Gail Kellner (karatemom on QT) has signed with agent Mary Cummings of Betsy Amster Literary Enterprises.
I have read a lot of books on writing. And I read all the time and always have.
The first rule of running a werewolf sanctuary: make sure they're locked in at night.
When twelve-year old Dart's parents leave for a family emergency, Dart has to step up and make sure everything at the sanctuary is secure. The first tour bus will be arriving shortly, since tonight is a full moon.
Dart's neighbor, Regan, pest extraordinaire and a girl, distracts Dart as he's alarming the barn. Who just hands someone a snake? Especially when that someone is securing a werewolf barn? Later, when he finds the barn doors standing open, Dart realizes that all six werewolves have high-tailed it for the woods.
The first tour bus arrives and somehow the tourists get the idea that the werewolf sanctuary is a new and improved version of Pokemon Go. They all run into the woods, determined to catch themselves a werewolf.
Not only are the tourists in danger, but this mishap will give the city councilman, Mr. Bateman, the votes he needs to get the werewolf sanctuary shut down forever. Dart can't let his parents down. With Regan's help, the girl who got him into this mess in the first place, he must return all the werewolves to the barn before a tourist gets killed or his parents get home and ground him forever.
This is my first middle-grade novel, but I have a YA novel, My Summer Job in Hell, under contract to a publisher (Divertir). I am also a member of SCBWI and have a writer's group through them.
I live in Massachusetts with my two young adult sons who are on the autism spectrum, and my husband, who says he is not on the spectrum. We do not now, nor do we anticipate, ever running a werewolf sanctuary. I am the person who goes upstairs to read at parties. Werewolf Land is 38,350 words. I hope you like it.