Jaimie Engle (jaimiengle on QT) has signed with agent Pam Howell Victorio of D4EO Literary Agency.
When a Viking boy and his sister are hunted by the ferine, arctic wolves cursed to the Dreadlands, they must reach the city by the sea within one moon cycle, before a sorceress captures them, seals a spell with their blood, and returns the realm to Darkness.
With a grandmother who is unnatural, an anxious mother, and a missing father, Arud’s family tree is rooted in secrets. The harvest moon approaches, a single night when the ferine’s binds to the Dreadlands are broken, freeing them to hunt. But when one appears beneath Arud’s window, his mother rushes him off, urging him to take care of his sister whose sickness grows worse. After meeting a beautiful girl with questionable motives, Arud discovers a prophecy in which the blood of a human and ferine hybrid would shift all power to the Sorceress Edda and her wild pack of hunters. But when Arud learns his sister is the hybrid in this prophecy, his world is shaken as family deceptions unravel. Now the stakes are raised, and getting safely to the city in the sea becomes more than a quest. It becomes survival.
My short stories and poems are published online and in print by Writer’s Digest, The Bulletin by the SCBWI, and a children's piece appearing in Clubhouse Jr. this summer. My YA sci-fi novella, The Regime, received honorable mentions in L. Ron Hubbard’s Writer’s of the Future contest, and my piece The Heist was awarded second place in the 2012 Space Coast Writer's Guild's short story competition. I am a PAL member of the SCBWI.
DREADLANDS is a 76,000 YA speculative fiction manuscript. Thank you for your time and consideration.