440: Critique of a query and synopsis for a kidlit novel

Heather PettyITEM: Critique of a query and synopsis for a kidlit novel

DETAILS: I’ll critique an author’s query and synopsis and will include a private workshop for those who are having trouble getting started and need to learn some best practices on the query process.

Heather Petty is a YA author represented by Laurie McLean of Foreword Literary.

About Candy Gourlay

Growing up in the Philippines, Candy Gourlay wondered why all the books she'd ever loved didn't resemble her steamy, tropical home in Manila. As a result, it took her years to fulfil her dream of becoming an author – and years to learn that Filipino stories, too, belong in the pages of books. Her latest novel is BONE TALK, set in 1899 and told from the point of view of a boy from a headhunting village during the US invasion of the Philippines. She has just published her first picture book, IS IT A MERMAID – about a dugong who thinks she's a mermaid. Candy's other novels, TALL STORY and SHINE, have been listed for many prizes in the United Kingdom such as the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Children's Book Prize. Both novels won the Crystal Kite Prize for Europe and Tall Story was awarded the National Children's Book Award in the Philippines.
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