Gretchen McNeil (Blondchen on QT) has signed with agent Ginger Clark of Curtis Brown, Ltd..
I am seeking representation for my 74,000-word YA urban fantasy THE WITCH’S EYE, a standalone adventure with series potential that should appeal to fans of P.C. Cast, Charles de Lint and Holly Black. Even before her father’s suicide, Bronx teen Shay O’Muir was pretty sure her life sucked. She always knew her blind, deformed eye was a ticket to an ass-kicking, but it wasn’t until she fled her abusive foster family for her father’s hometown in Ireland that she discovered just how much trouble her eye could be.
When she arrives on the Emerald Isle, her eye’s double irises come to life, allowing her to navigate the Sidhe Otherworld, the realm of the (not so) mythological tribes of Ireland. For Shay, it’s one more layer of freakishness but to the Sidhe, her eye is their ticket to freedom. Only Shay can locate an ancient scroll detailing how the Sidhe can recapture the Upper Realm and wipe it clean of humanity. But increasingly bizarre attempts on Shay’s life—a rainstorm of rocks and a blood-thirsty hellcat, to say nothing of the twelve-eyed sea monster—indicate there might be another like her who can locate the scroll, and whoever or whatever it is wants Shay dead. From the megalithic tombs of Connacht to the perilous cliffs of the Aran Islands, it’s a race against time as Shay follows clues to the scroll’s location hoping to find and destroy it before its secrets fall into the wrong hands.
The completed manuscript is available upon request. Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you.