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

Erika Writes

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Sep 24, 2021
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  • Title: A Very Special Day
  • Genre: Fiction Picture Book
  • Length: 490 words
  • Author: Erika Romero
Melissa and Mateo are not happy about all the attention their big sister is getting in preparation for her Quinceañera. But after their attempts at sabotage go a little too well, the twins decide it’s now their job to make their sister’s day extra special. But their attempts keep going wrong and time is running out to make this day of celebration truly shine.
 
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Title: The Friendly Stranger: The Saint Joseph’s High School Radio Club & Their Sputnik Adventures
Genre: MG STEM Informational Fiction Graphic Novel
Length: 6,500 words
Author: Mike Hays

Soon after the Soviets launched the first man-made satellite, Sputnik, in 1957, the St. Joseph’s High School Radio Club members tracked its radio signal from their classroom lab in Cleveland, Ohio. Over the next 3 weeks, the students made discoveries that vaulted them to national prominence, a TV appearance, and the cover of a national amateur radio magazine. Their Sputnik signal tracking and recordings put them in the same mention as science heavyweights from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Naval Observatory, the National Bureau of Standards, and earned them a surprise visit from the FBI.
 
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Title: LIES UNKNOWN
Genre: Adult Thriller
Length: 90,000 words
Author: Annemarie DeClark

Providing an alibi for the prime suspect in a grisly local murder turns Jessica's life upside down, especially when her father (the county sheriff) suspects her of being an accomplice. Jessica's search for the truth takes an unexpected turn when she discovers that hidden among the people she trusts is a skilled liar whose carefully crafted account of the night in question initially eliminated any suspicion of involvement... until now. Stalking from the shadows as she unravels the puzzle, Jessica's survival relies on outsmarting a murderer who is an expert at psychological manipulation and who is prepared to kill again.
 
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Noel S

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




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Pitch here by REPLYING TO THIS POST from September 29 at 9AM EST to October 1 at 11:59PM
Title: The Many Squandered Thing

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Length: 80,000 words

Author: Noel Stevenson

Probation officer Chris loves his job, his wife and his daughter, but for Rita he’ll risk all. As a child in care, he was Rita’s social worker, but now she's a beautiful woman, married to imprisoned Dave Green, a dangerous drugs baron who Chris will assess for parole. But all is not as it seems; Green’s reach extends far beyond the prison walls, as Chris swims ever further out of his depth in a sea of deception, taken by the tide.
 
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Steph

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




Pitch Rules:
  1. Please review the Pitch FAQ and Information Page for details
  2. Most agents and editors will request a Three-line pitch
  3. Your pitch must be:
    1. Three lines (sentences)
    2. Less than 100 words
    3. Be aligned with what the agent or editor requests.
We reserve the right to remove any pitches that do not comply with our rules.



Pitch here by REPLYING TO THIS POST from September 29 at 9AM EST to October 1 at 11:59PM
Title: Never Go Back
Genre: Middle Grade - Historical Fiction/Ghost Story
Length: 43K words
Author: Stephanie Cotela

Gossamer House’s eerie exterior sends chills up Leslie Sanstrom’s spine. Once she’s inside, things get a lot creepier.

Leslie Sanstrom discovers a hidden room filled with Nazi-looted masterpieces at Gossamer House’s Castillo d’arte summer camp. Among them is a portrait of her great grandmother, whom she’s never met. She’s eager to find out how the two are connected and learn more about her Jewish heritage but to do that she must risk her life assisting camp manager/FBI agent Audrey Willowbrow and ghostly residents Amelia and Evelyn Gossamer in preventing a dejected relative from pulling off one of the greatest art heists of the century.
 
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Priya Ardis

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Hi, Please find my pitch below. Thank you!
  • Title: MAD BAD FURIOUS MURDER
  • Genre: YA mystery/romance
  • Length: 55,000 words
  • Author: Priya Ardis

18-year-old Akshani Mason has been spiraling since she was forced to bludgeon a serial killer to death while trying—and failing—to save her mother. Now, her alcoholic father must prosecute the high-profile murder of her childhood teammate, a famous NASCAR driver, but to save his career Akshani will need to dust off her old racing skills to find the true killer first. Problem is, this high schooler has no idea how to access the crime scene...until the prime suspect asks her on a date.
 
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Title: Wrangell Heat
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Word Count: 50000
Author: DM Shepard

As a doctor to an A-list actor, Jeremy Jones always has women telling him what he wants to hear. Then he meets EMT and Pilot Pax, on a remote film set in Alaska. Now he’s jumping through hoops to get past the wall the disabled veteran has built around her heart-but the secrets of his fast-paced Hollywood lifestyle may shatter their fragile trust.
 
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inthevine7

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Aug 29, 2021
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SHIP MONKS
Picture Book
498 Words
Kim A. Larson

“Chip” monks Theo, Benny, and Henry are on a mission to bring needed food to Madagascar. After they weather Benny's non-stop talking, a violent storm, and getting lost at sea, Captain Curly-Tale and his crew—“Arrrrgh!”—threaten to steal their cargo. The monk's favorite game of charades just might keep their mission afloat.
 
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LizPC

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Sep 25, 2021
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Title: Weightless
Genre: YA Historical Fantasy
Length: 81,000 words
Author: Liz Peterson Crane

On her voyage to complete a work contract in Australia to care for her young brother, a shipwrecked girl lands on a remote tropical island that blesses its inhabitants with supernatural gifts. After surviving injury, violent storms, encounters with wild animals and natives, Coralie confronts a strange and dangerous new obstacle - love. But the secrets of her past are about to catch up with her, and what she discovers will change her life - and the lives of everyone around her - forever.
 
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Title: Torched
Genre: Adult Romantic Suspense
Word Count: 87000
Author: DM Shepard



Firefighter Stephen O'Malley thought the fires of love died with his fiancée. Then he pulls welder Brigit from a burning building-too bad she's dating his twin. But when a murderous arsonist threatens her, he'll break all the rules to save her life-even if it means his own heartbreak.

Thank your for your time and consideration!
 
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Abbi Lee

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Feb 13, 2020
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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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Keri123

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Apr 12, 2021
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Title: Maplewood Resort
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Length: 73,000
Author: Keri Bednar

Fiona has a huge art show to put together and doesn’t have time for a vacation, but she can’t resist a weekend away with her sister; excitement is high, that is until she runs into Travis. He might look like a sexy lumberjack, but Fiona can’t stand Travis- the grumpy owner of the resort (and surprisingly, the artist behind the stunning woodwork decorating it). When a snowstorm hits and roads close, a shared love of art might not be the only thing keeping them warm.
 
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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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hm_thomas

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Oct 14, 2019
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Title: Learning to Surf
Genre: Adult Romantic Suspense
Length: 81,000
Author: HM Thomas

Betrayed by her fiancé and reeling from an attack that killed their unborn child, obstetrician Cameron Crawford flees to a remote island in search of healing and the peace that eludes her. Six years later, she thinks she’s found both serving as the island doctor and raising her young daughter. But when a plane crashes on her beach, two men from her past are drawn to the island, and they both threaten the secrets she’s kept for years and the family she’d die to protect.
 
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Title NORTHWOODS SUMMER
Genre: MG
Length: 46,000
Author: Debra Daugherty

Summer plans with BFFs - DO: hike in the woods, seek bear prints, fish, win musky contest, reunite parents. DON’T: fall in the lake, get stuck on a stump, encounter a bear, get lost on an island during a storm. Batting 1000
 
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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: Cameron Skye and The Nowhere Graves
    Genre: Fantasy/Adventure (Middle-Grade)
    Length: 71,000
    Author: Susan Leigh Needham

    Cameron’s hopes of finally making friends at circus camp gets complicated as she manifests multiple abilities, when most kids only have one.

    If she can hide her extra sensory magic, maybe she’ll have a chance at friendship and keep herself safe from Thane, who has an evil habit of stealing rare sensory magic from children—by deadly force.

    Without both trusted friends and her many sensory abilities, there isn’t a chance Cameron can battle glitchy crows, unravel spooky campfire stories full of family secrets, or survive inept instructors with ulterior motives … let alone win the coveted Camp Championship.
     
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    Sburdorf

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    Aug 3, 2019
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    Title: IF I SEE YOU FIRST
    Genre: YA Contemporary Thriller
    Length: 74,000
    Author: Susan Burdorf



    ONE OF US IS LYING + THE SMALLER EVIL Face-blind teen Laura witnesses her therapist's murder, but when she can't ID the killer the cops suspect her. On the run from cops, and a killer she can't recognize, solving the crime is her only hope of survival
     
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    lauragalanwells

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    Sep 29, 2021
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    Title: Monstruos of Mexico
    Genre: YA Speculative Fiction
    Words: 99k
    Author: Laura Galan-Wells

    On Tochtli’s 8th birthday, her twin sister disappeared. On Tochtli’s 18th birthday, she wakes up naked on her bedroom floor with warm blood in her mouth and the broken bracelet of a neighbor girl clutched in her hand—a girl who is now missing.
     
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    Lizdeemo

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    Sep 29, 2021
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    Title: Sarah Laker
    Genre: Paranormal
    Length: 61,889
    Author: Liz Di Marcello

    It's 1999 in the English countryside and Sarah Laker's experiences of strange phenomena are the norm. She sets out to prove the place is haunted which is easier to accept than the possibility that she’s losing her sanity, but with each passing day her grip on reality slips a little further away. Will friendship and potential for romance be enough to set Sarah’s feet on solid ground, or will she slide into madness like those who’ve gone before her?
     
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