Friday, May 28, 2010

World, Meet Destiny's Minions

Welcome to Destiny's Minons, the blog for my middle grade novel. I'm currently querying agents, and hope to find a good home for the novel soon! As my very first post, please enjoy my query letter!

Thirteen year old Owen Blackler has never made any secret of the fact that he hates the whole idea of destiny. That’s too bad, because Destiny is the headmistress at Holliday Academy, Owen’s new school, and she doesn’t like him much either.

At Holliday Academy, Destiny and her four fellow entities use childhood beliefs to accomplish their earthly work. Santa and The Easter Bunny work alongside The Boogeyman, The Grim Reaper, and other “minions.” Owen and his classmates are the assistants to these minions, doing grunt work like egg prep, hunt organization, and keeping the scything fields tidy.

Owen’s shocked when he’s selected to join Ivory dorm as an assistant to the Tooth Fairy. He doesn’t seem to have any special skills, and he’s stuck in classes like Remedial Stealth and Sales and Marketing. Unlike his fellow assistants, he may never smell the sweet scent of enamel under a sleeping child’s pillow. But Owen’s problems pale in comparison when his new friend Alex gets the worst news ever. Alex has been selected to assist Bloody Mary, the most horrible minion at the school. His job – leaping out of mirrors and driving young girls insane – is so awful that Alex decides to run away.

But running away is treason, and Destiny’s verdict is harsh. When Destiny discovers Alex is missing, Owen and his small band of friends must race to thwart Destiny, using the skills they’ve learned at school to save Alex’s life.

I’m a member of the Pacific Northwest Writers’ Association. Destiny’s Minions, a middle grade novel, is complete at 45,000 words and ready to be submitted upon your request.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Penelope Wright

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