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kaybeckett

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Sep 28, 2021
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Title: Needle and Thread

Genre: YA Fantasy

Length: 96,000 words

Author: Kay S. Beckett

Seventeen year-old seamstress Liddy agrees to be a resistance spy so she could save lives, like her cousin, hung for disobeying their country’s harsh anti-magic laws. After completing her first undercover mission, Liddy creates a plan to disrupt a government plot to destroy magic. But Liddy must decide if being a spy is worth compromising her morals when the plan’s success hinges on endangering thousands of lives, including those of the friends she made while undercover.
 
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Abbi Lee

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Feb 13, 2020
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Wichita, KS
Title: Sophia's Collection Dilemma
Genre: Fiction Picture Book
Length: 312 words
Author: Abbi Lee

Rocks, feathers, buttons… Sophia wants to keep them all! But her room is ready to burst with no space for her new seashells. Inspiration strikes in the garden and she knows the perfect way to reuse her collections in a way that some tiny magical creatures will love.
 
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Searra

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Oct 27, 2020
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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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K.C. Harper

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Oct 28, 2020
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Ottawa
Title: Unearthed

Genre: Fantasy (romance, slow burn)

Length: 112,000 words

Author: Kelly (K.C.) Harper


Healing magic is an asset as valuable as armies, but magic can sense intent—abusing it will cost your magic or your soul. After the handsome and powerful Shadow Prince captures Lilyahna (a magical healer), she’s separated from her mother—her only living kin—and in an effort to retrieve her, Lilyahna strikes a bargain, offering him the only thing she has–herself. She doesn’t want to lose herself to the darkness of magical abuse, but she’ll do what she must to get her mother back, even if it costs her soul.
 
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Title: Fast Frequencies
Genre: Adult Romantic Suspense
Word Count: 70000
Author: DM Shepard

The jagged purple scar on Sabrina's hand is the only remnant of the night her mother traded her to a ruthless crime lord for drugs. If only she could erase it the way the FBI erased her identity. But someone knows her real name, and he won't let her escape this time.

Thank you for your time and consideration.
 
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Sburdorf

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Aug 3, 2019
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Title: A GHOST’S CHANCE
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Length: 78,000
Author: Susan Burdorf

High School senior Bekka has only one goal in life – divest herself of the ghost of ex-flame Ryan Cooper who won’t leave her alone no matter how much sage she burns. Honestly, just because she was “sort of” responsible for his demise, doesn’t mean she owes him the rest of her corporeal life, does it? But when her dad is kidnapped by the jewel thieves she and Ryan were running from the day he died, she learns that friendships from beyond the veil do have their advantages.
 
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Abbi Lee

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Feb 13, 2020
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Wichita, KS
Title: A SMOKEJUMPER’S SUMMER
Genre: Picture Book - Informational Fiction
Length: 455 words
Author: Abbi Lee

When a wildfire rages in the forest, Tiffany jumps out of airplanes, chops down trees, and crawls bare-handed through ash. She does all of this to save lives, towns, and the forest itself. If one ember is unchecked, the fire could spread out of control.
 
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B.M.Valdez

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    Title: Sukidayo, Honey-Sensei!
    Genre: New Adult Contemporary LGBT Romance
    Length: 75,000 words
    Author: B. M. Valdez

    At the NanaCon fandom convention, college student Senri Yuzuki wants to win at the coveted hero vs. villain quest game, despite his six year losing streak. His cosplay is perfect, his villain team is ready, and his hero opponent is gorgeous. Senri must choose to LARP his way to quest game victory to earn fandom notoriety or lose his dream to be with the man he loves.
     
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    Title: VOTE FOR MAX
    Genre: MG animal fantasy
    Length: 35,000 Words
    Author: Debra Daugherty

    It’s election time and Max is running for mayor. His platform – Save the Playground. The incumbent mayor plans to tear down the playground for a parking lot. Max needs to win, but there’s one major problem. Max is a bulldog.
     
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    Sarena Straus

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    Title: Three Kinds of Love
    Genre: Upmarket Women's Fiction
    Length: 78,000
    Author: Sarena Straus

    GIRL INTERRUPTED X BEAUTIFUL RUINS
    Plus-size photojournalist Soraya Bahar dreams of quitting her magazine job and becoming an artist. But insecurity and self-doubt jeopardize everything when her high school boyfriend reappears, threatening to expose her secret: she's a recovering bulimic, and her disease nearly killed her twenty years ago. If she is to fulfill her dream, Soraya must make peace with the people who harmed her, embrace her inner strength, and love herself enough to save her own life.
     
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    TheShadowBard

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    Feb 12, 2020
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    Title: Evolutionary Quantum Event, the Kouroi Chronicles.

    Genre: Near Future Science Fiction

    Length: 87,000

    Author: Peter Ciarrocchi



    A lifetime ago Tor’s home world was devastated by a celestial event. Now upon the eve of her Kouroi’s return to their former paradise, her once peaceful kind plan to exterminate the present environmentally dominating species on Earth.

    Tor’s only hope to save humanity depends on an incipient, Doctor John Paul, a man alone among 15 billion people, who may possess the ability to bridge the divide between a species nearing immortality and the neophyte humans still struggling to find their way—both claiming Earth their home.

    Thanks Hannah for giving your time to this pitch event.
     
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    Mary_Rose_Luksha

    Ink-slinger
    Jul 31, 2021
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    Title: Fire From Blood

    Genre: YA Fantasy

    Length: 96,000 words

    Author: Mary Rose Luksha


    With her hidden ability to manipulate the threads of time, it should be easy for Asha to sneak into the palace and pose as a lady-in-waiting to catch an assassin. But when she learns the assassin is using his victims to bring down the Blood Shield - the kingdom’s only protection against the vicious and ancient Fey - Asha must decide if she’s willing to sacrifice her relationship with the prince in order to save his life and that of his people.
     
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    Title: See Me As I Am
    Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
    Length: 88,000 Words
    Author: Cheryl D Wanner

    Blindness doesn’t stop seventeen-year-old Jenny from going after what she wants—journalism byline (check!), horse sports (check!), meet fave rock star (on deck). Only Jenny doesn’t know she already met him (posed as a PR guy) until after they’ve fallen into a relationship that can only end with his deception catching up with him. Now Jenny must forgive the rock star who broke her trust, but still owns her heart—or walk away for good.
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    Carole Ann Moleti

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    May 7, 2018
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    Title: The Bar None Ranch: Coming Home
    Genre: Contemporary Women's Fiction/Western Romance
    Author: Carole Ann Moleti
    Length: 100,000 words

    Cara Sepulveda travels to her family's California ranch after a twenty year absence intent on settling her estranged father's affairs and returning to her successful career in New York City. Francisco, now her only living relation, fears the shocking secrets about to be revealed will doom any chance of reconciliation and force the sale of the only home he has ever known. A fateful sequence of events upends Cara's life and binds her even more closely to the ranch--and to the man she believed had abandoned her forever.
     
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    Valorie Fant

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    Oct 30, 2020
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    Title: THE ROOTS OF FREEDOM: The Story of Robert Carter III and the Deed of Gift
    Genre: Picture Book-Historical Nonfiction
    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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    Sarena Straus

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    Title: ReInception
    Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction
    Length: 79,000
    Author: Sarena Straus

    RED RISING X ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND
    In 2126, when Leandrea’s boyfriend is forcibly reprogrammed, she wants revenge on ReInception-- a company with the technology to modify habits. She allies herself with freedom fighters to expose the ugly truth that ReInception can cause psychosis, and that once they’re in your head, ReInception can do anything. She thinks it’s for the greater good, but when Leandrea finds out she could jeopardize a seventy-five-year peace that cost the United States everything, she will have to decide if she’s willing to risk another civil war to win her freedom.
     
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    Kathy Halsey

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    Sep 29, 2021
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    Title: LUNCHROOM SHOWDOWN
    Genre: PB: Humor
    Length: 360 words
    Author: Kathy Halsey

    Thank you for participating in this Autumn Pitchfest, Hannah,

    Milk with salsa? yogurt with pepper flakes? Harry’s done losing lunchroom dares. He fires up a sauce inspired by his Hungarian grandma that brings the heat. But when his triple-dog dare sets off the school sprinklers, he’s in hot water. Puns and paprika from the old country.
     
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    Title: PIGGY SUE
    Genre: PB
    Length: 571
    Author: Melissa Stiveson

    Lucas is getting an emotional support dog, but when he opens the door, in walks his…pig? Lucas doesn’t want a smelly pig and pushes PIGGY SUE away at every turn. After she’s gone, he realizes what he had may be exactly what he needed.
     
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    Genevieve A.

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    Oct 26, 2020
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    Title: SAY THE RIGHT THING
    Genre: YA contemporary/retelling of classic literature
    Length: 70,000 words
    Author: Genevieve A.

    Clary Dalloway is not okay. As her junior year begins, Clary must hide her single dad’s early-onset Alzheimer’s from her friends and counselor or risk losing the city she loves and the family she has left. A YA retelling of Virginia Woolf’s MRS. DALLOWAY with the humor and poignancy of works by Jandy Nelson and Nina LaCour, SAY THE RIGHT THING brings Virginia Woolf’s themes of feminism and complicated friendship into an inclusive, urban setting.
     
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