Evelyn Okray (okrayevelyn on QT) has signed with agent Heather Flaherty of The Bent Agency.
This was inspired mainly from all the TV shows I watched growing up like One Piece, Naruto, Supernatural, and Avatar: The Las Air Bender. Plus life struggles.
So, don't be afraid to message agents and “elevator pitch” them online. Twitter has a bazillion contests, ask the agency sessions, and so much support from fellow writers.
Dear Heather Flaherty,
She will risk not only her life, but her very soul to save a world that wants nothing more than to watch her burn.
THE AWAKENING OF A DEAL MAKER is the first in a four part series. It's a darker YA, action/adventure fantasy with a 93,000 word count. It's Graceling meets The Hunger Games (without the love triangle) with elements from Marie Lu's Legend series.
War has stained the seas for as long as anyone can remember. The World Government started it and after three-hundred years, is closer than ever to seizing the last two nations outside their reach, Nezumi and Diabolito.
Of all the war criminals, the name of one sixteen-year-old stands alone: Victoria, the Tide Ripper. After soldiers from the Empire killed her and her family, she was more than willing to sell her soul for a promise of extraordinary power and a chance for revenge. But after years of fighting on the high seas, she bands together with the people whose lives she had inadvertently saved, and for the first time, she must choose between the ones she has grown to love and the vengeance she so desperately seeks.
There is a way she can have both though. A rebellion, a world wide rebellion that will only succeed if she can bridge an alliance between Nezumi and Diabolito. If she wants to end this war and earn her soul back, she must unite the nations before they kill her and each other.
I am a computer animation major as SHSU and minoring in creative writing. When I'm not studying films or animating flour sacks, I'm writing. Always writing. I attend SCBWI conferences whenever I can and have volunteered in the Huntsville, Tx BookUp program.
Why am I the one to write this series? Because I love it so much. Unlike other female YA books on the market, my main character doesn't revolve around a boy. She's a total badass, a cold-hearted, but reparative modern Joan of Arc. So much research has gone into this because as an artists, I'm a stickler for details. But my favorite element of this book is the idea of redemption, something I know everyone can relate to.