Wednesday, July 20, 2016

PBParty 6: Ants in Space, Character-driven

Genre: Character-driven, Funny, Picture Book 
Word Count: 800


Dear Agent:

In January 2014, NASA conducted a live Ants in Space investigation on the International Space Station. The experiment examined how ants work together to build new habitats in space. The story of these ants in space became my muse and inspired my picture book, ANTS IN SPACE.  When scientists send two ants on a mission to Mars, they must adapt to the new environment and each other. Back matter about ants and space would make it useful for students and teachers in the classroom. ANTS IN SPACE is a quirky 800 word picture book targeted to peak the interest of young readers from ages 3-6.

I have BA in Journalism and Broadcasting from Oklahoma State University. I am a member of the SCBWI and Oklahoma Writer's Federation, Inc. I am also active in two critique groups.

In keeping with your instructions, I included the first fifty words of the manuscript. Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to hearing from you. 

50 Words:

When Armstrong hatched, the Queen gave him a job.
"I dub thee Armstrong and you shall be a worker ant for the royal colony."


Day after day, Armstrong collected. He dug. And swaddled. 

"There has to be something better than this."

Armstrong explored other employment opportunities. 


  1. Your entry has caught the eye of our ninja editor Dragonfly who would like to see the full! Please email Sharon for further instructions on how to contact this super editor. schriscoe@yahoo(dot)com

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