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RWeberWrites

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Oct 1, 2021
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Title: Rose and Thorn
Genre: YA Adventure/Light Fantasy
Length: 67,000 words
Author: Rebecca Weber

Young peregrine Hawthorne is forced into brutal falconry training.
Human POW Rose uses avian telepathy to aid his escape.
If they fly for freedom, an innocent king will be murdered; but if they stay and fight, they risk their own lives.
 
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RWeberWrites

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Oct 1, 2021
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Title: The Painter’s Butterfly
Genre: MG Fabulism
Length: 54,000 words
Author: Rebecca Weber

12 y/o foster Nova finds a magical easel that brings art to life. In a brushstroke of fate, she’s caught up in an adventure where each painting creates new chaos. Through the magic mess, she learns love is a masterpiece and home is where the heart is.
 
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Title: “Eternal Horizons: On the Trail of the Templar Treasure”
Genre: Historical Fiction
Length: 84,000 words (with Appendix and Bibliography), first book of a trilogy
Author: David Thomis White

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“Eternal Horizons” follows a three-person documentary film crew that visits the most mysterious locations around the world: Giza, Machu Picchu, Stonehenge and more. The show's good fortune and its curse is the host's talent of psychometry: reading the past by touching an object.

When they're blackmailed by an Australian media mogul, they reluctantly agree to discover what the Templar treasure really was and where it went. As they follow clues about its disappearance, they're drawn into the centuries-long mystery of the enigmatic Knights Templar. Did they find the Ark of the Covenant, the Holy Grail, or something much more enlightening?

Comps:
“The Da Vinci Code” by Dan Brown; “Holy Blood Holy Grail” by Baigent, Leigh and Lincoln; “The Last Templar” by Raymond Khoury; “The Armageddon Conspiracy” by Mike Hockney.

Thank you for your time and consideration.
 
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Title: THE SHAKESPEARE GIRL
Genre: YA Contemporary
Length: 82,000 words
Author: Ervin Dueck

When a graphic eight-second video of the Shakespeare girl named Gemma and the boy she nicknames the Canker Blossom goes viral at her school, Gemma’s initial devastation turns into a ferocious, violent, and insatiable appetite for revenge. Feeling betrayed and humiliated, she seeks to do to the Canker Blossom what he did to her—she wants to destroy his dignity. Revenge will be Shakespeare-styled—devious, conniving, and violent—and almost satisfying because Gemma is determined to get the Canker Blossom’s spleen.
 
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Melanie Adkins

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Oct 1, 2021
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*Title: Her Ladyship and the Fallen Star

*Genre: Historical fiction picture book

*Length: 631 words

*Author: Melanie Adkins



It’s 1912, and Lady, a Pomeranian, is on her way to the land of dreams on board the Titanic with her human, Margaret. Lady is terrified by loud noise, crowds and the dark. So, when her ship begins to sink, Lady must face her fears and seize her chance to save herself, her human and two orphans from the icy grips of the Atlantic Ocean.



Comps: If You Were a Kid Aboard the Titanic (Josh Gregory, 2017) and Pets and their Famous Humans (Ana Gallo, 2020).



Thank you for your consideration.
 
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Title: Mens Rea
Genre: Graphic Novel
Length: 600 pages of art & text
Author: Gary S. Kadet & Matthew A. Bon

Insurance Adjustor George Arrant of Elsmere, Delaware, broke and about to be evicted from his home, instead annihilates his family, murders a bank executive and flees to Providence RI, home of the New England mob. He quickly falls in with the New England La Cosa Nostra, committing bank robberies across the US, his ultimate goal being the savage take-down of the "foreclosure king" - the sitting Secretary of the US Treasury himself.
 
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Melanie Adkins

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Oct 1, 2021
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*The Dinosnores

*Genre: Bedtime Picture Book

*Length: 472 words

*Author: Melanie Adkins



Sacred by monsters that might live under the bed, Blue can’t go to sleep. She engages in an imaginary bedtime routine in which she calls upon the Dinosnores to soothe her worries and allow her to drift off to sleep. A Jurassic problem for children, like falling asleep, calls for Jurassic measures!



Thank you for your consideration.
 
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Caila

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Oct 25, 2020
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Title: THE SECOND CHOICE
Genre: Young Adult, Speculative Fiction, Neurodiverse protagonists, #OwnVoices
Length: 118,000 words, can be split in two at 60,000 words
Author: Karen Maatman

When Earth is reset by aliens, six neurodiverse teens are chosen to survive with an autistic whale-watching boat captain and his marine biologist tour guide.

ON THE EDGE OF GONE x THE ROSIE PROJECT
 
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CoriAvato

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Oct 1, 2021
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Title: Gwinny's Friend
Genre: Chapter Book, neurodiverse, #OWNVoices
Length: 4126 words
Author: Cori Avato

It was just another school day for Gwinny-that is, until Mr. Sinclair assigns a collage focused on friends. Gwinny's never been interested in friends before but now she must find a way to use her Asperger's superpower to find a friend and finish the project, or risk embarrassment on presentation day!
 
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S Stein

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Sep 29, 2021
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Title: Short Skirt / Long Jacket
Genre: Commercial WF/Romcom, neurodiverse/MH protagonist
Length: 93,000 words
Author: Sheryl Stein

Ari spurns her mother’s advice and fixups, opting instead to fixate on Gwen Stefani for a #goals roadmap to secure a promotion at the music tech startup where she works as well as to jump-start her love life with work crush Brooks. A merger brings in new bosses who want her out,. Her future's on the line, her parents are in her face, and she’s losing the only man she really wants. Following her “What would Gwen do” logic hasn’t panned out, which leaves her facing with the toughest question of all: What should Ari do?
 
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McKelle

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Oct 1, 2021
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Title: Prince Twitchynose Bans Rocks
Genre: Picture Book
Length: 500 words
Author: McKelle Anderson

To have a perfect day Prince Twitchynose (a rabbit) must ban anything that he trips on, from rocks to tree roots. All goes along hoppingly until he trips on the world’s most delectable vegetable. He could change his ways to save cabbage...Or he could change his plan.
 
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Ashleedani

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Oct 1, 2021
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Title: The Dress
Genre: Picture Book
Length: 490 words
Author: Ashlee MacCallum

Mila wants to return to South Lake Tahoe to retrieve her favorite dress that she left behind, but is prevented by an evacuation order due to nearby wildfires. She must overcome her situation and the obstacles she faces by learning how to sew a new dress- one that might be even more special than the first.
 
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Ashleedani

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Oct 1, 2021
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Title: Ansley and the Big Move
Genre: Picture Book, Own Voice entry
Length: 526 words
Author: Ashlee MacCallum

Deep in the Scottish highlands, Ansley is preparing for the move of her life. The problem? She doesn’t want to go. Ansley must overcome her fear of emigrating and leaving all she knows behind so she can discover happiness in her new home, America.
 
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SamoneY

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Title: SILKEN VOICES
Genre: YA Fantasy
Length: 102,000 words
Author: Samone Yuen

To slay the madness-spreading Hauntress, princess Baoji recruits KaLai—a boy who is mute —to teach her illegal Song magic, unwittingly giving him what he wants most: access to the Emperor. As they break the law together time after time—from saving a child about to have her tongue cut out to breaking into the Emperor’s library—they go from uneasy allies to more than friends. So when KaLai’s attempted regicide makes Baoji the Emperor’s new target, Baoji must decide if she’ll battle the Hauntress, save KaLai from execution, or flee the city alone.
 
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delureydan

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Sep 30, 2021
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Title: How Your Grandparents Saved the Earth
Genre: Picture Book
Words: 768
Author: Dan Delurey

It’s the year 2080, and young twins Keegan and Keisha are sitting around a campfire listening to their parents tell stories. Wait…What? Our grandparents and other family members helped save the world from climate change? How did they do that?

(Optional Climate Back Matter)
 
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delureydan

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Sep 30, 2021
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Title: The Day the Animals Asked the Children for Help
Genre: Picture Book
Words: 879
Author: Dan Delurey

One day, animals around the world suddenly spoke to children and asked them for help. They told the kids that the world was getting too warm for them, and it was making it hard to live where they used to and find the kind of food they need. Kids immediately jumped into action to learn about climate change and fight to stop it and help the animals.

(Optional Climate Back Matter)
 
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GeriGuad

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Apr 5, 2021
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MOTHER TO ALL: OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE
Children’s Picture Book

1,107 words

AUTHOR: Geraldine Guadagno

There is one mother of humanity, and she is a humble queen, who showed herself in the likeness of “one of the least.” She once peacefully united two very different civilizations. If we turn to her as our mother, she may help us to realize that we’re all brothers and sisters, and help us to be united, rather than divided.

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Title: Poor Harriet
Genre: Picture Book
Length: 226 words
Author/Illustrator: Morissa Rubin

Poor Harriet, she does not have any thumbs. She cannot thumb wrestle, she cannot hold an ice cream cone, and she cannot play the banjo. Harriet (who happens to be a dog), might have some limitations (as do we all), but she also has her own gifts to share.
 
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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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  • 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 paintset 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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