Sandra Proudman (sproudman on QT) has signed with agent Hannah Fergesen of KT Literary.
I love science fiction, especially SF set in the future, which GHOSTS is, so I think I just wanted to write a story that combined everything I love about SF.
I am excited to share with you my R&R for GHOSTS OF THE VOID, a sci-fi YA that is now complete at 75k words.
In the year 3023, a virtual reality world known as the Void has been in lock-down mode for a thousand years. Unbeknownst to the millions of Residents trapped inside, they repeat the year 2023 in an eternal loop. Without a safe way to disconnect them from the Void, Residents have been placed in cryosleep chambers by the U.S. government. Only a handful of hackers can enter the Void and come back. The most famous of these, the Ghosts of the Void, are savvy enough to make a profit by doing odd-jobs inside for those interested in exploiting the virtual past.
18-year-old Suzanna Jiménez, the leader of the Ghosts, escapes the real world by spending more time within the Void than outside of it. She is known for a being a ruthless leader, who values the lives of her crew above all else.
However, when she discovers that her sister, who has been missing for months, is now being held hostage by Harold Valentine, the same man who killed their parents, her loyalty to the Ghosts is put to the test. She is blackmailed by a government representative to help shut down the Void. A job that upon fulfillment comes with the safe return of her sister—and a one-billion-dollar payday. Enough money to get them both out of harm’s way. Now, Suzanna must decide if getting her sister back is worth risking the lives of her crew; if she’s really going to kidnap the daughter of the Void’s creator to get the job done; and if she and her team are good enough to hack through the virtual world before getting wiped out by its deadly security protocols.
If the Ghosts manage to pull off their hardest job to date, they’ll succeed in freeing the millions of people stuck inside of the Void. Or they may destroy the home and family they’ve created in 3023.
GHOSTS OF THE VOID is the first part in a planned duology. It is told through an #OwnVoices, Latinx POV. And will appeal to readers of Want, Warcross, and The Children of Eden—fans of futuristic tales, complicated love stories, and virtual reality.
Thank you for your time and consideration,