I’m so happy to welcome Karen Katchur to PSLA as our newest author! Women’s fiction, mystery/crime, ghost story author extraordinaire, Karen has penned THE BONES OF LESTER HAINES, her debut novel, that will haunt you in the best way possible…
THE BONES OF LESTER HAINES is where DIVINE SECRETS OF THE YA-YA SISTERHOOD meets Stephen King’s THE BODY.
THE BONES OF LESTER HAINES spans a decades-old friendship between three women growing up in a gritty Pennsylvania slate mining town. Destined for a hard life, the ten-year old girls form a friendship club called Slate Sisters out of a basic need to belong. When the Slate Sisters are fifteen, the vulgar stepfather of one of the girls disappears. They are the last to see him in the woods near the Appalachian Trail where they hang out, skipping school. They tell no one, keeping a secret that will haunt them for the rest of their lives.
Thirty years later, the unearthing of the stepfather’s bones catches the Slate Sisters by surprise, but it’s the discovery of a murder weapon linking one of them to the crime that threatens their secret and jeopardizes their friendship at a time in their lives when they need each other most. In the tradition of Alice Sebold and Gillian Flynn and THE BONES OF LESTER HAINES is set against the landscape of a missing person case telling a story about friendship and loyalty and how the people you least suspect are the ones who surprise you most. Continue reading
I’m pleased to welcome Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award 2012 Finalist Rebecca Phillips on board!
Rebecca Phillips has been a fan of contemporary young adult fiction ever since she first discovered Judy Blume at the age of twelve. After a brief stint of writing bad poetry as a teenager, she finally found her niche with realistic, coming-of-age YA. She didn’t start getting serious about being a real author, however, until she was in her early thirties.
After several years of writing, rewriting, revision, submission, rejection, and banging her head off the keyboard, she entered her third novel, OUT OF NOWHERE, in the 2012 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest. She made it all the way to the Top 3 in the Young Adult category. In June 2012, she self-published her first two contemporary young adult books, JUST YOU and SOMEONE ELSE.
Rebecca lives just outside the beautiful city of Halifax, Nova Scotia Continue reading
I’m delighted to share a new author that I have recently begun to represent: Caitlin Rantala.
She wrote a imaginative YA Fantasy, SIREN, that caught my eye. Here’s a bit about the book! I call it THE VOICE meets SNOW WHITE.
Eastland is inhabited by sirens – people with mesmerizing voices worn proudly around their necks in small colorful glass vials. Once a Kingdom full of magic, Eastland is slowly losing itself. The only thing spectacular anyone has left is their song. The better one’s voice, the better one’s social standing in the Kingdom. In fact, even the Queen of Eastland is chosen on her vocals during a ceremony called The Choosing.
Sawyer Sweetin is a nobody in Eastland, but she has a rare gifted talent, one that could easily steal the crown if the whole kingdom were to hear her. Tired of being ignored, Sawyer is determined to win the hearts of her homeland, finally being allowed to come into her own and return the kingdom back to its magic origins. But Sawyer has yet to learn that sometimes the things you want in life, don’t always come to you in the way that you’d hoped. Continue reading
You might know Paulette Lambert from Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition or heard of the California Health & Longevity Institute from sources like ABC, NBC, MSNBC, the Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times. The California Health & Longevity Institute has a comprehensive approach to health and well-being in the areas of medicine, nutrition, fitness and life balance. “Only 20% of weight loss comes from fitness,” she says. “The rest is how you eat.”
I am so pleased to welcome her and CHLI on board as a client.
Twitter: @paulettelambert, @chli360health
Website: Paulette Lambert
No stranger to blogging and social media, my new client Margaux Rathbun B.S., N.T.P is a media nutritionist, nutritional therapy practitioner, writer for Shape.com, blogger for FitPerez.com and columnist for Nature & Health.
Margaux’s love affair with nutrition started in 2006 after she began experiencing health problems due to a poor diet and an unhealthy lifestyle. Fed up with not feeling like her “authentic self”, Margaux began researching how foods and their nutrients could have a healing effect on her body. She began incorporating fruits, vegetables, and organic meats into her diet that contained the nutrients needed to relieve her symptoms. Within a month of this diet change, Margaux was on the fast track to optimal wellness. This passion for nutrition led to Margaux becoming certified as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner through the Nutritional Therapy Association (NTA). She launched her successful website, Authentic Self Wellness, in 2009 as a way to share her nutritional knowledge, recipes, and wellness inspiration with the world.
Find her site here, her Twitter here and like her on Facebook.
I recently took on representation of my first picture book author, and it was worth the wait! Danny Appleby’s ELLA & BALLOONS IN THE SKY is a wonderful book of love and loss and all the balloons in between.
Author Danny Appleby lives in Toronto, Canada. He founded and runs the acclaimed creative agency Think Tank Creative where he spends his days creating digital art and eating cereal. Aside from being a visual artist Danny has been a semi-professional rollerblader, a grade seven public speaking regional runner-up, a backup harmonica player (in his older brother’s band), and an avid writer both creatively and journalistically. It wasn’t until recently that he made the move into the world of children’s stories.
I’m delighted to share a new client with you today. Ian T Healy is the author of superhero novel series Universe with the first book published, Just Cause, from New Babel Books.
I will be representing his YA work starting with The Guitarist targeted at high-school aged kids and older:
High school reporter Sherri “Bax” Baxter is content being an outsider, with a reputation as a nosy busybody among the students of Jericho High. Instead of friendships, she focuses on objective journalistic integrity, because it will get her out of the dead-end Texas oil town and into a prestigious journalism school, and she’s pretty sure she’s found her big story. A new girl, Molly, has come to town with a mysterious sideways grin, a bolero hat, a well-loved guitar case, and the musical talent of legendary blues man Stevie Ray Vaughan. Two of the school’s rival rock groups need her for the upcoming Battle of the Bands, but Molly has a plan to cherry-pick the best musicians out of each band to form her own super group. Both bands engage in an increasingly dangerous rivalry ranging from theft and vandalism to assault and kidnapping. Who better to tag along with Molly and get every juicy tidbit than the intrepid school snoop? She might even make a few friends along the way. Continue reading