountains during a family vacation. Complicating the case are townspeople who aren’t talking, family members who are vague and unconcerned, and the arrival of ex-flame FBI agent Thomas Truefeather who Grace still has feelings for. With a storm threatening, they seek the missing child while coping with their own tumultuous relationship.
 
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Sburdorf

Calligrapher
Aug 3, 2019
19
18
1,831
Tennessee
Title: MURDER ON BACON STREET: A Bacon Street Cozy Mystery
Genre: Adult Cozy Mystery
Length: 74,000
Author:

Hannah French fell in love with the victorian style house on Bacon Street the instant she saw it, and ignoring the history of the house she moved in with high hopes of turning it into a bed and breakfast. Finding the diary hidden under the floorboards during the remodel she was soon caught up in the mystery of Sarah Wimple, a young woman who met a mysterious end in the house twenty years before. When fresh bodies start piling up in the wake of her investigation she and Sheriff Tom Miles must solve Sarah's murder before Hannah becomes the next victim.
NOTE: Series potential
 
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Title: MAGIC IN GRANDMA'S KITCHEN
Genre: Picture Book/Slice of Life
Length: 520 Words
Author: Debra Daugherty

A young girl spends a day in her grandma’s kitchen and discovers the magic of baking. Her apron becomes her magician's outfit, and the recipe is the spell. When she places her 'brew' in the 'magic box', magic happens.
 
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Lizdeemo

Visionary
Sep 29, 2021
0
0
8,256
Italy
Title: Life in the City of the Thousand
Genre: Romance
Length: 63,451
Author: Liz Di Marcello

At the age of nineteen, solitary Jilly Peterson meets Giacomo 'Jack' Firenze in the Highlands of Scotland and life takes them on a wild ride all the way to Italy. She thought dealing with her husband and baby was tough, but the move to Bergamo will test her to the limit. Are friends and family there to help or hinder her?
 
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Mary_Rose_Luksha

Ink-slinger
Jul 31, 2021
9
12
486
Canada
Title: Best Laid

Genre: Contemporary Romance (Comedy)

Length: 86,000 words

Author: Mary Rose Luksha


Ali moves to the kooky little town of Cockburn, PA for a fresh start as the new first grade teacher. A one night stand with a stranger shouldn’t throw a wrench in her plans, until she learns that stranger is Jasper, one of her student’s single dads. If Ali wants a relationship with Jasper, she has to let go of an imagined future and learn to live in the messy, perfect present.
 
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Jodene Weber

Storyteller
Dec 20, 2020
7
6
2,441
Venetia, PA
Title: The Bald Revelation
Genre: Adult Psychological Suspense
Length: 84,700 words
Author: Jodene Weber

As a 9/11 responder grappling with the effects of toxic poisoning, Claudia Carlton finds solace chasing scoops for her news and events website, The Finger Lakes Flash. Claudia's room of disguises is her secret weapon, and she uses it to camouflage more than her bald head. When a cyber tip suggests murders are masked by a clever veil, Claudia risks her life to uncover the truth, and learns the biggest story in the Finger Lakes is masquerading in plain sight, with a killer deadline.
 
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Title: The Trouble with Bubbles
Genre: Picture Book, LGBTQIA+
Word count: 420
Author: Michelle Steinberg, M.Ed.
WHAT ARE YOUR WORDS X THE WONDER PETS
Bubbles is troubled. The non-binary guinea pig fears the kindergarteners will not love a class pet that is neither a boy nor a girl. Bubbles loves everything about living with the kindergarteners and learns many new concepts along with the students. When the pet discovers that each child is called a boy or a girl, the guinea pig hides from the class. The confused children wonder why their beloved pet is so upset. Can Bubbles truly feel at home with the kindergarteners if they discover the class pet’s secret?

Title: The best Show and Tell Ever?
Genre: Picture Book, DIS
Word Count: 495
Author: Michelle Steinberg, M.Ed.

IT'S SHOW AND TELL, DEXTER! X RESCUE & JESSICA
Emma can barely contain her enthusiasm about bringing her sister's dog to Show and Tell. She doesn't mean to be so bossy with her classmates, but Hero is a service dog who cannot be petted when he is working. Emma worries about what could go wrong: What if the German Shepard gets distracted? Will the kindergarteners remember the rule? What will she do if the rule is broken? Will this be the best or worst Show and Tell ever?
 
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Valorie Fant

scribbler
Oct 30, 2020
0
0
61
Virginia
Title: THE ROOTS OF FREEDOM: The Story of Robert Carter III and the Deed of Gift
Genre: Picture Book
Length: 655-words
Author: Valorie Bridges Fant

History has all but forgotten Robert Carter III—one of the wealthiest aristocrats in Colonial America. There are no monuments to honor his name. They placed no headstone where his body lay. But on August 1, 1791, he had the courage to follow his conviction.
 
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Title: SOUP DAY!
Genre: Picture Book – Fiction
Length: 761 words
Author: Sarah Yahr Tucker

From matzo ball to caldo de gallina! When a soup-obsessed boy discovers that the traditional recipes he loves are passed down through generations, he searches for a special tradition with his single mom to preserve their family’s heritage.
 
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Eva Fox Mate

Premium Member
Jul 23, 2020
52
35
3,836
Denver, CO
Title: One Man's Treasure (Book 1 in the Hughes Brothers Trilogy)
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Length: 60,000 words
Author: Eva Fox Mate

The daughter of alcoholics, Callie Wallis is militantly self-reliant, but when her sister’s mountain of medical bills threatens to avalanche, Callie swallows her pride and does the unthinkable--she asks her boss, Adam, for a loan. Grieving widower Adam Hughes is fed up with the scheming fortune hunters and paparazzi that dog his every step, so when his assistant, Callie, asks for money, he ups the ante to a marriage of convenience. They'll each get what want from the arrangement and leave hearts whole. But when a black market treasure hunter decides Adam has something he wants, can the pair escape both danger and love?
 
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Rebecca Moore

scribbler
Jun 18, 2012
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Author: Rebecca Moore
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Title: Journey Back to Love
Word count: 80,000

Start with a young widow and broken promises. Add in an overworked, bitter divorcée. Stir in some vandalism, arson, attempted murder, and an abduction and heat it up until it sizzles and you get a romance with a twist.
 
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Lisa J MacDonald

Instructor
Premium Member
Sep 25, 2016
186
93
8,126
www.stepitupqueen.com
Title: Hooked-In: A Modern-Day Love Potion Romance
Genre: Romantic Women’s Fiction
Word: 75,000-word
Author: Anastasia Alexander

By following the relationship rules of science, Zoey Woodland believes she can find Disneyland Dad and the stable family life she has always longed for, plus save her house. But her meddling sister, believing she knows what is best, casts a love potion on Zoey with the sexy neighbor, Reynesh Babu, who has agreed to an arranged marriage in India. Despite all the obstacles, can Zoey and Reynesh hook into a surprising love that would truly make them happy?
 
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Elyse Trevers

scribbler
Jan 31, 2021
0
0
111
New York
Title- Duncan,The Rescue Dog
Genre- PB
Length -580 words
Author -Elyse Trevers


Hundreds of people visit the pound but no one stops for Duncan until Percy comes with his Dad. Duncan has three legs and one big heart, but the dog can’t be trained and Dad’s getting upset, so he needs to win Dad over else or he'll have to go back. ‘Who will rescue who?’
 
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Elyse Trevers

scribbler
Jan 31, 2021
0
0
111
New York
Title-The Lost Crane
Genre- NF PB STEM
Length - 440 words
Author - Elyse Trevers

A young Siberian crane, blown off-course, lands in Jinshan, China. Never seen there before, he is visited by more than 50,000 people, while local farmers change cultivation to protect him and other creatures. The crane must decide if he will stay or heed the call of the wild and seek the rest of his kind.
 
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Title: Angel Feathers
Genre: Juvenile fiction
Length: 260 words
Author: Kathleen Davis

A feather by your bed, near the couch, in the car…feathers are often found on the ground randomly, but may not be random at all. Angel Feathers is a rhyming children’s book that discusses how feathers fall directly from the wings of our very own Guardian Angels who are sent from God and protect us throughout our lives.
 
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Title: The Graveyard Keeper
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Length: 60,000 words
Author: Robin Jeffrey

In a dark house on the edge of an old graveyard, bodies may stay buried, but secrets do not. Two women, a jaded hacker and a peculiar archivist, fall in love. But can they build a new life together while death stalks their past, present, and future?
 
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Carde Jean

Today is my Birthday!
Aug 7, 2021
0
4
321
Hawaii
Title: Once Upon a Griffin

Genre: Sweet Romance/Sci-fi

Length: 103,000 words

Author: Carde Jean

Guinevere Griffin and Jaxzon meet one hot summer night in New York, but Jaxzon’s identity holds a devastating truth: as the crown prince of a distant land, he has been ordered to marry and is not at liberty to follow his heart. When Guinevere learns she is eligible to vie for Jaxzon's hand, her excitement turns to shock as she is whisked across the galaxy to engage in a whirlwind of balls and royal events. Through it all, she and Jaxzon grow ever closer, until disaster strikes and Guinevere is accused of murder, and released from custody on a hostile planet, with an implant that will kill her if she doesn’t appear for trial, Guinevere must clear her name, find the real killer, and rescue Jaxzon before time runs out.
 
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Title: THOSE BOOTS
Genre: Picture Book
Length: 417 words
Author: Reed Hilton-Eddy

A mother and daughter are growing apart and cannot find common ground. When the daughter, Maya, discovers an old box of her mom’s belongings, she walks a mile in her mom’s boots and finds a path that leads to herself.
 
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