Dear [Agent]: To Hemera, there is nothing unexpected about being abandoned in a cave collapse by her own people. Who could blame them? The black eyes and superhuman strength she shares with the halves, monstrous creatures, make her less than human. When Hemera’s love and only friend is captured by the halves, she knows she is the only one who can save him. Hemera’s decision to leave the underground caves where her people have lived for centuries is not only illegal, it’s deadly. Yet she doesn’t hesitate to enter the world where the sun’s rays can kill in seconds and enemies are tracking her every move. As everything she believes about her world is challenged—by friends she never expected to meet and family she never knew existed—Hemera must face an impossible decision. Escape from the growing evil with the man she loves or risk everything to embrace her true identity. BISECTER is a YA Fantasy, complete at 87,000 words. I believe my work overlaps with your interests, and will appeal to readers of Cassandra Clare’s LADY MIDNIGHT and Leigh Bardugo’s SHADOW AND BONE. You will find that BISECTER contains a strange, new world, as well as a powerful narrative voice. I have a Bachelor’s Degree from Colgate University in English and a Master’s Degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Reading, Writing, and Literacy. I previously worked for and published articles in the Syracuse New Times. I have included the first 10 pages of my manuscript in the body of this email. Upon request, I would be delighted to send you the completed manuscript of BISECTER. Thank you for taking the time to consider representing my work.