Finding Pony query

Posted by on May 15, 2015

Many people have been asking what Finding Pony is about. I am in the process of developing a page specifically for the book, in anticipation of the September launch (yeah!).

But in the meantime, I thought it might be fun to show you what my original query looked like, when I was in the process of getting an agent.

And without further adieu…

Kids in Bravo Hills trailer park usually have to grow up fast and fifteen-year-old Jesse Sampson is no exception. With a meth addict for a mom and drug dealer for a stepdad, Jesse spends most nights taking care of his little sister, Pony. One night, the cops break in and arrest his mom and stepdad for a mini-mart robbery gone wrong. Determined to never go into foster care again, Jesse hides his sister under a pile of dirty clothes and escapes through a window.  In the morning, he finds his mom and step dad arrested, the trailer trashed, and Pony gone.

And due to a botched drug deal, she may also be in danger.

Scared, homeless, and desperate to find her, Jesse sets off on a trek that sends him from dusty rural back roads to the gang-infested streets of Los Angeles. He must dodge drug dealers, gangs, cops, and social workers as he searches to find Pony, and ultimately, himself.

Did I pique your interest? Wanting more? Next week I hope to talk about how I came to write Finding Pony, how I found my first agent, and how I finally found publication.

Happy Friday everyone!


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