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Nano Nation delivered yet another batch of pulse-pounding pitches! What story intrigues you? What pitch would prod you from the couch to the bookstore? The pitch that receives the most votes by 11:59 p.m. PDT on April 1, 2018 will be awarded the Fan Favorite.
South Bay Beat by Joyce Krieg The summer of 1960: The Soviets and Ike are playing a high-stakes game of brinksmanship over the U-2 spy plane incident, Kennedy and Nixon are going mano a mano for the U.S. presidency, and the defense industry is rapidly paving over paradise in the South Bay—the region that one […]
Where Are You Really From by Samantha Mae Coyiuto After her first semester in USC, Chloe takes the dreaded 12-hour flight back home to the Philippines for winter break. She gets the shock of her life when her Instagram-loving dad suddenly invites her boyfriend to her cousin’s wedding. To clarify, this is the boyfriend her dad hates […]
Iron and Lace by Ellie Tupper In 1890s San Francisco, a spirited young Irish housemaid and an Imperial Chinese agent join forces to bring down a ruthless tycoon. Feisty Norah Hourigan has taken a position as housemaid in the home of Hector Gaffney, businessman and railroad magnate, whom she suspects of being involved in the […]
Cookie Rookie by Victoria Beck Middle Grade Novel With more at stake than a gold Medal and against her mother’s wishes, 12-year-old Eloise Hansen risks everything to enter a Baking Competition. Her Mother is baffled and annoyed by her baking obsession and wonders why her daughter isn’t more like her. When her Mother makes plans […]
Audrina’s Moments by H.M. Shander Audrina may be a witch to her co-workers, but at home she’s somebody’s hero. Since her mother’s death a few months back, she’s become her twenty-two-year old brother’s legal guardian. Michael suffers from muscular dystrophy and cerebral palsy, and while her home suited her, it’s not for someone with disabilities. […]
Casey’s Star by Mike Drew Casey was certain she found exactly what she was looking for when she arrived on her star so long ago. Time has passed though, and she begins feeling that maybe this isn’t where she truly belongs. As Casey’s star begins to dim, she’s given the chance to see and travel […]
The Library of Unspoken Things by Lucy Hallowell Seventeen-year-old Charlotte Fairfax has spent the past two months listening to her conservative father give campaign speeches. While he spewed rhetoric about “traditional values” and “the good old days,” she planned a very different kind of speech: coming out to the roommate she’s been in love with […]
Alliance by Tara Liem Leo can remember a time when his world was a little more accepting. Now he knows that he’ll be shot if he admits who he’s in love with. As the intergalactic alliances that have held strong all his life fall apart, Leo knows that he needs to do something drastic. Will […]