THE DEATHSEA DYER (Adult fantasy)
Con-woman Idah has dedicated her life to scamming money from the royal coffers, hateful of the king who disgraced her parents, but when she’s propositioned by the handsome-but-stammering Prince Eske, she’s willing to make an exception. On the anniversary of their kingdom’s defeat of the carnivorous merfolk, the two of them steal a sacred artifact that binds the merfolk to the sea and the spiders to the woods. But even the best-laid plans…
Status: complete – querying
Comp titles: reimagines and combines H. C. Andersen’s The Little Mermaid and The Emperor’s New Clothes, S. A. Chakraborty’s City of Brass, Rowenna Miller’s The Unraveled Kingdom, M. A. Carrick’s The Mask of Mirrors
UNTITLED (Adult fantasy)
Comp titles: A Frankenstein-esque gaslamp-ish retelling of the Snow Queen. Can also be pitched as Alix E. Harrow’s “The Once and Future Witches” meets Genevieve Gornichec’s “The Witch’s Heart” set to the soundtrack of Céline Dion’s “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now”—but sans actual witches.
FIXER-UPPER HEART: TO DATE OR TO RENOVATE (Adult rom-com)
Status: on hold (outlining)
Comp titles: Channel 4’s “Escape to the Chateau” series
IF I WERE YOU (adult romantic and speculative histfic)
Comp titles: Beauty and Beast retelling, Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca set to a Loreena McKennitt soundtrack.