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Dear Agent for a Day,
16-year old Noella, mechanic in the city of Beziers, daydreams of the ancient past when animals were more than legends, before the shields separated the cities from the radiation-tainted Wild. But when it’s discovered that Noella is the secret heir to a wealthy city called Alcanzar, she must escape a plot to force her into marriage with Etienne, the Prince of Beziers. She flees beyond the shields, to the mythical Wild, which hasn’t been destroyed as the city-dwellers are taught by Council-sponsored textbooks.
In the Wild, a camaraderie has evolved between humans known as the Timber and the animals that share their lands. One Timber, Lynx, teaches her to survive outside the shields where a new way of life for her and the people of Alcanzar beckons. But when soldiers from Beziers find her and bring her back to Etienne, Lynx breaks into the city to save her. Only problem is, Etienne isn’t the monster she feared. When he promises her a chance to help govern her own people, Noella isn’t so sure she wants to be rescued.
Noella must decide if she has the strength to become the true ruler of Alcanzar, and upset a system that has been teaching a lie for centuries.
Birthright is a 70,500 word YA novel. I am a publicist for a small publishing company, and managed the children’s section of an independent bookstore for eight years. I have two stories published in “Stories for Children Magazine.”
Thank you for considering my work for representation.
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