I hesitate to post this today, April Fool's Day, because you might think the ideas listed below are jokes.
I assure you they are not.
These are my genuine 100% true ideas, whittled down to one sentence each (pretty much). I am still struggling a bit with deciding which two I will pursue for now. I have written fake queries for all four, and each has its own "Manifesto" filled with ideas about the direction each book might take.
But only two have sample pages so far....so maybe those two will be the ones I write first.
However, I promised that if I had not decided, I would seek your opinions.
So, what tickles your imagination? (These are all middle grades, by the way)
1. Title: Calista
An oprhaned young girl, accompanied by a shape-shifting otter, must complete three magical tasks to regain her soul from the Lady of the Lake.
2. Title: Wandering the World with the Willoughby Girls
When their twin dowager aunts go missing, the four Willoughby sisters: Australia, France, India and Portugal, accompanied by their champanzee butler, take on a death defying challenge across seven continents to thwart the kidnapper before it is too late.
3. Title: In the Kingdom of the Selkies
In exchange for her mother's freedom to care for her ailing sister, Laria agrees to spend a year and a day with the seal people.
4. Title: Area 51 Elementary School
A boring little school which serves the children of parents that work at Area 51 is not weird, strange, bizarre or different from other schools in ANY way. So stop reading about it. Now.
I'll clean up the typos later, I have to take a kid to Chorus practice.