Jen Estes (leftorwrite on QT) has signed with agent Rebecca Podos of Rees Literary Agency.
"Legend has it if you die in your sleep, you die in real life. I know that's not true because I die every night."
When 15-year-old Ashling Campbell closes her eyes each night, she doesn’t dream about public nudity or prom dates. Instead, she's catapulted to the front row of her future self's execution - fifteen years from now - where monsters have taken control of her hometown and she, or rather, her 30-year-old counterpart, is their public enemy number one.
For three months and counting, it's been the same dream... until an encounter with a supposedly-harmless dreamcatcher. Ash falls asleep to discover she's longer a mere spectator in these dreams - now she's actually astral-projecting into the body of her future self. Each night, she goes on the run with a ragtag group of rebels - who have no idea she's really a high school sophomore and not their noble warrior. With the help of both her best friend and a mysterious somnologist, Ash learns to manipulate her sleep through lucid dreaming. She has to make it through each night so that she can wake up and find a way to change the future. For every action she does in the present day, she falls asleep to discover it had an equal impact fifteen years later. It's up to her to manage her two worlds and make sure she's still got a place in both.
Although this is my first YA novel, I'm a formerly-agented author with four published novels and my work has appeared in a variety of publications, from Mystery Scene to Penthouse Magazine. I’m also a member of the National Writers Union and Sisters in Crime.
FIFTEEN is a YA sci-fi and stands alone at 75,000 with series potential. Per your website's instructions, I've included my first two chapters below and a full manuscript is available upon request. Thank you for your time.