Michael Hagan (Scarlatti14 on QT) has signed with agent Sam Stoloff of Frances Goldin Literary Agency.
Thank you, Patrick for your brilliant, indispensible site!
Dear Mr. Stoloff:
I learned about you from your agency website and Heather O'Neill's "Lullabies for Little Criminals," which I read last year and is still with me.
I have an 84,000-word YA novel set in Oakland, California called JULIA MILAN AND THE CHAPEL OF THE CHIMES, about an overshadowed 14-year-old named Julia who agrees to help her dying grandmother solve the mystery of young Max Carter – her grandmother's first love – who vanished without a trace 75 years ago. With help from an old diary, a new classmate from Perth, Australia, and an unusual mausoleum designed by the architect of Hearst Castle, Julia digs up a haunting piece of her grandmother's past, exposing a dangerous secret that startles local historians. Finally, Julia feels as special as her precocious younger sister, but when Max's story threatens the safety of Julia's family, Julia wonders if being special is worth all the trouble.
My background is in screenwriting where I wrote an award-winning script that was performed on stage by professional actors through the Alibi Unplugged Screenwriting Competition in Vancouver, B.C. I studied under mentors Terry Davis and Lee K. Abbott and am a member of SCBWI.
Thanks for your time and I look forward to hearing from you.