Jennifer Lane (jennylane on QT) has signed with agent Katie Shea Boutillier of Donald Maass Literary Agency.
My first book, I sent out 56 queries in batches over the course of about 9 months before shelving it. Of those 56 queries, I got 12 positive replies, but after a while querying it, I realized it wasn't ready and decided to work on something new instead. I'm glad I did.
Julia, a 17-year-old piano prodigy, is out for revenge. After her classmates at a cutthroat music school projected naked videos of her during a performance, she creates a masterful symphony of vengeance from which none of them will be spared.
If Julia is the composer, Milo is her maestro. He dabbles at every instrument but excels at none, and he’s magnetically drawn to Julia’s devotion to the piano. He’ll do whatever it takes to help her -- and to keep the secret of why he switched schools for senior year. Together, they plot and punish Julia’s enemies: They destroy a car, poison shampoo, and get Julia’s rivals kicked out of a music competition that all but guarantees entry to a conservatory.
Now, at the National Federation of Music’s annual competition, one classmate lies dying in a hotel room. Julia claims it happened one way, but Milo has a different story. One is lying. Both are guilty.
Heathers meets Mozart in the Jungle in GLASS HANDS, a contemporary YA novel complete at 82,000 words. The story is told in alternating POV chapters, interspersed with epistolary elements like news reports, Facebook posts, tweets, chat logs, and interview transcripts.