Ann Bedichek (bradichek on QT) has signed with agent Tricia Lawrence of Erin Murphy Literary Agency.
The inspiration came from my experience running a girls group when I taught middle school -- I loved the dynamics of those strong, sassy girls! Then last fall, I read an article in Discover Magazine about dark energy and how no one knows what it is even though it makes up most of the universe, and I thought, "hmmm..."
When a substitute teacher starts ranting about how dark energy is ripping the universe apart, 12-year-old Julia Veltman knows to write him off as a wackadoodle. She is, after all, one of the four members of the Scientastic SuperGirls after-school club. So when it turns out that dark energy is real and her physicist parents have even written classified government documents about it, Julia feels like an electron knocked out of orbit. And with the twitchy sub now refusing to share anything else, the SuperGirls have to go all superspy to find out more.
A series of covert missions involving lip gloss and dental floss leads to an elevator in the most unexpected place, and the SuperGirls discover that Julia’s parents are running a secret, dark energy-detecting super collider under their town. Which would be wicked awesome, if it didn’t mean they’ve been lying to her for years. But now that her parents are just days away from announcing some earth-shattering discovery, Julia’s got bigger problems.
She’s got an army of ninjas on her tail. Their plan: kidnap Julia to stop her parents.
What the ninjas don’t know is that Julia’s not one to sit quietly tied up in a closet – and the other Scientastic SuperGirls aren’t about to let some dudes in black stand between them and one of their own.
Complete at 63,000 words, SCIENTASTIC SUPERGIRLS is a standalone upper middle grade novel with series potential. It has an action-packed, girl-powered mystery similar to Ally Carter’s Gallagher Girls series, but for a younger audience. I am an active member of SCBWI.
Thank you for your time and consideration.