BJ Anderson (bjanderson on QT) has signed with agent Gina Panettieri of Talcott Notch Literary Services.
(Personalization) I wonder if my 70,000 word, contemporary YA horror, THE HOARD, might interest you.
Seventeen-year-old Nadia Rabinovich doesn't cry at her grandmother's funeral. Instead, she reminds everyone in attendance that the old woman was responsible for her brother's death and her mother's catatonic state. Nadia's rant angers her dad enough to get her grounded until she graduates, but since no guys want to date her anymore, she doesn't care.
Nadia doesn't have time to wallow, and she's put to work cleaning up her grandmother's leftovers. She discovers a map that leads to a fortune buried in jars at the family ranch. Nadia and her dad pay off the mortgage and buy the horse Nadia has wanted since she was four. The future seems bright until the house burns down and the horse tries to jump off a cliff with Nadia still in the saddle. Nadia races to get rid of granny's ghost, but discovers something far more sinister is bent on sending the entire Rabinovich family to the grave.
I have a degree in biology, but I gave up my job at the university cadaver lab to write. I’m a member of SCBWI, and I’ve had short stories published in the ezine, Electric Spec, and the Genre Wars Anthology.
I have included the first ten pages of THE HOARD. I would be happy to send the full manuscript at your request. Thank you so much for your time and consideration.