Pitch Madness B-1: MG: THE RANSOM OF MISS ELVERNA DOWER

Genre: Middle Grade Humor

Word Count: 30,000

Pitch:

Seventh graders Casey and Tim are used to being in trouble, but they get more than they can handle when they impulsively kidnap their demanding English teacher and nobody, especially their principal, wants her back.

Excerpt:

PROLOGUE

Tuesday. There is very little point to Tuesdays. It is […]

Pitch Madness B-2: MG: THE GREAT WOODS

Genre: Middle Grade Contemporary Fantasy

Word Count: 37,000

Pitch:

Jenny ran to the forbidden woods to escape her turbulent family. Now the unicorns there are dying, and it’s her fault. To save them, she must best a lion and steal blood from a giant.

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Pitch Madness B-3: MG: DARK SKY’S ASHES

Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy

Word Count: 57,000

Pitch:

Twelve-year-old Conley’s house speaks to him. But when it tricks him into resurrecting the killer dragon in the cellar, he has to save Kansas City from the flames.

Excerpt:

The brick house was […]

Pitch Madness B-4: YA: MEMORIES OF THE FALLEN

Genre: Young Adult Urban Fantasy (LGBQTIA): MEMORIES OF THE FALLEN

Word Count: 100,000

Pitch:

When Elijah was ten years old he was supposed to kill a stranger, a girl. That girl became his best friend. Six years later, he’ll now have to protect her […]

Pitch Madness B-5: YA: THE FAN GENE

Genre: Young Adult Contemporary

Word Count: 80,000

Pitch:

What happens when a sixteen-year-old superfan and the eighteen-year-old actor she’s obsessed with meet in a New York City psychiatrist’s office? He’s a patient. She’s the afternoon receptionist. Her mother is the psychiatrist.

Pitch Madness B-6: YA: IN DARKNESS WE RISE

Genre: Young Adult Gothic Horror

Word Count: 66,000

Pitch:

Seventeen-year-old Dilly Rothbart finds body parts in her father’s hidden laboratory. When murdered prostitutes appear on the streets of Whitechapel with missing organs, she’s afraid her father is the man they call Jack the Ripper.

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Pitch Madness B-7: YA: FORSAKEN

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Word Count: 55,000

Pitch:

Devya Mallick is not a murderer, even if she’s killed in 649 past lives. Even if her basement is full of bodies. She’s not a killer, so why is there blood under her fingernails?

Pitch Madness B-8: YA: CHARMED LEVERAGE

Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Fantasy

Word Count: 60,000

Pitch:

Mona’s usually careful with magic. But when debt endangers the enchanted orchard—the source of her power—she must choose between losing the very thing that defines her and selling magic to the highest bidder.

Pitch Madness B-9: YA: JANE UNWRAPPED

Genre: Young Adult Mythological Fantasy

Word Count: 85,0000

Pitch:

Ending up in ancient Egypt is not the kind of experiment teen scientist Jane thought she would be conducting, especially when she’s roped into a deal with a vengeful god to steal King Tut’s heart.

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Pitch Madness B-10: YA: DOLL HOUSE

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Word Count: 51,000

Pitch:

Crummings’ Home for the Dispossessed is no ordinary orphanage. When Emma Winters discovers the porcelain dolls that strangely resemble her friends, she knows they aren’t being adopted. They’re disappearing. What secret is Viola Crummings hiding?

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