Pitch to: Hannah VanVels, Belcastro Agency

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Title: January
Genre: Urban Fantasy with Romance
Length: 94,000words
Author: Lydia Stevens

Faye Muir, an Edinburgh-based druidess upholding the dimensions of time has neglected her sacred duties and ripped a hole in the fabric of time.

Caring for an ailing mother, eleven younger sisters, and a fat cat, Chonkowski, who’s urinating on the spare blankets in the basement; Faye’s struggling to juggle her responsibilities and she’s not sure she can add saving the world to her never-ending to-do list.

Turning to Faolan MacGregor, the arch druid, Faye’s race to stop the centuries from collapsing is threatened by a dark druid who’s on a quest for revenge to destroy humanity throughout the ages.
 
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ljordan6

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  • Title: Trolly
  • Genre: YA Comedic Portal Fantasy
  • Length: 73,000 words
  • Author: Laura Jordan
When a 1980s exhibit pulls 18yo Trolly into the past, and a mysterious boy appears in her reality, she must use her imagination to help him and the growing team of hunted kids hiding in the museum. With a nightstick in hand and a bellyful of Grandma’s latest treats, Trolly skirts discovery while balancing her day job as a mediocre electronic beauty salon employee and product tester. The singing nail polish is a bit nosy for her taste, but the mood flavor lipstick is spot on.
 
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SarahFoil

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  • Feb 2, 2019
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    Title: The Bracebridge Courier
    Genre: YA Historical Fantasy
    Length: 70,000 words
    Author: Sarah Foil

    Three things make 16-year-old train conductor Fran, a magical goods smuggler, a pain. Her frenemy keeps showing up to steal her jobs. The dragon she was supposed to deliver hatches two days early. And a dragon rider is hell-bent on killing the hatchling. While racing her new charge to safety, Fran is forced to face her past trauma and come to terms with her sexuality.
     
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    LouisTong

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    Feb 11, 2021
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    LEONARD, a 29-year Chinese doctor, escapes controlling parents and a haughty girlfriend in Singapore and travels to England in 1995, where he finds training in ophthalmology isn't enough—he wants a quirky, stirring quest—and aims for ballroom dance competitions.

    To reach that dream competition before his permit in England runs out, he must cope with an eccentric sponsor who is an ex-patient, find the right dance partner, and juggle dance training with unforgiving medical work.

    At the crucial moment, Leonard endures physical pain and harrassment from his sponsor, but yielding to his reticent dance partner could jeopardise the entire dance journey.
     
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    janycampana

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  • Feb 7, 2021
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    ELIZABETH'S NOT-SO-SECRET FRIENDSHIP NOTEBOOK
    398 Words/Picture Book
    By Jany Campana

    Elizabeth prides herself on being friends with everyone. But when new kid Sebastian shows up, he doesn't fall for her sweet tricks. Now this perfectionist must listen to her heart, or face an unbearable spot on her friendship notebook.
     
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    Julie_Farrell

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    Sep 29, 2021
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    Title: WE ARE FRACTALS
    Genre: Contemporary YA romance
    Length: 84,000 words
    Author: Julie Farrell

    Falling in love should be a start, not an end. When lifelong best friends Jess and Isaac kiss under the stars, their fears of losing each other blind them to their futures, pushing them to make stupid decisions which threaten their relationship. But those stars might have a wish or two left for those brave enough to follow their hearts… even to the last person they expected.
     
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    MJ Klipfel

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    Sep 20, 2021
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    Title: Blood Promotion
    Genre: Paranormal Romance
    Length: 82k
    Author: M.J. Rose

    Self-confidence, a steady paycheck, and a swivel chair—that's all reporter Tessa Sanders wants. So when the megalomaniac mayor inadvertently gives her the ultimate career-making story, it's reason to celebrate...until the lead lands her in a nightmare world of monsters and dead bodies. Seems humankind is on a deadline, and if she and her new co-worker, a drop-dead-gorgeous vampire who can't decide if he wants to kiss her or kill her, can't break the story before their time's up, humanity gets its pink slip.
     
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    BexDrate

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    Sep 27, 2021
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    Title: HALF TREE
    Genre: YA sci-fi thriller
    Length: 92,000 words
    Author: Bex Drate

    KAREN M. MCMANUS meets STRANGER THINGS
    Allison hates that she can read minds, so she blocks everyone out and pretends to be a normal seventeen-year-old. But when her (whoa, he got tall) childhood friend becomes the target of a murder plot, Allison must embrace her loathed power if she is to save him, and just maybe, the human race as she knows it.
     
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    TonyaPreece

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    Jan 20, 2020
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    Title: The Missing Memories of Cordy O’Reilly
    Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
    Length: 70,000
    Author: Tonya Preece

    The chance to volunteer at a music festival hangs in the balance for Cordy sudden panic attacks and nightmares are triggered by the anniversary of her dad’s death. A therapist says it’s PTSD and recommends Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). It sounds like hocus pocus to Cordy, but at least she can hang out with the hot guy named Gino in the waiting room. They bond over music and more, but as her therapy brings memories to the surface, she must face truths about herself and the father she idolized, or everything she’s worked for could crash and burn.
     
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    Title: Savage Aria
    Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Fantasy
    Length: 103,000 words
    Author: Ely Azure

    A Black neurodiverse 17-year-old just wants to be an ordinary teen. His world crashes once he's bitten by a sentient plant in his mom's lab and what starts as an infection, unlocks latent magic in his blood that turns fatal if he doesn't learn to control his abilities. It’s A Monster Calls meets The Opposite of Always.
     
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    Title: ALMOST A ZEBRA
    Genre: Picture Book
    Length: 242 words
    Author: Reed Hilton-Eddy

    If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck…. It’s a goose?! ALMOST A ZEBRA playfully challenges the notion that one or two features make an animal. For readers ages 1-4, includes age-appropriate body part recognition, counting, critical thinking and wild animals.
     
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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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    Title: Black Belly: Flesh and Blood
    Genre: Adult Urban Fantasy/Paranormal
    Length: 85,000 words
    Author: Ely Azure

    Sheep shapeshifters have been in hiding for centuries until a new exotic drug hits the streets containing their magical blood. Elias and his kind are in danger of not only being discovered, but of being hunted & murdered if they don’t find out who’s draining their blood and put a stop to it. Turns out there’s more to fear than coyotes in this True Blood meets The Hollows paranormal thriller.
     
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    CallieBee

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    Oct 10, 2020
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    Title: THIS BOOK NEEDS A PASSWORD
    Genre: Picture Book (Informational Fiction, STEM)
    Word Count: 400
    Author: Callie Dean
    Comps: DO NOT OPEN THIS BOOK (Andy Lee & Heath McKenzie) x HOW TO CODE A SANDCASTLE (Josh Funk & Sara Palacios)

    Help! Someone hacked this book and is stealing letters right off its pages!

    In this interactive cybersecurity book, kids must create a strong password while keeping mischievous creatures out. Back matter contains information about digital safety.
     
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    paigeclassey

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    Feb 8, 2021
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    Title: GUS WOULD RATHER
    Genre: Picture Book
    Length: 249 words
    Author: Paige Classey Przybylski

    GRUMPY MONKEY + BEDTIME FOR BATMAN: Gus is grumpy about going to bed. He’d rather do just about anything else… including eat his teacher’s earwax or lock himself in a closet full of bologna burps. Thankfully, his unconventional Grammy has a few tricks up her sleeve to de-grump Gus during his bedtime routine.
     
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    paigeclassey

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    Feb 8, 2021
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    Title: A MILLION PLACES
    Genre: Picture Book
    Length: 189 words
    Author: Paige Classey Przybylski

    THE QUIET BOOK + STUCK: There are a million places where a kid can get stuck. Some of them are pretty uncomfortable, like at the end of the line for the bathroom, at the edge of the big kid diving board, or next to your smelliest uncle. This book encourages 2 to 5 year olds to stay stuck in the completely wonderful places, like in your best friend’s treehouse, in a summer rainstorm, or at the dinner table with your family.
     
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    vickiewrites

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    Jul 2, 2020
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    Title: Promises
    Genre: Contemporary Fiction (with elements of fantasy/mystery/romance)
    Length: 90,300 words
    Author: Linda Vick (Pen Name: Vickie Acer)

    Amy Whitman, a 26-year-old librarian, craves an action-packed, romantic future but fears remaining a novel-reading old maid due to self-doubt and indecision. She believes a new job in another state will transform her life, and she may be right. However, unless once ambitious Amy reads a book taking her back in time and assists a long-deceased author in investigating a murder to catch thieves on the job, she will never admit finding “the one.”
     
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    Patti Kurtz

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    Aug 25, 2016
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    Title: Checkered Flag
    Genre: YA Contemporary/mystery
    Length: 100,000 words
    Author: Patti J. Kurtz

    As a girl competing in a primarily male sport, sixteen-year-old Jess knows the odds are against her. She never expected to be accused of cheating, much less framed for sabotaging other drivers’ racecars. Jess must find the real saboteur or her dream of racing the Junior Circuit ends here.
     
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    DawnFM

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    Jan 31, 2021
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    Title: The Weight of Silence
    Genre: Women’s Fiction
    Length: 85,000
    Author: Dawn Miller

    Career-driven Miriam devotes her life to her deaf students while burying guilt about her childhood friend’s death—and hiding self-inflicted scars. When a tip reopens the decades-old cold case, and small-town secrets emerge, the devastating fallout forces her to face truths about herself and the people she loves. Miriam risks everything—including newfound love—to confront the past and discovers she’s not the only one living a lie.
     
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