A.G. Howard (raven1 on QT) has signed with agent Jenny Bent of The Bent Agency.
Dear Uber Agent,
I'm seeking a home for SPLINTERED, my gothed-up YA Alice in Wonderland spin off -- one part adaptation and one part continuation -- with two book series potential. I chose to query you after seeing on your website that you love all things weird, fantastical, morbid, and romantic. I thought we might be a good fit.
For years, sixteen-year-old Alyssa Gardner has lived with the stigma of being descended from Alice Liddell -- the real life inspiration for Lewis Carroll's famed novel, ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. But lately, things have evolved beyond cruel jokes about dormice and tea parties. Alyssa now hears the whispers of bugs and flowers ... the very quirk that sent her mother to the crazy-house years earlier. Through a series of events -- including a confrontation with her mother over a vase full of chatty carnations, and a seduction by a sensuous faerie who's tied to an unusual moth -- Alyssa realizes that the Alice in Wonderland tale wasn't made up at all. The details, though, were sugarcoated. The darker side of Wonderland 's whimsy has been watching Alyssa, and wants her back to fix the things her great-great-great grandmother Alice put wrong. While researching her family history in London with the help of her best friend and secret crush Jebediah Holt, Alyssa and Jeb are pulled down into Wonderland via the rabbit hole. There they meet faeries both nonsensical and creepy, on a journey which will forever change how they view their world, and how they see themselves.
I have several literary and fantasy shorts published online under the pseudonym of Tina Gray, including four at The Deepening where I acquired status as a top author in their "Authors of Excellence" section. Two of my fantasy MSS have finaled in contests at the Frontiers In Writing Conference. I've worked as a library clerk in a middle school for seven years, keeping me current on teens and their reading interests, their cultural fads, and their voice.
SPLINTERED is complete at 108K words. Thank you for considering my submission. I look forward to hearing from you.
You can read more and follow A.G.'s publishing journey on her blog at http://krysta-3.livejournal.com/