Erin L Schneider (Erin501 on QT) has signed with agent Lisa Grubka of Fletcher & Company.
Here are my stats:
First query sent: 8.29.13
Total queries sent: 25
Total rejections received: 6
Total requests received: 19 (16 fulls and 3 partials)
Total offers received: 4
Offer accepted: 10.23.13
A YA Contemporary novel that explores second chances, the true bonds of friendship, and what it means to forgive and be forgiven, WHERE THE WATER FALLS is complete at 67,000 words, and would appeal to fans of both Sarah Ockler and Courtney Summers.
Her best friend. Her boyfriend. A broken condom.
Seventeen-year-old Sloane McIntyre's entire life is turned inside-out when she hears that admission from her best friend. But it's when her boyfriend admits he slept with her twice – that sends her fist flying.
With a broken heart and a broken hand, it's a good thing she's on the next plane with her twin brother, Penn, to visit her mom for the summer in Honolulu – the same thing she's done for the past seven summers since her parents divorced and her mom moved home to the Islands. But escaping to Hawaii only changes the scenery; it doesn't change the pain of heartache and betrayal. And a measly 2,680 miles isn't nearly far enough away to stop all the emails, texts, and voicemails from her now ex-boyfriend who refuses to let go.
But then she meets Finn McGowen – the new guy that moved to town just after she left the summer before. And when he still sticks around after she throws up on him during a game of chicken, she finds herself in a happy distraction from everything that's so wrong back at home. Because while she might be heartbroken and damaged, he's equally troubled and alone – and that just might be the exact combination the both of them need.
What she wasn't expecting was for her once perfect best friend to give in to her guilt and take her own life, leaving Sloane to question how her own actions could have changed it all. During a summer were almost everything went wrong, Sloane learns what it truly means to be a friend...and ultimately, how to forgive and be forgiven.
I'm an active member of both the Pacific Northwest Writers Association, as well as the SCBWI. I’m also co-founder and creator of the YA Buccaneers – a group blog of YA authors and writers, for YA authors, readers, and writers. If you'd like to consider WHERE THE WATER FALLS, I'd be happy to forward the completed manuscript your way. As well, I'd love for you to visit my website, for more information on myself and my writing.