Query Hack: Critique #20 – YA Science Fiction

Dear Query Hack, In the land of everlasting sun, girls await the Matching and obey the godsdamned Rules, but Isa Morta is sick of walking on eggshells. She's got a guaranteed ticket out—the ability to make the crimson desert tremble with her rage. Very intriguing opening!  Hiding behind a lifetime of pain, she finds herself … Continue reading Query Hack: Critique #20 – YA Science Fiction

Query Hack: Critique #19 – YA Fantasy

Dear Query Hack, UNRAVELED is an 85,000-word young adult fairytale retelling. Take Sleeping Beauty, drop her into a magical system where witches are weavers who use hooks and needles to create spells out of the auras of living things, add a blind weaver who is Aurora’s lady-in-waiting, a sweet romance, and a relatable mother-daughter conflict, … Continue reading Query Hack: Critique #19 – YA Fantasy

Query Hack: Critique #18 – YA Fantasy

Dear Query Hack, Sixteen-year-old high school track star Ember Meadows gives up on normal after her dad disappears into the river from their car wreck. Ember hopes to hide in the basement of her dad’s coffee shop. Instead, she uncovers a hidden door that opens to Espereva, a realm familiar to her from a childhood … Continue reading Query Hack: Critique #18 – YA Fantasy

Query Hack: Critique #17 – Adult Thriller

Dear Query Hack, SOUVENIR is an adult thriller complete at 101K words. A Jewish-American attorney in Atlanta, Hannah jumps at the chance to close a highly lucrative deal in Syria. It was supposed to be a seventy-two hour trip resulting in a promotion. But the allure of the Old City of Damascus, its ancient Souk … Continue reading Query Hack: Critique #17 – Adult Thriller

Query Hack: Critique #16 – YA Contemporary

Dear Query Hack, Lulu is the girl with all the answers. She has to be. It’s the only way to keep from being crushed by her parents’ wàng nǔ chéng féng—hope their daughter become a phoenix. You know, provided she were allowed to fall into any ashes in the first place. If only there was … Continue reading Query Hack: Critique #16 – YA Contemporary