Back in 2010, we had a query contest on this site that included this entry:
Dear Mr. Agentoftheyear,
Dying sucks--and high school senior Ember McWilliams knows firsthand.
After a fatal car accident, her gifted little sister brought her back
from the dead. Now anything Ember touches dies, and that, well, really
Ember operates on a no-touch policy with all living things--including
boys. When Daemon Cromwell breaks into her house, claiming her curse is a
gift, she thinks he’s crazy. But when he tells her he can help her
control it, she’s more than interested. There’s just one catch: Ember
has to trust Daemon’s adopted father, a man she is sure has skeevy
reasons for collecting gifted children like action figures.
Learning to control her fingers-of-death holds a powerful allure. Ember
is willing to do anything to be able to hold her sister's hand again.
And heck, she'd also like to be able to kiss Daemon. But when Ember
learns the accident that made her a freak wasn’t an accident, she’s not
sure who to trust.
Someone wanted Ember dead, and they still do. The closer Ember gets to
the truth, the closer she gets to losing not only her heart, but her
life. For real this time.
Ember is a YA Paranormal Romance complete at 82,000. I thank you for your time and consideration.
Yeah, "Jennifer ABC" is that Jennifer, and finding this little gem in the blog archives made me giggle, because this is the query for the book that became Cursed...
... and look at what the guy's name was!
Sooo, I bring this up to see if there is any interest in a query contest again this year. If you're interested, please leave a comment below, and feel free to spread the word--the more interest there is, the more likely we are to make it happen.