Andrew Kozma (thedrellum on QT) has signed with agent Lana Popovic of Chalberg & Sussman.
Dear Ms. Popovic,
At the age of six, Maxwell MacLeod was taken from her family and put on the spaceship Santa Maria with twenty-nine other children, never to see her parents again. Instead, she and the other children were raised by the Teachers to be the perfect astronauts, the first true space explorers. Their mission: to explore Persephone, a planet-sized object that recently appeared at the very edge of the solar system.
But by the time she is fifteen, Max has learned that a cloistered world is the perfect breeding ground for deceit. A student has been murdered and, as a result, the Teachers have split into factions, each convinced the other does not want the mission to succeed. Years ago, Maxwell wrecked her one true friendship with a boy named Luke and she has no one she can trust except for her Teacher Ms. Farkas. Now a sinister group called the Shadows – who might be students or teachers or both – has given Max a choice. She must spy on her beloved Teacher’s research or suffer at their hands.
My young adult novel PERSEPHONE is a 67K word work of science-fiction.
I received my Ph.D. in Creative Writing from the University of Houston and my MFA from the University of Florida. I have published a book of poems, City of Regret (Zone 3 Press), as well as stories in magazines such as Daily Science Fiction, Stupefying Stories, and Bound Off.
Thank you for your time and consideration.