Shannon Doleski (shannonnora on QT) has signed with agent Veronica Park of Fuse Literary.
Mary Murphy talks to Joan of Arc, is failing Science, and might lose her scholarship to Our Lady Star of the Sea. Her abusive father wants to send her away to live with an aunt she’s never met, and the social worker is suspicious of her black eye.
Mary doesn’t want to be a victim anymore. Gaining courage from her heroine, through her love of the water, Mary decides to build a real sub like the model she’s been making with the class clown and her maybe boyfriend, Kip. On a summer day in 1978, she pilots the sub across the Bay. Will she survive the journey in a homemade, propane tank submarine?
A complete manuscript at 58,000 words, USS MURPHY is a young adult coming-of-age novel with a STEM focus that will appeal to fans of An Abundance of Katherines and Evolution, Me, and Other Freaks of Nature. This is a simultaneous submission.