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

Title: I DO HAIR
Genre: Picture Book - Fiction
Length: 554 words
Author: Jessica Milo

Arlo wants to be just like his hairstylist mom and transform hair into anything imaginable! But he just can’t stop himself from snipping the hair off of whatever catches his eye, and Mama is NOT thrilled. How can he work his magic if he is limited to only a hairbrush?
 
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erinpetti

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Oct 1, 2021
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Pembroke, MA
  • Title: THE MERMAID, THE GHOST, AND THE GULL
  • Genre: MG
  • Length: 25,000
  • Author: Erin Petti
When Jo's Grandmother's soul returns to the ocean, she leaves her precious paint set to Jo. When the paint set goes missing, what begins as Jo's desperate attempt to recover a beloved token of love and magic becomes a life-changing adventure. A harrowing trip through time-bending stairs, a strange encounter with a mysterious crow-like woman, and an unlikely friendship struck up with a boy plucked out of the pages of a fairy tale turn Jo's world inside out as she ultimately discovers that nothing is truly lost and no one is ever truly gone.

 
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joan ramirez

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Jun 8, 2016
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Title: Endurance
Length: Approximately 70,000 words
Genre: Historical Family Saga
Author: Joan Ramirez

When a medic on the Italian front in WWII returns home from combat, he is attacked with a barrage of hostile words and acts from his bitter older brother that threatens his future and that of his arch enemy.
 
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Alice Fitzpatrick

Calligrapher
Aug 11, 2018
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1,671
Toronto
Title: Secrets in the Water
Genre: Adult Traditional Mystery
Length: 88,000 words
Author: Alice Fitzpatrick

When Kate was just three years old, the body of her beloved Aunt Emma washed up on the beach, an apparent suicide. At her grandmother’s funeral, she’s confronted with the islanders’ suspicion that her aunt was murdered, and she decides she must finally learn the truth. Along the way, she confronts shameful secrets from her family’s past to track down a killer who has eluded detection for fifty years.
 
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Alice Fitzpatrick

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Aug 11, 2018
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Toronto
Title: A Dark Death
Genre: Adult Traditional Mystery
Length: 82,000 words
Author: Alice Fitzpatrick

It’s a typical summer on a small Welsh island with a startling archeological discovery, a séance, the minister's crisis of faith, and the murder of a conman psychic. Kate’s godson has both motive and opportunity. To save him, she must find a killer.
 
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tmwriter724

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Mar 1, 2010
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Title: Secret in the attic
Genre: Middle Grade Adventure/Fantasy
Length: 30,000 words
Author: Tara Manderino

Inserting himself into a game of field hockey might not be the brightest thing Ash ever did, especially when it was taking place 4,000 years in the past, but he couldn’t help blurting out ‘score’ when the ball crossed the goal. It was all because of the fountain pen he found in the attic; the one with the ability to transport him and his siblings to different times and places. Learning the past first hand was interesting, as long as he could figure out how to get back home to the 21st Century. This is the first in a series of adventures for middle grade readers.
 
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14grecok

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Aug 31, 2020
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Pittsburgh
Title: Reusable

Genre: Chick-lit with cozy mystery elements

Length: 78,000 words

Author: Kaitlin Greco

When YouTube sensation Jenna Caprisi is filmed poaching elephants in Africa with Dom Mergeniere, her career crumbles faster than a paper straw. The video appears fabricated until Dom is murdered, but the only one on the pier that night was Jenna’s arch-rival, Nina Armant. Can Jenna and Nina team up to find out who really should be canceled before they both become another plastic bag casualty?
Yes, my story is definitely more than Chick-Lit. Strong cozy mystery plot line with some romance as well.
 
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Title: Buds and Bees
Genre: Picture book/fiction
Length: 393 words
Author: Russell Wolff

Bees can be such bullies! When a bee won’t buzz off, a determined girl seeks the courage to get past it to pick a wildflower bouquet for her dad’s special day. But is the bee really a bully, and is bravery enough?

Thanks for your consideration!
Dawn,

Thank you very much for your response! I appreciate your interest and look forward to submitting a query.

Best,
Russ
 
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