Hi all! It's been a while since I've last been here. I had a very long hiatus from writing, but I was suddenly inspired to start writing again this week after hearing from an old writer friend whose book was just published. Last I heard, she wasn't even agented! It really made me realize how distanced I had become from the writing world. Anyway, I'm back on the writing train! Whoop! Here's the query of the book that I've been planning out the past week. What do you think of it?
Pirates aren’t exactly like how people imagine them. Because first of all, the average age of a pirate is twelve. And second of all, pirates is, or was, an all-girls thing... until Robbie and Jay came along.
Their best friend Arianna is accepted into the exclusive cult with open arms, but Robbie and Jay are given the death sentence. However, thanks to Arianna’s quick thinking, Robbie and Jay are spared. The catch: they’re given a very special job reserved solely for the male species.
Arianna likes to use the term “helpers”. But when you’re constantly yelled at to clean the filthy stables, to polish the deck with nothing but a toothbrush, and to (shudder) paint toenails, the job description screams “SLAVES”. It certainly doesn’t help when the captain can read minds and is determined to order the boys to do exactly what they don’t want to do.
But the darkest witch of the ocean, the kraken, is determined to finish off the pirate girls once and for all. The captain cursed the kraken to look like a monster, and revenge is about to be served on a platter filled with yummy pre-pubescent pirates. The thing is, it may take around two more than fifteen pirates to stop the vengeful kraken from devouring them all for supper.
GUNPOWDER, SPARKLES, AND JUST A LITTLE BIT OF RUM, complete at xx,xxx words, is a Middle Grade fantasy novel.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
AWAKENED (YA science fiction) -- shelved
WHO'S THE MOST POPULAR OF THEM ALL? (upper MG contemporary) -- shelved
GUNPOWDER, SPARKLES, AND JUST A LITTLE BIT OF RUM (MG fantasy) -- writing first draft (Query here)
UNTITLED YA FANTASY -- planning
UNTITLED MG FANTASY -- planning