Leslie C Youngblood (writerlcy on QT) has signed with agent John Rudolph of Dystel Goderich & Bourret LLC.
I hope to interest you in my Middle Grade series LOVE LIKE SKY: G-BABY and PEACHES NOVEL #1. The series would have up to five installments, the next one tentatively titled: MUCH TO DO IN BOGALU!
Ten-year-old G-baby and her five-year-old sister, Peaches, are living with their mom, stepdad and standoffish stepsister Tangie. They’ve been uprooted from their friends in the bustling Atlanta neighborhood and stuck in some place called Snellville. The only bright side is G-baby wants a big sister and Tangie, if she could win her over, would be perfect.
G-baby knows what she has to do: help Peaches get through what the school counselor calls their “adjustments” and somehow win Tangie over. But when Peaches gets sick, G-baby comes up with a plan to make her well that gets everyone involved. Through it all, G-baby must cope with her “blended-up” family, her first crush, and her family’s plans to spend the summer in some place called Bogalusa, Louisiana. She does this all with the help of her colorful friends: Know It All Nikki, Kept Back Kevin Jenkins, and Sugar, her sassy grandmother. Readers of all ages will want to follow these characters to Bogalusa and wherever their adventures take them as they learn to cope with change, growth and life. With their curious and high-spirited friends, they may solve a mystery or two along the way, even if that mystery is learning to cope with life as it changes and changes them.
I received my MFA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. I was awarded Yaddo's Elizabeth Ames 2014 Residency. Also, I’ve been awarded several writing honors, including the Lorian Hemingway Short Story Prize, a Hurston Wright Scholarship, and the Room of Her Own Foundation’s 2009 Orlando Short Story Prize. I received funding to attend the Norman Mailer Writers’ Colony in 2011. My short story, “Poor Girls’ Palace,” was published in the winter 2009 edition of the Indiana Review, as well as Kwelijournal, 2014.
As per the directions on your website, I'm pasting the first ten pages of my novel below.
I sincerely hope to hear from you soon.
Leslie C. Youngblood