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Currently, I’m in YA mode, so here goes.
WIP Title: Saving Sam
Word Count: (current and projected): currently 47118, which will probably top out at 48,000.
Genre: Every so often I have an eyeopener. This book doesn't fit into a genre. Best I can come up is Contemporary MG Fiction.
How long you've been working on the manuscript: Hard to say since my efforts are spasmodic, but most of it was written between 2008 & 2009.
Elevator pitch line: Samuel Simms loses his parents in a domestic dispute and goes into state care. He is placed in a foster home where he is sexually abused and must fight to overcome his abuser.
Brief synopsis (250 words or less): After losing both parents in a domestic dispute, eleven-year-old Samuel Simms becomes a ward of the Jamaican government. His siblings are adopted, but he’s left behind in a children’s home longing for a family of his own.
Angry and disillusioned, Sam becomes a source of disruption. Faced with unrelenting pressure, he reveals what happened while he was placed with foster parents. With his secret exposed, Sam has to choose a path for his future. He can continue to accept what his abuser wants him to believe about himself or find the courage to stop a sexual predator from harming other boys.
Are you looking for a CP? Yes, for the women's fiction novel I'm supposed to be writing now.
Are you looking for a Beta? Yes, the more, the merrier.
Cover Art: I mess around with this stuff when I want to avoid editing or writing. The one below is my favourite of the ones I've made so far for this book. I plan to share the other covers next week. :)
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