Kate Karyus Quinn (katekquinn on QT) has signed with agent Alexandra Machinist of ICM Partners.
They call her Annaliese Rose Gordon, but that's not her name. They say she was missing for over a year, but she's still not home. They say she's lucky to be alive, but Annaliese is dead.
A year ago she stumbled out of the woods and into a high school party, screaming and drenched in blood. The next instant - she was gone. That was the last anyone saw of Annaliese... until she's found wandering the countryside, unsure of who she is or how she got there.
Returned to her "home," she is faced with over-protective parents and an overwhelming sense that she isn't Annaliese. This feeling increases until a fractured memory of a disturbing ritual surfaces - and then she is certain. She is someone else - another girl - now living in Annaliese's body.
Now she must somehow deal with the leftovers of Annaliese's life – the best friend she'd left behind, the boy she'd crushed on, and the parents who never gave up hoping for her return. This brings her closer to the girl she took, but also oddly envious of the life that is now her own. And when an unexpected relationship begins between her and the mysterious boy who was one of the last people to see Annaliese alive, she finds herself wanting to hold onto Annaliese's life and truly make it her own. Yet what she once was holds her back, as she remembers more and more of other lives and other girls she'd once been.
Eventually, she can no longer deny that Annaliese was only the last in a long string of girls she's taken, and the hunger is urging her towards the next victim. Now with a birthday deadline quickly approaching - she must make a choice. Is she strong enough to stay – even if it kills her?
Complete at 85,000 words, ANOTHER LITTLE PIECE, is a paranormal mystery for young adults.
I have two college degrees, one a BFA in theatre and the other an MFA in film and television production. In addition, my short romantic fiction pieces have been published in Woman's World magazine.
Thank you for your time, and I look forward to hearing from you.