Erica M Chapman (emcwriter on QT) has signed with agent Judith Engracia of Liza Dawson Associates.
I was inspired by a documentary on the SciFi channel about serial killers. They scanned the brains of deceased killers and realized they had something different about them than a normal brain. So, I thought, what if the U.S. government got a hold of this information? Hmmm.
Dear Ms. Engracia,
Sloan's not a killer.
She brakes for squirrels and helps old ladies across the magnetic tracks. So when she’s the next seventeen-year-old to get her brain scanned for the government initiative, Project Reform, she never expects to end up in the Desolate, an island full of teens marked as future murderers.
In the Desolate, hover cameras follow Sloan’s every move, and sadistic wardens use any means necessary to keep the inmates in check. But death is part of everyday life, and trusting the wrong person is the fastest and only way off Killer Island—in a body bag. Convinced she doesn’t belong—she can’t be a real killer—Sloan makes a reluctant friend in her roommate who has a general dislike for every human except her arrogant boyfriend, Lane.
Problem is, Lane attacked Sloan on the day she arrived, and he seems to know a lot more about the Desolate than he’s saying. When Sloan's roommate starts acting strange, and transforms into a programmed assassin, Sloan discovers there’s a whole lot more to being marked a future killer in Project Reform than she was told. As more dead bodies appear around the island, Sloan will have to do anything to get out. Now the only thing she has to hold on to is the knowledge that she’s not a killer.
ANOMALY is a 70,000-word YA science fiction novel that explores the critical moments on one island in the year 2059. I believe it will appeal to those who enjoy the isolation and mystery of VARIANT by Robison Wells, and the futuristic aspects of the movie Minority Report. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from Central Michigan University.
Thank you for your time and consideration.