Katryn Bury (KatrynBury on QT) has signed with agent Chelsea Eberly of Greenhouse Literary Agency.
I am thrilled to submit my 53,000-word upper MG contemporary novel, DREW LECLAIR IS WATCHING YOU, with standalone or series potential. It will appeal to fans of The Science of Breakable Things, The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl, and classics like Harriet the Spy. Drew is much like Harriet for a modern age, dealing with subjects like sexual identity, chronic illness, and cyberbullying with humor and heart.
Twelve year-old Drew Leclair is used to hearing that she's creepy. She's obsessed with true crime, draws human skulls (you know, for fun!), and her hero is famed criminal profiler Dr. Lita Miyamoto. But when Drew's mom suddenly abandons the family, her home life becomes a puzzle she can't solve—like why her dad can't stop crying. Of course, Drew can't cry. Not now, not ever. The solution is clear: she needs to think like a profiler. Like Lita. Criminologists aren't bothered by pesky emotions.
Unfortunately, a cyberbully threatens to ruin Drew's plan when they post a rumor on the school Instagram about her mother kissing the guidance counselor (technically true, but whatever). Drew can't let her guard slip, and she can't tell her dad—especially now. She decides it's time to fight the unfairness of her life with science by profiling all of the bullies at her school. If Drew can find the troll, she can protect her dad—and just maybe that wall she's built around her feelings won't come crumbling down around her.
[Bio omitted for privacy; #ownvoices for LGBTQ+ and chronic illness]
Thanks so much for your time and I hope you're staying safe and healthy in these times! Please don't hesitate to reach out if you'd like to chat about DREW moving forward.