Anna Karras (akarras823 on QT) has signed with agent Alexander Slater of Trident Media Group, LLC.
England, 1574. Intelligent and headstrong sixteen-year-old Arabella Gordon is trying to discover who murdered her father, a prosperous London mercer. She is the only one who knows he was secretly working for Sir Francis Walsingham, Queen Elizabeth’s Secretary and Spymaster. But her task is sidetracked when her loathsome stepfather promises her hand in marriage to Sir Josiah Fogg, a lecherous old fop. She takes her plight to the only man powerful enough to save her: Walsingham himself. Through him she strikes a dangerous bargain: observe Arthur Hilliard, Baron Thornton for signs of collusion to topple the government and he will arrange the end of her betrothal.
At Broad Oak House near Dover, her stepfather Baron Thornton and his friends gather for a midsummer house party. Arabella is perfectly placed to spy on the conspirators as the manor house once belonged to her father. Aiding her is Peter Greenhouse, 17, a newly hired groom. Together they use secret rooms, ciphered letters and take a clandestine midnight ride to the windswept Kentish coast to secretly observe a mysterious woman smuggled ashore. Just as they discover a plot to assassinate the queen their plans go awry and Arabella and Peter end up in very deep trouble indeed.
A librarian and voracious reader, I have written dozens of book reviews for Library Journal and School Library Journal. In my life I have examined history from many angles, from archaeology to art history but found that writing historical fiction is the most satisfying. My husband and I love to travel and wish to see as much of the wonders of the world as we can in our lifetimes.
CLOAK AND DAGGER is a young adult historical thriller with massive crossover appeal. It weighs in at just under 115,000 words. As per your submission guidelines I have pasted the
below. May I send you the complete manuscript? Thank you for your consideration.