Thursday, August 25, 2011

If You Are New To The Blog...

If you're new to the blog, here's my query summary for CANARY. The Publishers Marketplace listing doesn't give you a lot of details about the book, so I'll fill you in!




Similar to the style of Jandy Nelson's The Sky is Everywhere, CANARY (88,000 words) is told in a mix of narrative and blog entries. Kate Franklin’s dad is good at coaching basketball; what he isn’t good at is communicating with Kate and her brother Brett. When her mother dies, he shuts down, throwing himself into basketball as a way to cope with his grief, leaving Kate alone in silence. When he lands a job at Beacon, Kate finds it easy to fit in when she starts dating a player on the team. Kate quickly learns that there are perks to being an athlete, but it comes with a price. When one of the players take his power too far at a party and Kate is assaulted, she doesn't stay silent about the attack. However, her accusations aren’t accepted by the Beacon community. The school rallies with the team and lashes out at her. Ugly rumors are created to destroy Kate and her credibility. She’s not praised for her decision to be truthful, but instead, it brings terrible consequences. The final blow comes when her dad tries to silence her in order to protect the team. The world that Kate believed was safe is now her worst enemy, and Kate must decide whether to stay silent or expose the corruption, destroying her father’s career and bringing down a town’s heroes.





My head is still up in the clouds, but I'll be coming down soon to talk more...I promise!

11 comments:

Bee said...

Omg, that is such an original plot. Canary sounds awesome. Can't wait to see it in print :)

Angelica R. Jackson said...

Ooo, great concept and well-written query. No wonder you caught your agent's attention!

K. M. Walton said...

HUGE congrats to you, Rachele. I saw this in PM and now I discovered we're in the same Campaigners group. I'm looking forward to getting to know your blog.

I am a member of the 2012 debut group The Apocalypsies and a friend of mine also has her book debuting in 2013 - she's looking to start a 2013 debut group like The Apocalypsies and The Elvensies, etc... Would you like me to give her your email address? My email is kmwalton1 (at) verizon (dot) net

Linda said...

Congrats!! This sounds like a great story :)

Maeve Frazier said...

Great concept. Gongratulations. Sounds like a great story!

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

i have to say, i'm already emotionally involved in this story. Can't wait to get ahold of it

Sarah Pearson said...

I'm really looking forward to reading this.

Megan said...

Congratulations. That's amazing. It's nice to see a story that's not all bubblegum and love. Seriously sad things happen sometimes to teenagers and not very many people write about them.

I bet you can't wait to hold a finished copy in your hands. :-)

Megan
http://pawsfangsandsmiles.blogspot.com/

Melodie said...

Ooh, love a good YA contemp. So glad it's going to hit the shelves soon.
Congratulations!

Jessica Therrien said...

Sounds great, congrats! I'm a fellow campaigner just stopping by to say hi and join your blog. My YA novel, THE DESCENDANTS, comes out in February. Hope to be blogging with you soon :)

Cortney said...

Congrats! Fellow Campaigner here. I write YA romances including paranormal, fantasy, and contemporary. Great to meet you!