Heather Rebel (HeatherRebel on QT) has signed with agent Judith Engracia of Liza Dawson Associates.
I’m hoping to interest you in my speculative fiction YA, Immunity, complete at 82,000 words:
Sixteen-year-old Kylie lives with her parents in a desert compound, one of the few human compounds left in what used to be called North America. As a scientist in training, she assists her parents in their methodical attempts to find a cure for a rampant virus, a virus that had been around for centuries but scientifically dismissed as folklore—until eighty years ago, when the Ticks, or vampires, took down the world, one power grid at a time.
As scientists like Kylie and her parents searched for the solution, nature did some counter-balancing of its own, in the form of a recessive gene which causes enhanced human abilities—also known as the Chosen, which Kylie certainly is not. As a Norm, her fight against the Ticks is restricted to the laboratory.
For better resources and higher security, Kylie moves with her family and her future mate, Charlie, to the Jericho compound. But before the immunization is complete, the Ticks become brazen in their attempts to penetrate Jericho, and tragedy strikes. Grieving and desperate, Kylie does the unthinkable—she injects herself with the untested immunization.
Initially she attributes her increased speed, strength and Chosen-like healing time to delusion and grief. By the time she realizes these side effects to the antivirus could change the way their whole war is waged, Kylie is captured by the Ticks. And so begins the real test for the immunization…
I am a member of SCBWI and Emerald Coast Writers Association. My short story, “Knock on the Door”, was published in the Valencia Community College literary magazine. I’ve been a nurse for seven years, always having loved how immunizations and genetics work, particularly, how viruses are incurable—or are they?
Ms. Agent, I’d love to send you a sample of Immunity. May I?
Thanks in advance for your consideration,