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Dear Agent for a Day:
I understand from your blog that you are interested in young adult and science fiction. I believe you will enjoy GHOSTLAND (82,000 words), a dystopian YA in the vein of Neal Shusterman’s UNWIND and Scott Westerfeld’s UGLIES.
In a society that breeds perfection, seventeen-year-old Dax is a mistake – and mistakes are illegal. His survival depends on his ability to be invisible, to make the world forget he exists. But Dax has heard rumors of a place where “defects” aren’t killed for their freckles, mismatched eyes, or mental disabilities.
They call it the Promised Land.
Serenity Faire’s family calls it dangerous – a threat to national security. Which is why they allow Dax to live when he is caught stealing, forcing him instead to help them find this city that has eluded the government for centuries. Their search leads them through the tunnels of Washington D.C.’s abandoned subways, into the heart of an America that was lost years ago. But in this forgotten world, Dax and Serenity uncover their own secret – a romance that is even more illegal than Dax’s freckles. Their growing affection has consequences that echo through the White House, drawing the attention of the oppressive ruling family and threatening both the surface world and the subway city. Because the only thing worse than a defect who is allowed to live is a defect who is allowed to love.
I am currently a freelance writer for the Mountain Valley News, a local paper in Cedaredge, CO, as well as a student at Colorado State University in Pueblo.
Thank you so much for your time. The full manuscript of GHOSTLAND is available for your consideration.
I look forward to hearing back from you.
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