He’s big. He’s powerful. He’s looking for love. He’s a great white shark named Hilton, and his romantic quest may hold clues to the future of the marine ecosystem. (Don’t worry, G-rated story.)
HILTON THE SHARK is a narrative non-fiction PB manuscript that portrays the softer side of this ferocious-looking fish – by detailing one suitor’s cross-border pursuit.
So how exactly does a 1,300-pound ocean predator go about getting a girlfriend? You’ll have to read the MS to find out. Fans of such works as HOW TO SURVIVE AS A FIREFLY might enjoy this fun but educational read.
Quick bio: I’m a former crime reporter and political aide who now writes for children and adults. My news stories have been published nationally and internationally.
Thank you in advance for reviewing my submission.
Great white sharks are famous for three things:
Their winning smile.
[Illo: close-up of shark with menacing-looking grin]
Their impressive appetite.
[Illo: shark with jaws wide open; fish swimming away terrified]
And their remarkable interactions with humans.
[Illo: panicked beachgoer running at top speed from a large fin poking out of the water]
My colleague James McGowan and I would love to see this! Would you please include this manuscript and two or three other picture books at http://QueryMe.online/tmarchini/PBParty
Looking forward to reading!
Absolutely! I’m delighted that it piqued your interest. I will have everything to you no later than midnight tonight. Andrea
I’m enjoying the story so far and would love to read more! Can you send me the full manuscript as well as any other completed works you have attached as a word doc to email@example.com? Please put PBParty in the subject line. Thanks!
Sure thing, Cari. I’m happy to hear you’re interested in reading more! Andrea
This concept sounds fun, and I’m excited to read more. Please send HILTON THE SHARK with the full manuscript pasted into the body of the email, as well as any other PB manuscripts you’re working on, to firstname.lastname@example.org, and include #PBPARTY in the subject line. Looking forward to reading!
Thanks for your kind comment. I’m more than happy to send you HILTON and some other PBs — the only thing is, I did just send these materials to your JDLit colleague Cari Lamba at her request. If it’s OK to send to both of you, I’m certainly happy to oblige. I just don’t want to create more work for either of you!
We checked with Roseanne for you. Her reply: “Yeah, that’s fine. It happens when more than one agent participates in a contest. Thanks for asking!”
Good to know. Thanks, Michelle!
I’d like to see this! Please send a query and the full manuscript to email@example.com! Put PB Party Request in the subject line.
Thanks so much for your interest, Christa! Sending shortly.