Pitch to: Lynnette Novak, Literary Agent at The Seymour Agency

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Pitch to Lynnette Novak, Literary Agent at The Seymour Agency​




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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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    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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    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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    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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    paigeclassey

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    Feb 8, 2021
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    USA
    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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    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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    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 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, a summer rainstorm, or your grandmother’s arms.
     
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    TonyaPreece

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    Jan 20, 2020
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    Austin, TX
    Title: Whiskey on Our Shoes
    Genre: Contemporary Romance, Adult, dual-POV, slow burn
    Length: 71,000
    Author: Tonya Preece

    Twenty-year-old Eva prefers anonymity, avoiding the attention that surrounds her supermodel mom and the rock stars in their family. But, new in Austin, she has a meet cute with Alex and, when she can’t get the hot Texas cowboy off her mind, she takes a chance on letting him into her unconventional life. He promises to protect her anonymity and thinks he has the reins on a sticky situation with his ex-girlfriend, until the old flame teams up with a gossip reporter hell-bent on revealing Eva’s identity and the media storm pushes them apart.
     
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    museitupeditor

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    Feb 15, 2019
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    Montreal
    Title: I Don't Want a Haircut!
    Genre: Picture Book
    Length: 543 words
    Author: Lea Schizas

    The first haircut is always the scariest!
    A little boy’s imagination goes wild during his first salon haircut. Even with comforting words by his stylist, little Harry imagines bees buzzing around his ears, a giant pulling on his ears, and even spaceships landing on his head. But Harry gets a surprise when he looks in the mirror.
     
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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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    LaurenDMSmith

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    Sep 12, 2020
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    Ontario
    • Title: The Apprentice’s Apprentice
    • Genre: YA Fantasy
    • Length: 54,000 words
    • Author: Lauren D.M. Smith
    Learning magic isn’t what Cora had pictured for her last year of high school. Neither was her magical stalker, who has been obsessed with her for years. With rogue mages, spells on her, and a murderous stalker to deal with, this year officially sucks.
     
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    MegAuchenbach

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    Sep 29, 2021
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    Title: If You Are an Artist
    Genre: PB Fiction
    Length: 205 words
    Author/Illustrator: Meg Auchenbach

    If you are an artist you daydream, explore and make messes. You listen to flowers, find inspiration in the simplest of places, and most importantly, are never afraid to make a mistake. Through spare text and bright, whimsical illustrations, readers are taken on a journey into the imagination of a young girl who redefines what it means to be an artist.
     
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    KaraSibilia

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    Oct 28, 2020
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    NJ, USA
    Title: THIS BOOK WILL BLAST OFF IN 10 SECONDS!

    Genre: Picture Book (Informational Fiction)

    Length: 761 Words (299-fiction, 462-NF sidebars)

    Author: Kara Sibilia

    Pitch:

    THIS BOOK WILL BLAST OFF IN 10 SECONDS! That’s right, we’re heading to S-P-A-C-E; SPACE! Take a romping, rollicking, out-of-this-world adventure, and learn the sights, sounds, and sensations of a real rocket launch. STEM components and back matter enrich this interactive text. Let the countdown begin!

    Comps: PLUTO GETS THE CALL by Adam Rex (for the playful narration); YOUR PLACE IN THE UNIVERSE by Jason Chin (for the STEM components).
     
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    Title: A Crown of Fangs and Feathers
    Genre: YA Fantasy with Romance
    Length: 74,000words
    Author: Sandy Butchers


    Raven wishes battling an army of undead soldiers is the easiest obstacle in life she’ll have to overcome.

    Hailed as the last resort to free Alvar, Prince of Ulfgard, from his cursed, beastly form, she finds herself tangled in a web of witchcraft and magic between the crown of a cruel king and a coven of vengeful witches.

    With the pyres lit and her wicked aunt fanning the flames, Raven’s legacy as the daughter of a powerful enchantress must save her from a fate burning at the stake and a kingdom of curses brought on by centuries of oppression.
     
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    KaraSibilia

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    Oct 28, 2020
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    Title: FLAMINGO BOB: CURACAO’S WILDLIFE AMBASSADOR

    Genre: Picture Book (Informational Fiction)

    Length: 665 Words

    Author: Kara Sibilia

    Pitch:

    Meet Bob. He loves foot massages, long swims in the sea, and most of all … people! Bob is an American Flamingo living on the island of Curacao. Based on true events, this is the story of how Bob became an international symbol for environmental conservation.

    Comps: Claude by Emma Bland Smith; Flower Talk by Sara Levine
     
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    Robyn Ryle

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    May 5, 2013
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    Title: FAIR GAME
    Genre: YA contemporary
    Length: 76,000 words
    Author: Robyn Ryle

    Amanda’s put up with the boys’ basketball team getting all the attention, money, and crowds for way too long. When the boys trick Amanda and her friends into giving up the “good” gym yet again, Amanda puts their season and their futures on the line by challenging them to a game—boys against girls. If Amanda’s gone too far, she might be responsible for single-handedly setting girls sport at Madison back twenty years. Amanda puts everything on the line to answer the question—can the girls beat the boys—and along the way discovers that might not be the most important question to ask.
     
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    Viya

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    Jul 31, 2021
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    Title: It's always been You!
    Genre: Contemporary Romantic Suspense (dual POV)
    Length: 94,000 words
    Author: Viya Karish

    Pitch:
    Finding missing links of her real family costs FBI Agent Abigail her life and eternal distance from her love, her fiance, Sean.

    Sean was a shattered mess after seeing his beloved fiancée Abigail die in front of him. When a face same as Abby enters his life again, he must protect her due to her uncanny resemblance to Abby without falling for her, or else she too might be hunted down by enemies Abby made while her job at the FBI.

    Comps: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes, Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott, Mistaken Twin by Jodie Bailey and movie Face off.

    Thanks for your time and consideration.
     
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