These new books, some dark, some whimsical, and some delightfully off-kilter, but all wonderful, have not yet been sold to a publisher. Please peruse the story summaries for an idea of the types of manuscripts Screenland LA finds compelling and commercial.
|Screenland welcomes new author Phillippa Bayliss to our family. Phillippa's new book Ausmus Marney follows the wonderful exploits of Ausmus as she tries to rescue her "Pops" from a inebriated Greek God who's kidnapped, and spirited him off to the Heeve Neelies, where fictional characters live. This delightful middle-grade novel has the action and humor to appeal to kids addicted to the Percy Jackson series by Rick Reardon.|
|Alice Dark: Book 1 The Wyrding Way
|Journey with Alice Dark from her familiar yet different human world into the Overworld, a world that is invisible to us but co-exists alongside our own, a fantastic world inhabited by the mythical, winged Fay-ree - a world ruled by a great and terrible evil. Alice is the 12-year-old adopted daughter of hoteliers. Her bucolic existence is shattered when evil forces spill out of the Overworld and ghastly monsters known as Shayds kidnap her parents. It is then that Alice learns the true story of her birth and must make her way through the Overworld not knowing whom she can trust and how she'll survive. This first book in a trilogy introduces us to a classically themed story and unforgettable characters.|
|Livvy, our 13 year old protagonist, is having a bad year. Her parents divorced, her dad moved to Europe, and now her mom has a new creepy boyfriend. Feeling her world spinning out of control, she starts 'tagging', painting graffiti on her school and town. Caught and sentenced to work in a old-folks home, she meets Rose, a resident of the home, whose life is also spinning out of control. Can they save each other?|
|What's a kid to do, when all of his relatives insist on grabbing and kissing him at every turn? Pucker Up, I guess!|
|What Would You Do?
|What would you do, if you found a skunk in your backpack? Would you: a) tell the skunk that your sister's backpack is roomier, b) use this as the best ever get-out-of-school excuse, or c) read What Would you Do the hilarious new Q & A|