Corabel Shofner (corabean on QT) has signed with agent Maria Carvainis of Maria Carvainis Agency, Inc..
An upper MG contemporary novel, darkly comic, that explores survival, trust and second chances, RUBY CLYDE is complete at 82,000 words and would appeal to fans of ‘child-alone-in-the-world’ books such as James and the Giant Peach and Huck Finn. RUBY CLYDE also has some of the verve and Humor of Carl Hiaasen.
Ten-year-old Ruby Clyde Henderson has just watched the Catfish die during a failed robbery attempt and her mother get arrested for felony murder. What’s Ruby—a self-proclaimed liar, healer and hypnotist—to do?
Alone after the fatal robbery at the Okay Corral Gas & Food Mart, and afraid of ending up in an orphanage, Ruby Clyde dodges the cops and escapes the crime scene with a hitchhiker. She needs to make her way to Austin, Texas, to find her estranged Aunt Eleanor—a cantankerous nun and her mother’s identical twin. Along the way Ruby Clyde encounters a range of characters—from cult members to other lost children, journalists to lawyers—that challenge her identity to its core. Soon, her life becomes the center of national attention as she takes a stand against injustice. While Ruby Clyde endeavors to save her mother from execution and to find a home to call her own, she learns the true meaning of love and sacrifice from an unlikely source.
Corabel Shofner is equal parts wife, mother, attorney, and author. She graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Columbia University with a degree in English literature, and was on the Law Review at Vanderbilt University School of Law. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Habersham Review, Hawai’i Review, Sou’wester, South Carolina Review, South Dakota Review, and Xavier Review.
I am a member of the Nashville Writer’s Alliance, the Nashville Writer’s Meet-up, the Knoxville Writer’s Guild, and SCBWI. My website is www.corabelshofner.com.
Thank you. I’d be happy to supply the full manuscript.