Erica M Chapman (emcwriter on QT) has signed with agent Christa Heschke of McIntosh & Otis, Inc..
Dear Ms. Heschke,
I'm a writer who was previously represented by [name redacted]. Unfortunately, she has decided to pursue a different career path. Due to your desire for dark, issue-driven YA contemporaries, and the fact that you listed PERFECT CHEMISTRY by Simone Elkeles as one of your favorite contemporaries (it's one of mine too), I'm querying you with TEACH ME TO FORGET, a 57,000-word YA Dark Contemporary novel that blends elements of GOING TOO FAR by Jennifer Echols with the voice of Parker Fadley from Courtney Summers' CRACKED UP TO BE.
Ellery's bought the gun, made arrangements for her funeral, and even picked the day. A Wednesday. Everything has fallen in to place. Now all she has to do is die.
When her plans go awry and the gun she was going to kill herself with breaks, she does the one thing she has control over--return it and get a new one. After tormenting the crusty customer service associate by trying to return the gun with the wrong receipt, Ellery gets caught by the security guard who also happens to be someone she knows--the annoyingly perfect Colter Sawyer from her English class.
Colter quickly uncovers her secret and is determined to change her mind. After confessing his guilt over his brother’s suicide, he promises not to tell her secret. Ellery tries to fight her attraction to him as her life slowly unravels strand by strand, but when the reason for her nightmares shows up in town, she must choose whether her love for one boy is more important than a lifetime of pain.
I've included my synopsis and first three chapters per your submission guidelines.
Thank you for your time and consideration.