I entered Storywalker in the “Writing in the Margins” query contest and just heard I’m on the shortlist of ten. A group of agents seeking main characters from underrepresented sections of society will get the shortlist next Monday (15th Feb) for review during that week.
This is my query:
Part-time librarian Molly Matthews lives with the painful and exhausting chronic illness ME. The condition has broken every part of her life, except that she has plenty of time to escape into books. Especially to her favourite series, Tamass the Fearless. And when Molly escapes, she really escapes, because she possesses a rare talent that allows her to enter a book and meet its characters and share their adventures. Molly is a storywalker.
Novelist Paul Best doesn’t walk in stories, but he’s always been good at making them up. At least, that’s what he believes, until he learns that he’s spent years unconsciously channelling the life of his unknown twin brother as the hero of his successful series. When Tamass turns up at Paul’s door one stormy night with murderous demons on his tail, it’s the start of a frantic multiverse-hopping adventure. And then there’s Molly Matthews, one of his readers, a woman who is quietly ill in one world but is seen riding a warrior dragon in others.
A generation ago, the ruthless demon Baron Rake put an end to the snooping of Paul’s and Tamass’s parents into his plans to enslave the multiverse. He’s furious when their sons and Molly pick up the investigation again just when he’s about to make his final move.
Separately, and each with the help of new friends, Molly and Paul cross worlds that leak people, creatures, and mythologies back and forth, and their stories converge as they fight against impossible odds to save their entire multiverse.
My quest fantasy STORYWALKER is complete at 82,000 words.
Two of my first seven SFF books have been published by Harlequin Carina, and the others by small presses. Like Molly, I live with ME.
Thank you for your time and consideration,
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