T M Becker (arabella on QT) has signed with agent Craig Tenney of Harold Ober Associates, Inc..
As an agent interested in young adult novels, please consider FULL MOON RISING.
The musty books hidden in her mother’s trunk are the key. Fifteen-year-old Arabella is certain of that. When she stumbles on the secret compartment, Arabella is confident the texts will answer the questions that have plagued her since childhood. They will teach her how to end her vivid nightmares for good, or perhaps explain where her mother came from. Better yet, they might even tell her why her mother disappeared mysteriously so many years ago.
There is only one problem; the books—and the ancient language they are written in—are banned in the kingdom of Atruria. And not just a little banned, but rot in prison, slave away in the mines, or hang from the tallest tree…banned.
Of course, Arabella is determined to read them anyway.
Just when she thinks she is on the verge of deciphering the books’ mysteries, Arabella’s spiteful brother discovers her secret and betrays her to the authorities. Despite her youth, Arabella is found guilty of treason. She will hang!
On the eve of her execution, a mercurial young enchanter named Oryn orchestrates her rescue and makes her his apprentice. While Oryn offers hints about her mother’s heritage, many answers still elude Arabella, such as why he insists that she stop taking the “cure” she discovered for her nightmares. And not even Oryn can tell her what happened to her mother.
As Arabella’s skills grow, so do her feelings for Oryn. She even allows herself to dream of a future with the secretive enchanter—until a fellow apprentice turns traitor. Spurred by resentment and jealousy, he plots to kill Oryn. Arabella must harness her fledgling skills to save both herself and the man she loves—before it is too late.
FULL MOON RISING is an 89,000-word young adult romance (or fantasy) novel. The first x chapters or pages follow this query.
In my free time, I enjoy boxing, running, cooking, reading to my children, hiking, and gardening. I have taught English, writing, and grammar to elementary and middle grade students for twelve years.
Thank you for your time and consideration.