TE Carter (Writer1111 on QT) has signed with agent Mandy Hubbard of Emerald City Literary Agency.
Based on your interest in dark contemporary YA, I'd love to have you consider my novel, I STOP SOMEWHERE, complete at 64K words. THE LOVELY BONES meets ALL THE RAGE in a town damaged by the mortgage crisis, the story follows a missing girl who knows what kinds of secrets empty, forgotten houses hold.
Ellie Frias was fifteen when she went missing. A quiet girl who never seems to belong anywhere, she worries that looking different from everyone else makes her unlikable. When she transitions from Catholic school to public school as a freshman, she feels lucky to fall in love with Caleb Breward, son of a local real estate developer.
Having access to zombie homes – the abandoned homes left behind during the economic collapse – provides Caleb and his brother a location to carry out their darkest wishes. Ellie wasn’t the first, but now, she watches them do it again and again. She waits for someone to find her. The problem is that her fear of standing out led her to disappear – before she actually did.
In Hollow Oaks, NY, it’s not surprising that a person can be forgotten. The town is a modern ghost town. There are hundreds of places a girl could be, but no sign of what happened to Ellie. She’s a forgotten girl who never found her voice, and now she waits to discover it. She wants to find somebody who can stop the way they hurt the girls of the town and Ellie hopes the town won’t forget girls the way it forgets places.