I am currently seeking agent representation for my first book Finding Marcus, an upmarket commercial thriller, while finishing the draft of my second novel Scarab City.
( 1 ) Finding Marcus
It was the wrong night for Maria Jones to take the subway home. It was the wrong person for her daughter Laura Jones to fall in love with. On that evening a terror attack on the subway would leave little for Laura to hold onto: only the maroon leftovers of her mother’s clothing, the bakery her mother built, and her mother’s stubborn strength that Laura must embody to overcome the grief of losing her only parent. Laura’s ex-boyfriend Marcus offers her a convincing comfort, that is until she learns the man she loves might be the leader of the terrorist group that took her mother’s life. Now Laura must hunt for the truth behind this man and the attack that killed her mother. The journalist goes on a journey, despite the mix of media and misinformation, despite her grief and confusion, to find Marcus.
( 2 ) Scarab City
My second novel is currently underway. Scarab City is a multicultural exploration of hope and reinvention set in Detroit during the recession. The main character Quincey Johnson returns to his hometown Detroit to take a job as a salesman in a growing tech company that seems stronger than the economic travesties in front of them. The story is about Quincey’s return home where he must learn to heal and accept his childhood past, while also reinventing his life. Quincey gains strength to deal with his mother’s death, and change the direction of his unfulfilling life to reinvent himself in the new economy and new Detroit he sees around him. We follow him through this journey, tied to a millionaire who will become a mentor, his savvy and challenging wife, and dynamic duo that forms a new company out of the old manufacturing heritage.