Thursday, September 30, 2010
Out of My Body
YA Urban Fantasy
Dear Ms. LaPolla,
After reading and enjoying Glass Cases and your interview for the YA Highway blogsite, I thought you might like my 55,000-word young adult urban fantasy, OUT OF MY BODY.
Whenever her soul feels like jumping out of her skin, sixteen-year-old Tanya Reinhart finds herself hovering over her limp, drooling body. Sure, some might think astral experiences are fun. But they’re definitely not fun when you faint in the middle of class, or—crap—fall into the lap of Dan Eisenhower, the guy Tanya’s had a major crush on since pretty much forever.
After finding her mother unconscious, Tanya realizes being a drooling freak runs in her family. According to an ethereal stranger who sifts through the door, her mom has left her body—as she’s been doing for years in service of the US Government. Only tonight, her soul is MIA. The stranger cooks a deal with Tanya: if she becomes an out-of-body spy and discovers a traitor in his agency, he’ll get her mother’s soul back. But what could be worse than working undercover while pretending to be a normal high school student? Well, finding out you’re actually helping the bad guys, who are brewing an astral army by running lethal tests on homeless people. And now, if Tanya doesn’t turn in the traitor—who just happens to be Dan Eisenhower—she won’t see her mother alive again.
A stand alone novel with series potential, OUT OF MY BODY will appeal to the fans of Lisa McMann. The first page of this manuscript was rated with the top score by a publishing pro on Webook. My short stories have appeared in the Foundling Review, 6S, and, since I’m bilingual, in a Spanish journal, too.
Thank you for your consideration.