Beth Cato (ladybesu on QT) has signed with agent Rebecca Strauss of DeFiore and Company.
I'm seeking representation for my novel NORMAL, an urban fantasy complete at 100,000 words.
In the Guild's pantheon of superpowers, Celeste Reed stands out as one of the best healers in the country. At least, until the morning she awakens and finds her lifelong talent gone. As a workaholic with a six-month backlog of terminally ill patients, she wants her power back pronto. She'll even endure the government-run Guild's torturous laboratories if it means she can heal again.
When her ability returns all screwed-up, she's determined to make do and resume work. Then Celeste discovers that the Guild triggered her power loss begin with, involving her in a test program that neutralized superpowered convicts. Even worse, a mysterious terrorist is intentionally undoing the Guild's safeguards and causing test subjects' abilities to reawaken in very nasty ways. Phoenix holds several newly-released prisoners who present perfect targets. Lives on the line, in Celeste's city? Nope. Not on her watch.
Now Celeste must babysit some gruesome convicts, cope with her healing powers on the fritz, and figure out why the Guild made her their favorite guinea pig. If she's lucky, she can unravel the Guild's machinations before the body count soars. But if Celeste was lucky, she wouldn't be in this mess to begin with.
I'm an associate member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and an active participant on The Online Writing Workshop for Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror. My stories have been published in The Pedestal Magazine, Daily Science Fiction, and the MOUNTAIN MAGIC anthology from Woodland Press. I received a Pushcart Prize nomination in 2009. Thank you for your time and consideration.