Krista Van Dolzer (KristaVanDolzer on QT) has signed with agent Brent Taylor of Triada US Literary Agency.
Twelve-year-old Esther Lambert can't wait to get to Camp Vermeer, the most prestigious art camp on this side of the Louvre. The workshops are named after famous artists, the cabins are works of art themselves, and the director called Esther’s portfolio “a mixed-media sensation.” But Camp Vermeer will have to wait after her stepdad drives up the wrong mountain and slides their truck into a boulder. Now they’re stuck at a math camp until he can find a way to fix it.
Esther tries to make new friends, but the other campers think she's brainless. Determined to prove them wrong, she tackles the Problem of the Camp, an impossible brain-teaser that's supposed to take all week. When she solves it in a single day (using diagrams, no less), the other campers happily assimilate her into their circle—and a would-be killer sets her in his sights.
At first, she ignores the cryptic note she finds tacked to her least favorite boulder. She even tells herself the clues that keep popping up around the lodge can't possibly be real. But when a fellow camper disappears, followed closely by her stepdad, Esther vows to solve the puzzle. She may not know who to trust, but she knows she can trust herself.
If she doesn't wind up dead.