Kosoko Jackson (WithinAPeriodPiece on QT) has signed with agent Louise Fury of The Bent Agency.
I think QT was a lot of help for the process. I liked seeing others successes and it was a good way to focus and hone the type of agents that would be best for my novel. The paid feature allows for more focused searches, which I think greatly helped my list. Twitter & the community on there of likeminded people, and those willing to share their stories, helps too. Misery loves company, but success thrives on hope.
Seventeen-year-old James Mills has to spend his senior year in God forsaken, cold-as-heck Kosovo. That’s what happens when your parents are USAID workers more interested in helping the "needy" than fixing their marriage. Through letters to his older sister enjoying her freshmen year at George Washington, James describes his days navigating a new country, a crumbling parental unit, and Tomas, the son of a Brazilian sanitation engineer. While his sister reads about the sweet romance developing with Tomas, the reality is much worse.
Ethnic tensions between the Albanians and Serbians have boiled over, trapping James far from his family. As James struggles to survive a world saturated in war, armed with only his wit, family lessons gathered from years abroad, and a loyal boyfriend, he must not only decide if he’s willing to do anything--or become anyone--he needs to in order to survive, but if survival is something he even wants. Especially when he discovers the secrets surrounding his family's questionable involvement in the genocide.
A KISS OF BLOOD AND GUNPOWDER is a YA historical suspense novel, with cross-over potential, complete at 60,000 words. Told non-linearly through a mix of first person narrative and epistolary styles, it will appeal to fans of Code Name Verity and How I Live Now. I have 2 personal essays published on The Advocate.Com and Thought Catalog, as well as one short story publication in RFD Magazine & one in my college anthology.