Leah Clifford (gypsygurl on QT) has signed with agent Rosemary Stimola of Stimola Literary Studio.
As far as a schedule, I tend to go into a total immersion. Even when I'm not in front of the keyboard, I'm still thinking about plot, scenes, bits of dialogue. I start to dream about the characters, I think about them while I'm at work...I'm known for little notes scribbled on anything available, including myself. Once, while I was working as a pizza delivery girl, I had an epiphany at a red light and wrote it down on my leg, under my jeans in permanent marker. I write best late at night--most of Reapers was written between midnight and 4am. I try to spend at least five hours a day working on the actual act of writing when I'm drafting, some before and some after the day job. So I guess basically my schedule is 'every spare second'?
Dear Rosemary Stimola,
I'm writing you seeking representation for my young adult urban fantasy, REAPERS, which is complete at 80,000 words. After reading your interview on Cynthia Leitich Smith's blog, I feel that we have the same expectations in a writer/agent relationship and would be a good match.
Death isn't what Eden expected. Where the hell is her release? Her quiet ending? Not that Eden remembers the details of her final hours, but one thing is for sure--becoming a reaper, trapped between life and death, was definitely not part of the plan. Now, there's no way of telling what will happen when Eden's fingertips graze human skin. The power that builds inside her, Touch, strips away morals and logic. Some people only feel a high; others are overcome by their darkest thoughts.
But Eden has no time to worry about her effect on mere mortals. She's got her own drama. Somehow, word's gotten around that her Touch can kill her own kind. With desperate reapers already camping out on her doorstep, the last thing Eden needs is the rumor to spread. Especially since it's true.
Eden's gift can be used to save souls – or steal them. Her devil-may-care attitude isn't getting her as far as it used to. Because the devil does care – and The Fallen are closing in. Realizing her potential, their leader, Luke, starts turning on the charm. Luckily, Eden knows the tricks The Fallen can use, and the dangers of giving in to them. Hell, she'd been in love with Az once, and he'd been one of them too. But when Luke starts hinting that Az might have played a part in her death, his "lies" start making an awful lot of sense.
Now Az has returned. Working with the Upstairs, he's determined to beat Luke and win back more than just Eden's loyalty. She may already be dead, but Eden will be damned, literally, before she lets him off the hook that easily.
REAPERS is the first book of a planned trilogy and available at your request.
Thank you for your time and consideration,